The Rundown: February 26

Welcome to the rundown, where we rundown the night's college basketball action. Let's get right to it with tonight's busy slate.

7 PM

Miami at (12) Virginia – ESPN3

The Cavaliers have won 11 in a row as they take on ACC minnow Miami. Losing tonight would take a little luster off the gigantic league title game on Saturday afternoon against Syracuse.

(16) Michigan at Purdue – Big 10 Network

The Wolverines are in the Big 10 driver's seat with a 1 game lead over Michigan State. Iowa is not in position to win the league. The Wolverines topped Purdue 75-66 in late January. Caris LeVert had a 14-11 double double. Glenn Robinson III had 16 and Nik Stauskas had 14.

8 PM

Butler at (8) Villanova – Fox Sports 1

Villanova tries to keep pace with Creighton atop the Big East by going for the season sweep Butler. The first meeting went into overtime. JayVaughn Pinkston had 22 points and James Bell 15. Kellen Dunham had 22 and Elijah Brown 19 for Butler.

West Virginia at (15) Iowa State – ESPN3

On February 10, West Virginia beat the hell out of Iowa State by 25 points. The Cyclones have won 3 in a row since then while WVU has lot their last two, giving up 88 points both times.

(19) North Carolina at NC State – ESPN3

The hot Tar Heels look to move their win streak to to 10 while picking up a sweep of the Wolfpack. Carolina rolled in the first meeting behind 20 from Leslie McDonald and 16-13-4 assists from James Michael McAdoo.

9 PM

Cal at (3) Arizona – ESPN2

The Wildcats are looking for revenge from their first loss of the season at Cal. The Bears haven't exactly been impressive since then, going 3-2 with losses to the two best teams that they played. This is a killer closing stretch for the Bears.

Baylor at (24) Texas – ESPNU

The Longhorns and Bears have been trending in opposite directions. Baylor has won 4 in a row, Texas has lost two in a row and 3 of 5. The first meeting happened when Baylor was on their losing streak and Texas was on their winning streak. This would be a big one for the Bears tournament hopes.


7 PM

Rutgers at UCF – ESPNU

Connecticut at USF – CBS Sports Network

Georgia Tech at Notre Dame – ESPN2

9 PM

Boise State at Fresno State – CBS Sports Network

Nebraska at Illinois – Big 10 Network

11 PM

Stanford at Arizona State – ESPNU

Colorado State at UNLV – CBS Sports Network


7 PM

Campbell at Radford

Presbyterian at Coastal Carolina

VMI at High Point

The winner of this game wins the Big South 'North' division.

UNC Asheville at Winthrop

American at Navy

Boston at Army

Boston could wrap up a share of the Patriot League title with a win tonight.

Lafayette at Colgate

Lehigh at Bucknell

Charleston at Drexel

Delaware at UNC-Wilmington

Hofstra at William & Mary

Towson at James Madison

Richmond at George Mason

St Bonaventure at La Salle

Rhode Island at UMass

The Minutemen look for win 22 against the 12-16 Rams.

Edward Waters at Florida A&M

Akron at Miami

Kent St at Bowling Green

Buffalo at Ohio

Buffalo leads Ohio by a game in the MAC East. Ohio won the first meeting by 3.

Central Michigan at Eastern Michigan

Western Michigan at Ball St ESPN3

Western Michigan pays a visit to the worst team in the MAC before their big trip to Toledo on Saturday.

Gardner-Webb at Charleston Southern

Holy Cross at Loyola (MD)

8 PM

Pittsburgh at Boston College – ESPN3

Belmont at SIU-Edwardsville

The Bruins have already clinched their division in the Ohio Valley. They aim for the top overall seed in the conference tournament though.

Alabama at Ole Miss – ESPN3

Tennessee at Mississippi St – ESPN3

Texas A&M at LSU – ESPN3

Three 7-7 SEC teams could all use wins to help their tournament chances.

Toledo at Northern Illinois

The Rockets are tied with Western Michigan atop the MAC West. They look to set up a winner take all for the division Saturday.

Indiana St at Illinois St

Southern Illinois at Northern Iowa – ESPN3

9 PM

Florida Atlantic at Tulane

South Carolina at Auburn – ESPN3


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