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Men’s College Hoops: Top Teams in Action


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ESPN’s men’s college basketball schedule of 53 games from Thursday, Jan. 24, to Sunday, Jan. 27, will include nine of the top 11 teams. The lineup will tip-off with three top 10 teams in action Thursday: No. 2 Michigan against Purdue at 7 p.m. on ESPN, No. 6 Arizona against UCLA at 9 p.m. on ESPN2 and No. 10 Gonzaga against BYU at 11 p.m. on ESPN2.

ESPNU will begin Saturday’s schedule of 30 games across ESPN platforms at 11 a.m. with No. 3 Syracuse at Villanova. ESPNU will also televise No. 6 Arizona against USC at 7 p.m. on Saturday. ESPN will televise two top-10 teams on Saturday: No. 5 Louisville at Georgetown at noon and No. 3 Kansas against Oklahoma at 4 p.m.

On Sunday, ESPNU will televise a doubleheader with a ranked team in each game: No. 25 Miami against Florida State at 6 p.m. followed by No. 17 Creighton at Southern Illinois at 8 p.m.

ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3 schedule through January 27

Date Time (ET) Matchup/Commentators Network
Thu, Jan 24 7 p.m. Purdue at No. 2 Michigan
Joe Tessitore & Sean Farnham
  7 p.m. Tennessee at Mississippi
Rece Davis & Bob Knight
  7 p.m. Marist at Fairfield
Doug Sherman & Rob Kennedy
  7 p.m. Furman at Wofford ESPN3
  7 p.m. Hartford at New Hampshire
Eric Frede & Frank Sullivan
  7 p.m. North Florida at USC Upstate ESPN3
  7 p.m. Kennesaw State at Lipscomb ESPN3
  8 p.m. Murray State at Tennessee Tech
Rich Hollenberg & Adrian Branch
  8 p.m. Clemson at Florida State ESPN3 * & ACC Network
  8 p.m. Virginia at Virginia Tech ESPN3 * & ACC Network
  8:30 p.m. Lamar at Oral Roberts ESPN3
  9 p.m. UCLA at No. 6 Arizona
Dave Pasch, Bill Walton & Samantha Ponder
  10 p.m. Stanford at Colorado
Roxy Bernstein & Miles Simon
  11 p.m. BYU at No. 10 Gonzaga
Dave Flemming & Stephen Bardo
Fri, Jan 25 7 p.m. Loyola (Md.) at Manhattan
Doug Sherman & Tim McCormick
  9 p.m. Green Bay at Milwaukee
Jim Barbar & Malcolm Huckaby
Sat, Jan 26 11 a.m. No. 3 Syracuse at Villanova
Beth Mowins & Tim Welsh
  Noon No. 5 Louisville at Georgetown
Mike Patrick & Len Elmore
  Noon No. 14 Ohio State at Penn State
Bob Wischusen & Dan Dakich
  Noon No. 24 Notre Dame at South Florida
Anish Shroff & Bob Wenzel
ESPN3 * & BIG EAST Network
  1 p.m. West Virginia at Oklahoma State
Brad Sham & Bob Valvano
  1 p.m. Boston College at Virginia ESPN3 * & RSN ^
  1:30 p.m. No. 11 Kansas State at Iowa State
Mitch Holthus & Chris Piper
ESPN3 * & Big 12 Network
  1:30 p.m. Arkansas at South Carolina
Mike Morgan & Barry Booker
ESPN3 & SEC Network
  2 p.m. Alabama at Tennessee
Mark Jones & Jimmy Dykes
  2 p.m. Providence at Marquette
Mike Couzens & Sean Kearney
  3 p.m. Northwestern at Nebraska
Adam Amin & Brooke Weisbrod
  3 p.m. Wake Forest at Georgia Tech ESPN3 * & ACC Network
  4 p.m. Oklahoma at No. 3 Kansas
Jon Sciambi & Fran Fraschilla
  4 p.m. Western Kentucky at Middle Tennessee
Rich Hollenberg & Mark Adams
  4 p.m. Baylor at TCU
Dave Armstrong & Stephen Howard
ESPN3 * & Big 12 Network
  4 p.m. LSU at Kentucky
Clay Matvick & Joe Dean
ESPN3 & SEC Network
  4 p.m. DePaul at Pittsburgh
John Sanders & John Celestand
  5 p.m. Vanderbilt at No. 22 Missouri
Tom Hart & Matt Doherty
  5 p.m. Jacksonville at USC Upstate ESPN3
  6 p.m. Temple at No. 9 Butler
Jim Barbar & Stephen Bardo
  6 p.m. Georgia at Texas A&M ESPN3 * & FSN
  7 p.m. North Carolina at NC State
Dan Shulman, Dick Vitale & Shannon Spake
  7 p.m. USC at No. 6 Arizona
Dave Flemming & Sean Farnham
  7 p.m. Campbell at Coastal Carolina ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. Vermont at Albany
Eric Frede & Frank Sullivan
  7:30 p.m. Mercer at Lipscomb ESPN3
  8 p.m. No. 8 Florida at Mississippi State
Dave Lamont & Kara Lawson
  8 p.m. Texas Tech at Texas Longhorn Network
  8 p.m. Mississippi at Auburn ESPN3 * & FSN
  10:30 p.m. BYU at Portland
Roxy Bernstein & Steve Cleveland
Sun, Jan 27 Noon Seton Hall at St. John’s
Eamon McAnaney & Jim Spanarkel
  1 p.m. Virginia Tech at Clemson ESPN3 * & ACC Network
  2 p.m. Rutgers at Connecticut
Kevin Connors & Tim Welsh
ESPN3 * & BIG EAST Network
  3 p.m. Drake at Missouri State ESPN3
  4 p.m. Niagara at Canisius
Bob Huessler & Vin Parise
  6 p.m. Florida State at No. 25 Miami
Carter Blackburn, Jay Williams & Allison Williams
  8 p.m. No. 17 Creighton at Southern Illinois
Mitch Holthus & Mark Adams

* Local blackout may apply