The Rundown: February 2

Two conference leaders are in action on this Super Bowl Sunday. Let's get to the Rundown.

12 PM

South Florida at (13) Cincinnati - CBS Sports Network

Cincinnati -14.5

Read a comprehensive preview at Bearcats Blog.

12:30 PM

Virginia at (18) Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh -4

The Panthers look to bounce back after a home floor loss to Duke. The Cavs are looking to keep their 4 game winning streak rolling. The Cavs are 3-1 on the road in ACC play with the only loss being to Duke. Virginia has had the best defense in the league in terms of points per possession at 0.87. Pitt is 4th at 1.01. But, they are also two of the best shooting teams in the league. Both have highly efficient great scorers in Malcolm Brogdon at 15.1 and Pitt's Lamar Patterson at 19.1.

1 PM

(10) Michigan at Indiana – CBS

Michigan -2

The Wolverines look to keep their undefeated Big 10 season going against and IU team desperate for a big time win. The Hoosiers are 3-5 in the league. If they have any hopes of climbing to the middle and not 10th place, they need to do what no one else has done. The best offense in the league at 1.18 points per possession makes it a tough task for the young Hoosiers. Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III have been tremendous in Big 10 action.

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11:30 AM

Purdue at Penn State – Big 10 Network

Penn State – 3.5

These would be the teams Indiana is trying to avoid at the bottom of the standings.

1 PM

Oakland at Milwaukee

Milwaukee -1.5

2 PM

Bryant at Sacred Heart

Mercer at USC Upstate – ESPN3

Mercer leads the Atlantic Sun at 9-1 behind the balanced attack paced by Langston Hall's 13 points and Bud Thomas' 12.3. Mercer's top 3 point shooters by percentage are hitting 57.1%, 53.1%, 47% and 46%.

Buffalo at Bowling Green

Buffalo – 2

Buffalo can join Ohio and Akron at 6-2 in the MAC East with a win.

Kennesaw State at East Tennessee State

2:30 PM

William & Mary at James Madison

Pick

UCLA at Oregon State – ESPNU

UCLA – 5

The Bruins are currently all by their lonesome at 6-2 in the league. Finishing the Oregon sweep against the 4-4 Beavers would be big. It's something UCLA should do behind the two headed attack of Kyle Anderson and Jordan Adams. Anderson is averaging 15.7 points, 8.6 rebounds, 7 assists and 1.6 steals in Pac 12 play.  Adams 15.4, 6.2 boards, 2.5 steals and 1 assist. Oregon State has Roberto Nelson and his 23.6 points on 50% three point shooting to counter. These are the best point per possession offenses in the league. Unfortunately for Oregon State, they have one of the worst defenses and UCLA has the second best.

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