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On The Menu: December 7, 2015

A relatively light Monday slate is highlighted by a heavyweight matchup in Honolulu to commemorate Pearl Harbor Day.

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Game information courtesy Matt College Sports on TV Website, which has even more games listed.

All times listed are Eastern, adjust accordingly.

Pearl Harbor Invitational

No. 9 Villanova Wildcats vs. No. 7 Oklahoma Sooners, 7 p.m. (FS1)

The 7-0 Wildcats currently top's ranking, but the Sooners will be the best test they've encountered so far (sorry, Stanford and Georgia Tech). That's due in no small part to National Player of the Year contender Buddy Hield's presence. Both squads have been exceptional on defense early on, and if Villanova can shut down Oklahoma's perimeter shooting, that might just be the difference tonight.

Note that OU will return to Honolulu for the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic in just a little less than three weeks.

No. 24 Oregon Ducks vs. Navy Midshipmen, approx. 9:30 p.m. (FS1)

The Midshipmen have rattled off seven wins in a row since dropping their first two games of the season—at home against Florida in the Veterans Classic and College of Charleston. That string will likely end tonight against a Duck squad that fell to UNLV on Friday night—the first defeat of the year for Dana Altman's team, one that should contend for the crown in an open Pac-12.

Other Intriguing Entrees

Western Illinois Leathernecks at Iowa Hawkeyes, 7 p.m. (BTN)

The Leathernecks have won five of six since stunning Wisconsin Badgers on Opening Night in Madison; however, three of the wins have come against non-Division I foes and the loss came at Creighton. Don't look for WIU to stun a second Big Ten opponent this season, though they may trouble the Hawkeyes for a half or so, especially if Iowa has Thursday on its mind.

Belmont Bruins at Lipscomb Bisons, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN3)

The Bruins head down the Boulevard with the aim of sweeping the season series with their archrivals. Belmont won by a 105-89 score at the Curb Event Center on December 1st, thanks to 22 from Taylor Barnette, 20 from Craig Bradshaw, and Evan Bradds's 19 point, 12 board night.

Buffalo Bulls at No. 4 Iowa State Cyclones, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)

The Bulls' losing streak should grow to three in Ames. Buffalo fell by 23 at Duke Blue Devils on Saturday. However, the undefeated Cyclones cannot get caught looking ahead to Thursday's showdown with Iowa.

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