UNC vs NC State among top local/in-state matchups

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These in-state NCAA Basketball matchups for this weekend have multiple intriguing, traditional rivalry games headlined by various matchups of in-state teams that reside in the same state.

Here for the third time this NCAA Basketball season, this is a look at the numerous games that will be taking place among power five conference teams as well as group of five teams that are located in the same state.

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Miami (OH) RedHawk’s basketball

7-11

bowling green Falcon’s basketball

8-10

Team Profiles heading into this game

RedHawks

Miami of Ohio

Best wins: Jackson State (95-78), at Bellarmine (71-67), and Buffalo (91-80)

Notable defeats: At Georgia (70-77), Marshall (69-95), Indiana (56-86), Indiana State (61-88), at Cincinnati (76-103), Kent State (66-69), and at Ball State (61-75)

Ken Pom Ranking: 292

College Basketball Power Index Ranking: 296

Sagarin Ranking: 283

NET ranking: 319

Quadrant 1 wins: zero

Quadrant 2 Victories: zero

Quadrant 3 wins: zero

Falcons

bowling green

Best wins: Air Force (62-58), Morgan State (86-76), at Oakland (87-82), and Ohio (88-79)

Notable defeats: At St Bonaventure (68-81), at Notre Dame (66-82), Queens (66-72), at Norfolk State (75-81), and Akron (70-74)

Ken Pom Ranking: 270

College Basketball Power Index Ranking: 260

Sagarin Ranking: 264

NET ranking: 254

Quadrant 1 wins: zero

Quadrant 2 Victories: zero

Quadrant 3 wins: Two

Rivalry History and Game Prediction

Last 10 games of this rivalry: The Falcons have each won six out of the last ten games against the Redhawks.

Current win streak: bowling green has won the last game between these two schools, having a one-game winning streak in this rivalry.

The last meeting between both schools: The Falcons defeated the Redhawks on their home court by a final score of 80-77.

Prediction: Miami (OH) 83 Bowling Green 77

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Santa Clara Bronco’s basketball

15-5

St Mary’s Gael’s basketball

16-4

Team Profiles heading into this game

gaels

Saint Mary’s

Best wins: North Texas (63-33), Oral Roberts (78-70), Hofstra (76-48), Vanderbilt (75-65), New Mexico State (81-68), San Diego State (68-61), at Santa Clara (67-64), and Loyola Marymount (76-62)

Notable defeats: Washington (64-68), New Mexico (65-69), Houston (48-53), and Colorado State (60-62)

Ken Pom Ranking: 8th

College Basketball Power Index Ranking: 20

Sagarin Ranking: 10

NET ranking: 8th

Quadrant 1 wins: One

Quadrant 2 Victories: Five

Quadrant 3 wins: Three

Broncos

Santa Clara

Best wins: Eastern Washington (84-72), DePaul (69-61), Iona (86-76), New Mexico State (66-65), UC Irvine (86-74), Boise State (73-58), San Francisco ( 79-67), at Pepperdine (89-79)

Notable defeats: At Utah State (96-74), UCF (50-57), San Jose State (64-75), Saint Mary’s (64-67), and Gonzaga (76-81)

Ken Pom Ranking: 83

College Basketball Power Index Ranking:102

Sagarin Ranking: 77

net ranking: 81

Quadrant 1 wins: One

Quadrant 2 Victories: One

Quadrant 3 wins: Six

Rivalry History and Game Prediction

Last 10 games of this rivalry: The Gaels have won eight out of the previous ten games against the Broncos.

Current win streak: St. Mary’s has won the last two games between these two schools, having a two-game winning streak in this in-state rivalry.

The last meeting between both schools: The Gaels defeated the Broncos on the road by a final score of 67-64.

Prediction: St. Mary’s 74 Santa Clara 68

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UCF Knight’s basketball

13-5

South Florida Bull’s basketball

8-10

Saturday, Jan 21

12:00 PM ET

Team Profiles heading into this game

Knights

UCF

Best wins: Florida State (68-54), Oklahoma State (60-56), Santa Clara (57-50), at Mississippi (72-61), Samford (80-77), Witchita State (52-45), and Memphis ( 107-104)

Notable defeats: UNC Asheville (95-98), Miami (FL) (64-66), Missouri (66-68), at Houston (65-71), at Tulane (69-77)

Ken Pom Ranking: 41

College Basketball Power Index Ranking: 44

Sagarin Ranking: 55

net ranking: 42

Quadrant 1 wins: One

Quadrant 2 Victories: Three

Quadrant 3 wins: Five

bulls

South Florida

Best wins: At Northern Iowa (72-69), Hofstra (77-70), Saint Joseph’s (75-62), and at East Carolina (81-70)

Notable defeats: At Auburn (59-67), UAB (65-80), Massachusetts (67-73), at Memphis (86-93), Temple (64-68), Witchita State (66-70), at Houston (77- 83)

Ken Pom Ranking: 150

College Basketball Power Index Ranking: 161

Sagarin Ranking: 145

net ranking: 172

Quadrant 1 wins: zero

Quadrant 2 Victories: zero

Quadrant 3 wins: Three

Rivalry History and Game Prediction

Last 10 games of this rivalry: UCF has won seven out of the previous ten games against South Florida.

Current win streak: UCF has won the last two games between these two schools, having a two-game winning streak in this rivalry.

The last meeting between both schools: The Knights defeated the Bulls at a neutral site by a final score of 60-58.

Prediction: UCF 83 South Florida 74

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