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College Hoops Go-Round: January 9

This Friday night was the busiest we'll have until March, thanks to a rare Pac-10 doubleheader.

The usual residents of Friday night provided their usual thrills.

  • In the Atlantic Sun, Jacksonville went down to DeLand and defeated Stetson, 80-70; and North Florida won 62-56 at Florida Gulf Coast.
  • Montana State defeated two-time defending Big Sky champ Portland State, 77-71, and Montana defeated Eastern Washington, 79-66.
  • Pacific now sits atop the Big West standings with a 2-0 mark after defeating Cal Poly, 73-63. UC Santa Barbara slammed UC Davis, 68-47, to keep the Aggies from the top spot.
  • Butler won at Wright State in the Horizon League77-65, which could be a benefit come conference tournament time.
  • In the Metro Atlantic, Fairfield held off Loyola (MD), 65-60, while Manhattan knocked off St. Peter's, 76-53, giving both teams a 2-3 league mark.
  • St. Mary's got an easy 83-62 road win over San Francisco in their WCC opener. San Diego also won away from home, 55-46 over Santa Clara.
  • In non-conference action, there was no letdown for Cornell after their close one against Kansas Wednesday, they won at South Dakota, 71-65.

If you don't see your team's score, click any of the score links. You'll find a rundown of all of the day's scores on the right side of the page.

For more on Friday's action, visit SB Nation and Searching For Billy Edelin.

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

Saturday is going to be very busy, as the Big 12, SEC, and WCC all play their openers.

  • No. 13 Connecticut at No. 12 Georgetown, 12 p.m. ET (ESPN): Just in time for this important Big East contest, we have The UConn Blog among our ranks. Stop by and visit Andrew, Justin, and Kevin for Huskies' analysis and discussion. 
  • Florida at Vanderbilt, 12 p.m. ET (ESPN2): With Tennessee's issues, this game could play a big part in determining who finishes second behind Kentucky in the SEC East.
  • Southeast Missouri at Eastern Illinois, 12 p.m. ET (ESPNU): The Panthers are only a game behind Murray State in the loss column in the OVC race.
  • St. John's at Louisville, 12 p.m. ET (Big East/Full Court): The Red Storm have yet to win in the Big East, while the Cardinals have yet to lose.
  • Virginia at NC State, 12 p.m. ET (Raycom/Full Court): This one is a chance for the Wolfpack to get Chandler Parsons out of their brains.
  • Colorado at No. 2 Texas, 1:30 p.m. ET (Big 12/Full Court): The Longhorns have been sputtering a bit of late, but conference play should inspire them.
  • No. 4 Purdue at No. 17 Wisconsin, 1:30 p.m. ET (BIg Ten): The Boilermakers face a huge road test in Madison. The Badgers will be angry after letting a good road win slip through their hands against Michigan State Wednesday.
  • Mississippi State at No. 14 Ole Miss, 1:30 p.m. ET (SEC/Full Court): The Egg Bowl is going to be a big one in the SEC West race, even if the Bulldogs fell at Western Kentucky on Monday night.
  • South Carolina at Auburn, 1:30 p.m. ET (SEC/Full Court): Two of last year's SEC bubble teams meet, but things don't look so rosy for either this time around.
  • No. 5 Duke at No. 20 Georgia Tech, 2 p.m. ET (ESPN): The Yellow Jackets will have to bring their A-game to top the Blue Devils, even at home. The Jackets did fall to Georgia on Wednesday.
  • No. 11 Kansas State at Missouri, 2 p.m. ET (ESPN2): Big test for the Wildcats as they start Big 12 play.
  • Marquette at No. 5 Villanova, 2 p.m. ET (Big East/Full Court): Didn't these two just play last week? Yep, but that was in Milwaukee. The Golden Eagles should have a harder time in Philly, but they did play WVU tough in Morgantown.
  • Creighton at Wichita State, 2 p.m. ET (ESPNU): Depending on what happens later between UNI and Illinois State, the Shockers could find themselves tied for the Valley lead with a win over the Jays.
  • Green Bay at Milwaukee, 2 p.m. ET (Horizon League Network):The Horizon League's battle of Wisconsin. The Phoenix are the favorites, but the MECCA (not calling it by the new corporate name) isn't an easy place to win. It's no Klotsche Center, though.
  • Central Michigan at Toledo, 2:30 p.m. ET (FS Ohio/Full Court): The MAC also opens up league play today.
  • Ohio State at Minnesota, 3:30 p.m. ET (Big Ten): Evan Turner should see more action in his second game back. The Buckeyes will need him at The Barn.
  • TCU at Utah, 3:30 p.m. ET (the mtn.): The up-and-down Utes play their MWC opener.
  • Northern Iowa at Illinois State, 4 p.m. ET (ESPN2): The 4-0 Panthers visit the 3-1 Redbirds with the MVC lead on the line.
  • North Dakota State at Iowa State, 4 p.m. ET (ESPNU): This would have been more fun during last season's Bison Fever epidemic.
  • Nebraska at Texas A&M, 4 p.m. ET (Big 12/Full Court): Don't write off the Huskers' tourney chances yet. A win in College Station would be a nice one for the resume.
  • Georgia at No. 3 Kentucky, 4 p.m. ET (SEC/Full Court): John Wall makes his SEC debut, Georgia coach Mark Fox makes his bow too.
  • UNLV at No. 15 New Mexico, 4 p.m. ET (Versus): The Lobos head home after losing to San Diego State Tuesday, but a game against the Runnin' Rebels won't be an easy win.
  • UNC Wilmington at George Mason, 4 p.m. ET (MASN/Full Court): The Patriots are coming off a shellacking at the hands of Northeastern, while the Seahawks are flying high after two straight victories, including one over William & Mary.
  • Boston College at Clemson, 4 p.m. ET (Raycom/Full Court): The Eagles jump back into ACC play, with hopes of making the Committee forget about losses to Harvard and Maine. A win at Littlejohn would be a big boost.
  • Alabama at LSU, 5 p.m. ET (SEC on FSN/Full Court): The Tigers look to rebound from a tough non-conference season in SEC play, but Anthony Grant's Crimson Tide won't be an easy first opponent.
  • Murray State at Austin Peay, 6 p.m. ET (ESPN2): The Racers have an early two-game lead on the Govs in the OVC, so this one is worth watching.
  • San Diego State at Wyoming, 6 p.m. ET (the mtn.): The Aztecs look to move to 2-0 in the MWC after their win over New Mexico Tuesday.
  • Wake Forest at Miami, 6 p.m. ET (ESPNU): This will be a good contest between two middle-of-the-pack and NCAA-contending ACC squads. 
  • Cincinnati at Seton Hall, 6 p.m. ET (Big East/Full Court): The Pirates are still looking for their first conference win.
  • Oklahoma at Baylor, 6 p.m. ET (Big 12/Full Court): The Bears look far more like a tourney team right now than the Sooners.
  • Tulsa at Houston, 7 p.m. ET (CBS College): This is a big battle at the top of C-USA, featuring three of the country's best players, UT's Ben Uzoh and Jerome Jordan and UH's Aubrey Coleman
  • No. 8 West Virginia at Notre Dame, 8 p.m. ET (ESPNU): The Mountaineers will face another stiff test in the Irish's smaller, louder arena.
  • Illinois at Indiana, 8 p.m ET (Big Ten): The Illini look to move to 3-0 in the Big Ten in their first conference road game.
  • No. 22 Texas Tech at Oklahoma State, 8 p.m. ET (Texas Tech & OSU pay-per-view/FS Southwest/Full Court): This will be a huge test for the Red Raiders in their Big 12 opener.  The Cowboys could use a win like this.
  • IPFW at Oral Roberts, 8 p.m. ET (FCS Central/Full Court): The Golden Eagles look to rebound from their loss to Oakland on Thursday, which gave the Golden Grizzlies control of the Summit race.
  • Rutgers at Providence, 8 p.m. ET (Big East/Full Court): There are plenty of other options besides this matchup of Big East cellar-dwellers.
  • No. 25 BYU at UTEP, 9 p.m. ET (CBS College): This game is crucial for the Miners' at-large hopes.
  • Air Force at Colorado State, 9 p.m. ET (the mtn.): Watch Cougars-Miners instead, especially since it will probably be easier to find.
  • No. 19 Gonzaga at Portland, 10 p.m. ET (ESPNU): Remember the Pilots? They'll be looking to bring back that Anaheim magic tonight.
  • USC at Cal, 10:30 p.m. ET (FSN/Comcast SportsNet): Both teams are coming off shocking close losses on Wednesday.

For info about games that will only be telecast regionally like Duquesne at Dayton, Stephen F. Austin at Sam Houston State, and Hofstra at Old Dominion visit Matt Sarz' College Sports on TV site.