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Belfast Star v DCU Saints (De La Salle College, Belfast, 8.30)

This game represents a real battle for second place in the Northern Conference with Belfast Star currently in pole position to claim that spot ahead of the play-offs.

DCU Saints have already enjoyed an excellent win over Friday's opponents this season courtesy of a 93-59 victory earlier in the season.

Saturday February 20

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Sligo All-Stars v Bausch & Lomb Waterford Wildcats

(Mercy Sligo, 6.0)

Sligo came closest to recording their first win of the season against Tolka last weekend and face another winnable contest when they welcome Bausch & Lomb Waterford Wildcats.

However, Wildcats will be in confident mood after running Team Montenotte Hotel Cork close in their last encounter. The Waterford club will be looking to the inspirational duo of Christine O'Gorman and Elaine Kennington to produce another big display this weekend.

Team Montenotte Hotel Cork v Meteors (Littleisland Sports Complex, 7.0)

Team Montenotte Hotel Cork's 100pc record in the league was seriously tested last weekend but they will be favourites to overcome Meteors this weekend.

UL Basketball Club v Killester (UL Arena, 7.0)

Killester stole the headlines in the last series of games when they overcame DCU Mercy and they face another giant this weekend in the shape of UL. The Dubliners look to avenge a defeat by the Munster outfit in the quarter-finals of the National Cup.

Sunday February 21

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Ulster Elks v Neptune (University of Ulster HPC, 3.0)

Ulster Elks will be looking to continue their winning ways as they host a powerful Neptune side intent on making the play-offs.

The Ulster side nabbed victory by shocking Southern Conference leaders UL Eagles in their last outing.

Neptune are on the back off a 13-point victory at home to Belfast Star helped greatly by Juwann James' impressive 32-point tally.

UCD Marian v Moycullen (UCD Sports Centre, 3.0)

UCD/Marian and Moycullen will be desperate to return to winning form after a miserable run in recent weeks.

UCD Marian will have to finish their season without sharp shooter Daniel James who suffered an ankle injury in the National Cup finals and is doubtful for the remainder of the season.

UCC Demons v Killester (Parochial Hall, 3.15)

UCC Demons continue to be without Shane Coughlan as they look to hold onto second place in the Southern Conference.

Killester have been in devastating form since their National Cup final success with their latest performance, inspired by cup hero Jermaine Turner, resulting in a 89-64 win over UCD/Marian.

Belfast Star v Hoops (Queens PEC, 3.45)

Hoops were another team to upset the odds last weekend by seeing off UCC Demons, but they face a tricky assignment away to Belfast Star.

Carlton Aaron, currently averaging 28.64 points per game, produced another big performance but he will come up against an equally impressive star in the shape of Kevin Ratzsch, who is second in the overall scoring averages this season.

DCU Saints v UL Eagles (DCU Sports Complex, 2.0)

UL have another opportunity of securing the Southern Conference this weekend when they make the trip to the capital to face DCU Saints.

UL were on the receiving end of an overtime loss to Elks but will be hoping Stuart Robbins, averaging 23 points per game, will be on song after being well marshalled by Dave Neal of Elks last weekend.

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DCU Mercy v Tolka Rovers (DCU Sports Complex, 2.0)

DCU Mercy will be desperate to get over the blip of losing to Killester last weekend when they host Tolka.

Tolka Rovers will be hoping to seize a third victory after escaping defeat to Sligo All Stars. Tolka continue to be without the experience of veteran Jenny Coady (ankle injury).