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VIDEO: Timelapse of Northeastern’s Arena going from hoops to hockey

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Watch to learn how Northeastern’s crew converts Matthews Arena from basketball to hockey, just in time for the night’s hockey game against Michigan State.

PREGAME SHOOTAROUND: More good NYC hoops

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GAME OF THE DAY: Pitt vs. Davidson, 12:00 p.m. (MSG)

Yet another great matchup in New York City this weekend. This is going to be a nice test for both teams, as the Panthers and the Wildcats have both, at times, looked like they are tournament caliber teams this year. Pitt is 8-1 on the season, but their best performance came in a game against Gonzaga that was cancelled at the half because of dangerous floor conditions. And Davidson, at 7-1, can put up points in bunches but lost their one true test by 33 at North Carolina.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

  • The only top 25 team in action today is No. 25 UConn, who hosts UMass-Lowell
  • Monmouth tries to land another high-major road win as they head to Piscataway to take on Rutgers.
  • Arkansas-Little Rock gets a home game against Northern Arizona as they try to move to 10-0 on the season.
  • Some sneaky-good hoops will be happening in the Mountain West-Missouri Valley Challenge as Fresno State takes on Evansville.

VIDEO: Isaiah Taylor gives Texas second straight last-second win

Texas guard Isaiah Taylor (1) drives around Appalachian State forward Jacob Lawson (34) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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For the second Saturday in succession, Texas answered a game-tying bucket in the final seconds with a game-winning basket the final time that they touched the ball.

This time around, it was Isaiah Taylor, the star point guard for the Longhorns, hitting a ridiculously tough runner high off of the glass to give Shaka Smart’s crew a 75-73 win over Stanford in Palo Alto.

Taylor, a native of Hayward, Ca., finished with 26 points and six assists on 11-for-17 shooting from the floor:

Perhaps the most relevant part of this win is that the two guys that starred for Texas in their upset of North Carolina last weekend were Javan Felix and Eric Davis. On Saturday, they combined to shoot just 2-for-8 from the floor. It was Taylor and another freshman, Kerwin Roach, that starred this time around.

The win moved Texas to 8-3 on the season.