Arkansas Razorbacks vs. NC-Greensboro Spartans Pick & Prediction NOVEMBER 17th 2023


Although No. 14 Arkansas is off to a perfect start, coach Eric Musselman isn’t entirely pleased with what he’s seen from his team through the first three games of the season. The Razorbacks will soon be up against some stiff competition, and Musselman hopes they can begin to find a solution to some of their shortcomings on Friday when they face UNC Greensboro in Fayetteville, Ark. Arkansas (3-0) survived a scare from Old Dominion on

Texas A&M Aggies vs. Oral Roberts Golden Eagles Pick & Prediction NOVEMBER 17th 2023


No. 13 Texas A&M will seek improvement on the offensive end when its hosts Oral Roberts on Friday in College Station, Texas. Defense has not been a problem for the Aggies (3-0), who head home after a gritty 79-66 win at SMU on Tuesday. Tyrece Radford led Texas A&M with 21 points while Wade Taylor IV had 15 points, Henry Coleman III added 13 points and 15 rebounds and Jace Carter added 10 points. The

James Madison Dukes vs. Radford Highlanders Pick & Prediction NOVEMBER 17th 2023


Entering the rankings for the first time in program history, No. 24 James Madison is in rare air after a dizzying week of national acclaim. After playing three games in seven days, followed by Monday’s ranking news, the Dukes (3-0) have had time to take it all in as they prepare for a tough test Friday night against Radford (2-2) at home in Harrisonburg, Va. “We really just talked about it for about 15 seconds

Kentucky Wildcats vs. Stonehill Skyhawks Pick & Prediction NOVEMBER 17th 2023


No. 17 Kentucky looks to pick up the pieces against visiting Stonehill on Friday following a high-profile clash against the top-ranked team in the nation. The young Wildcats (2-1) saw a 14-point lead in the second half go by the boards before dropping an 89-84 decision to No. 1 Kansas on Tuesday. Kentucky misfired on its last eight shots from the floor to fall short in the Champions Classic in Chicago. “We’re learning,” Wildcats coach

Michigan St Spartans vs. Butler Bulldogs Pick & Prediction NOVEMBER 17th 2023


It’s probably hyperbole to say No. 18 Michigan State is hitting the panic button. But at the very least, the Spartans (1-2) are not where they want to be after three games as they prepare Friday night’s home contest against Butler (3-0) in East Lansing, Mich. Ranked No. 4 going into the season, Michigan State lost at home to James Madison to open the season and to Duke on Tuesday in Chicago. A win at

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Mercer Bears Pick & Prediction NOVEMBER 17th 2023


No. 22 Alabama will attempt to put triple digits on the scoreboard for the fourth straight game Friday night when Mercer visits Tuscaloosa, Ala. The Crimson Tide (3-0) scored 105, 102 and 102 points in their first three games, all at home, including Tuesday’s runaway 102-46 victory against South Alabama. Alabama will have a tougher time hitting the century mark against Mercer (1-2). The Bears are allowing 68.7 points per game this season and have

Washington Wizards vs. New York Knicks Pick & Prediction NOVEMBER 17th 2023


The New York Knicks have found a winning groove since their last appearance in the NBA’s in-season tournament. But the Washington Wizards will return to the in-season tournament battling the same malaise in which they’ve been mired all season. The Knicks and Wizards are slated to resume Group B play in the in-season tournament Friday night, when New York visits Washington in a battle of longtime rivals. Both teams were off Thursday after playing Wednesday

Atlanta Hawks vs. Philadelphia 76ers Pick & Prediction NOVEMBER 17th 2023


The Philadelphia 76ers will look to halt a two-game skid when they battle the host Atlanta Hawks in the NBA in-season tournament on Friday. Following an eight-game winning streak, the Sixers fell twice at home: to the Indiana Pacers in the in-season tournament and then 107-97 to the short-handed Boston Celtics on Wednesday without Jaylen Brown and Kristaps Porzingis. The Sixers are 1-1 in the in-season tournament heading into Atlanta. Both teams are part of

Charlotte Hornets vs. Milwaukee Bucks Pick & Prediction NOVEMBER 17th 2023


The Charlotte Hornets will have a different personnel makeup when they take the court Friday night. They’re hoping for better results as well. The game is expected to mark the return of forward Miles Bridges when the Hornets take on the visiting Milwaukee Bucks. Bridges is eligible to return for the Hornets after more than a year away due to an NBA-imposed suspension regarding a domestic violence case. “He has got himself in good shape

Golden State Warriors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Pick & Prediction NOVEMBER 16th 2023


Oklahoma City Thunder will catch the Golden State Warriors without Draymond Green and possibly without Stephen Curry when the clubs duel in an early-season rematch Thursday night in San Francisco. Green on Wednesday was suspended for five games for his aggressive role in pulling Minnesota’s Rudy Gobert away from a Klay Thompson-Jaden McDaniels scuffle early in the Timberwolves’ 104-101 win on Tuesday. Green, Thompson and McDaniels were ejected just 1:43 into the contest. The Warriors