College Hoops Go-Round: January 30

Friday was a quiet night nationally, but there were some key matchups in one bid leagues.

Jacksonville took temporary possession of first in the A-Sun. The Dolphins are a half-game up on Campbell and ETSU after they claimed a 73-61 win over North Florida.

Weber State owns a two game lead in the Big Sky after they crushed Sacramento State, 81-59.

Butler is four games up in the loss column on Green Bay  in the Horizon League, as they dominated the Phoenix, 75-57. In the other Horizon game of the night, Milwaukee held off Valparaiso, 85-82.

It was a full night of action in the Ivy. Cornell slammed Dartmouth, 71-37, and Harvard crushed Columbia, 74-45, to set up a huge game tomorrow in Ithaca.  In the night's other two games, Yale beat Penn, 61-48, and Princeton topped Brown, 63-46

Canisius defeated Niagara in the lone MAAC game of the night by a 73-70 score.

After the jump, I'll take a look at what's coming up on the final Saturday of January.

Louisville at No. 9 West Virginia, 12 p.m. ET (ESPN): A win in Morgantown would help the Cardinals' fading tournament hopes.

La Salle at No. 15 Temple, 12 p.m. ET (ESPN2): The Owls can join Xavier at 6-1 in the A-10 if they grab a win in this Big Five clash.

Marquette at No. 19 Connecticut, 12 p.m. ET (Big East Network/Full Court): I hope Husky fans have the good sense NOT to rush the court if they beat the Golden Eagles.

No. 8 Duke at No. 7 Georgetown, 1 p.m. ET (CBS): Even with the Hoyas' loss to Syracuse Monday night, this is still a big game nationally.

LSU at Mississippi State, 1:30 p.m. ET (SEC/Full Court): The Bulldogs need a rebound win after falling at Arkansas Thursday night, thankfully for them the Tigers are winless in the league.

Oklahoma State at Missouri, 2 p.m. ET (ESPN): Crucial matchup between a pair of two-loss Big 12 teams.

Indiana at Illinois, 2 p.m. ET (ESPN2): At first glance, this is the middle game of a soft part of the schedule for the bubblicious Illini, but the Hoosiers won't be an easy win by any stretch of the imagination.

Murray State at Tennessee-Martin, 2 p.m. ET (ESPNU): The Racers look to move to 13-0 in the OVC against the 1-9 Skyhawks.

Western Michigan at Kent State, 2 p.m. ET (FS Detroit/FS Ohio/Full Court): A key matchup in the MAC, where the Golden Flashes are part of the logjam at the top and the Broncos are a game back.

No. 4 Syracuse at DePaul, 2 p.m. ET (Big East/Full Court): The Orange look to stake their claim for number 1.

Florida State at Boston College, 3 p.m. ET (Raycom/Full Court): The Seminoles better be wary of their trip to Boston, something Clemson had issues with earlier in the week.

Washington State at Washington, 3:30 p.m. ET (FSN/Comcast SportsNet): Both teams need a win in the first basketball Apple Cup of the year to keep pace with Cal in the Pac-10.

No. 24 Baylor at No. 6 Texas, 4 p.m. ET (Big 12 Network/Full Court): The Longhorns look for their second straight home win, while the Bears look to rebound from a heartbreaking home loss to Kansas State.

No. 21 Vanderbilt at No. 1 Kentucky, 4 p.m. ET (ESPN): The Commodores can take full control of the SEC race with a win in Lexington, but you can bet the Wildcats will be mad after (probably) losing their No. 1 ranking on Wednesday.

Alabama at Auburn, 4 p.m. ET (SEC/Full Court): The Crimson Tide's tourney hopes would take a hit if they lost on the Plains.

Arkansas at No. 18 Ole Miss, 4 p.m. ET (SEC/Full Court): The Rebels look to keep their share SEC West lead, while the Razorbacks would like to build on Thursday's win over Miss. State.

Siena at Marist, 4 p.m. ET (MSG/MASN/FCS Atlantic/Full Court): The Saints look to stay perfect in the MAAC.

Iowa at Michigan, 4:30 p.m. ET (Big Ten): The Wolverines' fading tourney hopes would be pretty much gone with a loss to the Hawkeyes.

Charlotte at UMass, 6 p.m. ET (ESPNU): The 49ers can't afford a letdown in Amherst.

New Mexico at TCU. 6 p.m. ET (CBS College): The Lobos look to keep rolling after their big win over BYU Wednesday.

San Diego State at Colorado State, 6 p.m. ET (the mtn.): A loss in Fort Collins wouldn't help the Aztecs' resume.

No. 2 Kansas at No. 11 Kansas State, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN): Highly ranked teams? In-state rivals? I don't think I need to say much more.

Northwestern at No. 5 Michigan State, 7 p.m. ET (Big Ten Network): The Wildcats need a big road win for the resume, especially after letting one get away in Minneapolis Wednesday.

Georgia at South Carolina, 7 p.m. ET (SEC on FSN/Full Court): The Gamecocks look to keep the momentum of their huge win Wednesday, but the Bulldogs are proving to be a tough out.

Pacific at UC Riverside, 8 p.m ET (ESPN2): The Tigers should stay at the top of the Big West, as the Highlanders are last in the conference.

Providence at Cincinnati, 8 p.m. ET (ESPNU): This is a key matchup of Big East bubble teams.

Utah at No. 12 BYU, 9 p.m. ET (the mtn.): The Cougars and Utes are both coming off disappointing losses, the difference is that BYU is still in first, while the Utes are languishing in the middle of the MWC race.

San Jose State at Utah State, 9 p.m. ET (Full Court): The Aggies look to stay in the thick of the WAC race, maybe even grab a share of the lead.

In other televised action today,

Eastern Michigan at Miami (OH), 12 p.m. ET (ESPNU)
Sacred Heart at Wagner, 12 p.m. ET (MSG/FCS Atlantic)
Oklahoma at Nebraska, 1:30 p.m. ET (Big 12/Full Court)
Furman at Wofford, 3 p.m. ET (SportSouth/FCS Atlantic)
Wyoming at Air Force, 3:30 p.m. ET (the mtn.)
Youngstown State at Cleveland State, 4 p.m. ET (ESPNU)
New Orleans at Western Kentucky, 4 p.m. ET (CSS/CST/Full Court)
Notre Dame at Rutgers, 6 p.m. ET (ESPN2)
UCLA at Oregon State, 7:30 p.m. ET (FSN Regional/FCS Pacific)
South Dakota State at Oral Roberts, 8 p.m. ET (FCS Central/Full Court)
Colorado at Iowa State, 9 p.m. ET (Cyclones TV/Full Court)
Hawai'i at Nevada, 10 p.m. ET (ESPNU)
Fresno State at Boise State, 10 p.m. ET (Full Court)

For information about games that will only be televised regionaliy, like James Madison at George Mason, St. Louis at Richmond, Old Dominion at Northeastern, Bradley at Illinois State, Marshall at Houston, USC at Oregon, Georgia State at VCU, Texas Tech at Texas A&M, and No. 13 Gonzaga at San Francisco, visit Matt Sarz' College Sports on TV site.

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