The holiday tournaments may be over, but that doesn’t mean college basketball’s fourth week doesn’t offer up plenty of great matchups of its own. The ACC/Big Ten Challenge and SEC/Big East Challenge will have everyone in the college hoops world talking, not least by still generating more losses for Top 25 teams after the carnage of Thanksgiving week.
One of the many terrific contests those mini-tournaments will offer sees N.C. State head to Ann Arbor to take on preseason NIT champion Michigan. Two of the country’s best backcourts will go head-to-head as Trey Burke and the Wolverines look to stay undefeated against Lorenzo Brown and the Wolfpack.
Read on for more on the Michigan-N.C. State battle along with two dozen more intriguing stories to keep an eye on in the week ahead.