Three things interest me as we head into the last two weeks of college basketball’s regular season. Games that affect regular-season championships, seedings (for both for the conference tournaments and the NCAA Tournament), and teams on the bubble for an NCAA bid are what I’ll be watching.
Saturday is the day for the best of those games:
Baylor at TCU: Baylor has fought its way back into NCAA contention, but the Bears are still hanging on the edge and they need this win. TCU’s potential NCAA seed seems to be declining. A victory here would stop that.
Seton Hall at St. John’s: The Hall has to be focused to win this and keep itself firmly in the field. The Johnnies are suddenly a threat, so it won’t be easy.
Boston College at Miami: BC could prove a point by winning a road game, and hurt Miami’s NCAA hopes.
Villanova at Creighton: This game is fraught with danger for the potentially No. 1-seeded Wildcats. Creighton can be tough in Omaha.
Kansas at Texas Tech: Kansas is also playing for a No. 1 seed, but I think the Jayhawks are going to lose this road game. The winner probably will win the Big 12.
Arkansas at Alabama: Both are in the field right now, but a loss could make things touch-and-go, especially for Arkansas.
Harvard at Penn: The winner most likely will win the Ivy League regular-season title.Joe Sullivan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeSullivan