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Andy Katz | Correspondent | February 6, 2018

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Game of the night

Xavier at Butler, 6:30 p.m. ET, FS1: The Bulldogs have already knocked off No. 1 Villanova at home. If Butler gets second-place Xavier, too, then the Bulldogs will be working on a higher NCAA tournament seed as well as one in the Big East tournament. Xavier has flirted with some fire lately against St. John’s and Georgetown but has survived.

Also in the Big East, Georgetown at Providence (8:30 p.m. ET, FS1) is a game the Friars need to win to keep pace in a four-team battle for third.

What are the questions in the Big Ten?

Michigan at Northwestern, 7 p.m. ET, BTN: Is Northwestern still a viable team to climb onto the bubble with a late surge or will the Wildcats simply play spoiler?

Michigan State at Iowa, 9 p.m. ET, ESPN: Will the Spartans get off to a fast start on the road against a lesser opponent ahead of a big game against Purdue on Saturday?

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Nebraska at Minnesota, 9 p.m. ET, BTN: What are the chances the talented Gophers’ overtime push against Michigan was a sign that they are ready to return to Big Ten relevance this season? They face a Nebraska team that needs every road win it can get to earn a bid.

What are the questions in the SEC?

Tennessee at Kentucky, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN: Will the Vols get a sweep of Kentucky to create even more distance between the two schools in the race to catch Auburn?

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Alabama at Mississippi State, 7 p.m. ET, SEC Network: Will the Bulldogs continue their late-season surge in the SEC and keep chasing the frontrunning Tigers?

South Carolina at Arkansas, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN2: Will Arkansas snap a two-game slide and get back to being a team that can make noise in the SEC tournament?

Missouri at Ole Miss, 9 p.m. ET, SEC Network: Will the Team of the Week Tigers get the type of road win that an NCAA tournament team should land against a sub. 500 team?

In the Big 12?

TCU at Kansas, 9 p.m., ET, ESPN2: Will Kansas lose two games in a row at Phog Allen and its fourth this season? I think we know the answer, right?

Baylor at Oklahoma State, 8 p.m., ET, ESPNU: Will Oklahoma State build off the Kansas road win and knock off a pesky Baylor that can cause havoc with its zone defense?

Keep an eye on….

Penn at Princeton, 6 p.m., ET, ESPNU: If the Tigers want to catch the rival Quakers then they need to get this one at home. Lose, and they are three games back in the loss column. No shot.

UCF at Cincinnati at 7 p.m., ET, CBS Sports Network: The Bearcats have learned how to play fast and slow, and are one of the top four teams in the country — right now.

Wichita State at Memphis, 9 p.m., ET, CBS Sports Network: The Shockers need to get a road win again in the American.

Boise State at New Mexico, 10 p.m., ET, ESPNU: The Broncos are just one game behind Nevada in the Mountain West standings. UNM is easily the surprise team in the league. The Lobos could help spoil the Broncos'chances of catching the Wolf Pack.

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