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Pregame Shootaround: Can Kansas clinch, and will Kentucky get tested on the road?

West Virginia v Kansas State

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Game of the Night: No. 20 West Virginia at No. 9 Kansas, 9:00 p.m.

Last night, Bill Self and the Kansas Jayhawks locked up at least a share of their 11th straight Big 12 title when Iowa State stormed back from 21 points down to beat Oklahoma in Ames. Tonight, the Jayhawks look to wrap up an outright conference title, as the Mountaineers will pay them a visit. The big question for Bob Huggins’ team: will Juwan Staten and Gary Browne be healthy?

Who’s Getting Upset?: No. 1 Kentucky at Georgia, 9:00 p.m.

This is going to be the last real chance for a team to pick off the Wildcats before they head into the postseason. Georgia gave Kentucky a fight at Rupp Arena, and, like BYU in their upset win over Gonzaga, this will be the last great chance for the Bulldogs to earn a season-defining win. It won’t be easy, however, as Kentucky appears to be peaking as we enter March.

Five Things to Watch For

1. Georgetown at No. 21 Butler, 7:00 p.m.: Both Georgetown and Butler are in the NCAA tournament. Both have also been struggling in recent weeks with their consistency.

2. Iowa at Indiana, 7:00 p.m.: There are all kinds of bubble implications as the Hawkeyes make their way into Assembly Hall.

3. No. 19 North Carolina at Georgia Tech, 7:00 p.m.: North Carolina has been anything but consistent this season, and they desperately need to find a way to get their season back on track.

4. No. 10 Maryland at Rutgers, 7:00 p.m.: Rutgers has already picked off one Big Ten power this season. Is Maryland their second victim?

5. Texas A&M at Florida, 9:00 p.m.: The Aggies cannot afford to lose this game with their tournament profile.

Bubble Games

  • Rhode Island at Dayton, 7:00 p.m.
  • Ole Miss at Alabama, 7:00 p.m.
  • N.C. State at Clemson, 9:00 p.m.