It’s the first Saturday in the men’s college basketball season since the college football season ended, so there’s just one question worth asking: Are you ready for the madness?Who will be the last one standing, Virginia or Michigan? pic.twitter.com/12jgsE3jZN— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) January 10, 2019
College basketball is heating up at a rapid pace, and Saturday has a slate of games that will tempt you not to leave your couch. Six top-20 teams have already lost this week, and there is plenty of upset potential with 21 ranked teams in action on Saturday, highlighted by No. 1 Duke playing in a hostile environment at Florida State.
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We have you covered here with a chronological schedule of the college basketball games you have to watch and a brief preview on each of the matchups.
Noon games to watch:
No. 4 Virginia at Clemson, ACC Network Extra/WatchESPN: The undefeated Cavaliers (14-0) enter their third conference matchup of the year riding an 11-game ACC road winning streak, and as clearly one of the best teams in college basketball. If need more evidence, they obliterated Boston College by 27 and shut down a top-15 Florida State team in a 13-point win. The Cavalier offense is led by the dynamic trio of Ty Jerome, Kyle Guy, De’Andre Hunter, who are all averaging more than 13 points per game. As a team, Virginia leads the country in defensive scoring at 51.8 points per game, and they also top the nation in fewest turnovers.
Business trip to Clemson! 📅 Saturday, Jan. 12⏲️ Noon📍Littlejohn Coliseum📺 Raycom (https://t.co/5ey2mfeCEx)➡️ https://t.co/XiBSr1n1hz🔶⚔️🔷 #GoHoos pic.twitter.com/KyHbfivGN4— Virginia Men’s Basketball (@UVAMensHoops) January 11, 2019
Clemson (10-5) comes into the game fresh off a 61-53 loss to Syracuse. It’s always an uphill …