College basketball schedule: UConn and North Carolina both face stiff tests on Wednesday

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Four top 15 teams take the floor on Wednesday, including a trio of unbeatens in Ohio State, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

I don't care that Love, Actually is on again, this is how you're spending your Wednesday night.

Texas at No. 14 North Carolina (7 p.m./ESPN2)

The major story here is going to be that Leslie McDonald is back for the Tar Heels, but it should be the great opportunity that this game presents for both sides. For 9-1 Texas, it's an opportunity to prove they're capable of beating a quality opponent for the first time this season. For North Carolina, it's an opportunity to prove that they have the focus to beat a quality opponent that didn't begin the season ranked in the top five.

NC State at Tennessee (7 p.m./ESPNU)

Both teams are in desperate need of a pick-me-up before rolling into conference play. The Volunteers are an extremely disappointing 6-3 and are lacking anything resembling a quality win. NC State has the better record and probably the better resume, but they've lost their only game away from home - at Cincinnati last month.

Delaware at No. 3 Ohio State (7 p.m./Big Ten Network)

This is a "Gotham Classic" matchup, so I'm not hoping that Bane sings the national anthem, I'm expecting Bane to sing the national anthem. Anything less and there's no chance of me watching a single second of this game.

San Francisco at St. John's (8 p.m./Fox Sports 1)

Coming off a tough-to-stomach loss to Syracuse over the weekend, the Johnnies now look for revenge against a San Francisco team that pounded them by 16 a season ago. Rumble in the Garden has more.

Indiana State at Saint Louis (8 p.m./Fox Sports Midwest)

The Sycamores are riding a four-game winning streak and have already beaten a quality opponent (Notre Dame) in a hostile environment (again, Notre Dame) once this season. The Billikens have won three in a row since a 70-65 setback against Wichita State, their only home loss this season.

Stanford at No. 10 Connecticut (9 p.m./ESPN2)

Stanford hasn't made the NCAA Tournament in 2008, and this week will go a long way in determining whether or not that changes this March. Chasson Randle, Dwight Powell and company get the unbeaten Huskies tonight, and then travel to Brooklyn to square off against Michigan on Saturday.

Houston Baptist at DePaul (9 p.m./Fox Sports 2)

Is Fox Sports 2 even real? Is this a DePaul joke that I'm not in on? Because I need to be pulled into the loop if it is. Regardless, be sure to look for this game's result around 11.

LSU at Texas Tech (9 p.m./ESPNU)

This is the type of game that this LSU team can't afford to drop. They are superior to Texas Tech in just about every fashion imaginable, but this is exactly the type of tilt they've found a way to squander in recent years.

Northwestern State at No. 12 Baylor (9 p.m./Fox Sports)

The Bears finally get back on the court for the first time since taking out Kentucky 12 days ago. They'll face a Northwestern State team that has no problem scoring (89 ppg), but an extremely difficult time keeping other people from scoring (90 ppg).

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