Two conference titles are up for grabs as the College Basketball season enters the final weekend of regular season play before the conference tournaments tip off next week.
The biggest involves what most would consider the best rivalry in College Basketball when the No. 4 Duke Blue Devils battle the No. 13 North Carolina Tar Heels for the ACC crown Saturday night (8 pm ET, CBS).
Duke (27-3 SU and 15-13 ATS, 13-2 ACC) beat the Clemson Tigers 70-59 on Wednesday, but fell short of covering the spread as a 12.5-point home favorite. North Carolina (23-6 SU, 14-12 ATS, 13-2 ACC) edged the Florida State Seminoles 72-70 on Wednesday but failed to cash as a 2.5-point road favorite.
North Carolina is 6-4 SU and ATS in the head-to-head series and will be out for revenge after the Blue Devils won 79-73 when the teams met on Feb. 9.
In the Big East, the No. 5 Pittsburgh Panthers can win the conference title outright for the first time since 2004 when they face the slumping No. 19 Villanova Wildcats on Saturday at the Petersen Events Center (4 pm ET, CBS).
Pittsburgh (26-4 SU, 13-11 ATS, 14-3 Big East) beat the South Florida Bulls 66-50 on Wednesday and covered as a 10.5-point road favorite. Villanova (21-9 SU, 11-15 ATS, 9-8 Big East) lost 93-72 Monday against the No. 7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and failed to cover as a 5-point road underdog..
The teams are 5-5 SU over the past 10 meetings and the Panthers are 6-4 ATS.