The time is here for more of our sparkling CBB picks, as we look at the schedule for basketball for Saturday night. The Villanova Wildcats and Marquette Golden Eagles will have it in a nationally televised game, which can be seen on the college basketball TV schedule on ESPN2.
Free College Hoops Picks: Marquette Golden Eagles @ Villanova Wildcats
Date: Saturday, February 23rd, 6:00 ET
Location: The Pavilion, Philadelphia, PA
Marquette vs. Villanova Live TV: ESPN2
Bubbles are busting left and right across the country, and few figured that it would be Villanova that had the ability to stick a pin in someone’s season. The Wildcats have won two in a row, and their win at the Connecticut Huskies last weekend might have put them on the right side of the bubble with just four regular season games to play. The magic number is probably four more wins between the regular season and the Big East Tournament to go dancing for the Wildcats, and it would be a huge accomplishment if they were to get there. We just don’t know whether to believe in this team, though. The win over UConn was nice, but the truth of the matter is that there have really been just two big wins for the whole season, those coming here at home against Syracuse and Louisville in a span of four days. Marquette has now proven that it can go on the road and win and can take care of business at home, and this Villanova team is the exact type of unit that Head Coach Buzz Williams and company have been dismissing all season long without much muss or fuss. This will be no exception this weekend.
Marquette vs. Villanova Pick: Marquette Golden Eagles +1
Marquette vs. Villanova Prediction: Marquette 72 – Villanova 65