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Clemson at St. Bonaventure highlighted Friday’s slate with a thrilling second-half battle. The Bonnies continued their undefeated start to the season after trailing the Tigers by as many as 16.
Now we turn our attention to the second Saturday slate of the young season. A doubleheader at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn., highlights the list, as Villanova battles Tennessee and Purdue takes on North Carolina. More on that and everything else you need to know below.
College basketball scores, schedule
Top 25 matchups. All times Eastern.
|Friday’s Top 25 scores||Saturday’s Top 25 schedule|
|No. 1 Gonzaga 92, Bellarmine 50||Binghamton at No. 23 UConn (Noon; FS2)|
|No. 4 Michigan 74, UNLV 61||No. 5 Villanova vs. No. 17 Tennessee (1 p.m.; ESPNN)|
|No. 7 Duke 88, Lafayette 55||Stanford at No. 9 Baylor (1 p.m.; ESPN+)|
|No. 11 Memphis 74, Western Kentucky 62||No. 6 Purdue vs. No. 18 North Carolina (4 p.m.; ESPNN)|
|No. 13 Kentucky 77, Ohio 59||San Jose State at No. 8 Texas (6 p.m.; LHN)|
|No. 14 Alabama 86, Oakland 59|
|No. 20 Maryland 69, Hofstra 67|
|No. 21 Auburn 58, South Florida 52|
|No. 22 St. Bonaventure 68, Clemson 65|
Friday’s college basketball highlights
Friday’s Disaster Index
San Diego crumbled down the stretch against CSU Fullerton, at one point leading by as many as 19 — the second-largest blown lead of the college basketball season. The Toreros held a 50-41 advantage with 8:34 to play, and only managed to make one field goal, a Marcellus Earlington layup, the rest of the way. Jase Townsend had a chance to win it with a 3-pointer that was off the mark as USD slipped to 3-2.
Saturday’s Bracketology Watch
If Drake wants to make its second consecutive run at an at-large NCAA Tournament bid, it can’t afford to slip up when it hosts Richmond in Des Moines. The Spiders are good enough to beat Drake but could also have a NET ranking that leads to a Quad-2 or even Quad-3 result. Darian DeVries’ program hasn’t lost a nonconference game since Dec. 14, 2019.
Saturday’s college basketball TV schedule
Saturday’s college basketball best bets
Betting odds courtesy of FanDuel.
To Win: $82.88
Season ROI: +7.8% ($110.00 wagered for $107.76 earned)
Drake vs. Richmond (1 p.m. ET; ESPN+)
—MONEYLINE; -215: Drake hasn’t lost a nonconference game since 2019 and is settling into a nice start to the new campaign.
Villanova vs. Tennessee (1 p.m. ET; ESPNN)
—MONEYLINE; -132: Tennessee could struggle against Villanova’s methodical approach, especially after already being tested against UCLA.
Purdue vs. North Carolina (4 p.m. ET; ESPNN)
—SPREAD; -7.5: Purdue’s offense has been electric to start the new season with Trevion Williams coming off the bench. UNC, meanwhile, has struggled defensively.
San Jose State at Texas (6 p.m. ET; LHN)
—SPREAD; +29.5: SJSU is 1-2 out of the gates but the two losses include a 1-point loss to Cal Baptist on the road and a 14-point loss to Stanford on the road, which the Spartans led with 15 minutes to play.