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UCLA looks to sweep ASU

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Arizona State (7-10, 4-7) vs. UCLA (15-5, 11-3) Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: UCLA goes for the season sweep over Arizona State after winning the previous matchup in Tempe. The teams last played on Jan. 7, when the Bruins shot 45.3 percent from the field while limiting Arizona State to just 38.9 percent on their…

No. 17 USC looks to extend streak vs Arizona

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Arizona (14-8, 8-8) vs. No. 17 Southern California (18-3, 12-2) Galen Center, Los Angeles; Saturday, 6 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: No. 17 Southern California looks for its eighth straight conference win against Arizona. Southern California’s last Pac-12 loss came against the Oregon State Beavers 58-56 on Jan. 19. Arizona fell 74-60 at UCLA on Thursday. FAB FRESHMEN: Arizona’s James Akinjo,…

Seton Hall looks to extend streak vs Georgetown

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Seton Hall (13-8, 10-5) vs. Georgetown (6-10, 4-7) McDonough Arena, Washington; Saturday, 5:30 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Seton Hall looks for its fifth straight conference win against Georgetown. Seton Hall’s last Big East loss came against the Villanova Wildcats 80-72 on Jan. 30. Georgetown is coming off a 78-63 win over Butler on Saturday. SAVVY VETERANS: Each team has relied…

Winthrop looks to extend streak vs High Point

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Winthrop (19-1, 16-1) vs. High Point (8-12, 6-9) Millis Center, High Point, North Carolina; Friday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Winthrop looks for its seventh straight win in the head-to-head series over High Point. Winthrop has won by an average of 14 points in its last six wins over the Panthers. High Point’s last win in the series came on…

Fresno State faces tough test vs No. 25 San Diego St.

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No. 25 San Diego State (16-4, 10-3) vs. Fresno State (9-8, 7-8) Save Mart Center, Fresno, California; Saturday, 7:30 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: No. 25 San Diego State presents a tough challenge for Fresno State. Fresno State has played a ranked team only once this season and lost. San Diego State has won its last seven games against conference opponents….

Colorado looks to sweep Oregon State

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Colorado (16-7, 11-6) vs. Oregon State (11-10, 8-8) Gill Coliseum, Corvallis, Oregon; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Colorado goes for the season sweep over Oregon State after winning the previous matchup in Boulder. The teams last played on Feb. 8, when the Buffaloes outshot Oregon State from the field 55.8 percent to 32.7 percent and recorded seven fewer turnovers…

DePaul looks to end streak vs St. John’s

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DePaul (3-10, 1-10) vs. St. John’s (14-8, 8-7) Carnesecca Arena, Jamaica, New York; Saturday, 7:30 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: St. John’s looks to extend DePaul’s conference losing streak to six games. DePaul’s last Big East win came against the Marquette Golden Eagles 68-61 on Jan. 23. St. John’s is coming off a 93-84 home win against Xavier on Tuesday. SENIOR…

Pepperdine, Santa Clara meet in conference play

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Pepperdine (10-8, 6-3) vs. Santa Clara (9-6, 3-4) Leavey Center, Santa Clara, California; Saturday, 6 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Santa Clara plays host to Pepperdine in a WCC matchup. Pepperdine snuck past Saint Mary’s by two points on Saturday, while Santa Clara fell to San Diego on Thursday, 71-60. VETERAN PRESENCE: Each team has relied heavily on their seniors this…

Wagner looks to extend streak vs St. Francis

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St. Francis (Pa.) (6-13, 5-10) vs. Wagner (8-5, 8-4) Spiro Sports Center, Staten Island, New York; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Wagner looks for its eighth straight conference win against St. Francis (Pa.). Wagner’s last NEC loss came against the Long Island-Brooklyn Sharks 77-66 on Jan. 14. St. Francis (Pa.) beat St. Francis (NY) by 14 at home last…

Duke faces tough test vs No. 7 Virginia

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No. 7 Virginia (15-4, 11-2) vs. Duke (9-8, 7-6) Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, North Carolina; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: No. 7 Virginia presents a tough challenge for Duke. Duke has lost all three of its games against ranked teams this season. Virginia came up short in an 81-60 game at Florida State on Monday. SUPER SENIORS: Virginia’s Sam…