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College Basketball Viewer's Guide For November 20

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The tournaments in Charleston and San Juan take the day off so the ESPN networks can focus on football. In fact, it's another relatively quiet day and night of action, much like last Saturday. Don't worry, December will get here soon enough. A look at the day's slate after the jump.

The Paradise Jam has a pair of consolation round games scheduled today, with the winners' bracket semifinals set for tomorrow evening.

St. Peter's vs. Long Beach State, 3:30 p.m. ET (FCS pay streaming): The Peacocks looked much better in a seven-point loss to Old Dominion than they did against Robert Morris a week ago. However, the 49ers are capable of shooting their way to a big win, especially in a matchup that's more favorable than the one they faced against Clemson Friday.

Alabama vs. Iowa, 6 p.m. ET (FCS pay streaming): The Crimson Tide dropped a close one to Seton Hall last night, thanks to some ill-timed turnovers. If they shoot as well as they did against the Pirates, they should roll in this one, even though the Hawkeyes put up a decent fight against Xavier last night. 

As for the other nationally (or quasi-nationally) televised games for the day...

North Florida at Missouri (Cancun Caribbean Challenge Preliminary Round), 4 p.m. ET (Mizzou Sports/FS Midwest/ESPN3): In their respective first games in the event, the Ospreys stunned Wyoming on Thursday, while the Tigers struggled with Western Illinois.

Wisconsin at UNLV, 7 p.m. ET (Versus): This should be a real slugfest in Sin City between two well-coached teams who each have a good chance of surprising in their respective leagues.

Lafayette at Villanova, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN3): The Wildcats already handled Bucknell, now they look to take care of another Patriot League contender. 

Jackson State at Louisville, 7:30 p.m. ET (Big East Network/WHAS/ESPN3): The Cardinals look to open their exempt round-robin with a win.

UNC Wilmington at Ohio State, 8 p.m. ET (Big Ten Network): The Buckeyes have a good chance at going 3-0 in their own event.

Indiana State at Oral Roberts, 8 p.m. ET (WTWO/FCS Central): The Golden Eagles are in search of their first win, while the Sycamores have dropped three straight.

Chicago State at BYU (South Padre Invitational Preliminary Round), 10 p.m. ET (BYU TV): This should be the first of two wins for Jimmer Fredette and the Cougars before they head down to Texas.

For broadcast information on the large number of local and regional telecasts today, like IPFW at Cincinnati, Ball State at Butler, Northern Iowa at Milwaukee, and Georgia at St. Louis, visit Matt Sarz's College Sports on TV site.

After the jump, I'll have a list of the key games to follow online.

  • Siena at Northeastern, 1 p.m. ET
  • Rider vs. TCU (Hall of Fame Tip-Off), approx. 2:30 p.m. ET
  • Morgan State at La Salle, 3 p.m. ET
  • Vermont at Quinnipiac, 3 p.m. ET
  • UAB at Arizona State, 4 p.m. ET
  • USC vs. Bradley (Hall of Fame Tip-Off), approx. 5 p.m. ET
  • Green Bay vs. San Diego State (CBE Classic "subregional" at Oxford, OH): 5:30 p.m. ET
  • Weber State at Utah, 6 p.m. ET
  • Dayton at Mississippi, 7 p.m. ET
  • Drexel at Penn, 7 p.m. ET
  • New Mexico State vs. Massachusetts (Hall of Fame Tip-Off), approx. 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Northern Iowa at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. ET
  • IUPUI at Miami (OH) (CBE Classic "subregional"): approx. 8 p.m. ET
  • Western Illinois at Wyoming (Cancun Caribbean Challenge Preliminary Round), 9 p.m. ET
  • New Mexico at Cal, 10 p.m. ET
  • Colorado at San Francisco, 10 p.m. ET
  • Portland at Idaho, 10 p.m. ET
  • Fresno State at UC Santa Barbara, 10 p.m. ET
  • Western Carolina at UTEP (Legends Classic "regional" round), 10:30 p.m. ET

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