June 23, 2024

College basketball rankings: TCU and Clemson meet in battle of undefeated teams as part of busy Saturday


Two of the most effective school basketball video games on Saturday’s schedule will originate from Canada, uncommon as it’s. The first is Purdue-Alabama. The second is TCU-Clemson. It’s a doubleheader that may enable Purdue’s main scorer (Zach Edey) and TCU’s main scorer (Emanuel Miller) to play in entrance of pals and household in their hometown of Toronto.

“It’s always special, being from Toronto,” Miller said earlier this week. “Being from a different country and having my family support me on my home soil, and just being able to play on my home soil, is a special moment that I’m going to cherish and look forward to.”

Purdue-Alabama is taken into account the larger recreation of the 2, if solely as a result of it options Edey, the reigning CBS Sports National Player of the Year who’s presently on monitor to develop into the primary back-to-back Wooden Award winner since Virginia’s Ralph Sampson gained it twice in 1982 and 1983. Plus, Purdue is No. 2 in Saturday morning’s up to date CBS Sports Top 25 And 1 day by day school basketball rankings. Alabama is No. 26. So, for our functions at the very least, Purdue-Alabama is a ranked-vs-ranked matchup.

But it is the different recreation in Toronto, TCU-Clemson, that’ll pit one undefeated workforce in opposition to one other. There are solely 13 undefeated outfits remaining — and the Horned Frogs and Tigers are two of them. TCU is 7-0. Clemson is 8-0 — and ranked twenty fourth in Saturday morning’s Top 25 And 1. The loser of this matchup will clearly fall from the record of unbeatens and depart the game with not more than 12 colleges with a zero in the loss column. The winner needs to be in the Associated Press Top 25 ballot when it updates Monday.

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