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February 12, 2019
Purdue at Maryland 6:30 PM ET
Maryland begins a stretch where it plays three consecutive top-20 ranked teams on Tuesday night when it hosts No. 11 Purdue. The 25th-ranked Terrapins, who then hit the road to play at No. 7 Michigan and No. 17 Iowa, begin the week tied for fourth place and two games behind the Wolverines in the ultra-competitive Big Ten Conference.
Louisiana State at Kentucky 7:00 PM ET
Two of the hottest teams in the nation meet with second place in the SEC on the line as fifth-ranked Kentucky goes after its 11th straight victory Tuesday night when it hosts No. 21 LSU, which has won 12 of its last 13 games. The Wildcats have allowed 58.9 points and 37.9 percent shooting from the field during their 10-game winning streak while LSU has scored at least 80 in 10 of its past 11 contests.
Georgia at Texas A&M 7:00 PM ET
Texas A&M experienced a rare SEC victory on Saturday and Georgia hopes to experience the same feeling when it visits the Aggies on Tuesday in a matchup of two teams that have combined for three league victories in 19 games this season. The Aggies had dropped six conference games in a row and were heading to a seventh at Missouri, but down 12 points in the second half, Texas A&M clamped down on defense en route to a 68-59 triumph.
Buffalo at Akron 7:00 PM ET
In addition to being the focus of the opposition's defense, CJ Massinburg is now having to deal with an injury for No. 24 Buffalo, which kicks off a two-game road swing Tuesday with a Mid-American Conference game at Akron. Massinburg overcame a shoulder injury to help the Bulls, who can win their third straight over the Zips, extend their homecourt winning streak to 22 Saturday against Central Michigan.
Michigan St at Wisconsin 7:00 PM ET
It will be a battle to stay in contention for the Big Ten regular-season title Tuesday night when No. 12 Michigan State travels to face No. 23 Wisconsin. The Spartans, who broke a three-game losing streak with a 79-55 victory over Minnesota on Saturday, are a game behind first-place Michigan entering this contest while the Badgers, who fell to the No. 7 Wolverines 61-52 in their last outing, are two games behind and need a win to stay in the hunt.
Pittsburgh at Boston College 7:00 PM ET
Teams who have a combined losing streak of 11 games meet Tuesday when old Big East foes Pittsburgh and Boston College tangle outside Boston in an ACC matchup. The Panthers, who have dominated the series in recent years, have lost seven straight games while Boston College has fallen on hard times since an impressive start in non-conference.
Marquette at DePaul 8:00 PM ET
Marquette junior guard Markus Howard is known more as the fourth-leading scorer in the nation, but his contributions on defense have the No. 10 Golden Eagles flying high into their road test versus DePaul on Tuesday in a Big East game. Marquette, which leads the conference in field-goal defense at 40.5 percent, held No. 13 Villanova to 40.4 in Saturday's 66-65 victory.
Michigan at Penn St. 8:30 PM ET
Seventh-ranked Michigan looks to continue its push for its first Big Ten regular-season title since 2014 when it visits Penn State on Tuesday. The Wolverines beat No. 23 Wisconsin 61-52 on Saturday to avenge their first loss of the season to the Badgers while extending their home winning streak to 21 games, and hope to remain on top of the conference standings by downing the Nittany Lions for the ninth consecutive time.
Butler at St. John's 8:30 PM ET
The Big East has five teams tied for third at 5-6 in conference play, and two of them will meet Tuesday night when Butler visits St. John's. The quintet of squads looks up at Villanova (10-1) and Marquette (9-2) and all of them know that a strong stretch run will be crucial for their chances of making the NCAA Tournament.
Alabama at Mississippi State 9:00 PM ET

Alabama’s win over Mississippi State two weeks ago helped reverse both teams’ fortunes in the SEC race. The Bulldogs will try to return the favor when they host the Crimson Tide on Tuesday. 

Arkansas at Missouri 9:00 PM ET

Arkansas will look to move back above .500 in SEC play - and even its record in conference road games - when it visits Missouri on Tuesday. The Tigers are trying to snap a two-game skid and avoid slipping below .500 overall for the first time in second-year coach Cuonzo Martin’s tenure.

Duke at Louisville 9:00 PM ET
Duke returns to action following arguably its biggest win of the season and will face another tough road test as it visits Louisville on Tuesday. The second-ranked Blue Devils are coming off a 10-point win at No. 4 Virginia on Saturday, while the 20th-ranked Cardinals fell at No.19 Florida State.
Kansas State at Texas 9:00 PM ET
Not since legendary coach Jack Hartman was roaming the sidelines and 66-year-old current Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger was a senior guard for Kansas State have the Wildcats enjoyed the kind of in-conference success they are experiencing this season. Kansas State attempts to win a ninth consecutive Big 12 contest and avenge its most lopsided defeat of the season Tuesday when it visits Texas.