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Posted by Rachel Margolis on January 7, 2013

Men’s College Basketball: Conference Action Heats Up with a Jam-Packed Saturday

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ESPN’s men’s college basketball schedule this week will include 11 games Saturday, Jan. 12, across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and exclusively on ESPN3.

ESPN’s Journey to the Tourney, a season-long spotlight on games that will impact the NCAA Championship, continues this week with the ACC top-25 matchup between No. 1 Duke at No. 20 NC State. Duke is one of four teams currently undefeated, while NC State, the preseason favorite to win its league, has just two losses on the season.

The Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 Presented by Wendy’s will air Thursday, Jan. 10, on ESPNU at 7:30 p.m. The premier men’s college player of the year award highlights the top 25 candidates with extensive coverage also live on ESPN.com.

Additional schedule highlights:

  • Undefeated, No. 4 Arizona travels to Oregon on Thursday at 9 p.m. on ESPN2 and to Oregon State on Saturday at 8 p.m. on ESPNU
  • No. 9 Gonzaga hosting St. Mary’s (Calif.) on Thursday at 11 p.m. on ESPN2
  • On Saturday, No. 19 Georgetown opens the day at St. John’s at 11 a.m. on ESPN2, while No. 11 Florida travels to LSU at 4 p.m. on ESPNU

College GameDay Covered by State Farm kicks off from ESPN’s Bristol, Conn., studios Saturday, Jan. 12, at 10 a.m. on ESPN2, followed by another hour at 11 a.m. on ESPNU. Host Rece Davis will be joined by GameDay regulars Jay Bilas and Digger Phelps, with a special appearance from ESPN analyst Jay Williams. Included in this week’s show will be a review of the first half of the season; images and top plays of the year; what to expect as conference play gets underway and Final Four predictions.

GameDay hits the road for the first on-campus stop of the season Saturday, Jan. 19, from Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, site of No. 9 Gonzaga at No. 14 Butler. Full schedule

ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3 schedule through January 13

DateTime (ET)Game / CommentatorsNetwork
Thu, Jan 107 p.m.Miami (Fla.) at North Carolina
Dave O’Brien, Jay Bilas & Jeannine Edwards
ESPN
 7 p.m.No. 22 Michigan State at Iowa
Joe Tessitore & Sean Farnham
ESPN2
 7 p.m.Rider at Manhattan
Doug Sherman & Rob Kennedy
ESPN3
 8 p.m.Northwestern at Penn State
Dan Gutowsky & Adrian Branch
ESPNU
 8:30 p.m.Texas A&M-Corpus Christie at McNeese StateESPN3
 9 p.m.Kentucky at Vanderbilt
Rece Davis & Bob Knight
ESPN
 9 p.m.No. 4 Arizona at Oregon
Dave Pasch & Bill Walton
ESPN2
 10 p.m.USC at Colorado
Roxy Bernstein & Miles Simon
ESPNU
 11 p.m.St. Mary’s (Calif.) at No. 9 Gonzaga
Dave Flemming & Stephen Bardo
ESPN2
Fri, Jan 117 p.m.Fairfield at Loyola (Md.)
Doug Sherman & Tim McCormick
ESPNU
 9 p.m.Wright State at Loyola (Ill.)
Jim Barbar & Malcolm Huckaby
ESPNU
Sat, Jan 1211 a.m.No. 19 Georgetown at St. John’s
Mike Patrick & Len Elmore
ESPN2
 NoonNo. 1 Duke at No. 20 NC State
Dan Shulman, Dick Vitale & Jeannine Edwards
ESPN
 NoonMarquette at Pittsburgh
Beth Mowins & Tim Welsh
ESPNU
 NoonVirginia at ClemsonESPN3 * & ACC Network
 NoonVillanova at No. 7 Syracuse
Anish Shroff & Bob Wenzel
ESPN3 * & BIG EAST Network
 1 p.m.Tennessee at Alabama
Mark Jones & Jimmy Dykes
ESPN2
 1:30 p.m.Kansas State at West Virginia
Mark Neely & Stephen Howard
ESPN3 * & Big 12 Network
 1:30 p.m.Mississippi State at Georgia
Dave Lamont & Kara Lawson
ESPN3 & SEC Network
 1:30 p.m.Auburn at South Carolina
Mike Morgan & Jon Sundvold
ESPN3 & SEC Network
 2 p.m.North Carolina at Florida State
Dave O’Brien & Doris Burke
ESPN
 2 p.m.Texas at Iowa State
Brad Sham & Bob Valvano
ESPNU
 2 p.m.Charleston Southern at LongwoodESPN3
 2 p.m.Connecticut at No. 17 Notre Dame
Lou Canellis & LaPhonso Ellis
ESPN3 * & BIG EAST Network
 2:30 p.m.Virginia Tech at Georgia TechESPN3 * & ACC Network
 3 p.m.Oklahoma State at Oklahoma
Jon Sciambi & Fran Fraschilla
ESPN2
 4 p.m.No. 11 Florida at LSU
Tom Hart & Matt Doherty
ESPNU
 4 p.m.South Florida at No. 3 Louisville
Jim Barbar & Darrin Horn
ESPN3 * & RSN
 4 p.m.Texas A&M at Kentucky
Clay Matvick & Joe Dean
ESPN3 & SEC Network
 4 p.m.No. 6 Kansas at Texas Tech
Dave Armstrong & Reid Gettys
ESPN3 * & Big 12 Network
 4 p.m.Boston College at Wake ForestESPN3 * & RSN ^
 6 p.m.St. Louis at Temple
Adam Amin  & Brooke Weisbrod
ESPNU
 6 p.m.Vanderbilt at ArkansasESPN3 * & FSN
 8 p.m.No. 4 Arizona at Oregon State
Dave Flemming & Sean Farnham
ESPNU
 8 p.m.No. 21 Cincinnati at Rutgers
Quint Kessenich & Jim Spanarkel
ESPN3 * & BIG EAST Network
 8 p.m.No. 10 Missouri at MississippiESPN3 * & FSN
Sun, Jan 13NoonProvidence at Seton Hall
Quint Kessenich & John Celestand
ESPN3 * & BIG EAST Network
 5:30 p.m.Iowa at Northwestern
Dan Gutowsky & Tim McCormick
ESPNU
 8 p.m.Maryland at Miami (Fla.)
Carter Blackburn, Jay Williams & Allison Williams
ESPNU

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