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College Hoops Viewing Guide For Sunday, December 11, 2016

A Sunshine State showdown and possible bubble matchup in Blacksburg highlight a relatively thin Sunday slate.

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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 today, check out TuneIn’s college basketball lineup.

All times are Eastern, adjust accordingly.

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Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival

St John's

St. John's Red Storm (5-5)
vs.
LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds (6-3)
12 p.m. (FS1)

LIU

Kentucky

No. 6 Kentucky Wildcats (8-1)
vs.
Hofstra Pride (6-4)
3 p.m. (ESPN)

Hofstra

In game one, LIU Brooklyn is the more intriguing team at this point, since they’ll likely contend in the NEC, while St. John’s looks to be in for another long season. Kentucky should romp in the finale, as Hofstra isn’t the Top 100 RPI/KenPom outfit they were a season ago.

Ole Miss Rebels (6-2) at Virginia Tech Hokies (7-1), 12 p.m. (ESPNU)

This is the game to watch during a relatively empty early window, as both the Rebels (losses to Creighton and Middle Tennessee) and Hokies (win over Michigan, loss to Texas A&M) could use a quality December win for March purposes. Virginia Tech particularly needs the boost, as it doesn’t have a nice late non-conference test like Ole Miss, who hosts Baylor in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge, does.

No. 21 Florida Gators (7-2) at Florida State Seminoles (9-1), 4 p.m. (ESPNU)

This is a Top 25 matchup in KenPom with the Gators sitting 14th and the Noles 11 spots lower. UF blew out FSU in Tallahassee in its last Final Four year, but the three meetings were decided by five points total, with the Seminoles taking the last two.

Tennessee Volunteers (4-3) at No. 7 North Carolina Tar Heels (9-1), 5 p.m. (ESPN)

The Maui Invitational’s seventh-place finisher visits its champion. These two squads from neighboring states don’t meet all that frequently—the Tar Heels have won the last three meetings, the last of which occurred a decade ago.

Alabama Crimson Tide (4-3) at No. 24 Oregon Ducks (7-2), 6 p.m. (ESPNU)

Last December, the Ducks won a 72-68 decision in Birmingham. I’d expect a bigger Oregon win tonight, as the Crimson Tide have yet to defeat a team in the KenPom Top 100.

Nevada Wolf Pack (7-2) at Washington Huskies (4-4), 8 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks National and Washington)

Given the Huskies’ struggles early, this is more of a “name” win opportunity for Eric Musselman’s Wolf Pack than a quality one. And that’s too bad, considering how the Mountain West is likely not to get any at-large love this season.

Pepperdine Waves (4-5) at USC Trojans (8-0), 10 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks National and LA)

The Trojans have already handled two WCC foes, USD and BYU, in a row.

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