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February 14, 2018
South Florida at Central Florida 6:00 PM ET
Central Florida hosts South Florida on Wednesday in an American Athletic Conference game and is loaded with confidence after accomplishing a program-first. The Knights are coming off a 68-64 victory at Memphis on Sunday behind 22 points from junior guard B.J. Taylor for their first win in 15 tries there, and also evened their AAC record at 6-6 while snapping a two-game slide.
Iowa at Michigan 6:30 PM ET
No. 21 Michigan looks to take another step towards securing an NCAA Tournament berth when it hosts Iowa on Wednesday. The Wolverines have won three of their last four games, including an 83-72 victory against Wisconsin on Sunday, to reach 20 wins for the third consecutive year and they hope to improve to 14-1 at home by completing the season sweep of the Hawkeyes for the first time since 2010-11.
Virginia Tech at Duke 7:00 PM ET
Surging Virginia Tech attempts to complete an impressive double on the road when it pays a visit to 10th-ranked Duke on Wednesday night for a key ACC contest. The Hokies knocked off No. 3 Virginia 61-60 in overtime Saturday for their second straight victory and fifth in the last six games as they continue to climb back into contention for an NCAA Tournament bid.
Virginia Tech at Duke 7:00 PM ET
Surging Virginia Tech attempts to complete an impressive double on the road when it pays a visit to 10th-ranked Duke on Wednesday night for a key ACC contest. The Hokies knocked off No. 1 Virginia 61-60 in overtime Saturday for their second straight victory and fifth in the last six games as they continue to climb back into contention for an NCAA Tournament bid.
Clemson at Florida State 7:00 PM ET

No. 12 Clemson aims for its fifth consecutive victory when it visits Florida State on Wednesday. The Seminoles have lost two straight and three of their last four, but they have won three consecutive meetings with the Tigers.

Mississippi State at Vanderbilt 7:00 PM ET
Mississippi State will try to bounce back from an overtime loss and keep its slim NCAA Tournament hopes alive when it visits Vanderbilt on Wednesday. The Bulldogs showed their mettle on the road Saturday by taking Missouri to overtime before falling 89-85, and will likely need to win five of their final six regular-season contests and perhaps an SEC tournament game or two to catch the NCAA Tournament committee's eye.
Villanova at Providence 7:00 PM ET
No. 2 Villanova begins a stretch of road games Wednesday when it pays a visit to Providence in Big East action. The Wildcats play four of their next five away from Philadelphia beginning with a matchup against a Friars team that it thrashed by 20 points last month.
Kansas State at Oklahoma State 7:00 PM ET

There were only three Big 12 teams above .500 in conference play entering Tuesday, while the other seven sported records between 6-6 and 4-8. Two teams from the latter group will get a chance to gain ground Wednesday night when Oklahoma State hosts Kansas State.

East Carolina at Tulane 8:00 PM ET
Tulane looks to end a three-game losing streak Wednesday when it hosts the last team it earned a victory against, East Carolina, in an American Athletic Conference contest. The Green Wave are coming off an ugly 31-point loss at Houston on Sunday, while the Pirates are hoping to bounce back from a 90-73 setback at Temple a week ago.
Illinois at Indiana 8:30 PM ET
Indiana looks to extend a two-game winning streak when it hosts Illinois in a Big Ten Conference contest Wednesday. The Hoosiers have earned two easy victories after a four-game losing streak that began with a loss to the Illini, which come into this game having dropped three in a row.
Georgia Tech at Wake Forest 9:00 PM ET
The victories have been few and far between for Wake Forest but, starting with Wednesday’s contest against visiting Georgia Tech, the Demon Deacons play three of their next four at home and hope for better results. Wake Forest has lost 10 of its past 11 games dating to Jan. 6, but three February losses have come by a combined total of 22 points - including Sunday’s 78-70 setback at Syracuse.
NC State at Syracuse 9:00 PM ET
Two teams going in opposite directions clash Wednesday night as North Carolina State visits Syracuse. The Wolfpack have lost two straight after winning three in a row, while the Orange are coming off back-to-back wins after a pair of losses.
Kentucky at Auburn 9:00 PM ET

No. 11 Auburn takes on the rare role of favorite against Kentucky when it hosts the stumbling Wildcats on Wednesday. The Wildcats are in the midst of their first three-game losing streak during coach John Calipari’s tenure. 


Georgia at Florida 9:00 PM ET
Florida hosts Georgia on Wednesday looking for payback after an upset loss to the Bulldogs last month, but the Gators roll into the SEC matchup having won two games in a row. Florida dominated South Carolina on Saturday in a 65-41 victory, and have allowed just 105 points in back-to-back victories over LSU and the Gamecocks to move within two games of first-place Auburn in the SEC.
Memphis at Southern Methodist 9:00 PM ET
Memphis and host SMU are not in the NCAA Tournament discussion, so their focus in the final few weeks of the season will be on improving their seed for the American Athletic Conference tournament. They enter Wednesday's meeting tied for seventh place in the AAC after each has lost three straight.
St. John's at DePaul 9:00 PM ET
St. John's is the worst team in the Big East Conference but it is playing like one of the best in the country entering the final 2 1/2 weeks of the regular season. Riding a three-game winning streak that included a pair of shocking upsets, the Red Storm and Shamorie Ponds will be seeking payback when they visit DePaul on Wednesday night.
Seton Hall at Xavier 9:00 PM ET
No. 4 Xavier has the inside track on a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, but getting to this point hasn't been easy - and staying there will be even tougher. The Musketeers seek their ninth consecutive victory Wednesday night against visiting Seton Hall in their final tuneup before their rematch with No. 2 Villanova.
Nevada at Boise St. 11:00 PM ET
Mountain West-leading Nevada limps into its toughest road trip of the season starting Wednesday night at second-place Boise State. The 24th-ranked Wolf Pack, who are keeping their fingers crossed that star forward Caleb Martin will be able to play, then head to Utah State, which snapped Boise State's five-game winning streak last Saturday.