December is coming to a close, and the conference races are about to kick into gear.

Here are the best college basketball games on the schedule in January.

Jan. 5: Michigan State at Ohio State

Michigan is the early favorite to win the Big Ten, but don’t sleep on the Spartans and Buckeyes. Michigan State is ranked fifth at KenPom, while Chris Holtmann-coached teams hardly ever beat themselves. That’s an underrated trait.

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The Spartans are the more talented group. Cassius Winston and Joshua Langford will be the two best players on the court, but Ohio State is home. A fun throwback matchup to watch: Nick Ward vs. Kaleb Wesson, two post behemoths who can devour folks inside. They probably aren’t used to facing someone whose game mirrors theirs, given the amount of rim-rolling, stretch centers we see these days.

Circle this one on the calendar.

Jan. 5: Florida State at Virginia

Two top 10 teams as of this writing, Virginia and Florida State have one loss between them. The Seminoles have impressive wins over Florida, LSU and Purdue, while the Cavaliers have wrecked everyone in their path.