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College Hoops Viewing Guide For January 26, 2017

It’s been a week that hasn’t been kind to members of the Top 25 — and seven ranked teams see action tonight.

NCAA Basketball: Cincinnati at Xavier Frank Victores-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

Early Evening Tips

Xavier at Cincinnati, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Virginia Tech at North Carolina, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)
Nebraska at Northwestern, 8 p.m. (BTN)
Oregon State at Colorado, 8:30 p.m. (FS1)

Late Evening Tips

Indiana at Michigan, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
Oregon at Utah, 10:30 p.m. (FS1)
Washington State at Arizona, 9:30 p.m (Pac-12)
San Francisco at Saint Mary’s, 11 p.m. (CSN Bay Area/ROOT Rocky Mtn./
San Diego at Gonzaga, 9 p.m. (KHQ/


Virginia Tech Hokies (15-4, 4-3) at No. 9 North Carolina Tar Heels (18-3, 6-1), 8 p.m. (ESPN2)

Thanks to Florida State’s blowout loss at Georgia Tech last night, the Tar Heels are now in sole possession of first in the ACC. If UNC loses to the Hokies, there will be a four-way tie and Virginia Tech will join Louisville at 5-3, just a game back.

Big Ten

Nebraska Cornhuskers (9-10, 3-4) at Northwestern Wildcats (16-4, 5-2), 8 p.m. (BTN)
Indiana Hoosiers (14-6, 4-3) at Michigan Wolverines (13-7, 3-4), 9 p.m. (ESPN2)

I’m making my first-ever trip to Welsh-Ryan Arena tonight, so if the Wildcats lose, you know who to blame. On Sunday, Northwestern will welcome the Hoosiers to Evanston, but tonight Indiana will look to extend its winning streak to four by knocking off the Wolverines in Ann Arbor. Michigan hasn’t won consecutive games since a three-game run that ended on December 22nd.


Oregon State Beavers (4-16, 0-7) at Colorado Buffaloes (10-10, 0-7), 8:30 p.m. (FS1)
Washington State Cougars (10-9, 3-4) at No. 7 Arizona Wildcats (18-2, 7-0), 9:30 p.m (Pac-12)
No. 10 Oregon Ducks (18-2, 7-0) at Utah Utes (14-5, 5-2), 10:30 p.m. (FS1)

With the Wildcats hosting the struggling Cougars and the Ducks visiting the surging Utes, it’s possible that Arizona will have first place all to itself at the end of the night. At the other end of the standings, the loser of Oregon State-Colorado will certainly own last place at about 8:30 Mountain time.


No. 24 Xavier Musketeers (14-5, 4-3 Big East) at No. 19 Cincinnati Bearcats (17-2, 7-0 American), 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
San Diego Toreros (10-10, 3-5) at No. 3 Gonzaga Bulldogs (20-0, 8-0), 9 p.m. (KHQ/
San Francisco Dons (14-7, 4-4) at No. 21 Saint Mary’s Gaels (17-2, 7-1), 11 p.m. (CSN Bay Area/ROOT Rocky Mtn./

The game of the night is one of several non-conference affairs that dot this week’s schedule, as the Bearcats host the Musketeers looking for their first Crosstown Shootout win since the 2012-13 season. Cincy has won 10 in a row, while Xavier has struggled of late — Sunday’s win over Georgetown snapped a three-game skid.

In the WCC, both the Zags and Gaels should pick up home wins to stay in first and second, respectively. However, given how the No. 1, 2, and 4 teams in the country have all fallen this week, the Bulldogs need to be careful.

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