B’s Five Games to Watch #6


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Brendan Kapfer

Despite the Super Bowl being a week away and this being the first weekend without football since August, we have had quite an eventful sports weekend. From the court to the ice to the pitch, we got a fun slate of games on the roster. First, men’s and women’s college basketball currently headed into the home stretch before Conference Championship Week and March Madness. Next, the National Basketball Association (NBA) approached the All-Star break and the trade deadline with only two months left in its season. Additionally, the National Hockey League (NHL) had its All-Star game this weekend. Finally, the Premier League title race only continues to heat up. With that, let’s dive into tonight’s college basketball event.

1. #10 Texas @ #8 Kansas (college basketball) on Monday at 9:00 P.M. – These two programs have been playing really good basketball this year. I say that to mean they have done nothing but impress and show the college basketball world why they will be contenders in March Madness.

Texas goes to Kansas State on Saturday as the seventh-ranked team in the nation and has an outstanding record of eighteen wins and four losses. They did not make the sweet sixteen last season and Kansas won the national championship.

The defending champions right now are ranked eighth in the nation and have the same record as the Longhorns. Both teams have multiple top-ten wins, so they earned the right to be considered heavyweights.

The game is in Kansas so it will be hard for Texas to come out with a win, but this game should be a preview of what the big 12 tournaments should look like. Two stellar college basketball teams going at it on a Monday night, for what more could one ask?