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College Hoops Viewing Guide For January 10, 2017

This Tuesday could be one of the more significant nights of the season.

NCAA Basketball: Big 12 Conference Tournament-Baylor vs Kansas Denny Medley-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 today, check out TuneIn’s college basketball lineup.

All times are Eastern, adjust accordingly.


in order of bracket impact

7-8 p.m. Tips

Baylor at West Virginia, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Xavier at Villanova, 7 p.m. (FS1)
Duke at Florida State, 8 p.m. (ACCN/ESPN3)
Syracuse at Virginia Tech, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
Kentucky at Vanderbilt, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
George Mason at Saint Joseph’s, 7 p.m. (ASN)
Auburn at Missouri, 7 p.m. (SECN)

9 p.m. (and beyond) Tips

Indiana at Maryland, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
Kansas State at Texas Tech, 9:15 p.m. (ESPN News)
Kansas at Oklahoma, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
Florida at Alabama, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
Mississippi State at Arkansas, 9 p.m. (SECN)
Providence at DePaul, 9 p.m. (FS1)
UNLV at New Mexico, 9 p.m. (ESPN3)
San José State at San Diego State, 11 p.m. (ESPNU)


Syracuse Orange (10-6, 2-1) at Virginia Tech Hokies (12-3, 2-1), 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
No. 7 Duke Blue Devils (14-2, 2-1) at No. 9 Florida State Seminoles (15-1, 3-0), 8 p.m. (ACCN/ESPN3)

The Blue Devils travel to Tallahassee to take on the dangerous Seminoles without the services of Amile Jefferson, who will be out with a foot injury. That could be trouble for Duke, as FSU wouldn’t have been intimidated by Duke with him on the floor. Meanwhile, the Orange will put its resurgence and two-game win streak on the line in Blacksburg, where the host Hokies want to stop their two-game skid.

Big 12

No. 1 Baylor Bears (15-0, 3-0) at No. 10 West Virginia Mountaineers (13-2, 2-1), 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks (14-1, 3-0) at Oklahoma Sooners (6-8, 0-3), 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
Kansas State Wildcats (13-2, 2-1) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (12-3, 1-2), 9:15 p.m. (ESPN News)

The Bears’ first task as the nation’s top-ranked team? Nothing serious really. Just a trip to Morgantown to take on a Mountaineers squad that might just challenge Baylor more on defense than any of their previous 15 opponents. It’s quite possible that Gonzaga will be the nation’s lone undefeated team at the end of the night.

Later, the Jayhawks should be able to take care of the Sooners easily, which should free you up to watch a crucial bubble game between the Red Raiders (the last at-large in my projection this morning) and Wildcats. Both will need decent conference wins to overcome awful non-conference profiles.

Big East

No. 15 Xavier Musketeers (13-2, 3-0) at No. 3 Villanova Wildcats (15-1, 3-1), 7 p.m. (FS1)
Providence Friars (11-6, 1-3) at DePaul Blue Demons (7-9, 0-3), 9 p.m. (FS1)

The game of the night in the Big East will be in Rosemon...wait, no it won’t. It will be at the Pavilion, where Myles Davis is expected to make his season debut for the Musketeers against the defending national champs. The pair split their meetings in 2016, but each team defended its home court.

Big Ten

Indiana Hoosiers (11-5, 1-2) at Maryland Terrapins (14-2, 2-1), 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Both of these squads are just outside of the AP poll, but relatively safe in terms of the bracket here in early January. However, the Hoosiers could see their stock drop further if they don’t get out of a funk that’s seen them go 3-4 since mid-December.


No. 6 Kentucky Wildcats (13-2, 3-0) at Vanderbilt Commodores (8-7, 2-1), 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Auburn Tigers (10-5, 0-3) at Missouri Tigers (5-9, 0-2), 7 p.m. (SECN)
No. 23 Florida Gators (12-3, 3-0) at Alabama Crimson Tide (9-5, 2-0), 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
Mississippi State Bulldogs (10-4, 1-1) at Arkansas Razorbacks (12-3, 1-2), 9 p.m. (SECN)

I’m curious to see if the Commodores’ perimeter shooting can keep them in a game with the Wildcats at Memorial. Either Auburn and Mizzou will pick up its first conference win of the year in Columbia — something I didn’t expect out of Bruce Pearl’s team four games into the season. The Gators head to Tuscaloosa looking to avenge a late-season loss in Gainesville that helped keep UF out of last season’s NCAAs. Finally, the Hogs will have to like their chances to get back to .500 with the Bulldogs headed to Bud Walton.


George Mason Patriots (11-5, 1-2) at Saint Joseph’s Hawks (8-6, 2-1), 7 p.m. (ASN)
UNLV Runnin’ Rebels (8-9, 1-3) at New Mexico Lobos (9-7, 2-2), 9 p.m. (ESPN3)
San José State Spartans (8-6, 1-2) at San Diego State Aztecs (8-7, 0-3), 11 p.m. (ESPNU)

If you thought SJSU would have a better Mountain West record than SDSU after three league games, you’re lying. But seriously, the most interesting game here for me is the Lobos’ home contest with the Runnin’ Rebels. How will UNM rebound from Saturday’s gut-wrenching collapse against Nevada?

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