PREGAME SHOOTAROUND: Kahlil Felder gets a shot at Virginia

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GAME OF THE NIGHT: Oakland at No. 5 Virginia, 6:00 p.m.

A thrilling contrast of styles here. Oakland has one of the most entertaining players in the country to watch in 5-foot-9 point guard Kahlil Felder, who is the nation’s second-leading scorer and leader in assists. The Grizzlies gave then-undefeated Michigan State all they could handle last week in an overtime loss in the Palace at Auburn Hills. Virginia, on the other hand, plays that infamous grind-it-out style that Mark Titus and I are the only ones that love to watch.

FIVE THINGS TO WATCH FOR

  1. Clemson will play at No. 7 North Carolina tonight at 7:00 p.m. Here’s the crazy stat of the day for you: The Tigers are 0-57 at UNC. That’s a long losing streak.
  2. Big East play kicks off tonight with Seton Hall at Marquette, two of the league’s underrated teams.
  3. Arkansas at Dayton will feature Dyshawn Pierre for the first time this season.
  4. Michigan will kick off Big Ten play at Illinois in a battle between two of the nation’s most injured teams
  5. Northwestern, who is currently sitting at 12-1, will kick off their Big Ten season at Nebraska.

THE REST OF THE TOP 25

  • Penn State at No. 4 Maryland, 5:00 p.m.
  • Coppin State at No. 11 Iowa State, 8:00 p.m.
  • Long Beach State at No. 15 Duke, 4:00 p.m.
  • No. 19 West Virginia at Virginia Tech, 12:00 p.m.
  • Francis Marion at No. 24 South Carolina, 7:00 p.m.

NOTABLES

  • Syracuse at Pitt, 9:00 p.m.
  • Georgetown at DePaul, 9:00 p.m.
  • Fresno State at UNLV, 10:00 p.m.