Bracket Banter is our daily open thread to discuss all things bracket. Readers can post comments and questions during the night's games, and we will answer those questions as the night goes on.
Could there finally be some shake-up on the 1 line? The top four teams in our bracket face tough road tests tonight as Duke plays at Florida State, Ohio State plays at Michigan, Kansas plays at Iowa State, and Syracuse plays at St. John's.
Elsewhere, there are two huge games on tap in the Big East with Georgetown (trying to avoid a 1-4 conference start) hosting Pittsburgh, and Villanova hosting Louisville. A loaded Big XII slate features Nebraska at Missouri, Oklahoma State at Texas A&M, and Colorado at Kansas State. In the Mountain West, unbeaten San Diego State kicks off a challenging week by playing host to UNLV. The second-seeded Aztecs play at New Mexico on Saturday. In the SEC, bracket newcomer Georgia plays at Vanderbilt.
Also keep an eye on: Colorado State at New Mexico, UMass at Xavier, St. Joseph's at Dayton, South Florida at Cincinnati, St. Bonaventure at Temple, Maryland at Wake Forest, Memphis at SMU, Wichita State at Creighton.