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Welcome to another day of college hoops, featuring the ESPN Events Invitational title game between upstarts Dayton and Belmont.
Kansas will look to avenge its loss to the Flyers against Iona, which has a surprise win of its own in Alabama. Everything you need to know about Sunday’s college basketball slate is below.
College basketball scores, schedule
Top 25 matchups. All times Eastern.
|Saturday’s Top 25 scores||Sunday’s Top 25 schedule|
|Northern Iowa 90, No. 16 St. Bonaventure 80||Bethune-Cookman at No. 21 Seton Hall (Noon; FS1)|
|No. 2 UCLA 73, UNLV 51||Troy at No. 23 Florida (Noon; SECN)|
|No. 17 Arizona 105, Sacramento State 59||No. 4 Kansas vs. Iona (1 p.m.; ESPN)|
|No. 18 BYU 75, Utah 64||Penn at No. 13 Arkansas (4 p.m.; SECN)|
|No. 7 Villanova at La Salle (6 p.m.; ESPN2)|
|Miami FL vs. No. 10 Alabama (6:30 p.m.; ESPNU)|
Saturday’s college basketball highlights
Saturday’s Disaster Index
Pitt did it once again. The Panthers suffered yet another buy game loss, this time to a UMBC squad ranked 205th in KenPom. Jeff Capel’s team already has three double-digit home defeats this season to The Citadel, Vanderbilt and now UMBC. Colgate, Monmouth and Jacksonville also come to town next month.
Sunday’s Bracketology Watch
Fresno State is off to a quick 5-0 start to the season, including the SoCal Challenge title with victories over Pepperdine and Santa Clara. The Bulldogs travel to Berkeley on Sunday to battle Cal, which is 2-4 on the year. If Justin Hutson’s squad wants to continue to create buzz in the at-large conversation early, it will have to take care of business against one of the Pac-12’s weaker teams. Fresno State also has San Francisco, UC Irvine, Utah and Weber State on its nonconference schedule.
Sunday’s college basketball TV schedule
Sunday’s college basketball best bets
Betting odds courtesy of FanDuel.
To Win: $62.86
Season ROI: -32.7% ($160.00 wagered for $107.76 earned)
Yale vs. Stony Brook (1 p.m. ET)
—MONEYLINE; -330: Yale has lost two of its last three, but it includes an overtime loss to Southern Utah in Fort Myers, Fla., and a close road defeat at Vermont. Look for the Bulldogs to get right at home.
Georgia vs. Wofford (4 p.m. ET; ESPN+)
—MONEYLINE; -115: The Bulldogs will need to force some turnovers to create extra possessions vs. Wofford. The Terriers’ perimeter defense has been leaky to start the year, which could open things up.
Alabama vs. Miami FL (6:30 p.m. ET; ESPNU)
—MONEYLINE; -400: After a couple of tough contests against Iona and Drake, look for the Crimson Tide to get right against a Miami team that looks overmatched.
Colorado vs. Stanford (7 p.m. ET; P12N)
—MONEYLINE; -182: The first conference contest of the season, CU takes on Stanford after a handful of close calls. Stanford has looked awful in both appearances away from home this year.