If Missouri wants a shot at the NCAA tournament, a win over conference-rival Kansas would serve as an excellent boost. DeMarre Carroll (pictured) is averaging 17.2 ppg for the Tigers.
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Michigan State at Michigan
DeShawn Sims (pictured) and Manny Harris welcome their cross-state rivals to town. Can the Spartans keep themselves intact against a team that topped UCLA earlier this season?
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North Carolina at Duke
The first round of the always-epic matchup takes place at Cameron. The rivals are tied at 7-2 atop the ACC.
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Syracuse at UConn
Can the Huskies escape the No. 1 curse for another week? If they do, it will be in part thanks to their point guard rotation and the defending Big East defensive player of the year, Hasheem Thabeet (pictured).
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Gonzaga at St. Mary's
The last time these teams faced off, St. Mary's star Patty Mills was injured and the Zags went on for a win. Will the Gaels be out for revenge? Josh Heytvelt is averaging 14.2 ppg.
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UCLA at Arizona State
UCLA needs a win to stay on top of the Pac-10, while Arizona State is clawing its way back to No. 1. Darren Collison (pictured) is averaging 14.6 ppg for the Bruins.
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Florida State at Wake Forest
If there's one thing Florida State's done these past few games, it's play ACC spoiler. Watch out Wake Forest. Toney Douglas (pictured) is averaging 20.3 ppg.
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