If you’re one of the lucky few who can actually watch The Mtn, you may not see a fully healthy Jimmer Fredette on Wednesday night.
But any Jimmer is good Jimmer, right?
The nation’s leading scorer missed BYU practice on Monday due to a calf bruise, but got back on the court Tuesday and is expected to play against Colorado State. (8 p.m. The Mtn.) He was kicked in the leg at TCU on Saturday. (Maybe the pink shoes will help.)
Hm. I thought we covered this? People shouldn’t anger The Jimmer.
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Kansas State at Nebraska, 9 p.m. (ESPNU): Perhaps the day’s best bubble game, and best game, period. The Wildcats (18-9, 6-6) have won four of their last five, two of which were blowout victories. They’ll be tested at Nebraska (18-8, 6-6), which is coming off the biggest win of coach Doc Sadler’s era, Saturday’s 70-67 stunner vs. Texas. The loser isn’t out of the Big Dance, but it’ll have a lot more work.
Wisconsin at Michigan, 6:30 p.m. (BTN): The first of three games with bubble implications that I’m highlighting here. The Wolverines (17-11, 7-8) have quietly snuck into the NCAA tournament picture by winning six of their last eight games, though none were against sure-fire tourney teams. Beat the Badgers (20-6, 10-4) at home, and that changes in a big way.
Baylor at Missouri, 9 p.m. (ESPN2): The Bears (17-9, 6-6) close their season with trips to Missouri, Oklahoma State and with home games against Texas A&M and Texas. A win over the Tigers (21-6, 7-5) would be a promising start to making an NCAA tournament push.
Temple at Duke, 7 p.m. (ESPN2): Even if this is the great “What if?” season for the Devils, it’s hardly a lost one. Duke (25-2) is the No. 1 team, and could grab yet another 1 seed in the Big Dance. Getting a non-conference win against Temple (21-5) will only help its cause.
Purdue at Indiana, 8:30 p.m. (BTN): The Boilermakers (22-5, 11-3) are coming off two of their biggest wins of the season (Ohio State and Wisconsin) and have an outside shot at the Big Ten title. Meanwhile, things are essentially the complete opposite at Indiana (12-15, 3-11). Does the old cliché apply in tonight’s rivalry?
Cincinnati at Georgetown, 9 p.m. (ESPN3): As John Thompson III continues to evolve as a coach, the Hoyas continue to thrive. They’re 21-6 overall, 10-5 in Big East play and have an outside shot at the regular-season title. Oddly enough, two of their final three league games are against the Bearcats (21-6, 8-6).
UMBC at Albany, N.Y., 7 p.m.
Miami at Boston College, 7 p.m.
Lehigh at Bucknell, 7 p.m.
Holy Cross at Colgate, 7 p.m.
Towson at Delaware, 7 p.m.
Va. Commonwealth at Drexel, 7 p.m.
Rhode Island at Duquesne, 7 p.m.
Charlotte at George Washington, 7 p.m.
Stony Brook at Hartford, 7 p.m.
Army at Lafayette, 7 p.m.
Saint Joseph’s at Massachusetts, 7 p.m.
Notre Dame at Providence, 7 p.m.
Fordham at St. Bonaventure, 7 p.m.
DePaul at St. John’s, 7 p.m.
Navy at American U., 7:30 p.m.
Cincinnati at Georgetown, 9 p.m.
Wofford at Chattanooga, 7 p.m.
Temple at Duke, 7 p.m.
UTEP at East Carolina, 7 p.m.
Virginia at Georgia Tech, 7 p.m.
Tulsa at Marshall, 7 p.m.
Delaware St. at Morgan St., 7 p.m.
Hofstra at UNC Wilmington, 7 p.m.
Georgia St. at William & Mary, 7 p.m.
Auburn at Alabama, 8 p.m.
Florida St. at Maryland, 9 p.m.
LSU at Mississippi St., 9 p.m.
North Carolina at N.C. State, 9 p.m.
Wisconsin at Michigan, 6:30 p.m.
Miami (Ohio) at Akron, 7 p.m.
E. Michigan at Ball St., 7 p.m.
Toledo at W. Michigan, 7 p.m.
Bowling Green at Ohio, 7:30 p.m.
Cent. Michigan at N. Illinois, 8 p.m.
Evansville at Drake, 8:05 p.m.
Missouri St. at S. Illinois, 8:05 p.m.
Creighton at Wichita St., 8:05 p.m.
Purdue at Indiana, 8:30 p.m.
Baylor at Missouri, 9 p.m.
Kansas St. at Nebraska, 9 p.m.
Oklahoma at Texas A&M, 7:30 p.m.
Colorado at Texas Tech, 7:30 p.m.
Kentucky at Arkansas, 8 p.m.
Nicholls St. at Cent. Arkansas, 8 p.m.
Rice at SMU, 8 p.m.
Northwestern St. at Sam Houston St., 8 p.m.
Lamar at Stephen F.Austin, 8 p.m.
SE Louisiana at Texas St., 8 p.m.
McNeese St. at Texas-Arlington, 8 p.m.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at UTSA, 8 p.m.
Colorado St. at BYU, 8 p.m.
UNLV at New Mexico, 9 p.m.
Air Force at Wyoming, 10 p.m.
New Mexico St. at San Jose St., 11 p.m.
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