The NCAA men's basketball landscape this weekend is loaded with local matchups on Saturday, and rounds out with important Big Ten games on Sunday. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish host the Depaul Blue Demons on Saturday afternoon, while the UIC Flames take on the Loyola Ramblers. then on Sunday, Illinois Fighting Illini try to knock off No. 25 Michigan, and Northwestern takes on Purdue.
Here is a complete look at the schedule:
The Illinois Fighting Illini (16-8, 5-6) go on the road to take on the Michigan Wolverines (18-7, 8-4) on Sunday afternoon.
Game date, time: 12:00 PM CT, Sunday, February 12, 2012
Location: Crisler Center, Ann Arbor, MI
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish (16-8, 8-3) host the DePaul Blue Demons (11-12, 2-9) Saturday afternoon in Big East conference play.
Game date, time: 11:00 AM CT, Saturday, February 11, 2012
Location: Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center, South Bend, IN
TV: ESPN3, Big East Network
The Northwestern Wildcats (15-8, 5-6) go on the road to take on the Purdue Boilermakers (15-9, 5-6) on Sunday night.
Game date, time: 5:00 PM CT, Sunday, February 12, 2012
Location: Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, IN
TV: Big Ten Network
The Loyola Ramblers (5-18, 0-13) try for their first Horizon League win against the Illinois-Chicago Flames (7-16, 3-10) on Saturday.
Game date, time: 1:00 PM CT, Saturday, February 11, 2012
Location: Joseph J. Gentile Center, Chicago, IL
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