16 Games Feature At Least One Preseason-Ranked Team
ESPN’s 2015 Super Tuesday schedule – showcasing a game from the Big Ten and SEC each Tuesday – will matchup top teams in the nation beginning January 6. The doubleheader will feature a game at 7 p.m. ET and 9 p.m., with the conference contests switching between the timeslots on varying weeks, concluding the nine-week series on March 3.
The Super Tuesday schedule includes three of the top 10 teams in ESPN’s RecruitingNation Class Rankings: No. 2 Kentucky, No. 6 Ohio State and No. 10 Maryland. In addition, 16-of-18 games featured has at least one team ranked in the ESPN.com men’s preseason top 25 poll. Highlights:
- The potential of two top-25 Big Ten matchups featuring No. 25 Iowa at No. 4 Wisconsin on January 20 and a battle between 2014 Elite Eight participants and in-state rivals No. 18 Michigan State at No. 24 Michigan on February 17.
- Wisconsin, which earned a 2014 Final Four berth, is featured on the schedule four times including road games at Nebraska on February 10 and at first-year Big Ten member Maryland on February 24, as well as at home versus Indiana on February 3.
- Michigan also plays at Ohio State on January 13 and at home against Nebraska on January 27.
- Iowa also appears in the Super Tuesday finale at Indiana on March 3.
- Ohio State freshman D’Angelo Russell leads the list for the ESPN 100 Top Shooting Guards.
- Preseason-ranked No. 1 Kentucky and No. 9 Florida – both 2014 Final Four participants – each make four appearances.
- Kentucky opens its Super Tuesday schedule at home against Missouri on January 13, and then plays at LSU on February 10, at Tennessee on February 17 and at Georgia on March 3.
- The Wildcats’, who played in the NCAA National Championship title game, add four ESPN 100 players to their roster: Power forward Trey Lyles (No. 6), small forward Karl Towns, Jr. (No. 9 ), shooting guard Devin Booker (No. 18) and point guard Tyler Ulis (No. 25).
- Florida also opens its schedule at home, playing LSU on January 20, before traveling to Alabama on January 27, at Vanderbilt on February 3 and at Missouri on February 24.
- Arkansas opens up the SEC Super Tuesday schedule at Georgia on January 6.
Overall, ESPN networks will offer a full slate of games from both conferences during the 2014-15 season. Full conference schedules will be announced at a later date. ESPN’s 2013-14 season was the most-viewed and highest-rated regular season ever.
All Super Tuesday telecasts will also be available through WatchESPN, accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, and streamed on televisions through Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 or Xbox One to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.
ESPN’s Super Tuesday Schedule (all games on ESPN; subject to change)
|January 6||7 p.m.||Arkansas at Georgia|
|9 p.m.||Ohio State at Minnesota|
|January 13||7 p.m.||No. 24 Michigan at Ohio State|
|9 p.m.||Missouri at No. 1 Kentucky|
|January 20||7 p.m.||LSU at No. 9 Florida|
|9 p.m.||No. 25 Iowa at No. 4 Wisconsin|
|January 27||7 p.m.||Nebraska at No. 24 Michigan|
|9 p.m.||No. 9 Florida at Alabama|
|February 3||7 p.m.||Indiana at No. 4 Wisconsin|
|9 p.m.||No. 9 Florida at Vanderbilt|
|February 10||7 p.m.||No. 1 Kentucky at LSU|
|9 p.m.||No. 4 Wisconsin at Nebraska|
|February 17||7 p.m.||No. 1 Kentucky at Tennessee|
|9 p.m.||No. 18 Michigan State at No. 24 Michigan|
|February 24||7 p.m.||No. 4 Wisconsin at Maryland|
|9 p.m.||No. 9 Florida at Missouri|
|March 3||7 p.m.||No. 25 Iowa at Indiana|
|9 p.m.||No. 1 Kentucky at Georgia|