In addition to three games that pit Top 25 teams against each other, Sling TV has eight other games with squads on the bubble. Of the bubble teams, it’s hard not to have some sympathy for Texas.
The Longhorns end an extremely tough regular season Saturday at home against Kansas State. Nothing against the Wildcats, but after the run of talented teams Texas has faced—Oklahoma, Iowa State, West Virginia, Kansas and Baylor—it would be hard to imagine that the Longhorns won’t be salivating at the prospect of battling a team that is far removed from the Top 25.
After four consecutive losses to teams in the top 20, Texas won in overtime Monday against No. 14 Baylor, 61-59, giving them hope that a win against Kansas State might be enough for them to make the tournament. Texas beat KSU on the road, 61-57, when they last met, Feb. 7.
Michigan St at Indiana, 12 p.m. EST (ESPN)
Miami (FL) at Virginia Tech, 12 p.m. EST (ESPN3)
Connecticut at Temple, 2 p.m. EST (ESPN2)
Oklahoma St at (20) West Virginia, 2 p.m. EST (ESPNEWS/WATCHESPN)
LSU at (18) Arkansas, 2 p.m. EST (ESPN)
Alabama at Texas A&M, 2 p.m. EST (ESPN3)
Kansas St at Texas, 4 p.m. EST (ESPN2)
Fresno St at Boise State, 8 p.m. EST (ESPN3)
*Bubble teams in bold
TOP 25 vs. TOP 25
(9) Kansas at (15) Oklahoma, 4 p.m. EST (ESPN)
(2) Virginia at (16) Louisville, 6:30 p.m. EST (ESPN)
(3) Duke at (19) North Carolina, 9 p.m. EST (ESPN)