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Tuesday’s Pregame Shootaround: No. 1, No. 2 play, plenty of bubble action

Feb 25, 2014, 2:00 PM EST

Malik Smith, Alex Olah

GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 20 Iowa at Minnesota, 7:00 p.m.

Minnesota’s running out of chances if they want to earn an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. Tonight’s matchup with Iowa would be a great opportunity to pick up a marquee and start getting themselves headed in the right direction.

THE OTHER GAME OF THE NIGHT: Xavier at St. John’s, 7:00 p.m.

This might be the most important bubble game of the night. Xavier has struggled of late, putting themselves in a position where they could end up missing the NCAA tournament. St. John’s has won nine of their last 11 games, but they dug themselves a big enough hole that they are still climbing their way out of it.

FIVE THINGS TO WATCH FOR:

1) No. 2 Wichita State will be paying a visit to Bradley at 9:00 p.m. tonight, the last time that the Shockers will play a road game this season.

2) No. 1 Florida will be on the road as well, heading to Nashville to take on Vanderbilt.

3) Indiana is trying to salvage their season as they pay a visit to the Kohl Center to take on No. 14 Wisconsin.

4) A pair of ranked Mountain West teams will be in action tonight, as Utah State pays a visit to No. 25 New Mexico and San Jose State heads south to pay a visit to No. 13 San Diego State.

5) Virginia Tech will pay a visit to No. 6 Duke.

Bubble games:

  • Clemson at Wake Forest, 7:00 p.m.
  • Kansas State at Texas Tech, 7:00 p.m.
  • Dayton at Saint Joseph’s, 7:00 p.m.
  • Missouri at Georgia, 9:00 p.m.