DURHAM, NC — After losing two straight games and falling heavily in the AP Top 25 Rankings, No. 18 Duke will seek to bounce back against Miami at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham on Saturday. ESPN3, WatchESPN and ESPN are among the networks streaming the games.
The Blue Devils (14-4, 2-3 ACC) dropped back-to-back games to Florida State and Louisville in league play in their last two fixtures but are overwhelming favourites to snap the skid this weekend.
Heading into this game, Duke has a commanding 91 percent chance to beat the Hurricanes (12-5, 2-3 ACC), according to ESPN’s Basketball Power Index.
The Blue Devils, who are without head coach Mike Krzyzewski as he recovers from back surgery, are under .500 in conference play after five ACC games for the first time in 21 years.
This record is shocking to many college basketball pundits, given the amount talents currently in the Duke program, including the likes of Harry Giles, Luke Kennard, Grayson Allen and Jayson Tatum.
Meanwhile, Miami beat Pittsburgh 72-46 on Saturday, handing coach Jim Larrañaga his 600th career win, as he joined four other active ACC coaches, including Krzyzewski, over that mark.
Meanwhile, there are a host of other AP Top 25 games on the schedule today.
Lots of focus will be on the fourth-ranked Gonzaga (18-0, 6-0 WCC) which takes its 100 percent record this season into the home battle against Portland.
Defending national champion Villanova will host Providence after returning to the No. 1 spot in the AP Top 25 rankings on Monday.
Elsewhere, No. 2 Kansas entertains Texas, No. 3 UCLA welcomes No. 14 Arizona, No. 25 South Carolina is at No. 5 Kentucky, while No. 6 Baylor travels to TCU.
College Basketball Live TV Channels: Top 25
Saturday, January 21
Vanderbilt at No. 19 Florida 12:00 PM CBS
Penn State at No. 21 Purdue 12:00 PM BTN
No. 9 North Carolina at Boston College 12:00 PM ACCN, WatchESPN Syracuse at No. 15 Notre Dame 12:00 PM ESPN, WatchESPN
Providence at No. 1 Villanova 12:00 PM FOX
Texas at N. 2 Kansas 2:00 PM CBS
No. 12 Louisville at No. 10 Florida State 2:00 PM ESPN, WatchESPN
Georgia Tech at No. 16 Virginia 2:00 PM ACCN, WatchESPN
No. 13 Butler at DePaul 2:00 PM FS1
Marquette at No. 7 Creighton 2:30 PM FS1
No. 14 Arizona at No. 3 UCLA 4:00 PM CBS
No. 20 Cincinnati at Tulane 4:00 PM CBSSN
No. 17 Wisconsin at Minnesota 4:30 PM BTN
No. 24 South Carolina at No. 5 Kentucky 6:00 PM ESPN, WatchESPN
Stanford at No. 11 Oregon 6:00 PM PAC12
No. 7 West Virginia at Kansas State 6:00 PM ESPN2, WatchESPN
No. 6 Baylor at TCU 8:00 PM ESPNU, WatchESPN
Miami at No. 18 Duke 8:15 PM ESPN, WatchESPN
Pepperdine at No. 23 Saint Mary’s 11:00 PM