With the beginning of the second half of conference play, we should start to see some things shake out in the standings.
Tennessee vs LSU 9:00 ESPN
LSU can't shoot and really only has one option on offense - Glen Davis. Tennessee should be getting Chris Lofton back after multiple games with an ankle injury. The Tigers slide down the SEC West has to end at some point, right? This was a Final Four team last year. LSU is playing its way out of a NCAA bid as they are currently last in the West with a 2-6 mark. Still, I will take Tennessee at home with the return of Lofton leading a second half comeback.
Georgia Tech vs NC State 7:00 Raycom
The Wolfpack will be looking for their third straight win as an underdog in Atlanta. I never thought NC State would have upset North Carolina last Saturday, but things are starting to click for Sidney Lowe's bunch led by guard Calvin Grant. Teams with a perimeter presence have given Georgia Tech trouble because the Yellow Jackets are very long and lean, but not all that quick. Still, Georgia Tech might have played its best game since Maui last Saturday led by a smothering defense on the perimeter. I like Georgia Tech at home.
Two years ago - This game turned NC State's season around
Maryland vs Virginia 9:00 Raycom
Virginia may be the surprise team in the ACC with their rival Hokies stumbles as of late. The Cavaliers have won six in a row and find themselves near the top of the ACC. I have said all along this Maryland team will be good and I am not jumping ship now. I like the Terps at home.