The No. 1 South Carolina Gamecocks will host the No. 3 LSU Tigers on Sunday in a battle of the nation's only remaining undefeated college basketball teams in what could be a March Madness Final Four preview.
Aside from the strength of the teams in the matchup, it's also a spotlight of arguably the two best centers in the world showcasing their talents in front of scouts and the rest of the basketball world. And the best part is the game is getting its shine at 2 pm ET on ESPN.
Whether you're a long-time fan or just jumping in ahead of the madness, this is the game.
It might be the Gamecocks' biggest test since winning last year's championship, and it's by far the biggest chance for the Tigers to prove they're really the threat they're posing to be.
Boston, the senior 6-foot-4 center, is the reigning National Player of the Year and All-Everything.
Angel Reese, a junior, matches Boston's height and is the featured player in coach Kim Mulkey's offense after transferring from Maryland.
Boston is the presumptive No. 1 pick in the upcoming April WNBA Draft while Reese expected to be a lottery selection in 2024.
This is going to be a battle of the bigs, who are both in the mix for the Player of the Year discussion.
Boston is averaging 13.5 points on 59.3% shooting with 10 rebounds in just 25 minutes. Reese is averaging 23.5 points on 54.3% shooting and 15.8 rebounds in 33 minutes.
The Tigers entered the season ranked No. 16 — certainly good, but not the projection of a team that's undefeated into the second week of February. But despite their flawless record, LSU is still ranked No. 3. A big reason why is their (lack of) strength of schedule.
LSU has played just one ranked opponent (No. 24 Arkansas, who they beat by 24 points), and had close calls recently against Arkansas a second time (3-point win) and Georgia (a 5-point double overtime win).
Still, they're unblemished, for now.
They've taken down Stanford, UConn, Maryland, UCLA, you name it. The Gamecocks are as good as ever, and a win here would just be a top-5 infinity stone to add to their resume, Thanos style.
They'll be the favorite to win it all regardless of how this one goes, but another test is always helpful while prepping for the dance.
Where: Colombia, South Carolina
When: February 12
Time: 2 pm ET
Game lines are not available yet, but futures odds for the NCAA championship are.