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College Hoops Viewing Guide For Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The ACC/Big Ten Challenge concludes with six more games. Plus, there are some games with potential postseason implications out West.

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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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ACC Big Ten Challenge, Night Three

On Tuesday night, Wisconsin handled Syracuse, Duke took down Michigan State, Pittsburgh held off Maryland, Notre Dame toppled Iowa, Illinois stopped North Carolina State, and Penn State defeated Georgia Tech. That means this series is all tied up at four games each heading into the final half-dozen tips.


Purdue Boilermakers (5-1)
Louisville Cardinals (5-1)
7 p.m. (ESPN)

Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech Hokies (5-1)
Michigan Wolverines (5-1)
7 p.m. (ESPN2)


Rutgers Scarlet Knights (6-0)
Miami Hurricanes (4-2)
7 p.m. (ESPNU)


North Carolina Tar Heels (7-0)
Indiana Hoosiers (4-1)
9 p.m (ESPN)

Ohio St

Ohio State Buckeyes (6-0)
Virginia Cavaliers (6-0)
9 p.m. (ESPN2)


Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-2)
Clemson Tigers (3-2)
9 p.m. (ESPNU)


I suspect the two Big Ten teams with perfect records won’t remain so after tonight—Rutgers will be challenged in their trip to Miami and Ohio State fell to Virginia at home a year ago. Purdue faces a difficult game at Louisville—a definite contrast of styles—while Michigan will look to deprive Virginia Tech of a quality win in Ann Arbor. Nebraska‘s trip to Clemson might just be an important bubble matchup later on.

The game of the night will be in Bloomington, however, where North Carolina will put its perfect record on the line against an Indiana squad that’s otherwise in the midst of the softest portion of its schedule. If the Hoosier team that defeated Kansas on Opening Night shows up, this could be a classic.

Other Games Of Note

New Hampshire Wildcats (4-2) at Providence Friars (4-2), 6:30 p.m. (FS1)

The Wildcats have already won at Temple and Winthrop, even if they lost by 59 at West Virginia, so they might give the Friars a game.

Temple Owls (4-2) at Saint Josephs Hawks (3-2), 7 p.m. (CBSSN)

The Owls lost a one-point overtime decision to the Hawks last season. Both ended up in the field of 68. Temple won the NIT Season Tip-Off, while Saint Joe’s went 1-2 in the Paradise Jam.

Boston University Terriers (4-2) at Connecticut Huskies (2-4), 7 p.m. (SNY/ESPN3)

This is the banged-up Huskies’ first game since going 1-2 in Maui and the Patriot League-contending Terriers might give them another scare.

Wright State Raiders (6-1) at Georgia State Panthers (3-2), 7 p.m. (ESPN3)

Both squads are coming off productive Thanksgiving weeks. The Raiders swept their home exempt round-robin, while the Panthers won the Cancun Challenge’s Mayan Division crown.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (6-1) at Ole Miss Rebels (5-1), 8 p.m. (SEC Network+)

The defending Conference USA Tournament champ will look to topple a Rebel squad that might be better than anticipated.

BYU Cougars (4-2) vs. Utah State Aggies (4-2) at Salt Lake City, 9 p.m. (BYU TV)

Both teams are looking to snap two-game skids, with the Cougars’ second loss coming at the hands of another local rival—Utah Valley.

Colorado State Rams (5-1) at Colorado Buffaloes (5-1), 9 p.m. (Pac-12 Network Mountain)

While the Buffs have already picked up a win over Texas (and looked decent in a six-point loss to Notre Dame), the Rams haven’t been tested since their opener with New Mexico State.

Texas Southern Tigers (4-2) at Arizona Wildcats (5-1), 9 p.m. (Pac-12 Network National and Arizona)

The Tigers have gone 4-2 so far on their 16-game season-opening road trip, with a victory at La Salle being the most impressive. They can really grab more attention by picking up an unlikely win in Tucson.

SMU Mustangs (4-2) at Boise State Broncos (3-3), 9 p.m. (MWN)

On Monday, the Broncos played Oregon close in Eugene, falling by just five. As for the Mustangs, they lost at USC by the same margin on Friday. SMU really cannot afford to drop a second road game in succession.

Saint Mary’s Gaels (5-0) at Stanford Cardinal (6-1), 11 p.m. (Pac-12 Network Bay Area)

After a productive 2-1 trip to the AdvoCare Invitational, the Cardinal can really improve their national profile by depriving the Gaels of a quality non-conference win.

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