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College Hoops Viewing Guide For February 23, 2017

Tonight’s schedule could use some of the games scheduled for last night.

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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.

Overview

in order of bracket impact

Early Evening Tips

Georgia at Alabama, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Memphis at Cincinnati, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Nebraska at Michigan State, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
LIU Brooklyn at Mount St. Mary’s, 7 p.m. (CBSSN)
Towson at UNCW, 7 p.m. (CAA.tv)
Lipscomb at Kennesaw State, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
Stetson at FGCU, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
USF at Tulsa, 8 p.m. (ESPN News)

Late Evening Tips

USC at Arizona, 10 p.m. (Pac-12)
Wisconsin at Ohio State, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
UCLA at Arizona State, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
Gonzaga at San Diego, 10 p.m. (Spectrum Sportsnet/KHQ/ROOT Northwest/CSN Bay Area/TheW.tv)
Saint Mary’s at Pepperdine, 10 p.m. (TheW.tv)
Utah at Colorado, 11 p.m. (ESPNU)

American Athletic

Memphis Tigers (18-9, 8-6) at No. 15 Cincinnati Bearcats (24-3, 13-1), 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Surprisingly, the longtime rivals meet just once this season, with the Bearcats needing the home win to remain tied with SMU at the top of the league. Last season, Cincy won by four at home but lost at the FedEx Forum.

Big Ten

Nebraska Cornhuskers (12-14, 6-8) at Michigan State Spartans (16-11, 8-6), 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
No. 16 Wisconsin Badgers (22-5, 11-3) at Ohio State Buckeyes (15-13, 5-10), 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Maryland‘s home loss to Minnesota on Wednesday night clarified two Big Ten races. So, the Badgers will look to complete a season sweep of the Buckeyes to remain tied with Purdue at the top of the league. In the earlier game, the Spartans’ second win of the season over the Cornhuskers will help keep them in the chase for one of the four quarterfinal byes in Washington — a race Minnesota might have taken charge of.

Pac-12

No. 5 UCLA Bruins (24-3, 11-3) at Arizona State Sun Devils (13-15, 6-9), 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
USC Trojans (21-6, 8-6) at No. 4 Arizona Wildcats (25-3, 14-1), 10 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks National/LA/Arizona)
Utah Utes (17-10, 8-7) at Colorado Buffaloes (16-12, 6-9), 11 p.m. (ESPNU)

Both the Bruins and Wildcats can’t get caught looking ahead to their Saturday showdown at McKale. That task should be more difficult for Arizona, in theory, as USC played them tough — losing by seven — in their earlier meeting at the Galen Center. In the late game, Colorado now has a better bubble chance than Utah, albeit a slim one that will go away if the Buffs get swept by the Utes.

SEC

Georgia Bulldogs (15-12, 6-8) at Alabama Crimson Tide (16-10, 9-5), 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

Last night, Vanderbilt dealt Tennessee a costly loss in a battle of SEC bubble teams. Tonight, Bama aims to repeat its 80-60 win in Athens, and a similar result that would all but eliminate the Bulldogs from the bid picture.

Elsewhere

LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds (18-11, 11-5 NEC) at Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers (15-14, 13-3), 7 p.m. (CBSSN)
Towson Tigers (19-10, 11-5 CAA) at UNCW Seahawks (24-5, 13-3), 7 p.m. (CAA.tv)
Lipscomb Bisons (18-12, 10-3 A-Sun) at Kennesaw State Fighting Owls (13-16, 7-6), 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
Stetson Hatters (11-19, 3-10 A-Sun)) at FGCU Eagles (22-7, 11-2), 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs (28-0, 16-0 WCC) at San Diego Toreros (12-16, 5-11), 10 p.m. (Spectrum Sportsnet/KHQ/ROOT Northwest/CSN Bay Area/TheW.tv)
No. 20 Saint Mary’s Gaels (24-3, 14-2 WCC) at Pepperdine Waves (9-19, 5-11), 10 p.m. (TheW.tv)

Mount St. Mary’s, FGCU, and Gonzaga can clinch outright conference titles by completing sweeps, while UNCW can get itself closer to locking up the CAA’s on seed. However, if FGCU falters, the door will be ajar for Lipscomb, though the Bisons will need to win on the road.

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