I’ve heard there’s some big sporting event later today. But as you pass the time before this so-called “Super Bowl” actually kicks off, read up on a pair of intriguing college basketball matchups with heavy underdogs looking to make some noise against major conference elite. Some of you might also have some added interest since the two games I will cover are tied into a number of the posted cross-sport Super Bowl props: Seton Hall at Villanova and Illinois at Ohio State. As a Colts fan, my only input on this so-called big game is “just not the Patriots again”.

Also, make sure to check back here later today for some #MAACtion notes, and follow me on Twitter @jorcubsdan for injury updates, in-game analysis and second-half predictions. I pulled all lines from 5Dimes at the time of writing.

Seton Hall @ Villanova (-12.5)

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When Villanova is humming, there’s no question they’re the best team in the country. In fact, they can look downright unbeatable. However, they do have exploitable flaws. I’ll examine if a physical Seton Hall team with a talented frontcourt can take advantage of some of those weaknesses.

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