Thursday morning, everybody’ll be talking about one game – Georgetown-St. John’s. If it was 1985.
No, I’m talking about No. 4 San Diego State’s trip to No. 9 BYU, where the unbeaten Aztecs (20-0) haven’t won since 2005. But I’ve already talked up this game plenty this week here, here, here and here. So I’ll just tell you to find CBS College Sports on the TV (it’s channel 613 on DirecTV and 152 on Dish Network) around 10 p.m. ET.
(All times ET)
West Virginia at Louisville, 7 p.m. (ESPNU): What in Jerry West’s name is going on in Morgantown? Noah Cottrill quit the team, Casey Mitchell was suspended indefinitely and Dan Jennings decided to walk out during the middle of a game. With all that, shouldn’t this line be higher?
Texas at Oklahoma State, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN): The Longhorns (16-3) are suddenly the team to beat in the Big 12 (dig that efficiency margin!). But going into Gallagher-Iba with Missouri on Saturday screams trap game. The good news for UT? Even if Texas’ offense struggles, the defense won’t.
Miami (Fla.) at North Carolina, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2): UNC (13-5) is sticking with freshman guard Kendall Marshall in the starting lineup, which is music to the ears of every Tar Heel fan. He played well, and Larry Drew II could finally relax during a win against Clemson.
Northwestern at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m. (BTN): It’s the Gophers’ first game without point guard Al Nolen, which doesn’t leave Tubby Smith with many options. Northwestern is coming off a throttling by Wisconsin (not an understatement). If there was ever a time when the Wildcats could use a break, it’s now.
St. John’s at Georgetown, 7 p.m. (ESPN3): Yeah, it’s not 1985. Still should be an entertaining game if the Johnnie’s can slow down the pace and frustrate the Hoyas’ shooter.
Iowa at Penn St., 6:30 p.m.
Lafayette at Army, 7 p.m.
Duquesne at Fordham, 7 p.m.
St. John’s at Georgetown, 7 p.m.
Saint Joseph’s vs. La Salle at the Palestra, 7 p.m.
Bucknell at Lehigh, 7 p.m.
American U. at Navy, 7 p.m.
Villanova at Providence, 7 p.m.
Massachusetts at St. Bonaventure, 7 p.m.
Charlotte at Temple, 7 p.m.
Albany, N.Y. at UMBC, 7 p.m.
Binghamton at Boston U., 9 p.m.
The Citadel at Davidson, 7 p.m.
Southern Miss. at East Carolina, 7 p.m.
Towson at George Mason, 7 p.m.
Coll. of Charleston at Georgia Southern, 7 p.m.
Old Dominion at Georgia St., 7 p.m.
Drexel at James Madison, 7 p.m.
West Virginia at Louisville, 7 p.m.
Jacksonville at North Florida, 7 p.m.
Northeastern at UNC Wilmington, 7 p.m.
Delaware at William & Mary, 7 p.m.
North Carolina at Miami, 7:30 p.m.
UCF at Memphis, 8 p.m.
McNeese St. at Nicholls St., 8 p.m.
LSU at Tennessee, 8 p.m.
Marshall at UAB, 8 p.m.
E. Michigan at Ohio, 7 p.m.
George Washington at Xavier, 7 p.m.
Evansville at Indiana St., 7:05 p.m.
Wichita St. at S. Illinois, 7:05 p.m.
Akron at N. Illinois, 8 p.m.
Murray St. at SIU-Edwardsville, 8 p.m.
N.C. Central at W. Illinois, 8 p.m.
Illinois St. at Bradley, 8:05 p.m.
Northwestern at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m.
Rutgers at Cincinnati, 9 p.m.
Texas Tech at Iowa St., 9 p.m.
Creighton at N. Iowa, 9 p.m.
Rhode Island at Saint Louis, 9 p.m.
Texas at Oklahoma St., 7:30 p.m.
SE Louisiana at Cent. Arkansas, 8 p.m.
Stephen F.Austin at Sam Houston St., 8 p.m.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Texas St., 8 p.m.
Northwestern St. at Lamar, 8:05 p.m.
SMU at Tulsa, 8:05 p.m.
Houston at Rice, 9 p.m.
Tulane at UTEP, 9:05 p.m.
Air Force at Colorado St., 8 p.m.
San Diego St. at BYU, 10 p.m.
TCU at New Mexico, 10 p.m.
Long Beach St. at Pacific, 10 p.m.
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