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College Hoops Viewing Guide For February 28, 2017

You just have to one more day for the arrival of the best month of the year. And guess what, there will be basketball on to pass the time!

NCAA Basketball: Duke at Florida State Melina Vastola-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 importance

Early Evening Tips

Florida State at Duke, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Indiana at Purdue, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Georgetown at Seton Hall, 6:30 p.m. (FS1)
Maryland at Rutgers, 6:30 p.m. (BTN)
Mississippi State at South Carolina, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
St. John’s at Creighton, 8 p.m. (CBSSN)
St. Bonaventure at Davidson, 7 p.m. (ASN)
Texas A&M at Missouri, 7 p.m. (SECN)

Late Evening Tips

Vanderbilt at Kentucky, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
Oklahoma State at Iowa State, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
Pittsburgh at Georgia Tech, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
DePaul at Providence, 8:30 p.m. (FS1)
Ohio State at Penn State, 8:30 p.m. (BTN)
Fresno State at Boise State, 10 p.m. (CBSSN)
Wyoming at Colorado State, 10 p.m. (ROOT Sports/MWN)

ACC

No. 15 Florida State Seminoles (23-6, 11-5) at No. 17 Duke Blue Devils (22-7, 10-6), 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Pittsburgh Panthers (15-14, 4-12) at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (16-13, 7-9), 9 p.m. (ESPNU)

Back on January 10th, the Seminoles routed the Blue Devils in Tallahassee to extend their ACC record to 4-0. But FSU is just 3-5 in league road games this year, so they’ll be challenged to earn the season sweep. Duke must win to keep its hopes of a double bye in the ACC Tournament alive. Later, Pitt and Georgia Tech meet for the only time in the regular season — a matchup that’s a bubble elimination game. Both squads look likely to play on Tuesday in Brooklyn.

Atlantic 10

St. Bonaventure Bonnies (18-10, 10-6) at Davidson Wildcats (14-13, 7-9), 7 p.m. (ASN)

This one will only impact seeding for next week’s Atlantic 10 Tournament in Pittsburgh.

Big 12

Oklahoma State Cowboys (20-9, 9-7) at No. 24 Iowa State Cyclones (19-9, 11-5), 9 p.m. (ESPN2)

If the Cyclones complete a season sweep of the Cowboys and defeat West Virginia in Morgantown on Friday night, they’ll be the two seed in the Big 12 Tournament. On the other hand, Oklahoma State can wrap up a winning conference record with a victory tonight, a feat that seemed impossible after an 0-6 start.

Big East

Georgetown Hoyas (14-15, 5-11) at Seton Hall Pirates (18-10, 8-8), 6:30 p.m. (FS1)
St. John’s Red Storm (13-16, 7-9) at Creighton Bluejays (22-7, 9-7), 8 p.m. (CBSSN)
DePaul Blue Demons (9-20, 2-14) at Providence Friars (18-11, 8-8), 8:30 p.m. (FS1)

Three bid contenders host the Big East’s current bottom three. But all three home teams are in danger of dropping into the 7 seed in the Big East Tournament, which would force them to open play on Wednesday (and risk a bad loss to the 10th-seeded Blue Demons or 9th-seeded Hoyas). The Pirates and Bluejays are going for season sweeps, while the Friars lost to the Blue Demons by a point in Rosemont on January 10th.

Big Ten

Maryland Terrapins (22-7, 10-6) at Rutgers Scarlet Knights (13-16, 2-14), 6:30 p.m. (BTN)
Indiana Hoosiers (16-13, 6-10) at No. 16 Purdue Boilermakers (23-6, 12-4), 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Ohio State Buckeyes (16-13, 6-10) at Penn State Nittany Lions (14-15, 6-10), 8:30 p.m. (BTN)

A trip to Piscataway might just be what a Maryland squad that’s dropped three straight needs, while the league-leading Boilermakers can clinch a share of the conference crown by sweeping the Hoosiers. As for the game in State College, the Buckeyes need it for their slim bubble hopes, while a win might also help lift them out of a Wednesday game in the Big Ten Tournament in Washington.

Mountain West

Fresno State Bulldogs (17-11, 9-7) at Boise State Broncos (18-9, 11-5), 10 p.m. (CBSSN)
Wyoming Cowboys (17-12, 7-9) at Colorado State Rams (20-9, 12-4), 10 p.m. (ROOT Sports/MWN)

The Rams can’t get caught looking ahead to Saturday’s trip to Nevada, where the league title should be on the line. Losses for the Wolf Pack and Colorado State could open the door for third-place Boise State, provided the Broncos take care of visiting Fresno State tonight. While CSU defeated Wyoming in Laramie, BSU lost by nine in Fresno.

SEC

Mississippi State Bulldogs (14-14, 5-11) at South Carolina Gamecocks (21-8, 11-5), 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
Texas A&M Aggies (15-13, 7-9) at Missouri Tigers (7-21, 2-14), 7 p.m. (SECN)
Vanderbilt Commodores (16-13, 9-7) at No. 9 Kentucky Wildcats (24-5, 14-2), 9 p.m. (ESPN)

South Carolina will aim to win its second in a row to keep itself in prime bid position, while Vanderbilt can really solidify its case by winning at Rupp. The Wildcats took down the Commodores by six at Memorial Gym back on January 10th. As for the Gamecocks, they struggled to top the Bulldogs in Starkville, their lone win in their recent 1-4 swoon.

Big South First Round

BigSouthSports.com will stream both games.

Game 1: No. 9 Longwood Lancers (6-23, 3-15) at No. 8 Charleston Southern Buccaneers (11-18, 7-11), 7 p.m.
The Buccaneers swept the season series.
Game 2: No. 10 Presbyterian Blue Hose (5-24, 1-17) at No. 7 Campbell Fighting Camels (14-16, 7-11) 7 p.m.
The Fighting Camels swept the season series.

The home teams should both advance to Thursday’s quarterfinals at top-seeded Winthrop.

Patriot League First Round

Patriot League Network will stream both games.

Game 1: No. 9 American Eagles (8-21, 5-13) at No. 8 Army West Point Black Knights (12-18, 6-12), 7 p.m.
The pair split their season series with each winning on the road.
Game 2: No. 10 Lafayette Leopards (9-20, 5-13) at No. 7 Loyola (Md.) Greyhounds (14-15, 8-10), 7:30 p.m.
The pair split their season series with each winning on the road.

Last season, Holy Cross Crusaders won the auto bid from the ninth-seeded position, so congratulations, American! Seriously, this looks to be one of the more interesting pairs of matchups out there, simply because the home teams went a combined 0-4 in their regular-season meetings.

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