What to Watch: Two top 25 matchups


No. 7 Louisville at No. 8 North Carolina

Two top 10 teams go head-to-head as Louisville and North Carolina fight for the top spot in the ACC Conference.

Louisville has won six of their last seven games as they head to Chapel Hill to take on the Tar Heels. Louisville has lost five games this season, four of which have been to ACC opponents. Despite these troubles, the Cardinals have three players averaging double-digit points as they look to take the top spot within the ACC.

North Carolina is a force to be reckoned with, especially when playing in Chapel Hill. They have only lost one game at home this season. The Tar Heels have dominated on the boards, averaging 44 rebounds per game, which leads the NCAA.

North Carolina will look to gain momentum against Louisville because they will have their hands full the last three games of the season, playing two ranked teams within the ACC, No. 18 Virginia and No. 10 Duke.

To watch the game tune in at 8 p.m. Wednesday on ESPN.

No. 13 Florida at No. 11 Kentucky

These two are set for an SEC showdown that will determine who will take the top spot within the conference. Florida thrashed Kentucky earlier this season 88-66.

The Gators hit a rough patch midway through the season; however, they have found their groove as they look to keep their eight-game winning streak alive. Florida has relied heavily on their back court; both guards average over 13 points per game.

Florida will need their defense to be firing on all cylinders with Kentucky averaging over 88 points per game. Nobody seems to have a solution to slow down freshman guard Malik Monk, who has shined all season long for the Wildcats, averaging 21.4 points per game.

Tipoff is set for 1 p.m. on Saturday. The game can be seen on CBS.

New Orleans Pelicans at Oklahoma City Thunder

The biggest news around the NBA is the Pelicans acquiring arguably the best big man in the league, DeMarcus Cousins. He will now team up with Anthony Davis, and suddenly New Orleans could have the best front court in the NBA. Despite the amount of time it will take the two All-Stars to find chemistry, the Pelicans are in good shape to try and make a late run to make the playoffs being only two games out.

It is a no-brainer that Russell Westbrook, who is averaging a triple-double, will get going. The biggest key for the Thunder will be their seven-foot center, Steven Adams, who will need to play well to slow down the newly formed dynamic duo from New Orleans. Oklahoma City struggled before the All-Star break, losing three of their last five games.

Catch the action at 6 p.m. on Sunday.