Bubble Games of the Week: Jan. 17th – Jan. 23rd

Monday, January 17th:
#2 Kansas @ Baylor – 930PM ESPN – After a loss to Iowa State, Baylor really needs to kick it in gear. They are nowhere near an at-large bid (100+ RPI, 180+ SOS, no quality wins).

Tuesday, January 18th:
Tennessee @ Georgia – 7PM ESPNU – An 0-2 start in the SEC for the Vols was redeemed with a win over Vanderbilt. Georgia destroyed fellow bubble team Ole Miss in their last game.
Colorado @ Nebraska – 7PM ESPN2 – Colorado has played themselves into the middle of the bubble picture with a 3-0 start in Big 12 play.
Clemson @ UNC – 8PM – UNC is looking to rebound from an embarrassing loss to Georgia Tech against bubble-OUT Clemson.

Wednesday, January 19th:
Penn State @ #14 Purdue – 830 BTN – Can Penn State notch its 3rd upset against Top 20 teams in four tries?
#4 Duke @ NC State – 7PM ESPN – A 1-2 start to ACC play does not bode well for the Wolfpack. Here is a major opportunity.
#25 Cincinnati @ #16 Notre Dame – 7PM ESPN2 – When was the last team a ranked team (Cincy) was on the bubble? They need some big wins.
St. John’s @ #19 Louisville – 7PM ESPN3 – Will this be the 4th big win for the Johnnies in Big East play?
Memphis @ Southern Miss. – 7PM – Believe it or not, So Miss’ resume is slightly better than Memphis’.
Arkansas @ South Carolina – 8PM ESPN3 – Both teams need a win here, since their resumes aren’t that great.
Florida State @ Miami – 9PM – ‘Noles looking to build on their win over #1 Duke.

Thursday, January 20th:
Arizona @ #20 Washington – 1030PM FSN – Arizona doesn’t have any big wins yet, a win over ranked Washington would do wonders for their resume, and put them into first place in the Pac-10.
Virginia Tech @ Maryland – 9PM ESPN2 – Important for both teams to get a win over an intra conference bubble opponent.

Friday, January 21st:
No Bubble Games.

Saturday, January 22nd:
Tennessee @ #8 UConn – 2PM CBS – The inconsistent Vols are looking for their third major win over a Big East opponent (Pitt, Nova). That would be hard to deny on Selection Sunday.
Marquette @ #16 Notre dame – 7PM ESPN3 – Marquette has two nice wins in Big East play, but they could use another.
Temple @ Xavier – 3PM ESPN2 – Temple was just routed at the hands of Duquense… they need to rebound.
#22 St. Mary’s @ Vanderbilt – 2PM – Much like Cincinnati, the Gaels are ranked, but they could use a signature win other than St. John’s.
Clemson @ Maryland – 230 PM – ACC bubble battle.
Oklahoma St @ Baylor – 4PM ESPN3 – Another opportunity for Baylor to gain traction in the Big 12.
#25 Cincinnati @ St. John’s – 4PM ESPN3 – The ranked opponent streak continues for St. John’s.
Boston College @ Florida State – 7PM ESPNU – Two of the more fortunate ACC bubble teams. Big win for both sides.
Memphis @ UAB – 7PM ESPN2 – UAB, like So. Miss, has a similar resume to Memphis.
Arkansas @ Florida – 8PM ESPN3 – Another chance for Arkansas to get back in the bubble picture.

Sunday, January 23rd:
Miami @ NC State – noon – NC State needs this win, Miami is in much better shape.

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