With college basketball’s regular season coming to an end, and conference tournament season beginning, we’re going to see a lot of important college basketball action in the upcoming weekend. With some conference regular season titles still up for grabs, as well as some NCAA Tournament berths being decided in the conference tournaments, teams will be playing at a very high level. Let’s take a look at some of the top college basketball games coming up this weekend so you can bet against their College Basketball odds.
Top NCAA Basketball Games to Keep An Eye This Weekend
On Saturday, we’ll see the 17th ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys invade Morgantown to do battle with the #6 West Virginia Mountaineers. The Big 12 is full of potential NCAA Tournament teams, so this will be a huge game in the conference. Oklahoma State has come on strong as of late, as their All-American freshman Cade Cunningham, has led the Cowboys up the Big 12 standings. Any time you travel to Morgantown, you know you’ll be in for a battle, and Bob Huggins and his squad are one of the most athletic groups in the country.
Also on Saturday, the #4 Illinois Fighting Illini will head east to Columbus to take on the 7th ranked Ohio State Buckeyes. The Fighting Illini are playing like a potential Final Four team. After their demolition of Michigan on Tuesday night without All-American Ayo Dosunmu, the Illini made a statement to the college basketball world.
The Ohio State Buckeyes have struggled as of late. Chris Holtmann’s squad hasn’t had the best of luck, but a win over the Illini would be a huge morale booster. Ohio State is likely looking at a two or three seed in the NCAA Tournament, so regardless of how they do on Saturday against Illinois, the Buckeyes will still be sitting in a great spot.
Sunday’s action will take us to Iowa City, as the (25) Wisconsin Badgers take on the (5) Iowa Hawkeyes. After hitting a rough patch a few weeks ago, the Hawkeyes have come back with a vengeance. Led by All-American and potential Player of the Year Luka Garza, the Hawkeyes offense has been firing on all cylinders. If their zone defense can continue to give their opponents fits, the Hawkeyes could make a long postseason run.
The Hawkeyes will take on the Badgers, who’s experience makes them a team that could make a long tournament run. The Badgers have one of the most experienced teams in the country. Wisconsin has not lived up to expectations this season, so they’ll be looking to make some noise in the upcoming Big 10 Tournament. Wisconsin has the type of team that can last a long time in the NCAA Tournament.
(18) Texas Tech will take on (3) Baylor in Sunday’s other highlighted matchup. Texas Tech is a very good team that hasn’t been able to overcome the other top teams in the Big 12. Speaking of top teams, here come the Baylor Bears. After losing their first game of the season to the Kansas Jayhawks last Saturday, the Bears have regrouped and are looking forward to the postseason. This team has the ability to win a national title, so all eyes will be on the Bears.