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College Basketball Viewer's Guide For December 12

This Sunday's slate is highlighted by two ACC openers and a celebration in MAC country (not "MAC Conference country," please) . I'll have more after the jump.

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Appalachian State at Georgetown, ESPNU (12 p.m. ET): The Hoyas look to rebound from Thursday night's loss at Temple against Jason Capel's Mountaineers, who look to be a SoCon contender.

Villanova at La Salle, ESPNU (2 p.m. ET): The Wildcats will look to move to 3-0 in the Big Five ahead of their December 30th showdown with Temple. On the other hand, this is the first game for the Explorers in the round-robin.

Boston College at Maryland, FSN/Comcast SportsNet (4 p.m. ET): The surprising Eagles visit the Terps to open ACC play. Maryland won by 16 in Chestnut Hill last season.

Western Carolina at Ohio State, Big Ten Network (4 p.m. ET): The Buckeyes will look to put the Catamounts away a bit more quickly than IUPUi.

Furman at Middle Tennessee State, CSS/ESPN3/Full Court (4 p.m. ET): The Paladins have a better record than the Blue Raiders, but they haven't been as tested.

Northern Colorado at Illinois, Big Ten Network (6 p.m. ET): The Bears are 4-3, but only own two wins over Division I opponents. Their chances of getting victory number three in Champaign are virtually nil.

Clemson at Florida State, FSN/Comcast SportsNet (6:15 p.m. ET): If you like defense, this is the matchup for you. If not, I suggest you tune elsewhere because this one will not be pretty.

USF at Kent State, ESPNU (6:30 p.m. ET): Former Golden Flashes head coach Stan Heath returns to Kent to help celebrate the 2002 team he coached to the Elite Eight. The Bulls won by 22 in Tampa last season.

Texas Southern at Iowa State, MC-22/ESPN3/Full Court (6:30 p.m. ET): The 1-6 Tigers started the season with a six-game road trip, then returned home to play North Texas (a loss), now they'll play their next seven away from home, including their first two SWAC contests in early January.

West Virginia at Duquesne, CBS College (7 p.m. ET): The Dukes, who lost to Pitt at the new Pittsburgh arena and at Penn State, look to stun the Mountaineers in a true home game.

For broadcast info on games that will only be aired regionally, like Penn State at Virginia Tech, Marist at Vermont, and Wake Forest vs. UNC Wilmington in Greensboro, visit Matt Sarz's College Sports on TV site. Another good resource is the schedule page at BB State.

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