The week ahead has actually already started, with 'Cuse at UConn happening now (a so-must-win for the Huskies), to be followed by what could be a classic matchup of top ten teams (or could be Florida at Kentucky II): Oklahoma at Texas. And don'[t forget Utah-Wyoming at midnight (EST); Wyoming has to win this game to stay in the thick of the Mountain West 3-way battle (with the Utes and BYU).
Might as well call it "Big Tuesday" as well, with Michigan State at Wisconsin (can the Spartans pull off another road win? If so, it's alright to say they're back, or at least on their way) and Georgia at Kentucky (I've been wrong before - I picked OK State to beat Cincy - but I just don't see Kentucky losing to a downtrodden Bulldog team at home).
Wednesday's packed. The ACC and Big Ten each have some serious matchups. In the ACC, it's mid-table battles royale, as Virginia visits UNC (can the Cavs win another on the road? How low can the Tar Heels sink?) and NC State hosts GA Tech (should be great and gutty). Meanwhile, Maryland needs to bounce back, fast, and can do so at Florida State, but FSU's no pushover - just ask Duke.
Michigan is at Indiana in what could (should?) be a very interesting Big Ten contest. The Hoosiers won't lose again, at home, will they? That'd be 6 in a row. Iowa travels to Minnesota for a we-are-too-capable-of-dancing-in-March! cage match.
Thursday, it's all about Duke at Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons could definitely win this one, and they're certain to remember that they were undefeated when they visited Cameron Indoor Stadium. Revenge is a dish best served with hot shooting.
Weekend preview near week's end. Now, where's my remote?!