With a limited number of non-conference games left nationally, it is time for the rugged and chaotic conference season to begin in college basketball. New look Atlantic Coast, Big East and American Athletic conference games will be bringing in more intrigue than normal with all the conference realignment, moving power programs such as Syracuse and Notre Dame into ACC battle with North Carolina and Duke while Louisville and Memphis headline the new conference, the AAC.
This week brings the madness that is conference play. While the non-conference schedule can bring the excitement and intrigue of unknown teams going head-to-head for supremacy. Now, it will come down to teams that know each other so well, the rivalries that we all know and love and, yes, new rivalries will be implemented.
Looking ahead to the bigger games can wait. For now, we’ll look at the best games of the week including some potential for new rivalries and upsets across the board.