College basketball scores: Wednesday’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.

Feast Week is in full force with Wednesday’s slate featuring the Maui Invitational championship as well as Battle 4 Atlantis games throughout the day.

Get yourself situated with today’s daily college basketball primer.

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College basketball scores, schedule

Top 25 matchups. All times Eastern.

Tuesday’s Top 25 scoresWednesday’s Top 25 schedule
No. 1 Gonzaga 83, No. 2 UCLA 63No. 12 Houston vs. Oregon (2:30 p.m.; ESPN2)
Wisconsin 65, No. 12 Houston 63No. 22 UConn vs. No. 19 Auburn (2:30 p.m.; ESPN)
No. 13 Arkansas 73, Cincinnati 67No. 21 Seton Hall vs. Cal (6 p.m.)
No. 14 Illinois 72, Kansas State 64Tarleton at No. 20 Michigan (7 p.m.; BTN)
No. 25 Xavier vs. Iowa State (7 p.m.; ESPNU)
Arizona State vs. No. 6 Baylor (7:30 p.m.; ESPN2)
Cal Baptist at No. 8 Texas (8:30 p.m.; LHN)
Ohio State vs. No. 23 Florida (8:30 p.m.)
Texas Southern at No. 18 BYU (9 p.m.)
No. 9 Memphis vs. Virginia Tech (9:30 p.m.; ESPN2)

Tuesday’s college basketball highlights

Tuesday’ Disaster Index

Were the worries about Virginia premature? Maybe offensively it holds true, but it appears Tony Bennett’s team is back on its ‘A’ game on the defensive end after limiting Providence to just 40 points on Tuesday. The Friars averaged just 0.71 points per possession, shooting 3-of-22 from deep and 12-51 overall from the field. Providence had four points over the game’s final 10 minutes.

Wednesday’s Bracketology Watch

Latest bracketology

Saint Mary’s looks to scratch out yet another quality win for the WCC when it takes on Wisconsin in the Maui Invitational championship. The WCC has been a major surprise out of the gates with the top five teams off to a combined 27-0 record after Gonzaga’s thunderous win over UCLA Tuesday night. The Gaels have an opportunity to improve the league’s at-large chances for teams outside of Gonzaga and BYU.

Wednesday’s college basketball TV schedule

DPI Forecast: Predictions for every game

Wednesday’s college basketball best bets

Betting odds courtesy of FanDuel.

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Houston vs. Oregon (2:30 p.m. ET; ESPN2)
MONEYLINE; -215: Houston was shellshocked in the early going against Wisconsin and Oregon struggled to score on Saint Mary’s. Expect the Cougars to get back in their groove with the stronger defense in this one.

UConn vs. Auburn (2:30 p.m. ET; ESPN2)
MONEYLINE; -142: Another top-25 battle, UConn has its first test against a quality opponent. Look for the Huskies to get extra opportunities on the boards.

Xavier vs. Iowa State (7 p.m. ET; ESPNU)
MONEYLINE; -450: The Musketeers followed up their impressive Ohio State win by beating the brakes off previously undefeated Norfolk State. Iowa State has yet to be tested this season by a likely tournament team.

Washington vs. Nevada (7 p.m. ET; ESPN+)
SPREAD; +3.5: Washington has picked it up of late, securing an impressive win over South Dakota State on Tuesday. Terrell Brown has been tremendous.



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