No. 10 Michigan visits Indiana on Sunday in an afternoon Super Bowl tuneup that should be enough to keep any sports fan entertained before the big game.
The Wolverines come into this game with a 10-game winning streak after sputtering to a 6-4 start. After their fourth loss, they learned All-American candidate Mitch McGary would be out indefinitely with a back injury. But Michigan hasn't lost since and puts its winning streak on the line against a desperate Indiana team in Bloomington.
The Hoosiers, meanwhile, have fallen out of the NCAA Tournament discussion by starting the Big Ten season 3-5, though four of those losses have come by seven or fewer points. A resume-boosting win over a ranked team would be a good start as Tom Crean's squad looks to turn its season around.
Assembly Hall should be packed on Sunday, not that the Wolverines have shied away from competition on the road. They've already won at Michigan State and Wisconsin, two of the tougher places to play in the country. Indiana has also lost twice at home against Big Ten teams, including a shocker to Northwestern on Jan. 18.
Nik Stauskas and Yogi Ferrell will make this one a perfect game for those who love guard play. Both average over 40 percent from three and can post 20-point games with regularity. Caris LeVert is also enjoying a breakout sophomore season for Michigan. He's averaging 12 points per game and has scored in double figures in three of Michigan's last four games. His minutes have also increased from about 10 per game last year to more than 33 in 2013-14.
But if the Hoosiers are going to pull off the upset, the key might come inside. The Wolverines rank just 267th in the country in rebounding, with the sidelined McGary the team's best on the glass. They'll have to contend with Noah Vonleh, a 6'10 freshman averaging 11.8 points and 9.3 rebounds. Vonleh has struggled lately, however, scoring just 11 total points in the Hoosiers' last two games combined.
The game tips off at 1 p.m. ET and will air on CBS.
South Florida at No. 13 Cincinnati, Noon ET, CBSSN
The Bearcats are undefeated in the American and are one of the hottest teams in the nation, but this could be a trap game for the country's 13th-ranked team. Cincinnati is coming off a huge win over Louisville on the road earlier in the week and hosts UConn on Thursday, making an already dangerous noon start time especially concerning for Bearcats fans.
Fortunately for Cincinnati, South Florida is struggling through a tough year and is just 2-6 in the AAC. The Bulls did beat Southern Methodist last Tuesday, however, showing they can contend with the upper tier of the league.
But South Florida has yet to face Player of the Year candidate Sean Kilpatrick, who is putting up nearly 20 points per game. Kilpatrick poured on 28 in 37 minutes against Louisville to follow up his 29-point performance the previous game against Temple.
South Florida is led by a senior of its own in Victor Rudd, who is averaging 14.7 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. He had 21 in the win over SMU.
Virginia at No. 18 Pittsburgh, 12:30 p.m. ET, ESPNU/WatchESPN
At the beginning of the season, few could have predicted that this game, on Feb. 2, would decide second place in the ACC. But the Cavaliers are 7-1 in the conference and the Panthers are 6-2, emerging as the biggest challenges to Syracuse in the nation's deepest basketball league.
Pitt is coming off a home loss to Duke while Virginia has won four in a row, including a 15-point statement win against Notre Dame at the Joyce Center.
Guards Malcolm Brogdon and Joe Harris lead the Cavaliers, each with around 11.5 points per game, as the only players averaging double figures. Virginia is known more for its defense and has not allowed more than 69 points in a game since the calendar turned to 2014.
Pitt counters with do-it-all guard Lamar Patterson (17.7 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 4.5 apg), who leads the team in scoring and assists while shooting 42 percent from three.