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College basketball schedule and scores: Virginia-North Carolina headlines huge Saturday

It's the penultimate weekend of college basketball's regular season, which means the final stretch of every conference championship race is here.

Evan Pike-USA TODAY Sports

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Texas Tech at No. 2 Kansas (12 p.m./ESPN)

Consecutive Big 12 regular season championship No. 12 is one win away for Kansas. The Jayhawks will also be shooting for their 39th straight win at Allen Fieldhouse, a building where Texas tech is 0-15 all-time.

Rhode Island at Dayton (12 p.m./ESPN2)

The Flyers have looked as shaky as they have all season over the last couple of weeks, and need to hold serve here at home in order to keep pace with Saint Joe's and VCU at the top of the Atlantic 10 standings.

Butler at Georgetown (12 p.m./CBS)

Vote Georgetown Jack/Butler Blue in 2016.

Georgia Tech at Boston College (12 p.m./ACC Regional Networks)

Georgia Tech has quietly won three straight and now miraculously has a chance at finishing the regular season with a 9-9 record in ACC play. Boston College, meanwhile, hasn't beaten anybody since Dec. 30 and is three losses away from polishing off a perfectly imperfect league campaign.

VCU at George Washington (12:30 p.m./NBC Sports Network)

This might be the most important bubble game of Saturday. George Washington snapped a 12-game VCU win streak in the first meeting between these two, but that win represents the Colonials' lone road victory over a top 100 opponent.

No. 9 Arizona at No. 22 Utah (2 p.m./ESPN)

Utah will play its final two games of the season at home, and with Oregon having to face both USC and UCLA on the road next week, the Utes would put themselves in a very strong position to earn at least a share of the Pac-12 regular season title with a win over Arizona on Saturday.

No. 11 Louisville at No. 12 Miami (2 p.m./ACC Regional Networks/ESPN3)

This is basically an ACC regular season championship elimination game, with the two teams entering the weekend tied for second and a game behind North Carolina in the conference standings. For Louisville, this is the only championship they have a shot at winning in 2016.

No. 3 Oklahoma at No. 25 Texas (2 p.m./CBS)

The only thing that kept Oklahoma from riding a four-game losing streak into the heart of this month was a narrow home win over Texas back on Feb. 9. That stretch cost the Sooners a shot at the Big 12 title, but a top two-seed in the NCAA Tournament is still very much in play.

No. 1 Villanova at Marquette (2 p.m./Fox)

'Nova will play its final game as the No. 1 team in the country (at least for now) against a Marquette club it beat by 15 back on Jan. 13.

Illinois State at Wichita State (2 p.m./ESPN2)

It's the final home game for seniors Evan Wessel, Ron Baker and Fred VanVleet, a trip which helped Wichita State to a Final Four in 2013, an unblemished record entering the 2014 NCAA Tournament and a Sweet 16 last year.

"They're icons. They're bigger than south-central Kansas," Shockers coach Gregg Marshall said about his seniors. "They're college basketball icons. They've helped put this program on the map and remained relevant for quite a long while.

"We owe them a debt of gratitude, not just because of what they've done but how they've done it. They've done it in a tremendous, first-class way. They've been nothing but a joy to coach."

Should be quite the environment.

NC State at Syracuse (2 p.m./ACC Network)

A third straight loss for Syracuse would put the Orange in an awfully uncomfortable spot entering a final week of the regular season where they have to play at North Carolina and at Florida State.

South Carolina at Mississippi State (2:30 p.m./SEC Network)

Quinndary Weatherspoon will be playing.

No. 21 Texas A&M at Missouri (4 p.m./ESPNU)

Despite narrowly knocking off Kentucky and Mississippi State in its last two games, there are still some major question marks surrounding Texas A&M right now. The largest is the Aggies' four-game losing streak on the road, a skid they can end on Saturday against SEC cellar dweller Missouri.

No. 10 Maryland at No. 20 Purdue (4 p.m./ESPN)

Melo Trimble's shooting slump (nine for his last 47 from the field) is garnering a lot of headlines, but his 18 turnovers in Maryland's last three games are perhaps even more troubling.

No. 23 Notre Dame at Florida State (4 p.m./ESPN2)

On the right side of the bubble just a couple of weeks ago, Florida State is now one defeat away from its first six-game losing streak in 11 years.

No. 16 Kentucky at Vanderbilt (4 p.m./CBS)

The Wildcats dominated the first meeting of the season, but they'll face an improved, and desperate, Vandy team in Nashville on Saturday.

College of Charleston at Hofstra (4 p.m./Comcast/NESN)

Hofstra's dramatic 70-69 win over UNC Wilmington means the Pride can clinch their first CAA title ever with a win over Charleston.

DePaul at Providence (4 p.m./CBS Sports Network)

Never forget that DePaul knocked off a top 10 team earlier this season ... and then stormed its student section because there weren't enough fans in the building to storm the court.

UCLA at Stanford (4:30 p.m./Fox)

If you feel like you're not fully prepared for the first day of the Pac-12 Tournament and need a practice session, UCLA/Stanford is your ticket.

Auburn at Alabama (5 p.m./SEC Network)

The basketball edition of The Iron Bowl will not be as entertaining as any of the football installments.

No. 14 West Virginia at Oklahoma State (6 p.m./ESPNU)

The Mountaineers get a nice reprieve from a grueling Big 12 schedule to face an Oklahoma State program that spends most of its time these days talking about whether Doug Gottlieb is going to be its next head coach.

Kansas State at No. 17 Iowa State (6 p.m./ESPN2)

An Iowa State win would drop K-State to 1-11 against ranked opponents this season.

Boise State at San Diego State (6 p.m./CBS Sports Network)

This has been one of the best series in the Mountain West since both programs became members. In 11 meetings, the Aztecs have outscored the Broncos by a total of 674-670.

No. 7 North Carolina at No. 3 Virginia (6:30 p.m./ESPN)

The only game of the weekend featuring two top 10 teams is a matchup of the two-time defending ACC regular season champions and the team in the driver's seat to win the honor this year. Virginia has won 18 games in a row at John Paul Jones Arena, and 33 of their last 34 conference games at home.

No. 19 Baylor at TCU (8 p.m./ESPNU)

TCU has lost 13 straight games against ranked opponents, a skid which includes a loss to Baylor last month.

Gonzaga at BYU (8 p.m./ESPN2)

You should be watching the Gonzaga series on HBO. This may have been the worst season in recent memory for a documentary on the Zags, but it's still really good.

Florida at LSU (8:30 p.m./ESPN)

The Saturday night prime time game goes to ... Ben Simmons and an LSU team that may have already quit on their season.

UC Irvine at UC Davis (11:59 p.m./ESPN2)

Irvine still has a chance to win the Big West, even after last Saturday's home loss to Hawaii. Plus, Mamadou N'Diaye > Weekend Update.