What to watch: Tar Heels, Mountaineers have huge week ahead of them

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West Virginia forward Jonathan Holton dribbles as then-sophomore forward Wesley Iwundu guards him during the first half of the Wildcats' 59-65 loss to the Mountaineers on Jan. 27, 2015, inside Bramlage Coliseum. (File Photo by Parker Robb | The Collegian)

West Virginia (10) at Texas (24)

West Virginia is still in the thick of things in the Big 12. The Mountaineers have a victory over Kansas and one more matchup with Oklahoma, but first they play at Texas. The Longhorns, who defeated West Virginia on the road, now get to face the Mountaineers at home. The Longhorns are coming off a rough week where they lost two games. This game can help them regain confidence and help their tournament resume.

Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. today on ESPN2.

Duke (20) at North Carolina (5)

The best rivalry in college basketball is back again for the first time this year. After being out of the polls for two weeks, Duke is finally back, setting up another classic top 25 matchup. The Blue Devils won with a buzzer beater over Virginia on Saturday. North Carolina blew out Pittsburg to rise in the polls ahead of this game. With a win, Duke can make ground on North Carolina’s lead, while the Tar Heels could extend their lead with a victory.

Tipoff for this rivalry is set for 8 p.m. Wednesday on ESPN.

Miami (FL) (11) at North Carolina (5)

The Tar Heels have another huge game this week. If they can defeat Duke and Miami, they would extend their ACC lead to two games. Miami has been a team that has surprised some people with its consistency this year. The Hurricanes are right there in the ACC title hunt. They are in second but can tie and possibly take the lead in the conference with a couple of victories this week.

Tipoff for this game is set for noon Saturday on CBS.

Oklahoma (3) at West Virginia (10)

This game really is a must-win for both of these teams. West Virginia will need to keep pace with Kansas, and Oklahoma will need to win out to really have a chance to win or tie for a Big 12 title. West Virginia will have to first take care of business against Texas. The Sooners will be looking to bounce back this week after their heartbreaking loss to Kansas, but they also have a tricky game versus a seemingly hot Texas Tech team in Lubbock, Texas.

West Virginia and Oklahoma will tipoff at 3 p.m Saturday on ESPN.

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