Throughout the season, Heat Check CBB is providing daily coverage of college basketball scores, schedule, bracketology, highlights, best bets and much more.
After Friday’s late-night stunner between UCLA and Villanova, the show rolls on with a loaded Saturday slate.
For the second night in a row, we’ll see a top-5 battle on the West Coast, this time featuring Texas and Gonzaga. 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. 2 UCLA 86, No. 4 Villanova 77 (OT)||Coppin State at No. 24 UConn (Noon; FS2)|
|No. 3 Kansas 88, Tarleton 62||Vermont at No. 21 Maryland (2 p.m.)|
|No. 7 Purdue 92, Indiana State 67||Gardner-Webb at No. 16 Arkansas (3 p.m.; ESPN+)|
|No. 8 Baylor 87, Incarnate Word 60||NC Central at No. 12 Memphis (7 p.m.; ESPN+)|
|No. 9 Duke 82, Army 56||Prairie View at No. 6 Michigan (8 p.m.; BTN)|
|No. 10 Kentucky 100, Robert Morris 60||Campbell at No. 9 Duke (8 p.m.; ESPN+)|
|No. 11 Illinois 92, Arkansas State 53||No. 5 Texas at No. 1 Gonzaga (10:30 p.m.; ESPN2)|
|No. 13 Oregon 86, SMU 63|
|No. 14 Alabama 104, South Dakota State 88|
|No. 15 Houston 79, Rice 46|
|No. 17 Ohio State 84, Niagara 74|
|No. 19 North Carolina 94, Brown 87|
|No. 22 Auburn 93, UL Monroe 65|
|No. 25 Virginia 73, Radford 52|
Friday’s college basketball highlights
Friday’s Disaster Index
Green Bay‘s offense was dreadful Friday night against Wisconsin, managing to put just 34 points on the board in 40 minutes of action. The Phoenix were 12-of-51 from the field including 3-of-16 from deep, turning it over 13 times.
No Green Bay player converted more than two field-goal attempts and Cem Kirciman and Tutu Majok were the team’s leading scorers with five points apiece. The program’s worst single-game efficiency mark of the KenPom era (2002-present) entering Friday was 0.641. The record was shattered and then some against Wisconsin with a dubious 0.544 showing.
Saturday’s Bracketology Watch
Davidson vs. San Francisco has no shortage of at-large implications. Both teams are plenty capable of competing for a tournament berth thanks to stellar backcourts, and this matchup is certain to fall in at least Quad-2 or possibly Quad-1 by Selection Sunday. Notching a quality win this early would be a pivotal step in the bracketology mix.
Saturday’s college basketball TV schedule
Saturday’s college basketball best bets
Betting odds courtesy of FanDuel.
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Iona vs. Harvard (1 p.m. ET; ESPN3)
—MONEYLINE; -490: Rick Pitino’s Iona crew took down a formidable App State team in its opener and will now look to notch a quality Ivy wn.
UCF at Miami FL (1 p.m. ET; ESPN+)
—SPREAD; +2.5: Miami will be a one-man show this season with Isaiah Wong but the rest of the supporting cast has questions. UCF has more talent on the floor.
Ohio at Cleveland State (7 p.m. ET; ESPN+)
—SPREAD; -1.5: Ohio is a mid-major to watch, led by budding star Mark Sears. The Bobcats took out a quality opponent in Belmont on opening night.
Gonzaga vs. Texas (10:30 p.m. ET; ESPN2)
—MONEYLINE; -360: The matchup of the day, and one Gonzaga can handle. It could take some time for Texas’ newcomers to get comfortable while the Bulldogs present some mismatches from the jump.