Jon Rothstein's Games To Watch

Jon Rothstein

It's going to be a great weekend for college basketball!

Check our list below for five games to watch over the next few days.

Arkansas at Tennessee

Eric Musselman's squad has been as good as anybody over the last two months, but beating Tennessee in Knoxville is a completely different animal. The Vols are a perfect 8-0 in SEC play at home this season; they've also beaten Arizona at home during the non-conference portion of their schedule. This should be a terrific matchup from tip to finish.

Indiana at Purdue

The Hoosiers' loss to Rutgers earlier this week raises the stakes for Saturday's showdown in West Lafayette. Indiana won the first meeting between these two teams this season in Bloomington. This will likely be the final home game for both Jaden Ivey and Trevion Williams at Mackey Arena.

Texas at Kansas

It's never easy to win at Phog Allen Fieldhouse, but it's really difficult to win at Phog Allen Fieldhouse on Senior Day. That's what Texas will attempt to do on Saturday. The Longhorns beat Kansas in Austin in early February when the Jayhawks had a four-point lead with just over a minute remaining.

North Carolina at Duke

The last game for Mike Krzyzewski at Cameron Indoor Stadium is also a game that North Carolina absolutely has to have. Can the Tar Heels upset the Blue Devils in Durham? I'd say I have a better chance of finishing next year's New York City Marathon. Duke won the first meeting between these two teams by 20 earlier this season in Chapel.


The Bruins --- who returned five starters from last year's team that reached the Final Four --- haven't been healthy all season. A game against USC may not be the best remedy. Mick Cronin hasn't beaten the Trojans since he was named UCLA's head coach in 2019. USC has already set a record for most regular season in wins in program history with 25.

Jon Rothstein has been a college basketball insider for CBS Sports since 2010 and a contributor to the CBS Broadcast Network since 2016. He is also the host of the College Hoops Today Podcast via Compass Media Networks. Rothstein is also an in-studio correspondent for both WFAN and CBS Sports Radio.