Kansas vs. Houston, Kentucky vs. Tennessee and more: Follow college basketball Saturday live


It’s the final Saturday of the men’s college basketball regular season and they saved the best slate for last.

Alongside ongoing small conference tournaments is a three-game showcase of hoops behemoths, featuring No. 14 Kansas at No. 1 Houston and No. 15 Kentucky at No. 4 Tennessee in the afternoon window before the most storied rivalry in the sport takes place with No. 7 North Carolina visiting No. 9 Duke.

As teams battle for higher seeds or try to work their way off the NCAA tournament bubble, the last few games could be critical. Follow along live as Yahoo Sports tracks all the action on a loaded college basketball Saturday.

The top-ranked Cougars are undefeated on their home court (16-0) and the Jayhawks are stumbling down the stretch. Kansas has lost two of its last three games, but did get off the schneid with a win over Kansas State on Tuesday. Led by the strong guard trio of Jamal Shead, L.J. Cryer and Emanuel Sharp, Houston is likely playing for the top overall seed in the NCAA tournament. The Jayhawks are in the 3-4 seed range at this point but did deal the Cougars one of their three losses this season on Feb. 3 at The Phog.

With Wooden Award finalist Dalton Knecht averaging 20.7 points per game, the Vols have been one of the biggest surprises this season and have a chance to play their way onto the top seed line when the bracket is revealed on Selection Sunday. Rick Barnes’ group has won seven straight and has clinched the SEC regular season title. The Wildcats are in the midst of their own four-game winning streak after some late-season stumbles at home. The talent is definitely there for this Kentucky team to make a deep run in the NCAA tournament.

The Tar Heels and Blue Devils have identical 24-6 records ahead of their rivalry matchup at Cameron Indoor Stadium. UNC came out on top in the first meeting between the teams on Feb. 4 as Armando Bacot and Harrison Ingram combined for 46 points and 23 rebounds in a 93-84 win. Duke has won eight of its last nine and would claim a share of the ACC regular season title with North Carolina if the Blue Devils win at home on Saturday. With five players averaging double figures, Duke is a well-balanced team that’s likely looking at a No. 2 seed.

Live20 updates

  • Halftime: Houston 40, Kansas 21

    The Cougars came out hot and had a 34-9 lead before cooling off late in the half. The Kansas offense looks all out of sorts; Kevin McCullar Jr. is scoreless so far and Hunter Dickinson has missed some early chances at the rim.

  • Now the Wildcats are going on a little run.

  • Caitlin Clark is doing Caitlin Clark things already.

  • The Vols are finding their rhythm and Rocky Top is lit.

     

  • The Cougars are cooking. They’re now up 20 while shooting 5-of-9 from beyond the arc. There’s very little going right for the Jayhawks.

  • Ladies and gentlemen, we have another March buzzer-beater:

  • Meanwhile, Houston has broken out to a 19-4 lead with just over 11 minutes left in the first half. The Cougars look like the No. 1 team early. Here Ja’Vier Francis throwing it down early.

  • Dalton Knecht has 4 points for UT early.

  • On the women’s side, Caitlin Clark and Iowa are about to tip off against Michigan. Clark broke Steph Curry’s record for 3-pointers in a season in her last game.

    Click photo to read story. (Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images)Click photo to read story. (Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images)

    Click photo to read story. (Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images)

  • Jamal Shead is hitting early on Senior Day as Houston has jumped out to an early 9-2 lead.

  • Final: Kansas State 65, No. 6 Iowa State 58

  • Kansas and Houston has tipped. Iowa State’s impending loss means that the Cougars will be Big 12 regular season champs.

  • Upset alert: No. 6 Iowa State down late against Kansas State

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    Iowa State vs. Kansas State

  • Cream Abdul-Jabbar, aka College Jokic, aka Larry Blurred is having himself a game early for Indiana State. He’s 4-for-4 from beyond the arc already. Indiana State is playing for a spot in the MVC final.

  • Why the race for the NCAA tournament’s No. 1 overall seed doesn’t matter

    (Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)(Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

    (Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

  • Kentucky products dominate the NBA and the Wildcats are loaded once again, but recent success has been elusive

    With Kentucky heading out on the road for an SEC showdown at Tennessee, Yahoo Sports’ Krysten Peek dug into all the stars Coach Cal has sent to the NBA … while the Wildcats continue to struggle making waves in the NCAA postseason. Click below to read.

    (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)(Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

    (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

  • Might as well kick things off with an Ivy League buzzer-beater from Brown’s Aaron Cooley:

  • There are a few ranked teams in action at the moment as we wait for the marquee games of the day. The one head-turning score is Kansas State being up by double digits on No. 6 Iowa State in the second half.

  • Good afternoon folks and welcome to the final college basketball Saturday of the regular season!



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