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Posted by Michael Humes on December 17, 2012

Men’s College Hoops: Seven of Top 10 Teams in Action

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ESPN’s Holiday Hoops Presented by Kay Jewelers will conclude Sunday, Dec. 23, and includes telecasts of seven of the top 10 ranked teams in the final four days. As part of the action involving teams from the top 10, ESPN2 will televise No. 12 Missouri vs. No. 10 Illinois in the Bud Light Braggin Rights matchup from St. Louis on Saturday, Dec. 22, at 6 p.m.

In addition, ESPNU will televise the first eight games of the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic from Saturday, Dec. 22, to Sunday, Dec. 23. Participating teams include No. 4 Arizona, No. 18 San Diego State, San Francisco, Ole Miss, Miami, Hawaii, Indiana State and East Tennessee State.

ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3 schedule through December 23

DateTime (ET)Game / CommentatorsNetwork
Thu, Dec 207 p.m.Elon at No. 1 Duke
Tom Hart & Jay Williams
ESPNU
Fri, Dec 217 p.m.Florida Atlantic at No. 6 Indiana
Dave Pasch & Len Elmore
ESPN2
 7 p.m.Niagara at No. 22 Notre Dame
Adam Amin & LaPhonso Ellis
ESPNU
 7 p.m.Fordham at Connecticut
Doug Sherman & Bob Valvano
ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
 8 p.m.Stony Brook at Maryland
Byron Kerr & Glenn Consor
ESPN3
 9 p.m.BYU at Baylor
Mark Neely & Bruce Pearl
ESPN2
 9 p.m.Middle Tennessee at Vanderbilt
Rich Hollenberg & Carolyn Peck
ESPNU
Sat, Dec 22NoonNo. 3 Syracuse vs. Temple (New York, N.Y.)
Bob Wischusen & Doris Burke
ESPN2
 NoonMcNeese State at No. 23 North Carolina
Tom Hart & Jay Williams
ESPNU
 2 p.m.Texas at No. 20 Michigan State
Dave O’Brien & Jay Bilas
ESPN2
 2 p.m.LSU at Marquette
Adam Amin & Brooke Weisbrod
ESPNU
 2 p.m.Providence at Boston College
Ryan Ruocco & Malcolm Huckaby
ESPN3
 2:30 p.m.Wake Forest at UNC GreensboroESPN3
 3 p.m.St. Bonaventure at No. 25 NC State
Ryan Rose & Nate Ross
ESPN3
 4 p.m.Marshall at Kentucky
Mark Jones & Kara Lawson
ESPN2
 4 p.m.Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Quarterfinal): Ole Miss vs. Indiana State
Kanoa Leahey
& Sean Farnham
ESPNU
 6 p.m.Bud Light Braggin Rights: No. 12 Missouri vs. No. 10 Illinois (St. Louis)
Dave Flemming & Jimmy Dykes
ESPN2
 6 p.m.Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Quarterfinal): No. 18 San Diego State vs. San Francisco
Kanoa Leahey
& Sean Farnham
ESPNU
 7 p.m.Villanova at Monmouth
Dave Popkin & Rob Kennedy
ESPN3
 8 p.m.No. 8 Florida vs. Kansas State (Kansas City)
Mitch Holthus & Fran Fraschilla
ESPN2
 8:30 p.m.Western Kentucky vs. No. 5 Louisville (Nashville)
TBD & Bob Knight
ESPNU
 10:30 p.m.Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Quarterfinal): No. 4 Arizona vs. East Tennessee State
Roxy Bernstein & Miles Simon
ESPNU
Sun, Dec 2312:30 a.m.Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Quarterfinal): Miami (Fla.) vs. Hawaii
Roxy Bernstein & Miles Simon
ESPNU
 2 p.m.South Carolina State at Clemson
Danny Reed & Nate Ross
ESPN3
 3 p.m.Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Consolation): TBD
Kanoa Leahey
& Sean Farnham
ESPNU
 5 p.m.Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Semifinal): TBD
Kanoa Leahey
& Sean Farnham
ESPNU
 9 p.m.Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Consolation): TBD
Roxy Bernstein & Miles Simon
ESPNU
 11:30 p.m.Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Semifinal): TBD
Roxy Bernstein & Miles Simon
ESPN2

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