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College Hoops Viewing Guide For Saturday, November 26, 2016

Four championships will be decided on TV (or streaming) on a day dominated by football.

NCAA Basketball: Barclays Center Classic-Maryland vs Richmond Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

This list of games is not exhaustive by design. For a full schedule and more specific information about coverage—particularly for ACC RSN, ASN, CSN, and FSN games—visit Matt’s College Sports on TV Website.

If you’re only able to listen to tonight, check out TuneIn’s college basketball lineup.

All times are Eastern, adjust accordingly.

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On Friday, the Baylor Bears trailed by as many as 22 in their Battle 4 Atlantis final encounter with the Louisville Cardinals, but Scott Drew’s team roared past the Cardinals late to win the title 66-63. It’s the second consecutive Atlantis championship game defeat for Louisville, who fell to Duke by a 76-71 score in 2012. The Temple Owls nearly coughed up a big lead in the NIT Season Tip-Off final, but they held on for an 81-77 victory over the West Virginia Mountaineers. That’s quite an accomplishment for Fran Dunphy’s squad, which lost to New Hampshire in the event’s on-campus rounds.

The Butler Bulldogs delivered the Big East a fourth 2016 holiday tournament title by stunning the Arizona Wildcats 69-65 in the Las Vegas Invitational final.

On Sunday, the Gonzaga Bulldogs will aim for a third all-time championship in Orlando, thanks to a 77-72 virtual road win over the Florida Gators. The Zags will face the Iowa State Cyclones on Sunday afternoon, as Steve Prohm’s team rolled the Miami Hurricanes 73-56. Later, the UCLA Bruins can claim the Wooden Legacy title for the first time by defeating the Texas A&M Aggies. On Friday night, the Aggies came back to stun the Virginia Tech Hokies late 68-65, while the Bruins pulled away from the Nebraska Cornhuskers to take the nightcap 82-71.

Now, it’s time for a look at Saturday’s lineup.

Emerald Coast Classic Finals (Primer)

Iowa Hawkeyes (Big Ten) (3-2)
Memphis Tigers (American) (4-1)
4 p.m. (Emerald Coast TV on YouTube)
Virginia Cavaliers (ACC) (5-0)
Providence Friars (Big East) (4-1)
7 p.m. (CBSSN)

Last night, Virginia clamped down on Iowa, winning by a 74-41 score, while Providence had this happen before beating Memphis 60-51.

Good luck tonight, Friars, you’re going to need it in attempting to pick up a fifth Big East early season tourney crown for the season. Virginia has not prevailed by fewer than 15 points this season, and that margin was in their opener.

Earlier in the day, the Emerald Coast TV YouTube channel will also stream the two consolation finals. Grambling State (1-4) will take on Savannah State (2-4) for third (11 a.m.), while two teams that won for the first time yesterday, St. Francis-Brooklyn (1-3) and UTRGV (1-5) will play for the title (approx. 1:30 p.m.).

Barclays Center Classic Finals (Primer)

Boston College Eagles (ACC) (3-2)
Richmond Spiders (A 10) (3-2)
7 p.m.
Kansas St
Kansas State Wildcats (Big 12) (6-0)
Maryland Terrapins (Big Ten) (6-0)
approx. 9:30 p.m.

On Friday at the Barclays Center, Maryland needed overtime to defeat Richmond 88-82. That result followed Kansas State‘s easy 72-54 victory over Boston College. The Wildcats will be another nice challenge for a Terps squad that hasn’t really impressed yet.

GCI Great Alaska Shootout Finals (Primer)

GCI will air all four games (Alaska only).

7th/8th Place
Drake Bulldogs (MVC) (1-4)
Alaska Anchorage Seawolves (DII, GNAC) (4-4)
4 p.m.
5th/6th Place
Oakland Golden Grizzlies (Horizon) (5-1)
UC Davis Aggies (Big West) (5-2)
approx. 6:30 p.m.
UC Davis
3rd/4th Place
Buffalo Bulls (MAC) (3-2)
Weber State Wildcats (Big Sky) (2-3)
9:30 p.m.
Nevada Wolf Pack (MW) (5-1)
Iona Gaels (MAAC) (2-2)
12:30 a.m. 11/27 (CBSSN)

The championship game, which will be the only one available on TV to continental US viewers, is a rematch of a November 20th meeting in Reno—won by Nevada by a 91-76 count.

Global Sports Classic Finals (Primer)

MWN will stream both games.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (C-USA) (3-2)
UNLV Runnin' Rebels (MW) (3-2)
8 p.m.
Washington Huskies (Pac-12) (3-1)
TCU Horned Frogs (Big 12) (4-0)
approx. 10:30 p.m.

Speaking of rematches, there will be another on Wednesday night, as Washington visits TCU to wrap up a home-and-home series. Last December, the Huskies won by a 92-67 score in Seattle.

Non-Tournament Action Of Note

Northern Iowa Panthers (3-1) at Xavier Musketeers (5-0) (Tire Pros Invitational), 12 p.m. (FSN)

Oh look, it’s another rematch. The Panthers head to Cincinnati with revenge for their 67-59 loss in Sunday’s final on their minds.

Yale Bulldogs (2-2) at Vermont Catamounts (5-2), 1 p.m. (

The America East favorites welcome one of the teams most likely to win the Ivy crown in 2017.

South Carolina Gamecocks (5-0) vs. Syracuse Orange (4-0) (Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational), 2:30 p.m. (ASN/ACC Network Extra)

On Wednesday, the Gamecocks dispatched Michigan with ease at home, but facing the potent Orange in their backyard will be a different matter entirely.

Penn State Nittany Lions (3-3) at George Washington Colonials (3-2), 4 p.m. (

The Nittany Lions visit the Smith Center, where they lost by a 76-66 count last season, for the second consecutive time.

Men vs. Cancer Classic

North Florida Ospreys (3-3) vs. Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners (3-2), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
North Dakota Fighting Hawks (3-1) at Wright State Raiders (4-1), approx. 7 p.m. (ESPN3)

You could say this is a fairly balanced round-robin. Yesterday, the Raiders defeated the Roadrunners 68-64, while the Hawks fell to the Ospreys by a single point, 76-76.

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