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College Hoops Viewing Guide For January 5, 2017

Be prepared to stay up late if you’re on the East Coast, as tonight’s slate is Mountain and Pacific Time Zone intensive.

NCAA Basketball: UCLA at Oregon State Scobel Wiggins-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 Window

Purdue at Ohio State, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Davidson at George Washington, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
UConn at Memphis, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

Late Window

California at UCLA, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
Minnesota at Northwestern, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
Utah at Arizona, 10 p.m. (FS1)
BYU at Saint Mary’s, 11 p.m. (ESPNU)
Iowa at Nebraska, 9 p.m. (BTN)
Colorado at Arizona State, 9 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks)
Stanford at USC, 11 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks)
Gonzaga at San Francisco, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)

American Athletic

Connecticut Huskies (5-8, 0-2) at Memphis Tigers (10-4, 0-1), 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

This is a rematch of last season’s American Athletic title game only in terms of the names of the participating schools. The shorthanded Huskies will be challenged to avoid an 0-3 start as they visit a Tiger team that’s also looking for its first league win of the young campaign.

Atlantic 10

Davidson Wildcats (7-5, 0-1) at George Washington Colonials (8-6, 0-1), 7 p.m. (ESPNU)

With the bubble being a bit soft, the winner of this one will move into a better position on the list of fringe at-large candidates.

Big Ten

No. 20 Purdue Boilermakers (12-3, 1-1) at Ohio State Buckeyes (10-4, 0-1), 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Minnesota Golden Gophers (13-2, 1-1) at Northwestern Wildcats (12-3, 1-1), 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
Iowa Hawkeyes (9-6, 1-1) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (8-6, 2-0), 9 p.m. (BTN)

With the Big Ten looking just as confusing at the ACC at this point, who knows what will happen in this trio of intriguing matchups. Will the Buckeyes hand the Boilermakers a second consecutive surprising league defeat? Will the Golden Gophers or Wildcats pick up a needed middle-tier win? Can the Cornhuskers translate their road success into a 3-0 start by topping the Hawkeyes in Lincoln?


California Golden Bears (10-4, 1-1) at No. 4 UCLA Bruins (14-1, 1-1), 9 p.m. (ESPN)
Colorado Buffaloes (10-4, 0-1) at Arizona State Sun Devils (8-7, 1-1), 9 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks)
Utah Utes (10-3, 1-0) at No. 17 Arizona Wildcats (13-2, 2-0), 10 p.m. (FS1)
Stanford Cardinal (8-6, 0-2) at No. 25 USC Trojans (14-1, 1-1), 11 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks)

The Pac-12’s three ranked teams are all at home to face potentially tricky opposition, while Colorado, another squad with an at-large chance largely fueled by the weakness of the bubble, will have to win on the road to claim its first Pac-12 victory of the season.


No. 5 Gonzaga Bulldogs (14-0, 2-0) at San Francisco Dons (11-4, 1-1), 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
BYU Cougars (11-4, 2-0) at No. 19 Saint Mary’s Gaels (12-1, 2-0), 11 p.m. (ESPNU)

While all 10 WCC teams are in action tonight, the top four happen to face each other. Gonzaga needed OT to win at USF last season, while BYU last won at Saint Mary’s in 2014.

There’s also an overwhelming number of mid-major games streaming (and in some cases, on TV outlets with limited/regional distribution), so check out’s daily schedule for that info.

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