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SCS.com Seven Days, Seven Games
January 26 - February 1
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By: Jonathan
SouthernCollegeSports.com Editor
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Seven Days, Seven GamesThroughout the college basketball season, there will be many games that will have a huge impact on conference standings and the postseason fate of teams all across the country. Each week, SouthernCollegeSports.com takes a look at several of the biggest games of that seven-day period in a new feature titled Seven Days, Seven Games. Below is a look at this week's top contests....

TEXAS LONGHORNS at
(#9) TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS
Monday   6:00 PM CDT   ESPN   Lubbock, TX
Texas at Texas TechSince losing back to back games to Georgia Tech and SMU, Texas Tech has won twelve straight, including their first four in Big XII play. It will be a huge in-state rivalry matchup on Monday evening when the Red Raiders, who are led by star forward Andre Emmett, play host to the Texas Longhorns. UT had a seven-game winning streak snapped by Oklahoma State on Saturday and will be looking to rebound from that home loss by stealing one on the road. Rick Barnes' team's only losses have come to Arizona, Duke, and OSU, all nationally ranked. This game begins a tough stretch that has the Raiders playing four of their next five games against teams ranked in the top 25 in the major polls.
SouthernCollegeSports.com Writers' Predictions
Jarrod Jonathan Timothy Toby
Texas Tech Texas Tech Texas Tech Texas Tech
PURDUE BOILERMAKERS
at INDIANA HOOSIERS
Tuesday   6:00 PM CDT   ESPN   Bloomington, IN
Purdue at IndianaThese teams started off their respective seasons heading in two totally opposite directions but now claim the same record in the Big Ten. The Hoosiers lost three of their first five games this season and have lost three more since then. However, five of those six defeats have come at the hands of teams that either are currently or have been at one time ranked in the top 25. IU is currently in the middle of a four-game winning streak. Purdue claims impressive early-season victories over Seton Hall and Duke. Like Indiana, the Boilers now sit at 4-1 in Big Ten play, tied for first in the league. Purdue survived a tough home game with Michigan State on Sunday, and Indiana will try to do the same against Purdue on Tuesday.
SouthernCollegeSports.com Writers' Predictions
Jarrod Jonathan Timothy Toby
Purdue Purdue Purdue Purdue
NC STATE WOLFPACK at
(#8) NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS
Wednesday   6:00 PM CDT   ESPN   Chapel Hill, NC
NC State at North CarolinaIt's a huge in-state battle on Wednesday night when the Tar Heels host the Wolfpack. At 4-1 in ACC play, NC State is only one game behind league-leading Duke, while North Carolina has accumulated just a 2-3 conference record so far. The top three scorers in the league will be in Chapel Hill when these two teams get together. Tar Heels sit at numbers one and three: Rashad McCants (19 ppg) and Sean May (16 ppg). The Wolfpack's Julius Hodge, who scores just over 17 per contest, is stuck in between. NC State has won six of their last eight games but just two of the last four. UNC has dropped three of their previous seven, two of them conference games.
SouthernCollegeSports.com Writers' Predictions
Jarrod Jonathan Timothy Toby
North Carolina North Carolina North Carolina North Carolina
SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS
at VANDERBILT COMMODORES
Wednesday   7:00 PM CDT   Nashville, TN
South Carolina at VanderbiltThough South Carolina has played several tough games so far this season, and many of them on the road, Wednesday's trip to Vanderbilt may be the toughest yet. Kevin Stallings' team claims a perfect 11-0 record in Memorial Gym this season, including big wins over the likes of Indiana, Michigan, Auburn, and Florida. However, the Commodores have dropped three of their previous four games (all road SEC contests) and have fallen behind early in the SEC East. The Gamecocks have done just the opposite, winning four of their first five conference games, including two away from home. Vanderbilt forward Matt Freije is the SEC's third-leading scorer at exactly 18 points per game; Carlos Powell's 14 lead USC.
SouthernCollegeSports.com Writers' Predictions
Jarrod Jonathan Timothy Toby
Vanderbilt Vanderbilt South Carolina Vanderbilt
(#2) DUKE BLUE DEVILS at
(#14) GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS
Saturday   4:00 PM CDT   ESPN   Atlanta, GA
Duke at Georgia TechPerhaps the biggest game of the week is this ACC matchup between Duke and Georgia Tech in Atlanta. Since dropping an early-season game to Purdue in Alaska, the Blue Devils have won thirteen straight games and their first five of the young conference season. Georgia Tech vaulted into the polls quickly after earning pre-conference victories over Connecticut and Texas Tech. After losing consecutive games at Georgia and North Carolina in early January, the Jackets have rebounded to win three of their next four. GT earned a very respectable split in last week's two-game road swing at Wake Forest and NC State. Duke's J.J. Redick and Georgia Tech's B.J. Elder lead their respective teams in scoring.
SouthernCollegeSports.com Writers' Predictions
Jarrod Jonathan Timothy Toby
Duke Duke Georgia Tech Georgia Tech
(#1) STANFORD CARDINAL
at OREGON DUCKS
Saturday   5:00 PM CDT   FoxSportsNet Regional   Eugene, OR
Stanford at OregonBy far the biggest matchup on the West Coast this week is Stanford's trip to Oregon. The Ducks, led by Luke Jackson's 22 points per game, have had thier ups and downs so far this season but appear to be one of the leading candidates to hand the Cardinal their first loss of the season. UO has compiled a 6-0 record at home this season, though they have played no one comparable to Stanford. Mike Montgomery's team is one of only two left in the nation without a loss. Three of their last four victories have come by double-figures, and the scoring is spread around pretty evenly. Seven Cardinal players, led by senior Matt Lottich, score between 7 and 13 points per contest, five of them in double-digits.
SouthernCollegeSports.com Writers' Predictions
Jarrod Jonathan Timothy Toby
Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford
(#9) TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS
at (#15) OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS
Saturday   8:00 PM CDT   ESPN+   Stillwater, OK
Texas Tech at Oklahoma StateThe Red Raiders are the only team to make two appearances in this week's feature and will truly find out what their team is made of this week. After hosting Texas on Monday, the Raiders must visit Oklahoma State on Saturday. The Cowboys are coming off of a huge Big XII road win at Texas last weekend and have the entire week of to rest and prepare for Bobby Knight's team. OSU senior guard Tony Allen is the conference's seventh-leading scorer at nearly 16 points a night. Four other Cowboys average between 9 and 12 points per game. Oklahoma State was won four in a row and ten of their last eleven. The Cowboys have also compiled a perfect 11-0 record at home in the Gallagher-Iba Arena.
SouthernCollegeSports.com Writers' Predictions
Jarrod Jonathan Timothy Toby
Oklahoma State Oklahoma State Texas Tech Oklahoma State

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