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College Hoops Viewing Guide: January 20, 2014

Over the past few seasons, ESPN ran an extended Big Monday on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. While that isn't the case this year, the holiday schedule is still busier than the typical Monday's. Several games that may significantly impact tomorrow's projection are part of the lineup.

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All TV info is courtesy Matt's College Sports on TV site. He has many more games listed, particularly ones broadcast only on local channels and in-house cable sports/local interest channels that are not widely available nationwide. You'll also want to check out his listings for information on which conference regional contests and CSN, FSN, and Root Sports games (all games listed in these posts marked with an *) are available on which affiliates.

All times are Eastern.


North Carolina Tar Heels (11-6, 1-3) at Virginia Cavaliers (13-5, 4-1), 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Maryland Terrapins (11-7, 3-2) at N.C. State Wolfpack (11-7, 1-4), 9 p.m. (ESPNU)

On Saturday, the Tar Heels finally picked up an ACC win, getting past Boston College Eagles in Chapel Hill, but it will be difficult for them to build a winning streak in Charlottesville. Later, the Wolfpack return home, aiming to end a three-game skid against a Terrapin squad that looked terrific against Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Wednesday night.

Big 12

Baylor Bears (13-4, 1-3) at Kansas Jayhawks (13-4, 4-0), 9 p.m. (ESPN)

The Big 12 leaders will look to hand the reeling Bears their third loss in the span of six days. The Jayhawks will be a top seed in tomorrow's projection with a win this evening.

Big East

Xavier Musketeers (14-4, 4-1) at DePaul Blue Demons (10-9, 2-4), 4 p.m. (FSN*)
Creighton Bluejays (15-3, 5-1) at Villanova Wildcats (16-1, 5-0), 7 p.m. (FS1)
Marquette Golden Eagles (10-8, 2-3) at Georgetown Hoyas (11-6, 3-3), 9 p.m. (FS1)

At around 9:30 p.m. Eastern, there could be a three-way tie at the top of the Big East, as long as the Musketeers win in Rosemont and the Bluejays rebound from a horrible performance at Providence Friars on Saturday night. Of course, Villanova, the 2nd ranked team in KenPom's overall ratings at the moment, won't make it easy on Creighton. In the nightcap, Georgetown really needs a win to have a chance at remaining in Tuesday's bracket.

Big Ten

Ohio State Buckeyes (15-3, 2-3) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (8-8, 0-4), 7 p.m. (BTN)

Someone's losing streak will end this evening, as the Buckeyes have surprisingly dropped three in a row, while the Cornhuskers have unsurprisingly fallen four consecutive times. Remember that Nebraska almost defeated Michigan Wolverines at Pinnacle Bank Arena.


Am. East: Stony Brook Seawolves (12-6, 4-0) at UMBC Retrievers (5-13, 1-4), 2 p.m. (ESPN3)
CAA: Delaware Blue Hens (12-7, 4-0) at Drexel Dragons (10-7, 2-2), 7 p.m. (NBCSN)
MEAC: Delaware State Hornets (4-13, 0-5) at N.C. A&T Aggies (5-12, 1-1), 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
SoCon: Western Carolina Catamounts (11-8, 4-0) at Wofford Terriers (7-10, 2-3), 7 p.m. (CSS/ESPN3)
Patriot: Loyola, Md. Greyhounds (8-8, 3-2) at Boston U. Terriers (12-6, 5-0), 7:30 p.m. (CBS SN)

Four mid-major squads without a conference loss are on TV/the Internet this afternoon and evening, with three on the road. Keep an eye on the Delaware-Drexel contest, in particular. Delaware-Drexel is one of college basketball's lesser-known, but very intense, rivalries.

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