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College Hoops Viewing Guide For February 2, 2017

Tonight is a good night to catch some possible March previews, as most of the interesting matchups are in the mid-major conferences.

NCAA Basketball: San Diego at Gonzaga James Snook-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.

Overview

in order of bracket impact

Early Evening Tips

Michigan State at Nebraska, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College of Charleston at UNCW, 7 p.m. (CAA.tv)
UNC Greensboro at Chattanooga, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
Missouri at Florida, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Memphis at USF, 7 p.m. (ESPN News)
Bryant at Mount St. Mary’s, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)

Late Evening Tips

Utah at California, 9 p.m. (Pac-12)
Stephen F. Austin at Sam Houston State, 9 p.m. (ASN)
Belmont at Murray State, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
Arizona at Oregon State, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)

Late Night Tips

Gonzaga at BYU, 11 p.m. (ESPN2)
Colorado at Stanford, 11 p.m. (Pac-12)
Arizona State at Oregon, 11 p.m. (FS1)
Saint Mary’s at Pacific, 11 p.m. (ESPNU)

American Athletic

Memphis Tigers (10-6, 6-3) at USF Bulls (6-14, 0-9), 7 p.m. (ESPN News)

The Tigers’ bubble hopes would take a serious hit if they provide the Bulls’ first conference win.

Big Ten

Michigan State Spartans (13-9, 5-4) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (10-11, 4-5), 7 p.m. (ESPN)

The Cornhuskers defeated Purdue on Sunday, so the Spartans will be wary traveling to Lincoln.

Pac-12

No. 5 Arizona Wildcats (20-2, 9-0) at Oregon State Beavers (4-18, 0-9), 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
Utah Utes (15-6, 6-3) at California Golden Bears (15-6, 6-3), 9 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks National/Mountain/Bay Area)
Colorado Buffaloes (12-10, 2-7) at Stanford Cardinal (11-10, 3-6), 11 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks National/Mountain/Bay Area)
Arizona State Sun Devils (10-12, 3-6) at No. 13 Oregon Ducks (19-3, 8-1), 11 p.m. (FS1)

Of the four games on offer tonight, the matchup in Berkeley is the most tantalizing, as both the Utes and Golden Bears could use the win for their respective bubble hopes. Note that the Bay Area schools travel to the Rockies to close out the regular season. Arizona and Oregon both need to not look ahead to Saturday’s showdown in Eugene — though a Beaver win over the Wildcats would be the upset of the year.

SEC

Missouri Tigers (5-15, 0-8) at No. 24 Florida Gators (16-5, 6-2), 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

Similarly, with Kentucky visiting Gainesville on Saturday night, the Gators must remain focused on a woeful Mizzou team.

Elsewhere

Bryant Bulldogs (8-15, 5-5 NEC) at Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers (11-12, 9-1), 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College of Charleston Cougars (17-6, 8-2 CAA) at UNCW Seahawks (20-3, 9-1), 7 p.m. (CAA.tv)
UNC Greensboro Spartans (16-7, 7-3 SoCon) at Chattanooga Mocs (15-6, 6-3), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
Belmont Bruins (16-4, 10-0 OVC East) at Murray State Racers (12-11, 6-3 OVC West), 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (11-10, 6-3 Southland) at Sam Houston State Bearkats (16-6, 7-2), 9 p.m. (ASN)
No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs (22-0, 10-0 WCC) at BYU Cougars (16-7, 7-3), 11 p.m. (ESPN2)
No. 18 Saint Mary’s Gaels (19-2, 9-1 WCC) at Pacific Tigers (8-15, 2-8), 11 p.m. (ESPNU)

This group of games is more likely to be worth your time than the ones presented above. The No. 1 team in the country puts its undefeated record on the line in one of the two most difficult road environments it will encounter before the WCC Tournament — the Marriott Center. Plus, there are vital games in the CAA, SoCon, OVC, and Southland races, along with a chance to see the first-place squad in the NEC. UNCW claimed a 65-59 decision at Charleston back on January 19th, while UNCG won its home game against Chattanooga by a 73-68 count two days into 2017. SHSU and SFA meet for the first time this season (they’ll meet again in Nacogdoches to close the regular season), while division leaders Belmont and Murray State can only meet again in the OVC Tournament.

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