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College Basketball On TV For January 9, 2011

Saturday was one of the more crazy days of college basketball we've seen this season, as eight ranked teams lost, six of them on the road, and seven to unranked opponents.

Will the craziness continue on Sunday? There will certainly be opportunities. Follow me after the jump for a look at today's TV slate.


Cincinnati at Villanova, Big East Network/FS Ohio/MSG/MASN/ESPN3/Full Court (12 p.m. ET)
If the Bearcats remain undefeated after their visit to the Philadelphia suburbs, I will be surprised. prediction: Wildcats 70-65, 67 poss.

Minnesota at Ohio State, Big Ten Network (2 p.m. ET)
Trevor Mbakwe, Ralph Sampson III, and Colton Iverson, have fun dealing with Jared Sullinger and Dallas Lauderdale all day. prediction: Buckeyes 79-60, 67 poss.

Maryland at Duke, FSN (8 p.m. ET)
The Terrapins really need to upset the top-ranked Blue Devils to get back in the conversation, but they'll have to wait until February 2nd in College Park to have a decent shot. prediction: Blue Devils 82-69, 78 poss.

Missouri State at Wichita State, ESPNU (8:30 p.m. ET)
Both the Bears and Shockers won on Friday night, setting up a colossal showdown for the early Missouri Valley lead. Each club features an especially efficient offense, Shockers rate 23rd and the Bears 24th (heading into Saturday's action). prediction: Shockers 73-68, 64 poss.

UCLA at USC, FSN (10:30 p.m. ET)
The Trojans are a little bit closer to the bracket conversation at the moment, but the Bruins can bolster their case with a road win. prediction: Trojans 67-62, 64 poss.

Three Star

Stanford at Arizona, FS Arizona/TBD (2:30 p.m. ET)
This game was postponed from yesterday due to the tragic and senseless shootings in Tucson. It's likely going to be hard for both of these teams to focus on a simple game after that. prediction: Wildcats 71-59, 65 poss.

Kansas at Michigan, CBS (4:30 p.m. ET)
If the Jayhawks don't bring their A game, they could get stunned in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines are looking for a marquee win after dropping their first two opportunities in Big Ten play. prediction: Jayhawks 72-60, 66 poss.

Xavier at Rhode Island, ESPNU (6:30 p.m. ET)
Both of these clubs are in need of a rebound in their A-10 opener. The Rams were hammered by Florida on Monday, while Xavier followed up a loss to the Gators with a hammering at the hands of their crosstown rivals, Cincinnati, on Thursday. prediction: Rams 70-69, 68 poss.

Two Star

Iowa at Purdue, Big Ten Network (12 p.m. ET)
The Boilermakers should cruise, but the Hawkeyes have shown a decent amount of fight early in the Big Ten season. prediction: Boilermakers 73-59, 69 poss.

Louisville at USF, Big East Network/WHAS/SNY/BHSN/ESPN3/Full Court (12 p.m. ET)
The Bulls gave Nova a real fight on Thursday, while the Cardinals crushed Seton Hall in their first conference game. prediction: Cardinals 67-57, 64 poss.

Dayton at Massachusetts, CBS College (2 p.m. ET)
The Flyers look to move to 2-0 in the A-10 against a UMass team that's dropped five of its last six. prediction: Flyers 68-67, 70 poss.

Indiana at Northwestern, Big Ten Network (7 p.m. ET)
These two are both looking to record their first Big Ten win, a bigger issue for the Wildcats, who were supposed to kind of contend, sort of. prediction: Wildcats 75-69, 66 poss.

One Star

The highlight of this group is Butler's attempt to keep things after Friday's huge win over Cleveland State, as they face a 1-4 Penguin team.

Miami (OH) at Ohio, STO/ESPN3/Full Court (2 p.m. ET)

Youngstown State at Butler, WNDY/Horizon League Network (2 p.m. ET)

Illinois State at Southern Illinois, WSIU/CSN Chicago/ESPN3/Full Court (3 p.m. ET)

For broadcast information for games slated to be aired regionally, like Siena at Niagara, Indiana State at Drake, and Bradley at Northern Iowa, visit Matt Sarz's College Sports on TV site. Another good resource is the schedule page at BB State.

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