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College Hoops Viewing Guide: February 3, 2014

Football season is now officially over, which means you can spend the next few weeks totally focused on college basketball. Well, at least until the Olympics start on Thursday night.

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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 matchups and CSN, FSN, and Root Sports contests (all games listed in these posts marked with an *) are available on which affiliates.

All times are Eastern.


Notre Dame Fighting Irish (12-10, 3-6) at Syracuse Orange (21-0, 8-0), 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Two nights after toppling Duke in classic fashion, the nation's newly-crowned No. 1 team is back in action, welcoming a Fighting Irish team that needed overtime to defeat woeful Boston College in South Bend on Saturday. While Notre Dame has a history of ending long winning streaks, the Irish haven't played all that well in the Carrier Dome historically, last winning there in 2007.

Big 12

Iowa State Cyclones (16-4, 4-4) at Oklahoma State Cowboys (16-5, 4-4), 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Given how both of these teams started the season, it's difficult to believe that one of them will be a game below .500 at the midway point of the Big 12 season. Stevie Clark is now off the Cowboys squad, as he was arrested over the weekend for "outraging public decency." That's another bad piece of new for a team that's dropped three of four and is struggling without the injured Michael Cobbins,

Big East

Xavier Musketeers (15-6, 5-3) at Villanova Wildcats (19-2, 7-1), 7 p.m. (FS1)
Georgetown Hoyas (12-9, 3-6) at DePaul Blue Demons (10-12, 2-7), 9 p.m. (FS1)

The Musketeers, who surprisingly lost a home game to Seton Hall on Saturday, will be hard pressed to recover in Philadelphia, as the Wildcats return home after completing a perfect three-game road trip with a dominant win over Temple on Saturday. Meanwhile, in Rosemont, the visiting Hoyas will look to keep the momentum from their huge Saturday win over Michigan State.


MEAC: Hampton Pirates (11-10, 6-2) at Morgan St. Bears (7-12, 5-2), 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
SWAC: Prairie View Panthers (6-14, 4-4) at Alabama A&M Bulldogs (7-11, 4-4), 7 p.m. (ESPNU)

A pair of HBCU contests are on ESPNU this evening, with the MEAC game being the most interesting. The Pirates and Bears are part of a five-team group with two losses that's chasing league leader N.C. Central. On the other hand, the Panthers and Bulldogs both sit in the middle of the SWAC race, three losses behind first place Southern.

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