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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

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

Date Time (ET) Game / Commentators Network
Thu, Jan 10 7 p.m. Miami (Fla.) at North Carolina
Dave O’Brien, Jay Bilas & Jeannine Edwards
  7 p.m. No. 22 Michigan State at Iowa
Joe Tessitore & Sean Farnham
  7 p.m. Rider at Manhattan
Doug Sherman & Rob Kennedy
  8 p.m. Northwestern at Penn State
Dan Gutowsky & Adrian Branch
  8:30 p.m. Texas A&M-Corpus Christie at McNeese State ESPN3
  9 p.m. Kentucky at Vanderbilt
Rece Davis & Bob Knight
  9 p.m. No. 4 Arizona at Oregon
Dave Pasch & Bill Walton
  10 p.m. USC at Colorado
Roxy Bernstein & Miles Simon
  11 p.m. St. Mary’s (Calif.) at No. 9 Gonzaga
Dave Flemming & Stephen Bardo
Fri, Jan 11 7 p.m. Fairfield at Loyola (Md.)
Doug Sherman & Tim McCormick
  9 p.m. Wright State at Loyola (Ill.)
Jim Barbar & Malcolm Huckaby
Sat, Jan 12 11 a.m. No. 19 Georgetown at St. John’s
Mike Patrick & Len Elmore
  Noon No. 1 Duke at No. 20 NC State
Dan Shulman, Dick Vitale & Jeannine Edwards
  Noon Marquette at Pittsburgh
Beth Mowins & Tim Welsh
  Noon Virginia at Clemson ESPN3 * & ACC Network
  Noon Villanova at No. 7 Syracuse
Anish Shroff & Bob Wenzel
ESPN3 * & BIG EAST Network
  1 p.m. Tennessee at Alabama
Mark Jones & Jimmy Dykes
  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
  2 p.m. Texas at Iowa State
Brad Sham & Bob Valvano
  2 p.m. Charleston Southern at Longwood ESPN3
  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 Tech ESPN3 * & ACC Network
  3 p.m. Oklahoma State at Oklahoma
Jon Sciambi & Fran Fraschilla
  4 p.m. No. 11 Florida at LSU
Tom Hart & Matt Doherty
  4 p.m. South Florida at No. 3 Louisville
Jim Barbar & Darrin Horn
  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 Forest ESPN3 * & RSN ^
  6 p.m. St. Louis at Temple
Adam Amin  & Brooke Weisbrod
  6 p.m. Vanderbilt at Arkansas ESPN3 * & FSN
  8 p.m. No. 4 Arizona at Oregon State
Dave Flemming & Sean Farnham
  8 p.m. No. 21 Cincinnati at Rutgers
Quint Kessenich & Jim Spanarkel
ESPN3 * & BIG EAST Network
  8 p.m. No. 10 Missouri at Mississippi ESPN3 * & FSN
Sun, Jan 13 Noon Providence at Seton Hall
Quint Kessenich & John Celestand
ESPN3 * & BIG EAST Network
  5:30 p.m. Iowa at Northwestern
Dan Gutowsky & Tim McCormick
  8 p.m. Maryland at Miami (Fla.)
Carter Blackburn, Jay Williams & Allison Williams