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ACU looks to sweep HBU

Abilene Christian (15-10, 10-4) vs. Houston Baptist (3-20, 3-11)

Sharp Gymnasium, Houston; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Abilene Christian goes for the season sweep over Houston Baptist after winning the previous matchup in Abilene. The teams last faced each other on Feb. 12, when the Wildcats outshot Houston Baptist from the field 50 percent to 36.5 percent and had 11 fewer turnovers on their way to an 81-67 victory.

LEADING THE WAY: Houston Baptist’s Ian DuBose has averaged 19.1 points and 7.6 rebounds while Jalon Gates has put up 15.5 points. For the Wildcats, Payten Ricks has

McNeese St. looks to extend streak vs Incarnate Word

McNeese State (12-13, 7-7) vs. Incarnate Word (8-17, 5-9)

Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center, San Antonio; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: McNeese State looks for its sixth straight win in the head-to-head series over Incarnate Word. McNeese State has won by an average of 12 points in its last five wins over the Cardinals. Incarnate Word’s last win in the series came on Jan. 26, 2015, an 86-84 win.

FEARLESS FRESHMEN: Incarnate Word has relied heavily on its freshmen this year. Drew Lutz, Keaston Willis, Vincent Miszkiewicz and Marcus Larsson have combined to account for 55 percent of

SFA looks to extend streak vs Central Ark.

Central Arkansas (9-17, 8-7) vs. Stephen F. Austin (22-3, 13-1)

William R. Johnson Coliseum, Nacogdoches, Texas; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Stephen F. Austin looks for its 10th straight conference win against Central Arkansas. Stephen F. Austin’s last Southland loss came against the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders 73-72 on Jan. 8. Central Arkansas fell short in an 82-67 game at Sam Houston State on Saturday.

STEPPING UP: Kevon Harris has put up 18 points and 5.7 rebounds to lead the way for the Lumberjacks. Gavin Kensmil has paired with Harris and is producing 11.5 points and

Long Beach St. looks to sweep UC Irvine

Long Beach State (9-17, 4-6) vs. UC Irvine (17-10, 9-2)

Bren Events Center, Irvine, California; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Long Beach State goes for the season sweep over UC Irvine after winning the previous matchup in Long Beach. The teams last played each other on Jan. 22, when the Beach shot 46.2 percent from the field while holding UC Irvine’s shooters to just 33.8 percent en route to a seven-point victory.

BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: UC Irvine’s Collin Welp has averaged 13.8 points and 6.2 rebounds while Eyassu Worku has put up 12.1 points. For the Beach, Chance Hunter has averaged

Rutgers seeks revenge on Michigan

Michigan (16-9, 7-7) vs. Rutgers (18-8, 9-6)

Louis Brown Athletic Center, Piscataway, New Jersey; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Rutgers seeks revenge on Michigan after dropping the first matchup in New York. The teams last played on Feb. 1, when the Wolverines outshot Rutgers from the field 46.8 percent to 32.5 percent and made 13 more foul shots en route to the 69-63 victory.

SUPER SENIORS: Michigan’s Zavier Simpson, Jon Teske and Eli Brooks have collectively accounted for 47 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 40 percent of all Wolverines points over the last five

Duquesne looks to extend streak vs GW

George Washington (11-14, 5-7) vs. Duquesne (18-6, 8-4)

PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Duquesne looks for its sixth straight win in the head-to-head series over George Washington. In its last five wins against the Colonials, Duquesne has won by an average of 9 points. George Washington’s last win in the series came on Feb. 19, 2017, a 77-70 victory.

LEADING THE WAY: Marcus Weathers has put up 14.5 points and eight rebounds to lead the charge for the Dukes. Sincere Carry is also a primary facilitator, accounting for 11.4 points and five assists per game. The

Iona looks to extend streak vs Siena

Iona (9-12, 7-7) vs. Siena (13-10, 9-5)

Times Union Center, Albany, New York; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Iona looks for its fifth straight conference win against Siena. Iona’s last MAAC loss came against the Manhattan Jaspers 72-49 on Feb. 2. Siena is coming off a 65-52 win over Manhattan in its most recent game.

SAVVY SENIORS: Siena’s Jalen Pickett, Manny Camper and Elijah Burns have combined to account for 58 percent of the team’s scoring this season and have scored 56 percent of all Saints points over the last five games.

FUELING THE OFFENSE: Pickett has directly created 56

Furman, ETSU put streaks on line

Furman (22-5, 12-2) vs. East Tennessee State (23-4, 12-2)

Freedom Hall Civic Center, Johnson City, Tennessee; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Furman looks for its eighth straight conference win against East Tennessee State. Furman’s last SoCon loss came against the Wofford Terriers 66-52 on Jan. 17. East Tennessee State is coming off a 72-67 win on the road against VMI in its most recent game.

SENIOR STUDS: Furman’s Jordan Lyons, Clay Mounce and Noah Gurley have collectively accounted for 57 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 65 percent of all Paladins points over the

Missouri St. seeks revenge on Bradley

Missouri State (13-14, 7-7) vs. Bradley (18-9, 9-5)

Carver Arena, Peoria, Illinois; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Bradley goes for the season sweep over Missouri State after winning the previous matchup in Springfield. The teams last faced each other on Jan. 15, when the Braves outshot Missouri State 47 percent to 41.4 percent and hit six more 3-pointers en route to the 13-point victory.

SAVVY SENIORS: Bradley’s Darrell Brown, Nate Kennell and Koch Bar have collectively scored 45 percent of the team’s points this season, including 45 percent of all Braves scoring over the last five

Lehigh seeks revenge on Colgate

Lehigh (7-19, 4-10) vs. Colgate (20-7, 11-3)

Cotterell Court, Hamilton, New York; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Colgate goes for the season sweep over Lehigh after winning the previous matchup in Bethlehem. The teams last met on Feb. 5, when the Raiders outshot Lehigh 43.8 percent to 35.4 percent and made six more 3-pointers en route to a 30-point victory.

BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Jordan Cohen is averaging 14.5 points and 4.2 assists to lead the charge for the Mountain Hawks. James Karnik is also a big contributor, accounting for 11 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. The Raiders have been led