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On The Menu: January 12, 2016

Thanks to the College Football Playoff National Championship game, there was no Big Monday last night. That means this Tuesday schedule is a bit busier than usual.

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Game information courtesy Matt College Sports on TV Website, which has even more games listed and more specific info on coverage for regional sports networks and American Sports Network telecasts.

All times listed are Eastern, adjust accordingly.


No. 8 Miami Hurricanes (13-1, 2-0) at No. 13 Virginia Cavaliers (12-3, 1-2), 7 p.m. (ESPNU)

This game deserves far better than ESPNU. The Cavaliers would love to avoid a three-game losing streak. Good thing for them that they're not playing this one in Coral Gables.

Big East

DePaul Blue Demons (6-10, 0-4) at No. 7 Xavier Musketeers (14-1, 2-1), 6:30 p.m. (FS1)
No. 12 Providence Friars (14-2, 2-1) at Creighton Bluejays (12-5, 3-1), 8:30 p.m. (FS1)

Don't look for the Blue Demons to get a win in Cincinnati, but the Bluejays would love to grab another significant win at home as they attempt to move into the bubble picture.

Big 12

No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks (14-1, 3-0) at No. 11 West Virginia Mountaineers (14-1, 3-0), 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Texas Tech Red Raiders (11-3, 1-2) at Kansas State Wildcats (10-5, 0-3), 8 p.m. (FS Kansas City/ESPN3)
No. 17 Iowa State Cyclones (12-3, 1-2) at Texas Longhorns (9-6, 1-2), 9 p.m. (ESPN2)

The Mountaineers probably aren't on the level of the Jayhawks and Oklahoma, but they're still a particularly dangerous opponent for the Jayhawks in Morgantown. KU has lost there in each of the last two seasons. The Red Raiders could really use a road win, even if the Wildcats have yet to win a conference game. Surprisingly, the loser of the Cyclones' visit to Austin will have three league losses in four games.

Big Ten

Wisconsin Badgers (9-8, 1-3) at Northwestern Wildcats (14-3, 2-2), 7 p.m. (BTN)
No. 3 Maryland Terrapins (15-1, 4-0) at Michigan Wolverines (12-4, 2-1), 9 p.m. (ESPN)
Minnesota Golden Gophers (6-10, 0-4) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (9-8, 1-3), 9 p.m. (BTN)

Somewhat unbelievably, tonight's proceedings in Evanston will have more meaning for the Wildcats than the Badgers. You can safely skip the second half of BTN's doubleheader to check out the Terrapins' trip to the Crisler Center, where the Wolverines might struggle to keep up with the league co-leaders, especially with Caris LeVert still out injured.


Mississippi State Bulldogs (7-7, 0-2) at No. 14 Kentucky Wildcats (12-3, 2-1), 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Florida Gators (10-5, 2-1) at No. 15 Texas A&M Aggies (13-2, 3-0), 7 p.m. (SEC Network)
Auburn Tigers (7-7, 1-2) at Vanderbilt Commodores (8-7, 0-3), 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
Arkansas Razorbacks (8-7, 2-1) at Missouri Tigers (8-7, 1-1), 9 p.m. (SECN)

Of these four games, the Gators' encounter with the league-leading Aggies in College Station is by far the most interesting and potentially impactful on the bracket. Last season, UF lost by just a point there, thanks to some offensive struggles. You can expect a similar result tonight, as long as the Gators do a better job of showing up than they did in Knoxville last Wednesday night.

American Athletic

Tulane Green Wave (7-10, 0-4) at USF Bulls (3-14, 0-4), 7 p.m. (ESPNEWS)

Go below and look at the other options in this window. It would be better to not even bother televising this one.

Atlantic 10

George Washington Colonials (13-3, 2-1) at UMass Minutemen (8-7, 1-2), 7 p.m. (ASN)
Davidson Wildcats (10-4, 2-1) at Dayton Flyers (12-3, 2-1), 8 p.m. (CBSSN)

The Colonials will look to avoid a repeat of their last road trip, a surprising loss at Saint Louis, as they head to Amherst. The Flyers, meanwhile, lost the league lead with a road loss at La Salle. Tonight, they welcome a Davidson squad that would like to further jumble the Atlantic 10 race and jump back into bid consideration in the process.


Northern Illinois Huskies (13-2, 2-0) at Toledo Rockets (10-5, 1-1), 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
Akron Zips (13-2, 2-0) at Central Michigan Chippewas (8-7, 1-1), 7 p.m. (ASN/ESPN3)

It's a full night of #MACtion, Hoops Style, and these two games look to be the best of the six, as the conference's two remaining unbeatens hit the road.

Air Force Falcons (10-6, 1-2) at Utah State Aggies (9-6, 1-3), 9 p.m. (ROOT Sports)
New Mexico Lobos (10-6, 3-0) at UNLV Runnin' Rebels (9-7, 0-3), 10 p.m. (CBSSN)

The Lobos will look to keep up with Boise State and San Diego State in the Mountain West race, but they'll need to hand the Runnin' Rebels a fourth league loss in interim coach Todd Simon's debut.

Viewing Picks

Early Evening Tips

Kansas at West Virginia, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Miami at Virginia, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
Florida at Texas A&M, 7 p.m. (SECN)
Davidson at Dayton, 8 p.m. (CBSSN)
Texas Tech at Kansas State, 8 p.m. (FS Kansas City/ESPN3)
Wisconsin at Northwestern, 7 p.m. (BTN)
Northern Illinois at Toledo, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
George Washington at UMass, 7 p.m. (ASN)
Akron at Central Michigan, 7 p.m. (ASN/ESPN3)
DePaul at Xavier, 6:30 p.m. (FS1)
Mississippi State at Kentucky, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Tulane at USF, 7 p.m. (ESPNEWS)

Late Evening Tips

Maryland at Michigan, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
Iowa State at Texas, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
Providence at Creighton, 8:30 p.m. (FS1)
New Mexico at UNLV, 10 p.m. (CBSSN)
Auburn at Vanderbilt, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
Arkansas at Missouri, 9 p.m. (SECN)
Air Force at Utah State, 9 p.m. (ROOT Sports)
Minnesota at Nebraska, 9 p.m. (BTN)

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