College basketball scores: Saturday’s schedule, bracketology, rankings, best bets, more

Throughout the season, Heat Check CBB is providing daily coverage of college basketball scores, schedule, bracketology, highlights, best bets and much more.

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.

DPI Forecast: Predictions for every game
Rauf Report: Villanova’s limitations, WCC’s woes, more
Heat Check CBB Top 25 rankings: Duke up to No. 5

College basketball scores, schedule

Top 25 matchups. All times Eastern.

Friday’s Top 25 scoresSaturday’s Top 25 schedule
No. 1 Gonzaga 92, Bellarmine 50Binghamton at No. 23 UConn (Noon; FS2)
No. 4 Michigan 74, UNLV 61No. 5 Villanova vs. No. 17 Tennessee (1 p.m.; ESPNN)
No. 7 Duke 88, Lafayette 55Stanford at No. 9 Baylor (1 p.m.; ESPN+)
No. 11 Memphis 74, Western Kentucky 62No. 6 Purdue vs. No. 18 North Carolina (4 p.m.; ESPNN)
No. 13 Kentucky 77, Ohio 59San 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

Latest bracketology

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

DPI Forecast: Predictions for every game

Saturday’s college basketball best bets

Betting odds courtesy of FanDuel.

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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 alreadu 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.



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