College Basketball Viewer's Guide For December 14

For the more casual college basketball fan, the TV schedule for Tuesday of exam week may look like a fireside nap aid, but a closer look shows there are several matchups with upset possibilities.

  • Oakland at Tennessee, ESPNU (7 p.m. ET): The Volunteers are the final top seed in my December bracket, and they're one of the few major programs to play two games this week. Tonight, they take on a Golden Grizzlies team that features a lot of size, including All-America candidate Keith Benson, who just happened to come very close to upsetting Michigan State on Saturday.
  • North Carolina Central at Michigan, Big Ten Network (7 p.m. ET): The Wolverines take on an Eagle team that's still transitioning into Division I and the MEAC. NCCU is 4-4 on the season, but has only beaten one D1 team, South Carolina State (in OT). They've also lost at Indiana.
  • Georgia Southern at Cincinnati, Big East Network/FS Ohio/SNY/ESPN3/Full Court (7 p.m. ET): The Bearcats should stay unbeaten against the 3-7 Eagles, who are in search of their first victory over a Division 1 opponent.
  • North Florida at Texas, Longhorn Sports/FS Houston/FS Southwest/ESPN3/Full Court (8 p.m. ET): The Ospreys are back on the road for one more, after falling by 20 at Purdue on Saturday. 
  • Drexel at Louisville, ESPNU (9 p.m. ET): The 8-0 Cardinals play 13 of their first 14 in their new arena. This game against the Dragons, a team that's known for its defense under Bruiser Flint, but has found a bit of offense early on, is the 9th in that run.
  • Milwaukee at DePaul, Big East Network/TWC 32/MASN/SNY/ESPN3/Full Court (9 p.m. ET): Anthony Hill and the Panthers will try to make the Blue Demons a Red Line Upset victim for the fifth time this year (@Indiana State, Cal State Northridge in Anaheim, Western Carolina and Ball State at home).

For information about games that will be telecast regionally, like American at UMBC and Alabama State at Mississippi State, visit Matt Sarz's College Sports on TV site. Another good resource is the schedule page at BB State.

Please share your thoughts about tonight's action in the comments, after you sign up for a free SB Nation account, of course.

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