Today, I’ll take a close look at the following bubble games in the Big Ten and ACC, and a pair of games in the SoCon and MAAC with regular-season title implications.
- Penn State at Nebraska -1 (5:15 p.m. ET)
- Florida State at NC State -3 (6 p.m. ET)
- Furman at ETSU -3.5 (2 p.m. ET)
- Iona at Rider -4 (2 p.m. ET)
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Penn State at Nebraska (-1)
5:15 p.m. ET on BTN
A matchup of two teams with at-large chances on life support. Penn State won the first meeting in OT, thanks to 26 points from sophomore forward Lamar Stevens and 20 and 15 from forward Mike Watkins, who will miss this game (and probably more) with a knee injury. However, PSU will have guard Josh Reaves this time around. His ability to match up against Nebraska’s 6-foot-6 guard James Palmer is key, as Reaves is arguably the best overall defender in the Big Ten.