Hopefully you might be have a number of screens and streaming gadgets shut by, as a result of Saturday goes to be a dandy of a day to drench your self in wall-to-wall faculty basketball motion. From the midday ET slate during the late window, a plethora of video games might rightfully be competing in your consideration.
The drama begins early Saturday at midday with what can solely be described as appointment viewing as Kentucky and Tennessee — John Calipari vs. Rick Barnes — is all the time must-see tv. However this one has some fascinating stakes with Kentucky floundering. A highway loss to the Vols would give UK its third-ever dropping streak in SEC play of three or extra video games underneath Cal’s watch and would additional sink a ship in Lexington, Kentucky, that’s more and more underneath misery. Matched up in opposition to Tennessee and its No. 1-rated protection is not precisely an excellent get-right spot for the Wildcats.
Later within the afternoon, we’re anticipating extra fireworks and drama in each the Large Ten and the Large 12. Indiana, on a three-game skid, desperately must get proper at residence in opposition to an also-struggling Wisconsin staff. Kansas State seems to say itself as a real contender within the Large 12 with an essential highway check vs. TCU. Then, in fact, there’s Kansas welcoming Iowa State to Allen Fieldhouse for a showdown that includes two unbeaten groups in league play.
Drama, drama, drama.
Forward of the motion, our staff put their heads collectively to make picks for each sport of significance each straight up and in opposition to the unfold.
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Kentucky at No. 5 Tennessee
Featured Sport | Tennessee Volunteers vs. Kentucky Wildcats
12 p.m. | ESPN, fuboTV (Strive free of charge) — Each time it looks like Kentucky has hit a brand new low this season, it surprises by falling one other rung down the ladder and discovering a brand new low. However a loss on the highway right here wouldn’t qualify. Tennessee is a heavy favourite and anticipated to win by double digits behind its No. 1-ranked protection. Anticipating it to be barely nearer than that as Kentucky fights for its life, however the Vols on this spot straight up is the play. Prediction: UK +14 (Boone)
No. 18 Wisconsin at Indiana
Featured Sport | Indiana Hoosiers vs. Wisconsin Badgers
1 p.m. ET | CBS, CBSSports.com, CBS Sports activities App (Free) — Indiana is in a defensive funk because it grapples with accidents to veteran starters Xavier Johnson and Race Thompson. The Hoosiers have allowed three straight Large Ten foes to surpass 80 factors and misplaced all three video games. Wisconsin is coping with its personal damage subject as main scorer Tyler Wahl rehabs an ankle damage. However the Badgers have sufficient firepower elsewhere on the roster to maintain this one shut and maybe even steal a victory on the highway.. Choose: Wisconsin +4.5 (Cobb)
No. 11 Kansas State at No. 17 TCU
Featured Sport | TCU Horned Frogs vs. Kansas State Wildcats
2 p.m. | ESPN2, fuboTV (Strive free of charge) — TCU’s misplaced two-straight by a mixed six factors within the vaunted Large 12 whereas Ok-State is 15-1 and selecting up steam as a legit contender. However I’ll lean the alternative means of current momentum and take TCU right here. The Horned Frogs are enjoying properly regardless of the current stumbles behind Mike Miles Jr., Emanuel Miller and Damion Baugh. Choose: TCU -3.5 (Boone)
No. 14 Iowa State at No. 2 Kansas
Featured Sport | Kansas Jayhawks vs. Iowa State Cyclones
4 p.m. | ESPN+ — Kansas has seemed utterly lifeless within the water twice this season at residence earlier than resurrecting itself and rolling to wins in entrance of the Jayhawks devoted. Selecting in opposition to them at residence appears foolish, however this season they’ve let groups maintain issues shut at residence in league play, and this ISU staff is provided in and out to maintain that pattern rolling with a canopy of the unfold. Choose: ISU +8 (Boone)
Featured Sport | Clemson Tigers vs. Duke Blue Devils
5 p.m. | ACC Community, fuboTV (Strive free of charge) — Jeremy Roach’s damage has hamstrung an already-struggling Duke staff and price it some development and momentum because the younger core develops. And out of doors Kyle Filipowski, Duke’s younger five-stars have been a bit hit-or-miss. However Dariq Whitehead is approaching robust, Filipowski is enjoying at a excessive degree and Ryan Younger (!) is giving essential minutes proper now for a staff that I feel can pull off this highway upset. Roach is not anticipated to be on the market, however Tyrese Proctor can get the job executed. Choose: Duke +1 (Boone)
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