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College Hoops Viewing Guide For January 17, 2017

Tonight’s slate isn’t as packed as the one of a week ago. Hopefully, it will be more entertaining!

NCAA Basketball: Auburn at Kentucky Mark Zerof-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.

Overview

in order of bracket impact

Early Evening Tips

Illinois at Purdue, 7 p.m. (BTN)
Kentucky at Mississippi State, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Pitt at N.C. State, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
Arkansas at Texas A&M, 7 p.m. (SECN)
Texas at Baylor, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
USF at UCF, 7 p.m. (ESPN News)

Late Evening Tips

Michigan at Wisconsin, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
Vanderbilt at Georgia, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
Tennessee at Ole Miss, 9 p.m. (SECN)

ACC

Pittsburgh Panthers (12-6, 1-4) at North Carolina State Wolfpack (12-6, 1-4), 7 p.m. (ESPNU)

The Panthers, in Tuesday’s bracket, and the Wolfpack, who aren’t even close to the field, thanks to a lackluster non-conference schedule, both have dropped four of their last five. Tonight’s loser will be rooted to the bottom of the ACC at 1-5.

American Athletic

South Florida Bulls (6-10, 0-5) at UCF Knights (13-4, 4-1), 7 p.m. (ESPN News)

If the Knights want to remain in the picture, they’ll defeat the hapless Bulls.

Big 12

Texas Longhorns (7-10, 1-4) at No. 6 Baylor Bears (16-1, 4-1), 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

The Longhorns face one of the most daunting weeks possible this season — consecutive trips to Waco and Lawrence.

Big Ten

Illinois Fighting Illini (12-6, 2-3) at No. 21 Purdue Boilermakers (14-4, 3-2), 7 p.m. (BTN)
Michigan Wolverines (12-6, 2-3) at No. 17 Wisconsin Badgers (14-3, 3-1), 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Both the Illini and Wolverines could use a marquee win before they meet in Ann Arbor on Saturday, but each will have to do it on the road tonight. That could be a challenge for Michigan.

SEC

No. 5 Kentucky Wildcats (15-2, 5-0) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (12-4, 3-1), 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Arkansas Razorbacks (13-4, 2-3) at Texas A&M Aggies (9-7, 1-4), 7 p.m. (SECN)
Vanderbilt Commodores (8-9, 2-3) at Georgia Bulldogs (11-6, 3-2), 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
Tennessee Volunteers (9-8, 2-3) at Ole Miss Rebels (10-7, 1-3), 9 p.m. (SECN)

Surprising Mississippi State will look to hand Kentucky its first SEC loss at the Hump, while the last two teams the Bulldogs defeated meet in College Station. Arkansas, which fell out of this week’s projection, is nearing a point of desperation. In the late games, bubble teams Georgia and Ole Miss will both look to rebound from Saturday road losses against teams safely in the field by defending their respective home floors. However, Vandy and Tennessee have both punched above their weight during the first five games of the SEC season.

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