Now that basketball is the main focus of the sports world, we’ll see a weekend full of college and pro hoops action!
In the world of college basketball, we’ll see a plethora of great matchups on Saturday, as the conference seasons are wrapping up and teams are gearing up for the postseason.
In the NBA, teams are coming off of the All-Star Break, and with just over 20 games remaining, everyone is gearing up for a playoff run. The PGA Tour is also going strong, and we can’t forget about the NASCAR Series either.
Let’s take a look at some of the top sporting events of the upcoming weekend.
Top Sports Events for This Weekend – February 26 – February 27
Saturday will see a lot of important games in college basketball. The Kentucky Wildcats will head to Bud Walton Arena to face the Arkansas Razorbacks.
Kentucky will not only have to face a well-coached Razorbacks squad, but they’ll also have to go up against one of the nation’s most raucous crowds. This one should be a fun one to watch.
Bruce Pearl’s third-ranked Auburn Tigers will head to Tennessee to take on Rick Barnes’s 17th ranked Tennessee Volunteers. Pearl’s Tigers have aspirations of a Final Four run, but they will have a difficult time getting there. Tennessee is one of the top defensive teams in the country, and they’ll give Auburn all that they want on Saturday.
The top-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs will take on their toughest West Coast Conference foe in the St. Mary’s Gaels. St Marys plays a slow-down, methodical style that is a sharp contrast to Gonzaga’s. We’ll see if the Gaels can slow down the powerful offense of the Bulldogs and can upset the nation’s top-ranked team.
Coming off of the All-Star Break, everyone will be gearing up for a playoff run. The new-look Brooklyn Nets desperately needed the All-Star Break, as they were in a rut.
Now that they’ve had a few days off, we’ll see a different-looking squad. We could see the first appearance of Ben Simmons. Even though Kevin Durant is still out, the Simmons and Kyrie Irving duo will be interesting to watch.
The Nets will head to Milwaukee to play the defending NBA champions. The Bucks have had an up and down season, but they’ve played better as of late, and they’ll be looking to make it to their second-straight NBA Finals.
On Sunday, the top matchup of the day will feature the Dallas Mavericks heading to San Francisco to take on the Golden State Warriors. Luka Doncic has stepped up his game as of late and has the Mavericks climbing up the Western Conference standings.
They’ll take on the powerful Golden State Warriors, who should be seeing the return of Draymond Green soon. Once they get back to full strength, look out for the Warriors!
This weekend’s stop on the Tour is at the PGA National Golf Club Champion Course in Palm Springs, California, for the Honda Classic. Heading into the weekend, Daniel Berger was holding the lead.
We’ll see if he can hold off a field headlined by Brooks Koepka, Lee Westwood, Alex Noren, and Patrick Reed.
After last weekend’s exciting Daytona 500, the drivers return to the track in Fontana, California, for the Auto Club 400. We’ll see if Austin Cindric can take his second straight checkered flag.
It’s early in the season, but we know the drivers will all be looking to get to Victory Lane.