The Gamecocks get their chance to really make a statement with a win over the Vols, which would nearly guarantee them the SEC East division lead.
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Wake Forest at Maryland
No one likes it on the bubble, but this one's especially uncomfortable for Gary Williams and the Terps. A win against Wake could secure their chances for a tournament bid.
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Kentucky at Florida
The Wildcats are in danger of missing the tournament for the first time since 1991 while Florida isn't in the greatest shape either. A win for either of these teams would go a long way for their chances at the Big Dance.
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Oklahoma at Missouri
So how is Blake Griffin feeling these days? Catch him in action as the Sooners take on a Missouri team that's only a game and a half behind them in Big 12 standings.
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Dayton at Xavier
Lots at stake in Cincinnati on Thursday night. Xavier (23-5, 11-3) can all but lock up the Atlantic 10 regular season title with a win over rival Dayton (24-5, 10-4). The Flyers are closing in on their first NCAA berth since 2004 and thumped the Musketeers last month, but they haven't won on Xavier's home court since 1981.
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UConn at Pitt
Luke Winn writes "every person who has aims of winning an NCAA tournament pool will be forming national-title opinions off of [this] game". UConn could take a share of the Big East title with a win and some revenge from that loss that knocked the Huskies off of their No. 1 throne last time the two met. The Panthers are looking to prove they truly are the beasts of the Big East. Either way, it's bound to be a catfight to the end.
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Michigan at Minnesota
The ultimate bubble game for these two Big Ten teams: Michigan has to win to or the Wolverines can kiss their NCAA tournament hopes goodbye. Minnesota could get in without this W but it would be much more difficult.
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Duke at North Carolina
Why watch? For starters, its Duke-Carolina. If that's not enough, consider this: If both teams win their respective games in the beginning of this week, the Blue Devils will have a chance to take a share of the ACC title if they win. If they lose, it will be all Carolina's.
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