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LMU, Pepperdine meet in conference play

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Loyola Marymount (11-7, 6-4) vs. Pepperdine (10-10, 6-5) Firestone Fieldhouse, Malibu, California; Thursday, 9 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: WCC foes meet as Loyola Marymount matches up against Pepperdine. Both squads are coming off of losses in their last game. Pepperdine lost 66-61 on the road to Saint Mary’s on Monday, while Loyola Marymount fell 88-71 at home to Brigham Young…

No. 2 Baylor looks to knock off No. 10 WVU

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No. 10 West Virginia (16-6, 9-4) vs. No. 2 Baylor (18-0, 10-0) Ferrell Center, Waco, Texas; Thursday, 5 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: No. 2 Baylor goes for its fifth straight win over ranked opponents against No. 10 West Virginia . Baylor’s last loss vs a ranked opponent came against the then-No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks 64-61 on Feb. 22, 2020. West…

Detroit faces Robert Morris in Horizon tourney

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No. 12 seed Robert Morris (4-14, 3-12) vs. No. 5 seed Detroit (11-9, 10-6) Horizon Conference Tourney First Round, Calihan Hall, Detroit; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Robert Morris is set to square off against Detroit in the first round of the Horizon tournament. In the regular season, Detroit won both of the head-to-head matchups. The teams last met…

Washington seeks revenge on ASU

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Washington (5-18, 4-15) vs. Arizona State (8-11, 5-8) Desert Financial Arena, Tempe, Arizona; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Washington seeks revenge on Arizona State after dropping the first matchup in Tempe. The teams last went at it on Feb. 23, when the Sun Devils outshot Washington 50.7 percent to 36.9 percent and had eight fewer turnovers en route to…

Sacred Heart looks for home win vs FDU

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Fairleigh Dickinson (8-14, 7-9) vs. Sacred Heart (8-7, 8-6) William Pitt Center – West Gym, Fairfield, Connecticut; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Sacred Heart looks for its fifth straight win over Fairleigh Dickinson at William Pitt Center – West Gym. The last victory for the Knights at Sacred Heart was an 80-68 win on Jan. 7, 2016. FRESHMAN QUARTET:…

Tennessee St. seeks revenge on Morehead St.

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Tennessee State (4-17, 3-15) vs. Morehead State (18-7, 15-3) Ellis T Johnson Arena, Morehead, Kentucky; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Morehead State goes for the season sweep over Tennessee State after winning the previous matchup in Nashville. The teams last met on Feb. 11, when the Eagles shot 48.2 percent from the field while holding Tennessee State to just…

Northwestern looks to end streak vs Minnesota

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Northwestern (6-14, 3-13) vs. Minnesota (13-10, 6-10) Williams Arena, Minneapolis; Thursday, 9 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota looks to extend Northwestern’s conference losing streak to 14 games. Northwestern’s last Big Ten win came against the Ohio State Buckeyes 71-70 on Dec. 26, 2020. Minnesota lost 94-63 to Illinois on Saturday. SUPER SENIORS: Minnesota’s Marcus Carr, Liam Robbins and Brandon Johnson…

Wyoming looks to extend streak vs San Jose St.

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San Jose State (5-15, 3-13) vs. Wyoming (12-9, 6-8) Arena-Auditorium, Laramie, Wyoming; Thursday, 9 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Wyoming looks for its 10th straight win in the head-to-head series over San Jose State. In its last nine wins against the Spartans, Wyoming has won by an average of 9 points. San Jose State’s last win in the series came on…

Johnson II, N. Colorado host Portland St.

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Portland State (8-9, 5-5) vs. Northern Colorado (9-8, 5-6) Bank of Colorado Arena, Greeley, Colorado; Thursday, 8:30 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Two senior guards will be on display as James Scott and Portland State will take on Matt Johnson II and Northern Colorado. Scott is averaging 10.2 points over the last five games. Johnson is averaging 19.6 points over the…

No. 1 Gonzaga looks to extend streak vs Santa Clara

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Santa Clara (10-6, 4-4) vs. No. 1 Gonzaga (22-0, 13-0) McCarthey Athletic Center, Spokane, Washington; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: No. 1 Gonzaga looks for its 18th straight conference win against Santa Clara. Gonzaga’s last WCC loss came against the Brigham Young Cougars 91-78 on Feb. 22, 2020. Santa Clara got past Pepperdine by four in its last outing….