NCAA Hoops Weekend Preview: Feb. 9

With a little over a month remaining in the men’s college hoops regular season, teams are looking to make that final push and create a strong case for inclusion in the Big Dance. College programs know they have to win these crucial games in order to get recognized and with a surplus of significant hardwood battles on the schedule for this weekend, for many teams, the time is now. Fortunately, still has experiences available for some of the biggest games of the weekend, so check them out below!

#15 New Mexico vs. UNLV 

The Runnin’ Rebels have put together another fine season (17-5), but they are far from being a lock for an NCAA tournament berth. However, that could all change this Saturday when they take on the 15th ranked New Mexico Lobos (19-3), who will also be looking to put another feather in their caps in their quest for a tourney bid.

Even with their offense sputtering at times, the Lobos have survived and thrived with a ferocious defense that has helped them climb atop the Mountain West standings. Standing in their way this weekend will be the Rebels, who came close to knocking them off in Albuquerque, but ultimately fell 65-60 back on Jan. 9.

UNLV has a good chance to exact revenge on their conference rival New Mexico with one of the best shooting and rebounding teams in the country. The Rebels are averaging 75.5 points per game and 41.2 rebounds. Those numbers are almost as intimidating as their rowdy home fans at Thomas and Mack Center, who should also aid them in their effort to pull off the upset. Come join that boisterous crowd this Saturday and enjoy the experience of a lifetime, courtesy of!

Stanford vs. Arizona State

While 2012-2013 since been a bit of a down year for Stanford’s basketball program, it’s been a year of resurgence for the Arizona State Sun Devils, who have surprised just about everyone except themselves with a 17-5 record and a third place standing in the Pac-12. If they can finish the year strong, they’ll make their first NCAA tournament appearance since 2009, when they were bumped by Syracuse in the second round.

The Sun Devils’ balanced attack should serve them well this weekend against the Cardinal. Arizona State is coming into the contest with a top 60 ranked team in scoring, field goal percentage, assists and rebounds, while the Cardinal have struggled in several areas and have not played particularly well on the road.

Come cheer the Sun Devils on to another impressive victory this Saturday by visiting The experience will be even more memorable by receiving free gameday gear and a guided tour of Wells Fargo Arena before the game, which is part of the exclusive offer!