No. 5 Gonzaga preps for lone matchup with Portland
While Portland must play No. 5 Gonzaga on Saturday, the Pilots face the Bulldogs only once and they do it at home because of the West Coast Conference's reduced schedule from 18 games to 16 this season.
Williams compares Barrett's game to Harden
Jay Williams says Duke's RJ Barrett needs to play at an elite form in the absence of Tre Jones, then compares his game to James Harden.
Buffalo's key: Slowing opponents down on D
While the Bulls have found success by pushing the ball, their real edge has come on defense, as they've forced foes to play at a plodding pace.
College hoops experts predict: Duke vs. UVA, other marquee matchups
Virginia's trip to Cameron Indoor Stadium to meet Duke highlights this weekend's schedule. Here's who the experts are picking in the top matchups.
Buying, selling the latest round of Bracketology
Using Joe Lunardi's Bracketology and ESPN's BPI, we take a look at which teams are likely to stumble in seeding as the season wears on.
No. 24 Mississippi State aims to even SEC mark at Vandy
Two teams in need of a Southeastern Conference win meet in Nashville on Saturday night when Mississippi State opposes Vanderbilt.
|RK||TEAM||CONF||W-L||Proj W-L||Conf W-L||Proj Conf W-L||Win Conf (Reg)||Rem SOS RK|
|3||Sam Houston StateSHSU||Southland||9-8||17.2-13.8||4-0||12.2-5.8||20.3%||315|
|6||Stephen F. AustinSFA||Southland||8-8||15.0-15.0||1-3||8.0-10.0||0.3%||314|
- Proj W-L: Projected overall W-L, accounting for results to date and BPI-based projections for remaining scheduled games. It is the average W-L from the season simulations.
- Proj Conf W-L: Projected Conference W-L, accounting for results to date and BPI-based projections for remaining scheduled games. It is the average conference W-L from the season simulations.
- Win Conf (Reg): Chance to at least share the best conference W-L record in a team's conference based on simulations. No tie-breaking is applied.
- Rem SOS RK: Remaining Strength of Schedule rank among all Division I teams based on how a typical top 25 team would do against each team's future schedule. SOS accounts for the game location, day's rest, travel distance, and high altitude in addition to opponent strength.