Pregame Shootaround: Can Pitt upset Virginia, and Kansas trips to West Virginia


Game of the Night: No. 8 Kansas at No. 23 West Virginia, 9:00 p.m.

Kansas has taken a two-game lead over the rest of the Big 12, and with just six games left in the conference season, the Jayhawks look like they’re going to be able to win their 11th straight Big 12 regular season title. West Virginia is a tough matchup for them, however, as the Mountaineers love to press and can really force point guards into turning the ball over. Last season, West Virginia beat Kansas at home.

Who’s Getting Upset?: Pitt at No. 2 Virginia, 7:00 p.m.

Virginia hasn’t been the same team the past two games, as they’ve had to deal with playing without Justin Anderson. Anderson, who is their best defender, best shooter and toughest player, broke a finger and will be out until the postseason starts. The Panthers, on the other hand, seem to be hitting their stride. In recent weeks, they’ve beaten both Notre Dame and North Carolina. Is Virginia next?

Five Things to Watch For

1. No. 18 Butler at Creighton, 9:15 p.m.: Butler has been the second-best team in the Big East this season, but Creighton is always a tough out in Omaha.

2. Seton Hall at No. 6 Villanova, 7:00 p.m.: Seton Hall has been in a freefall in recent weeks, but earning a sweep of Villanova would be a great way to turn things around.

3. Clemson at Georgia Tech, 7:00 p.m.: Clemson has been a sneaky-good team this season, while the Yellow Jackets have really struggled.

4. Miami at Boston College, 3:00 p.m.: This game was delayed after yet another massive snowstorm in Massachusetts.