What to Watch: Super Bowl LI

Sophomore guard Kamau Stokes makes a shot on the basket during the K-State game against West Virginia in Bramlage Coliseum on Jan. 21, 2017. (File Photo by Nathan Jones | The Collegian)

No. 7 West Virginia at Iowa State

The seventh-ranked Mountaineers are headed to Iowa State in a Big 12 matchup, where both teams are 5-3 and fighting for the third place spot within the conference.

The Cyclones will have their hands full this week, taking on the No. 7 Mountaineers tonight, followed later this week with the No. 2 Jayhawks on Saturday. Iowa State will rely on senior guard Monte Morris, who is averaging over 16 points per game this season.

West Virginia has looked streaky throughout Big 12 play, however, they are coming off a win against the No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks last week. The Mountaineers have had no troubles spreading the ball around with four players averaging over 10 points per game.

The Mountaineers and the Cyclones tip off at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.

Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers

The Clippers will look to avenge a 46-point loss they received from the Warriors last week. Beating Golden State is no easy task for any team as the Warriors continue to dominate, winning 10 of their last 11 games.

Containing Stephen Curry will be key for the Clippers; the Warriors guard scored 43 points on them in their previous meeting. It will be a tough assignment for the Clippers, especially without their star point guard, Chris Paul, who suffered a torn ligament in his left thumb.

Catch the action Thursday with a 9:30 p.m. tipoff on TNT.

Super Bowl LI: New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons

The last NFL game of the season is right around the corner. It’s almost time for Super Bowl 51 between two high-caliber offenses in the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons.

Both teams are headed into the Super Bowl with a ton of momentum.

The Falcons are looking for their first ever Super Bowl victory in only their second Super Bowl appearance. Atlanta will come ready to play, coming off a huge win by more than 20 points against the Green Bay Packers. Not to mention they have won seven of their last eight games.

The Patriots have one aspect in their favor: experience. Head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady have appeared in six Super Bowls together, claiming a victory in four of them. The Patriots will be playing without All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski, taking away one of Brady’s favorite targets.

Super Bowl LI kicks off Sunday at NRG Stadium in Houston at 5:30 p.m. and will be televised on FOX.