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College Hoops Viewing Guide For January 25, 2017

With the No. 1, 2, and 4 teams all losing on Tuesday, this underwhelming Wednesday slate has a lot to live up to.

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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.


in order of bracket impact

Early Evening Window

SMU at UCF, 6 p.m. (ESPN News)
Florida State at Georgia Tech, 7 p.m. (ACC RSNs/ESPN3)
Creighton at Georgetown, 7 p.m. (FSN)
Minnesota at Ohio State, 7 p.m. (BTN)
FGCU at UNF, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
Texas A&M at Ole Miss, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Memphis at Temple, 6 p.m. (CBSSN)
St. John’s at Providence, 6:30 p.m. (FS1)
Missouri at Mississippi State, 7 p.m. (SECN)
Tulsa at East Carolina, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
UConn at USF, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)

Mid-to-Late Evening Window

Texas Tech at Baylor, 8 p.m. (ESPN News)
Butler at Seton Hall, 8:30 p.m. (FS1)
UCLA at USC, 11 p.m. (FS1)
Rhode Island at Richmond, 8 p.m. (CBSSN)
Iowa at Illinois, 9 p.m (BTN)
Florida at LSU, 9 p.m. (SECN)
Boston College at Miami, 9 p.m. (ACC RSNs)
Alabama at Georgia, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
Washington at Arizona State, 11 p.m. (ESPNU)

American Athletic

Memphis Tigers (15-5, 5-2) at Temple Owls (10-10, 1-6), 6 p.m. (CBSSN)
SMU Mustangs (17-4, 7-1) at UCF Knights (14-5, 5-2), 6 p.m. (ESPN News)
Tulsa Golden Hurricane (11-7, 5-1) at East Carolina Pirates (9-11, 1-6), 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
UConn Huskies (8-11, 3-4) at USF Bulls (6-12, 0-7), 7 p.m. (ESPNU)

The Mustangs’ road trip to Orlando is the big game here, especially since the two will only meet once in the regular season. If UCF and Tulsa both win tonight, the Golden Hurricane will be alone in second in the American.


No. 6 Florida State Seminoles (18-2, 6-1) at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (11-8, 3-4), 7 p.m. (ACC RSNs/ESPN3)
Boston College Eagles (9-11, 2-5) at Miami Hurricanes (12-6, 2-4), 9 p.m. (ACC RSNs)

After going 6-1 against ACC teams present in Tuesday’s bracket, the Seminoles head into the “softer” portion of their league slate — by visiting a surprising Georgia Tech team that’s defeated UNC and Clemson at home. FSU will need to be careful. As will the Hurricanes, who have only defeated Pitt in their last five games.

Atlantic 10

Rhode Island Rams (12-6, 4-2) at Richmond Spiders (11-8, 5-2), 8 p.m. (CBSSN)

While there are other A 10 games on the slate tonight, this one is the only one with an potential impact on the at-large picture. The Rams, one of the last teams included in Tuesday’s bracket, won at the Robins Center on their last trip there in 2015. With Dayton heading to VCU on Friday, the winner will be in position to share the lead heading into the weekend.

Big 12

Texas Tech Red Raiders (14-5, 3-4) at No. 5 Baylor Bears (18-1, 6-1), 8 p.m. (ESPN News)

With a home win, the Bears can tie Kansas for the Big 12 lead, while the Red Raiders’ profile would receive a huge boost if they can pull off the road upset.

Big East

No. 16 Creighton Bluejays (18-2, 5-2) at Georgetown Hoyas (10-10, 1-6), 7 p.m. (FSN)
St. John’s Red Storm (9-12, 3-5) at Providence Friars (13-8, 3-5), 6:30 p.m. (FS1)
No 11 Butler Bulldogs (17-3, 6-2) at Seton Hall Pirates (13-6, 3-4), 8:30 p.m. (FS1)

With road wins, Creighton and Butler can keep pace with Villanova, which collapsed at Marquette last night. Seton Hall, however, will be looking to stun the Bulldogs in Newark to improve their at-large chances.

Big Ten

Minnesota Golden Gophers (15-5, 3-4) at Ohio State Buckeyes (12-8, 2-5), 7 p.m. (BTN)
Iowa Hawkeyes (11-9, 3-4) at Illinois Fighting Illini (12-8, 2-5), 9 p.m (BTN)

Having dropped two road games in a row, the Golden Gophers need to get back on track, even with a strong RPI in a weak bubble year. As for the Illini, they’ll need to defend their home floor and end their three-game skid. Picking up two wins (Illinois travels to Penn State Saturday) is vital for a team that has games against Minnesota and Wisconsin on the horizon next week.


No. 8 UCLA Bruins (19-2, 6-2) at USC Trojans (17-4, 4-4), 11 p.m. (FS1)
Washington Huskies (9-10, 2-5) at Arizona State Sun Devils (9-11, 2-5), 11 p.m. (ESPNU)

The L.A. showdown in the game to watch in the Pac-12 tonight. Don’t expect much defense at the Galen Center. If UCLA pushes the tempo, they should be able to hand the Trojans their fifth league loss.


Missouri Tigers (5-13, 0-6) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (12-6, 3-3), 7 p.m. (SECN)
Texas A&M Aggies (10-8, 2-5) at Ole Miss Rebels (12-7, 3-4), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Alabama Crimson Tide (11-7, 4-2) at Georgia Bulldogs (12-7, 4-3), 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
No. 25 Florida Gators (14-5, 5-2) at LSU Tigers (9-9, 1-6), 9 p.m. (SECN)

While Ole Miss, Bama, and UGA all need wins for their slender at-large hopes, Florida has to get out of its two-game skid. That might be difficult if Canyon Barry is missing or limited due to an ankle injury, even if LSU looks to be the SEC’s second-worst team. The Gators lost three in a row to South Carolina, Vandy, and LSU last year — results that basically relegated that UF squad to the NIT.


FGCU Eagles (15-6, 4-1) at UNF Ospreys (9-13, 4-1), 7 p.m. (ESPN3)

The Eagles and Ospreys are tied with USC Upstate (which visits 3-2 Lipscomb at the 7:30 on ESPN3) in the A-Sun race. FGCU won two of last year’s three meetings, including at UNF Arena in the conference semis.

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