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College Hoops Viewing Guide For January 31, 2017

A busy Tuesday night features the departure of a broadcasting legend and a Top 25 Big East showdown.

NCAA Basketball: Texas A&M at West Virginia Ben Queen-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

Creighton at Butler, 7 p.m. (FS1)
Pitt at North Carolina, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Maryland at Ohio State, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Wake Forest at Boston College, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
George Washington at Rhode Island, 7 p.m. (CBSSN)
Mississippi State at Ole Miss, 7 p.m. (SECN)
Davidson at Saint Joseph’s, 8 p.m. (ASN)
Temple at Tulane, 8 p.m. (ESPN3)
Iowa at Rutgers, 7 p.m. (BTN)

Late Evening Tips

West Virginia at Iowa State, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
Georgia at Kentucky, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
Wisconsin at Illinois, 9 p.m. (BTN)
Tennessee at Auburn, 9 p.m. (SECN)
Dayton at Fordham, 9 p.m. (CBSSN)
Boise State at Colorado State, 9 p.m. (ESPN3)
Georgetown at DePaul, 9 p.m. (FS1)
Vanderbilt at Texas A&M, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
Wyoming at San Diego State, 11 p.m. (ESPNU)


Pitt Panthers (12-9, 1-7) at No. 12 North Carolina Tar Heels (19-4, 7-2), 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Wake Forest Demon Deacons (12-9, 3-6) at Boston College Eagles (9-13, 2-7), 7 p.m. (ESPNU)

Pitt is going to have a very difficult time stopping its freefall tonight in Chapel Hill. Meanwhile, the Demon Deacons can’t afford a loss in Chestnut Hill if they want to remain in the at-large hunt.

American Athletic

Temple Owls (11-11, 2-7) at Tulane Green Wave (4-17, 1-8), 8 p.m. (ESPN3)

Remember when the Owls had an at-large chance?

Atlantic 10

George Washington Colonials (12-9, 4-4) at Rhode Island Rams (13-7, 5-3), 7 p.m. (CBSSN)
Davidson Wildcats (11-8, 4-4) at Saint Joseph’s Hawks (10-10, 3-5), 8 p.m. (ASN)
Dayton Flyers (15-5, 6-2) at Fordham Rams (9-12, 3-5), 9 p.m. (CBSSN)

The Flyers, a half-game back of Richmond in the A 10 race (and tied with VCU for second), want a better result at Rose Hill tonight than the one they got at the Siegel Center on Friday night. In the front half of the doubleheader, URI will look to hold serve against GW and remain a loss back of the lead pack. At this point, further losses will make the Rams’ at-large hopes increasingly faint.

Big 12

No. 7 West Virginia Mountaineers (17-4, 5-3) at Iowa State Cyclones (13-7, 5-3), 9 p.m. (ESPN2)

Surprisingly, these two are tied for third in the Big 12, even though West Virginia is far safer in terms of the bracket. The Mountaineers held off Texas A&M in their SEC/Big 12 matchup, while the Cyclones lost at Vanderbilt. (Those two teams happen to meet in SEC play tonight.)

Big East

No. 22 Creighton Bluejays (19-3, 6-3) at No. 16 Butler Bulldogs (18-4, 7-3), 7 p.m. (FS1)
Georgetown Hoyas (12-10, 3-6) at DePaul Blue Demons (8-13, 1-7), 9 p.m. (FS1)

The Bulldogs will look to earn a season split with the Bluejays, as Creighton won by a 75-64 score in Omaha back on January 11th — with Mo Watson. Georgetown, which defeated both the Jays and Bulldogs last week, should be able to extend it win streak to three in Rosemont.

Big Ten

No. 17 Maryland Terrapins (19-2, 7-1) at Ohio State Buckeyes (13-9, 3-6), 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Iowa Hawkeyes (12-10, 4-5) at Rutgers Scarlet Knights (12-10, 1-8), 7 p.m. (BTN)
No. 10 Wisconsin Badgers (18-3, 7-1) at Illinois Fighting Illini (13-9, 3-6), 9 p.m. (BTN)

The Big Ten co-leaders both hit the road for winnable games against squads on the fringes of the bubble picture at this point.


Boise State Broncos (13-7, 6-3) at Colorado State Rams (14-8, 6-3), 9 p.m. (ESPN3)
Wyoming Cowboys (14-8, 4-5) at San Diego State Aztecs (11-9. 3-5), 11 p.m. (ESPNU)

The Broncos are looking to sweep the season series with the Rams. The winner tonight remains a game behind Nevada in the Mountain West race.


Mississippi State Bulldogs (13-7, 4-4) at Ole Miss Rebels (12-9, 3-5), 7 p.m. (SECN)
Georgia Bulldogs (13-8, 4-4) at No. 8 Kentucky Wildcats (17-4, 7-1), 9 p.m. (ESPN)
Tennessee Volunteers (12-9, 4-4) at Auburn Tigers (14-7, 3-5), 9 p.m. (SECN)
Vanderbilt Commodores (10-11, 3-5) at Texas A&M Aggies (11-9, 3-5), 9 p.m. (ESPNU)

While the Georgia-Kentucky game will be the final one Brent Musburger calls in his illustrious broadcasting career, new bubble team Tennessee’s trip to Auburn might be the most intriguing contest of these four. The basketball Egg Bowl in Oxford also deserves some of your attention.

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