Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

PREGAME SHOOTAROUND: Big East showdown and Indiana’s league test

Kris Dunn

Providence’s Kris Dunn reacts to his shot during the first half of an NCAA basketball game against Villanova, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)


GAME OF THE DAY: No. 7 Xavier at No. 10 Providence, 8:30 p.m.

The Big East sure is a gauntlet. Want proof? Providence just beat Butler and Villanova last week to bounce back from a sluggish week and their reward this week is ... a date with Xavier tonight. Kris Dunn is the best player in the league, but Xavier has the makeup of a Final Four team.


  1. No. 19 Indiana has won 12 straight and is currently sitting at 7-0 in the Big Ten. But they haven’t been tested yet. They will be at Wisconsin tonight at 7:00 p.m.
  2. No. 11 Virginia has struggled on the road this season. They’re on the road tonight at Wake Forest at 7:00 p.m.
  3. Ben Simmons will be in action again tonight as LSU hosts Georgia at 9:00 p.m.
  4. Florida may be the most pleasant surprise in the SEC while Vanderbilt, who they visit at 9:00 p.m., is the biggest disappointment.
  5. It may surprise you but when Creighton plays at Georgetown tonight at 6:30 p.m. it will be two teams tied for second in the Big East squaring off.


  • Texas Tech at No. 1 Oklahoma, 7:00 p.m.
  • Kansas State at No. 9 West Virginia, 7:00 p.m.