Best Games to Watch Today 1/17

Creighton #18 @ UConn #1 (FS1)

Creighton travels to Storrs, Connecticut, today looking for a signature win. The newly ranked number one team in the country is on a five-game winning streak, aiming to stay atop the Big East. UConn is led by Cam Spencer and Tristen Newton, both having a great year and looking to continue this winning streak. Creighton aims to upset the number one team in the country in what will no doubt be a sold-out home crowd, trying to disrupt Creighton’s game.

Texas Tech #25 @ Houston #5 (ESPNU)

Houston is back home after two crucial away losses. The team has been facing serious challenges on the road in Big 12 play. Look for them to try to bounce back at home against a tough Texas Tech team that is looking to stay unbeaten in the Big 12.

Nevada @ San Diego State (CBSSN)

Both of these teams will be looking for a crucial win today as they hope to bolster their resumes for the tournament. Nevada has been strong on the road in conference play, boasting a 3-0 record, while San Diego State remains undefeated at home in conference play this year. Additionally, San Diego State features Jaedon LeDee, the #8 scorer in the country, making them a fun team to watch.

Maryland @ Northwestern (BTN)

Maryland is coming off a win against Illinois and looks to continue that good fortune with a victory at Northwestern today. Northwestern is also aiming for a home win to stay on the right side of the bubble. Look for Northwestern to not take a rough loss and continue the insane trend of home-court advantage to pull off a key win.

Bradley @ Southern Illinois (ESPN+)

A great matchup here in the Missouri Valley Conference with Southern Illinois at home, featuring the #2 scorer in the country, Xavier Johnson, who is looking to lead his team to a win at home after a tough 18-point loss against Drake. Though Bradley is favored in this game, look for Southern Illinois to secure a win at home.

Honorable Mentions

  • Mississippi State @ Kentucky #8 (ESPN2)
  • Nebraska @ Rutgers (BTN)
  • Youngstown State @ Oakland (ESPN+)

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