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College Hoops Viewing Guide For January 19, 2017

While there’s plenty of major conference action on tap, don’t lose sight of some potential March previews in the mid-major ranks.

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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.

Overview

in order of bracket impact

Early Evening Tips

Maryland at Iowa, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Richmond at Dayton, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
UConn at SMU, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
UNCW at College of Charleston, 7 p.m. (ASN)
Fort Wayne at North Dakota State, 8 p.m. (MidCoSN/ESPN3)
Jacksonville State at Belmont, 8 p.m. (OVC Digital Network)
Weber State at North Dakota, 8 p.m. (MidCoSN/FCS Pacific)
Davidson at La Salle, 7 p.m. (CBSSN)

Late Evening Tips

Arizona at USC, 9 p.m. (Pac-12)
Cal at Oregon, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
Clemson at Louisville, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
UNC Asheville at Winthrop, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
Arizona State at UCLA, 11 p.m. (FS1)
Gonzaga at Santa Clara, 11 p.m. (ESPNU)
Pacific at Saint Mary’s, 11 p.m. (CSN Bay Area/TheW.tv)
Memphis at Houston, 9 p.m. (CBSSN)
Stanford at Oregon State, 11 p.m. (Pac-12)

ACC

Clemson Tigers (11-6, 1-4) at No. 12 Louisville Cardinals (15-3, 3-2), 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Louisville is trying to keep up in the race for the No. 1 seed in Brooklyn, while the Tigers will fall into a last-place tie with Pitt with a loss. That’s not ideal for a team that was just hanging on in Tuesday’s projection.

American Athletic

UConn Huskies (7-10, 2-3) at SMU Mustangs (15-4, 5-1), 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Memphis Tigers (13-5, 3-2) at Houston Cougars (13-5, 4-2), 9 p.m. (CBSSN)

In their penultimate game last season, the Mustangs rolled the Huskies by 26 at Moody. They’ll look for a similar result against a UConn squad that lost to Georgetown on Saturday. In the nightcap, both the Tigers and Cougars need victories to remain in the at-large picture. Houston won the teams’ lone meeting of 2016, which was also played at Hofheinz.

Atlantic 10

Richmond Spiders (11-6, 5-0) at Dayton Flyers (13-4, 4-1), 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
Davidson Wildcats (9-7, 2-3) at La Salle Explorers (10-5, 4-1), 7 p.m. (CBSSN)

Thanks to VCU‘s overtime loss at Fordham last night, the Atlantic 10’s at-large hopes are faltering. At this point, the Flyers are in the best position, and they can force a three-way tie for first by beating the Spiders (as long as the Explorers take care of business simultaneously at Tom Gola Arena).

Big Ten

No. 25 Maryland Terrapins (16-2, 4-1) at Iowa Hawkeyes (11-8, 3-3), 7 p.m. (ESPN)

The Terps have quietly moved into a leading position in the B1G, and they’ll move a half-game up on Wisconsin Badgers with a victory in Iowa City this evening. Maryland lost on its lone Big Ten trip to Carver-Hawkeye, back in 2015.

Pac-12

No. 14 Arizona Wildcats (16-2, 5-0) at USC Trojans (16-3, 3-3), 9 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks National/Arizona/L.A.)
California Golden Bears (13-5, 4-2) at No. 11 Oregon Ducks (16-2, 5-0), 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
Arizona State Sun Devils (9-9, 2-3) at No. 3 UCLA Bruins (18-1, 5-1), 11 p.m. (FS1)
Stanford Cardinal (10-8, 2-4) at Oregon State Beavers (4-14, 0-5), 11 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks National/Bay Area/Oregon)

Last season, the Wildcats and Trojans played a 103-101 quadruple overtime classic at Galen, won by USC. The hosts will want a similar, if less dramatic result tonight, if only to get them over .500 in the league (and on a Pac-12 winning streak). Cal will be challenged to keep its three-game streak alive in Eugene, while UCLA can’t get caught looking ahead to Saturday’s showdown with U of A.

Elsewhere

UNCW Seahawks (17-2, 6-0) at College of Charleston Cougars (15-4, 6-0), 7 p.m. (ASN)
Weber State Wildcats (9-6, 4-0) at North Dakota Fighting Hawks (9-7, 4-2), 8 p.m. (MidCoSN/FCS Pacific)
Fort Wayne Mastodons (14-5, 3-2) at North Dakota State Bison (12-6, 4-1), 8 p.m. (MidCoSN/ESPN3)
Jacksonville State Gamecocks (12-8, 4-1) at Belmont Bruins (11-4, 5-0), 8 p.m. (OVC Digital Network)
UNC Asheville Bulldogs (13-6, 5-1) at Winthrop Eagles (13-4, 5-1), 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
No. 4 Gonzaga Bulldogs (17-0, 5-0) at Santa Clara Broncos (10-9, 4-2), 11 p.m. (ESPNU)
Pacific Tigers (8-11, 2-4) at No. 23 Saint Mary’s Gaels (15-2, 5-1), 11 p.m. (CSN Bay Area/TheW.tv)

If you’re looking for Championship Fortnight previews, tonight’s slate features several. UNCW’s showdown with Charleston at TD Arena is a particularly big one, considering the Seahawks have only lost to Clemson and Middle Tennessee so far this season. Also, with the Big South Tournament on-campus this year, the first meeting of the year between UNC Asheville and Winthrop has added meaning.

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