College Hoops Viewing Guide: February 13, 2014

Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota's attempt to sweep Wisconsin and UCLA's home game with Colorado highlight a Thursday night schedule bolstered by a pair of games rescheduled from last night.

All TV info is courtesy Matt's College Sports on TV site. He has many more games listed, particularly ones broadcast only on local channels and in-house cable sports/local interest channels that are not widely available nationwide. You'll also want to check out his listings for information on which conference regional matchups and CSN, FSN, and Root Sports contests (all games listed in these posts marked with an *) are available on which affiliates.

All times are Eastern.


Louisville Cardinals (19-4, 8-2) at Temple Owls (6-16, 1-9), 7 p.m. (ESPN)
SMU Mustangs (19-5, 8-3) at Rutgers Scarlet Knights (10-14, 4-7), 7 p.m. (ESPNews)

Both games have been postponed until Friday.


Boston College Eagles (6-17, 2-8) at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (12-12, 3-8), 5 p.m. (ACC RSNs*/ESPN3)

This game with no NCAA implications was rescheduled from last night due to the winter storm currently affecting the South.

Big East

Creighton Bluejays (19-4, 9-2) at Butler Bulldogs (12-11, 2-9), 7 p.m. (CBS SN)
St. John's Red Storm (15-9, 5-6) at Seton Hall Pirates (13-10, 4-6), 9 p.m. (FS1)

The Bluejays face an interesting sandwich game tonight, considering they lost last time out at MSG and a showdown with Villanova looms on Sunday. Creighton hammered Butler by 28 in Omaha in their first meeting on January 14th. Later, the Red Storm can get themselves to .500 in the league with a win over a Pirate team that fell to Marquette on Tuesday, its second loss in a row.

Big Ten

Northwestern Wildcats (12-12, 5-6) at Michigan State Spartans (20-4, 9-2), 7 p.m. (BTN)
Minnesota Golden Gophers (16-8, 5-6) at Wisconsin Badgers (19-5, 6-5), 9 p.m. (ESPN)

The Spartans look to complete a season sweep of the Wildcats, who they defeated by a 54-40 count in Evanston on January 15th. Both teams are coming off losses, with the Spartans losing a heartbreaker in Madison and the Wildcats falling to Nebraska at home.

In the second game of the night's Big Ten doubleheader, the Golden Gophers will look to further boost their credentials by earning a second win against the Badgers. Of course, Minnesota will be hard pressed to repeat its shooting performance from its 81-68 home victory in Madison.


Colorado Buffaloes (18-6, 7-4) at UCLA Bruins (18-5, 7-3), 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
Utah Utes (16-7, 5-6) at USC Trojans (10-13, 1-9), 10:30 p.m. (Pac-12 Network)

The game of the night in the Pac-12 is at Pauley Pavilion where the Bruins will attempt to defeat the Buffaloes for a second time. Colorado has won three in a row to maintain its NCAA place, but taking on UCLA in Westwood is a far different matter than handling Utah and the Washington schools in the altitude of Boulder.

The Utes, meanwhile, can get themselves to a surprising .500 in the conference with a victory at the Galen Center.


Vanderbilt Commodores (13-9, 5-5) at South Carolina Gamecocks (8-15, 1-9), 4 p.m.
Arkansas Razorbacks (15-8, 4-6) at Missouri Tigers (16-7, 4-6), 7 p.m. (ESPN)

While the rescheduled game has no NCAA implications (though Vandy may need a win for their NIT hopes), both Arkansas and Missouri can boost their hopes with a win this evening. For the Razorbacks, any road win, particularly one against a halfway decent team like Mizzou, will help. The Tigers, meanwhile, have dropped three in a row since winning in Fayetteville, with all of those defeats coming against contenders.


Big South: UNC Asheville Bulldogs (13-11, 7-3) at Radford Highlanders (16-9, 6-4), 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
CAA: Drexel Dragons (13-10, 5-5) at Charleston Cougars (12-13, 4-6), 7 p.m. (NBCSN)
Horizon: Green Bay Phoenix (19-5, 9-2) at Youngstown State Penguins (13-12, 4-6), 7 p.m. (TWCS Wisconsin/Horizon League Network/ESPN3)
Horizon: UIC Flames (5-19, 0-10) at Cleveland State Vikings (17-9, 8-3), 7:30 p.m. (Horizon League Network)
Big Sky: Montana State Bobcats (11-12, 6-6) at North Dakota (10-12, 7-5), 8 p.m. (Midco SN/FCS Central)
Sun Belt: Troy Trojans (8-14, 3-7) at Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (16-8, 8-3), 8 p.m. (HSSN/WKYU/ESPN3)
MAAC: Quinnipiac Bobcats (14-8, 9-4) at Fairfield Stags (5-19, 2-11), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
OVC: Tennessee State Tigers (3-23, 2-10) at Belmont Bruins (19-8, 10-2), 9 p.m. (ESPN3)
Big Sky: Montana Grizzlies (12-9, 7-5) at Northern Colorado Bears (13-8, 7-5), 9 p.m. (Altitude)
C-USA: Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (21-3, 8-1) at UAB Blazers (14-9, 3-6), 9 p.m. (CSS/Comcast Network Phila./CSN Chicago/CSN Houston)
WCC: Pepperdine Waves (14-11, 7-6) at Gonzaga Bulldogs (21-4, 11-1), 9 p.m. (KHQ/ROOT Sports*/TWCS/, streaming directly at SB Nation's Mid-Major Madness)
WAC: UMKC Kangaroos (7-15, 4-5) at New Mexico State Aggies (18-8, 7-3), 9 p.m. (AggieVision/Altitude2/FS Arizona/FCS Pacific)
WCC: Loyola Marymount Lions (11-14, 3-10) at Portland Pilots (13-11, 5-7), 10 p.m. (, streaming directly at SB Nation's Mid-Major Madness)
WCC: San Diego Toreros (13-13, 4-9) at St. Mary's Gaels (18-7, 8-4), 11 p.m. (ESPNU)
WCC: BYU Cougars (17-9, 9-4) at Pacific Tigers (13-10, 4-8), 11 p.m. (CSN California/ROOT Sports*/TWCS/, streaming directly at SB Nation's Mid-Major Madness)

Belmont, Gonzaga, Green Bay and Southern Mississippi will all attempt to maintain their respective conference leads on a busy evening of mid-major action. In the lone televised game with bubble impact, BYU simply cannot afford a loss at Pacific.

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