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College Basketball On TV For December 28: A Viewer's Guide

Since I flew back into the DC area yesterday with a head cold, I'm not feeling all that great at the moment, so this post is going to be fairly short. Tuesday's TV lineup is highlighted by a pair of Big East and Big Ten openers.

Action starts in the afternoon with Purdue's trip to Michigan, which tips just after 2 p.m. ET on the Big Ten Network.

This evening, Minnesota will look to continue its surprising start by grabbing a win in its Big Ten opener, but it won't be an easy task, as the Gophers visit Wisconsin (7 p.m. ET, ESPN2).

After Pitt handled UConn in Monday night's biggest contest, there are two more Big East curtain raisers to pay attention to:

  • USF at Seton Hall, Big East Network/SNY/BHSN/Altitude 2/MASN/CSTESPN3/Full Court (7 p.m. ET)
  • Providence at Syracuse, ESPNU (9 p.m. ET).

IPFW visits Oral Roberts in a key Summit League matchup (FCS Central/Full Court/ESPN3, 8 p.m. ET), as the Mastodons and Golden Eagles will both hope to stay in the thick of a race that will also feature Oakland, South Dakota State, and North Dakota State.

You can wrap your evening up by taking in a huge Big West opener, as two of the early favorites, Long Beach State and UC Santa Barbara meet at the Thunderdome (ESPNU, 11 p.m. ET).

Tonight's non-conference slate is highlighted by a potential trap game for Florida, who welcomes MAAC contender Fairfield to Gainesville (ESPNU, 7 p.m. ET) and, travel permitting, North Carolina's game against Rutgerss at Madison Square Garden (ESPN2, 9 p.m. ET). Other options include...

  • Coppin State at Kentucky, SEC on FSN/FS South/Sun Sports or FS Florida/FS Houston/FS Southwest/FSN Rocky Mountain/ESPN3/Full Court (7 p.m. ET)
  • Charleston Southern at Georgia, CSS/ESPN3/Full Court (7 p.m. ET)
  • Pepperdine at Alabama, SEC on CSS/BHSN/CSN California/CST (9 p.m. ET)

For information about games set to be aired regionally, like Albany at Xavier, Yale at Stanford, visit Matt Sarz's College Sports on TV site. Another good resource is the schedule page at BB State.

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