NC State (+9.5) over Maryland - Grevis Vasquez and the Terrapins has yet to land a staple win this season, while NC State just pulled off the biggest upset of the season to date. The Wolfpack are high on life after taking down the Dukies on Wednesday, and are now poised to push Maryland to the limit. 6'8'' forward Tracy Smith dropped 23 in the big win and should continue his strong play tonight in College Park. He'll go head to head with Maryland's Landon Milbourne who is averaging 12pts and 7reb in ACC contests. Maryland should pull it out, but expect NC State to cover this spread.
Duke (+1.5) over Clemson - Both teams are coming off tough losses just three days ago, but will all be forgotten when pandemonium hits LittleJohn Coliseum this evening. ESPN's Gameday is taking its act to Clemson today, but so is Jon Scheyer. Scheyer has played like an All-American to this point in the season, but will need to show leadership and poise in one of the toughest atmospheres in the conference for road teams. Trevor Booker was held to just 10 points in their first meeting, but will most certainly be a force with the spotlight on tonight. For Clemson to win, they must get more than the 7 points they got off the bench in their 1/3/10 game at Cameron. As long as Duke's ball-handlers limit turnovers, their experience and height down low should prove too much for the hometown Tigers.
BYU (-2) over San Diego State - The Mormon nation has been 'Witness' to one helluva season so far as their 19-1 BYU basketball team has risen to #13 in the nation. San Diego State is 9-0 at home and brings a big, athletic front line to this game, who could cause problems down low for BYU who often plays with 3-guards. MWC preseason POY Jimmer Fredette has averaged just over 10PPG in his last four, but should take over tonight in BYU's first big test in conference play.