I know it doesn’t get much better than a UK-UNC matchup but we are in the midst one of the best sports weekends until the NBA opening day on Christmas. Cincinnati Bengal Andre Smith (pictured above) simply can’t wait for it.
(21) Mississippi State vs. West Virginia, ESPN U, 9:00pm ET
-The Big East is killing us in the Big East/SEC challenge, (8-2 through 10 games) and there’s only a few more games left for our conference to save face. This is a great coaching match-up between WVU’s Bobby Huggins and MSU’s Rick Stansbury. Mississippi State guard Dee Bost is scoring a bunch this year and is 3rd in the SEC with 17.0 ppg. Big Man Arnett Moultrie is also doing work, leading the SEC in rebounds with 10.8.
ACC Championship (5) Virginia Tech vs. (20) Clemson, ESPN, 8:00pm ET
-Winner goes to Orange Bowl. Frank Beamer’s Virginia Tech team is looking for some revenge from the 23-3 loss against the Tigers earlier this season. Beamer’s team is always in contention at end of the year for a BCS bowl game and he is quietly one of the most consistent coaches in America.
Big Ten Championship (15) Wisconsin vs. (13) Michigan State, FOX, 8:17pm ET
-Rematch of the Hail Mary game where Kirk Cousins threw a last second touchdown to top the Badgers. Winner goes to the Rose Bowl should be a great game.
Battle in Bedlam (3) OK State vs. (10) Oklahoma, ABC, 8:00pm ET
-With the Big 12 title on the line, the third-ranked Cowboys look to avoid a ninth consecutive loss to the No. 13 Sooners when the rivals meet in the annual Bedlam Game on Saturday night in Stillwater. Maybe OK State gets lucky and makes it the national championship… But probably not.