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College Basketball On TV For January 4, 2011

Big East and Big Ten matchups highlight a TV schedule that's slightly reduced, thanks to ESPN's broadcast of the Sugar Bowl.

The game of the night is undoubtedly in South Bend, where Notre Dame, who fell to Syracuse on Saturday, hosts Connecticut, who barely got by USF at home on Friday (Big East Network/SNY/ESPN3/Full Court, 7 p.m. ET). The Fighting Irish will look to shut down Kemba Walker, a move that should greatly improve their chances at moving to 2-1 in the Big East.

However, it appears most regional Big East Network affiliates are skipping this game in favor of a far less appetizing one, Pitt's first true road game of the season, a trip to Providence (Big East Network/MASN/FSN Pittsburgh/Cox Sports/BHSN/ESPN3/Full Court, 7 p.m. ET).

Suddenly 0-2 in the league West Virginia's trip to struggling DePaul closes the evening's Big East slate (Big East Network/FSN Pittsburgh/MASN/SNY/BHSN/ESPN3/Full Court, 9 p.m. ET).

Why is UConn-Notre Dame not receiving more distribution. Well, part of the reason is that ESPN2 has a Big Ten game at 7 p.m. ET. That one features Minnesota, still in search of their first conference win after back-to-back road losses to Wisconsin and Michigan State, and winless Indiana. It looks like it will be the Golden Gophers first game with Devoe Joseph officially off the team. Ohio State, who topped the Hoosiers on New Year's Eve, looks to move to 2-0 in the conference with a win at Iowa, another team looking to crack the win column (Big Ten Network, 9 p.m. ET).

After the jump, I'll run through the rest of Tuesday night's slate.

New Hampshire visits Boston University, with both teams hoping to avoid an 0-2 start in the America East (CSN New England/ESPN3/Full Court, 7:30 p.m. ET).

In the Missouri Valley, Bradley, who sits at 0-2, hosts Southern Illinois, who is undoubtedly looking to avoid a letdown after they upset Northern Iowa on Saturday (WTVP subchannel/WSIU/ESPN3/Full Court, 8 p.m. ET).

Baylor closes out their non-conference slate with a game against Todd Bozeman's Morgan State Bears (FS Southwest/FS Houston/ESPN3/Full Court, 8 p.m. ET).

Texas' final tuneup is a bit more difficult, as they host old SWC rival, Arkansas, a team that could use a big win to bolster a thin resume (ESPNU, 9 p.m. ET).

Wyoming and Colorado State open up the Mountain West season in Fort Collins (The Mtn., 9 p.m. ET).

For broadcast information for games slated to be aired regionally, like Colgate at Maryland, South Carolina State at South Carolina, Missouri State at Creighton, and Texas Southern at Southern, visit Matt Sarz's College Sports on TV site. Another good resource is the schedule page at BB State.

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