Game information courtesy Matt College Sports on TV Website, which has even more games listed.
All times listed are Eastern, adjust accordingly.
For my money, the three streaming all-mid major showdowns are the best options for the afternoon, as all six teams will be forces in their respective conference races. I'd also keep an eye on Little Rock-Texas Tech, if possible. While the undefeated Trojans have already won at San Diego State, Tulsa, and DePaul, the Red Raiders easily took care of a South Dakota State squad of a similar pedigree last Wednesday.
Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic Quarterfinals
Auburn Tigers vs. New Mexico Lobos, 2:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
BYU Cougars vs. Harvard Crimson, approx. 5 p.m. (ESPNU)
No. 3 Oklahoma Sooners vs. Washington State Cougars, 11 p.m. (ESPNU)
Northern Iowa Panthers at Hawai `i Rainbow Warriors, approx. 1:30 a.m. 12/23 (ESPNU)
The Sooners are the clear favorites here, though they might get their toughest matchup in tomorrow's semifinals, provided the Panthers, who already have wins over two then-top five teams, get past the hosts in the nightcap. The afternoon games feature a quartet of teams with real question marks, so expect some wide open basketball.
The contest between ranked opponents in Cincinnati is the clear standout matchup among the early evening games, with the Bearcats and Cyclones offering a true contrast in styles. Top-ranked Michigan State, without Denzel Valentine for two to three weeks, will likely be challenged by the Horizon League contending Golden Grizzlies at the Palace of Auburn Hills, as Oakland has lost their two meetings with Sparty in that building by a total of five points. Vanderbilt-Purdue, Commodores head coach Kevin Stallings' return to his alma mater, will have an impact on March seeding, while Clemson-Georgia looks like an early bubble tiebreaker. North Florida has a shot to win at Bud Walton, while Wake Forest will look to stun the red hot Xavier Musketeers in the Skip Prosser Classic in Winston-Salem.
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Intriguing intersectional matchups highlight the late window, with Cal's five-game winning streak in jeopardy as the Golden Bears visit a Cavalier team that's rolling right now, with improved offensive efficiency complementing UVa's always stellar defense. Undefeated South Carolina should be able to leave Connecticut with a win, but the Red Storm have a habit of playing to their competition's level, so the Gamecocks should get a bit of a fight. Meanwhile, Kansas should handle a San Diego State team that's struggling to score—the Aztecs only managed 45 points in a home loss to Grand Canyon on Friday.