COLUMBIA, MO - FEBRUARY 04: Truman the Tiger pumps up the crowd before a game between the Missouri Tigers and the Kansas Jayhawks the first half at Mizzou Arena on February 4, 2012 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
It's a loaded day of NCAA basketball with Michigan State vs. Ohio State and Baylor vs. Mizzou headlining Saturday's games, which includes 17 matchups with Top 25 teams.
It's a great day of college basketball with 17 of the Top 25 teams in the country in action. The day is headlined by a matchup between No. 6 Baylor and No. 4 Missouri at 1:45 p.m. ET and a matchup between No. 11 Michigan State and No. 3 Ohio State at 6:00 p.m. ET.
No. 6 Baylor Vs. No. 4 Missouri, 1:45 p.m. ET, ESPN3: Both teams are at the tops of the Big 12 standings as the Baylor Bears come to the Mizzou Arena to take on the Missouri Tigers. Baylor will be trying to win at Mizzou for the first time in 64 years while the Tigers will be trying to extend their winning streak to five games. The Tigers beat the Bears in their matchup back on Jan. 21, winning in a close one 89-88 at Baylor.
No. 11 Michigan State Vs. No. 3 Ohio State, 6:00 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN3: In a battle for the top of the Big Ten standings, the Michigan St. Spartans will travel to Value City Arena to take on the Ohio St. Buckeyes. Both teams have struggled to pull out victories against weaker Big Ten teams, so a matchup against the conference's best will be a good refresher for each team. The Buckeyes are on a six-game winning streak coming off a three-point win over Purdue while the Spartans have won four of their last five, losing to Illinois 42-41.
Here are some other Top 25 matchups on the day:
No. 1 Kentucky Vs. Vanderbilt, 9:00 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN3
No. 2 Syracuse Vs. UConn, 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS
No. 5 North Carolina Vs. No. 19 Virginia, 1:00 p.m. ET, ESPN3
No. 7 Kansas Vs. Oklahoma State, 4:00 p.m. ET, ESPN3
No. 8 Florida Vs. Tennessee, 4:00 p.m., ESPN3
No. 9 Murray State Vs. Austin Peay, 8:30 p.m., ESPN3
No. 10 Duke Vs. Maryland, 4:00 p.m., ESPN/ESPN3
No. 13 San Diego State Vs. No. 14 UNLV, 4:00 p.m. ET
No. 15 Florida State Vs. Miami (FL), 1:00 p.m. ET, ESPN3
No. 16. Saint Mary's Vs. Santa Clara, 11:00 p.m. ET
No. 17 Creighton Vs. Wichita St., 5:00 p.m. ET, ESPN2/ESPN3
No. 18 Marquette Vs. Cincinnati, 3:00 p.m. ET, ESPNU
No. 24 Louisville Vs. West Virginia, 12:00 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN3
No. 25 Harvard Vs. Princeton, 7:00 p.m. ET, ESPNU
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