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February, 5, 2010
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As we head into a weekend packed with hoops, here are some rumblings and grumblings around the college basketball universe ...

• BYU's Jimmer Fredette versus UNLV's switching man-to-man should be a good matchup at the Thomas & Mack Center. Tre'von Willis nearly carried the Rebs to a road win in Provo, Utah, earlier this season while Fredette was recovering from mono, but the Jimmer is fully healthy now and the tables might be turned. Willis had 24 points and six rebounds in that game, but his seven turnovers were huge as BYU escaped 77-73. UNLV must find a way to get the game a little helter-skelter with its on-the-ball pressure because it lacks a go-to inside scorer. Also keep an eye on BYU's Jonathan Tavernari. He doesn't get the publicity that Fredette does, but he is equally important as a face-up 4.

• In A-10 action, Temple travels to Richmond to take on the red-hot Spiders. Richmond has won five of six and is unbeaten at home, and although Kevin Anderson has been the team's most consistent scorer within its Princeton-like attack, David Gonzalvez and Justin Harper can each help carry the load.

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