Locally, Top-ranked Georgetown will play No. 4 St. John's Saturday at Capital Centre in a key Big East Conference game, after facing Connecticut there Wednesday. Maryland has a breather against Holy Cross tonight before playing host to Notre Dame Saturday and Villanova Sunday. George Washington, trying to regroup after an injury kept star center Mike Brown out of two games last week, will meet Atlantic 10 rivals Massachusetts (Thursday) and Rutgers (Saturday) on the road.

Three area teams will be home tonight: Navy against Delaware, American against Richmond and Howard against East Carolina. George Mason will have a crucial ECAC South game at home Wednesday against William and Mary. Virginia will play Atlantic Coast Conference games at Georgia Tech tonight and at home against Wake Forest Saturday before playing host to Arkansas on Sunday.

Nationally, second-ranked Duke will play ACC road games at North Carolina State Wednesday and at Clemson Saturday. Among the top conference matchups will be Kentucky-Georgia Wednesday and Alabama at Florida Saturday in the Southeastern Conference; Ohio State-Illinois Wednesday and Indiana at Illinois Sunday in the Big Ten; Syracuse vs. St. John's in Madison Square Garden in the Big East Wednesday; Southern Methodist at Texas in the Southwest Conference Wednesday, and Memphis State at Virginia Tech in the Metro Conference Saturday.