Top Pick

Florida at Kentucky, Saturday at 2 p.m., CBS3:

The Wildcats go for the undefeated regular season, which appears to be just a formality against a Florida team that began the season with a No. 7 ranking but enters this game at .500 (15-15). While the Gators would love to salvage a sorry season with the year's most significant upset, it appears nothing will get in the way of the Big Blue train here.

Starting Five

Michigan State at Indiana, Saturday at noon, ESPN:

The Hoosiers have lost seven of 11 since finding themselves ranked No. 22 on Jan. 26 and need a win here to retain their tenuous hold on the NCAA bubble.

Stanford at Arizona, Saturday at 4 p.m., CBS3:

The Wildcats would appear to have the best shot of overtaking Villanova as a No. 1 seed should the Main Line Cats falter before next Sunday.

Virginia at Louisville, Saturday at 6:30 p.m., ESPN:

The Cardinals' Feb. 7 loss at Virginia began a 4-4 stretch entering this contest, and the home team could sure use a win to take some momentum into the ACC tournament.

Duke at North Carolina, Saturday at 9 p.m., ESPN:

The Blue Devils won a 92-90 decision in their first meeting against the Tar Heels, and a repeat at the Dean Dome will clinch the No. 2 seed in the ACC tourney.

Tulsa at SMU, Sunday at 3 p.m., ESPNU:

The American Athletic Conference showdown in Dallas will determine the regular-season champion, and hurt or help the visiting Golden Hurricane's NCAA chances.

- Joe Juliano

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