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College Hoops Viewing Guide For January 18, 2017

Wednesday’s slate features a pair of Top 25 matchups, one in the ACC and the other in the SEC, surprisingly.

NCAA Basketball: Georgia at Florida Kim Klement-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

Notre Dame at Florida State, 7 p.m. (ACC RSNs/ESPN3)
Florida at South Carolina, 6:30 p.m. (SECN)
TCU at Texas Tech, 7:30 p.m. (FSN)
Miami at Wake Forest, 8 p.m. (ACCN (Regional)/ESPN3)
Indiana at Penn State, 7 p.m. (BTN)
Virginia at Boston College, 8 p.m. (ACCN (Regional)/ESPN3)
Temple at Cincinnati, 7 p.m. (CBSSN)
Oklahoma at West Virginia, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
VCU at Fordham, 7 p.m. (MASN/SNY)
Missouri at Alabama, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
Tulane at Tulsa, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN News)

Late Evening Tips

Kansas State at Oklahoma State, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech, 9 p.m. (ACC RSNs/ESPN3)
Ohio State at Nebraska, 9 p.m. (BTN)
Colorado at Washington, 11 p.m. (ESPNU)
Utah at Washington State, 9 p.m. (Pac-12)
LSU at Auburn, 8:30 p.m. (SECN)

ACC

No. 15 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (16-2, 5-0) at No. 10 Florida State Seminoles (16-2, 4-1), 7 p.m. (ACC RSNs/ESPN3)
Miami Hurricanes (12-4, 2-2) at Wake Forest Demon Deacons (10-7, 1-4), 8 p.m. (ACC Network (Regional)/ESPN3)
No. 16 Virginia Cavaliers (13-3, 3-2) at Boston College Eagles (9-9, 2-3), 8 p.m. (ACC Network (Regional)/ESPN3)
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (11-6, 3-2) at Virginia Tech Hokies (13-4, 2-3), 9 p.m. (ACC RSNs/ESPN3)

With a win over the Fighting Irish, the Seminoles can force a three-way tie at the top of the ACC (UNC is already 5-1). Plus, with a visit from Louisville looming on Saturday, FSU can’t afford to drop a second in a row. Miami-Wake is an intriguing bubble battle, particularly for the hosts, whose results so far haven’t really backed up their computer numbers. While UVa will look to avoid a trap game in Chestnut Hill, Georgia Tech can earn further consideration by winning in Blacksburg. The Hokies have won just one of four since dominating Duke on New Year’s Eve.

American Athletic

Temple Owls (10-9, 1-5) at No. 20 Cincinnati Bearcats (15-2, 5-0), 7 p.m. (CBSSN)
Tulane Green Wave (4-13, 1-4) at Tulsa Golden Hurricane (9-7, 3-1), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN News)

The inconsistent, unpredictable Owls will look to get back on track by handing the league leaders their first AAC loss. Note that Temple won both meetings last season. Meanwhile, Tulsa will look to remain a game back by taking care of Tulane at the Reynolds Center.

Atlantic 10

VCU Rams (14-4, 4-1) at Fordham Rams (7-11, 1-4), 7 p.m. (MASN/SNY)

The most interesting game on tonight’s Atlantic 10 slate sees VCU traveling to Rose Hill, where Fordham will look for its second straight big Wednesday win (after somehow winning at Davidson a week ago).

Big 12

Oklahoma Sooners (7-9, 1-4) at No. 7 West Virginia Mountaineers (15-2, 4-1), 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
TCU Horned Frogs (14-3, 3-2) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (13-4, 2-3), 7:30 p.m. (FSN)
Kansas State Wildcats (13-4, 3-2) at Oklahoma State Cowboys (10-7, 0-5), 9 p.m. (ESPNU)

You can likely ignore the first game, as I don’t think the Sooners will be able to cope with the Mountaineers’ pressure in a game played in Morgantown. But the other two are crucial for a quartet of teams that all need Big 12 wins to differentiate themselves from one another and the rest of the bubble. The situation is particularly dire for Oklahoma State, which is still waiting for its first league win of the Brad Underwood administration.

Big Ten

Indiana Hoosiers (12-6, 2-3) at Penn State Nittany Lions (11-7, 3-2), 7 p.m. (BTN)
Ohio State Buckeyes (11-7, 1-4) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (9-8, 3-2), 9 p.m. (BTN)

The Hoosiers and Buckeyes both hit the road looking to build on needed weekend victories, with the Nittany Lions aiming for a second home win over Indiana in as many seasons. As for the Huskers, the enthusiasm created by their 3-0 league start has almost faded away entirely after consecutive losses to Northwestern and Michigan.

Pac-12

Utah Utes (12-5, 3-2) at Washington State Cougars (9-8, 2-3), 9 p.m. (Pac-12)
Colorado Buffaloes (10-8, 0-5) at Washington Huskies (8-9, 1-4), 11 p.m. (ESPNU)

After earning a split with the L.A. schools, the Utes travel to Pullman aiming to start a weekend sweep that will keep them in the picture. Meanwhile, the Buffs will need the same result to merely return to the fringe of the bubble conversation.

SEC

No. 19 Florida Gators (14-3, 5-0) at No. 24 South Carolina Gamecocks (14-3, 4-0), 6:30 p.m. (SECN)
Missouri Tigers (5-11, 0-4) at Alabama Crimson Tide (10-6, 3-1), 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
LSU Tigers (9-7, 1-4) at Auburn Tigers (11-6, 1-4), 8:30 p.m. (SECN)

So, the first SEC game between ranked foes is tonight and it doesn’t feature Kentucky. Who would have thought that would have been a possibility back in November? That being said, the host Gamecocks will feature in the second such game in the span of a week when they visit Rupp on Saturday. Thus, Carolina cannot get caught looking past the Gators, who are eager to remain in pole position for the two seed in the SEC Tournament.

As for the rest of this lineup ... at least Alabama has a great opportunity to remain a loss back of the lead duo at the end of the night.

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