A look at the six most notable games on Thursday's schedule...
Mississippi at Louisville
Rick Pitino's crew hasn't played great, but they should easily handle the disappointing Rebels, who barely got by Alabama State their last time out and whose coach spent the morning in jail after allegedly shouting racial slurs at and punching his cab driver. Happy Holidays!
Mississippi State at Cincinnati
Give the Bearcats the slight edge at home in this matchup of middle-of-the-pack big conference teams.
Evansville at North Carolina
When this one gets too boring to watch (like midway through the first half), get on your computer and read Rick Reilly's column on Tyler Hansbrough. Good stuff, as always.
Texas Southern at Gonzaga
The Zags get to pound on one final cupcake before their Saturday showdown against the Huskies.
Western Kentucky at South Alabama
The Sun Belt's Big Two from a year ago try to get an early leg up on each other. The Jaguars swept the series last season (and made the tourney because of it).
Charleston Southern at Florida State
Hi Bryan - we look forward to your analysis.