College basketball is here and Phenom Hoops is increasing their coverage this season.  This is why we bring you our daily schedule of games to watch for and break down a few key games that should have your attention.  Check out today’s lineup.

#24 Michigan at North Carolina

Michigan hits the road to take on North Carolina; UNC has struggled slowing down opponents defensively but has seen their offense hit another notch especially with their ability to stretch the floor. But Michigan brings good size with Dickinson, Houstan, and Diabate as they go up against Bacot and company.  Will Michigan find their offense (only averaging 71ppg) on the road in Chapel Hill?

Wichita State at Oklahoma State

An under-the-radar matchup between two teams with one loss on the season. Wichita State will have to shoot the ball better and will be led by Tyson Etienne, averaging 18.6ppg this season. Oklahoma St uses a balanced attack with 10 players averaging five points or more early on. Oklahoma State has been strong to start the season but will it continue at home?

Louisville at #22 Michigan State

Very even matchup when you look at it statistically. Both teams are strong on the defensive end but have some struggles offensively.  Neither team shoots the ball well from outside and has struggled at times with turnovers, so this could be a low-scoring affair between these two teams; part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

#14 Florida at Oklahoma

The Gators hit the road to take on the Sooners but Oklahoma will have to figure out how to score against Florida’s defense. The Gators defend well along the perimeter but Oklahoma has been strong inside the arc offensively, ultimately shooting 50 percent from the floor this season.  Florida has also been strong on the boards, especially on the offensive glass.  Florida will have their hands full on the road but Oklahoma’s 6-1 record might be misleading with a few narrow wins.

UCF at #21 Auburn

This game intrigues us not just because it’s with two 1-loss teams but if you haven’t seen Auburn in action, you need to take notice.  Freshman Jabari Smith is off the charts and is rising up the draft boards, as he leads the team with 16ppg and 7.2rpg.  They also have some other tough guards in KD Johnson and company.  UCF will have their hands full but Auburn is a sneaky yet fun to watch team if you haven’t yet.

Colorado at #5 UCLA

UCLA was able to bounce back and now welcome in Colorado.  Not many people may know about the Buffalos yet but this is a balanced team led by their forwards and is a team that has found success in getting to the line.  But they will have to pick up defensively if they want to have any chance of an upset on the road.

Other Games to Watch:

#12 BYU at Utah Valley
Utah at #20 USC
#23 Wisconsin at Georgia Tech
Nebraska at NC State
Cincinnati at Miami (OH)
Richmond at Wofford
Rhode Island at Harvard
FGCU at FIU
Virginia Tech at Maryland
ETSU at UAB
Washington St at Arizona St
#18 Memphis at Georgia
Ohio at LSU
Texas Tech at Providence
Miami at Penn State
UC Riverside at Oregon
San Diego at Fresno State