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Men’s College Hoops: Regular-Season Concludes with Matchups between Ranked Teams


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ESPN’s men’s college basketball regular-season action will conclude Sunday, March 10. The schedule for the final weekend will include six of the top 10 teams, highlighted by three of the programs playing against a ranked squad.

  • Two of the games will be on Saturday, March 9, beginning with No. 5 Georgetown against No. 17 Syracuse at noon on ESPN. No. 9 Kansas State at No. 13 Oklahoma State will be on ESPN3 at 1:30 p.m.
  • ESPN will televise No. 10 Michigan State against No. 22 Wisconsin on Thursday, March 7, at 9 p.m.

The lineup also includes No. 3 Duke at North Carolina, one of sports’ most well-known and celebrated rivalries, Saturday, March 9, at 9 p.m. on ESPN and ESPN 3D.

Analyst Jay Bilas will pull extra duty on Saturday, working the ESPNU and ESPN morning editions of College GameDay Covered by State Farm from Georgetown at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., respectively, and then calling the Hoyas’ game against No. 17 Syracuse at noon. Following the game, Bilas will head to North Carolina for a one-hour ESPN College GameDay at 8 p.m. and then work the No. 3 Duke at North Carolina telecast at 9 p.m.

ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3 schedule through March 10

Date Time (ET) Matchup/Commentators Network
Thu, Mar 7 7 p.m. Kentucky at Georgia
Rece Davis & Bob Knight
  7 p.m. Virginia at Florida State
Dave O’Brien & Doris Burke
  7 p.m. Penn State at Northwestern
Dan Gutowsky & Sean Harrington
  9 p.m. No. 22 Wisconsin at No. 10 Michigan State
Joe Tessitore & Sean Farnham
  9 p.m. No. 19 Oregon at Colorado
Roxy Bernstein & Miles Simon
  9 p.m. Oregon State at Utah
Tom Hart & Darrin Horn
  9 p.m. Sam Houston State at Stephen F. Austin ESPN3
  11 p.m. Long Beach State at UC Davis
Rich Cellini & Corey Williams
Fri, Mar 8 7 p.m. Kent State at Akron
Mike Crispino & Tim McCormick
  7 p.m. Rutgers at Seton Hall
Quint Kessenich & John Celestand
ESPN3 * & BIG EAST Network
Sat, Mar 9 Noon No. 17 Syracuse at No. 5 Georgetown
Sean McDonough, Jay Bilas & Bill Raftery
  Noon Providence at Connecticut
Beth Mowins & Tim Welsh
  Noon Georgia Tech at Boston College ESPN3 * & ACC Network
  1:30 p.m. Iowa State at West Virginia
Brad Sham & Rich Zvosec
ESPN3 * & Big 12 Network
  1:30 p.m. No. 9 Kansas State at No. 13 Oklahoma State
Mitch Holthus & Bryndon Manzer
ESPN3 * & Big 12 Network
  1:30 p.m. South Carolina at Vanderbilt
Joe Davis & Barry Booker
ESPN3 & SEC Network
  1:30 p.m. Ole Miss at LSU
Clay Matvick & Joe Dean
ESPN3 & SEC Network
  2 p.m. No. 15 Marquette at St. John’s
Mike Patrick & Len Elmore
  2 p.m. NC State at Florida State
Dave O’Brien & Doris Burke
  2 p.m. Texas A&M at Arkansas
Tom Hart & Matt Doherty
  2 p.m. No. 20 Pittsburgh at DePaul
Anish Shroff & Bob Wenzel
ESPN3 * & BIG EAST Network
  2:30 p.m. Clemson at No. 6 Miami ESPN3 * & ACC Network
  4 p.m. Missouri at Tennessee
Mark Jones & Jimmy Dykes
  4 p.m. South Florida at Cincinnati
Mike Couzens & Sean Kearney
ESPN3 * & BIG EAST Network
  4 p.m. Texas at Texas Tech
Dave Armstrong & Stephen Howard
ESPN3 * & Big 12 Network
  4 p.m. Georgia at Alabama
Dave Baker & Jon Sundvold
ESPN3 & SEC Network
  5:30 p.m. Auburn at Mississippi State ESPN3 & SEC Network
  6 p.m. No. 4 Kansas at Baylor
Jon Sciambi & Fran Fraschillla
  9 p.m. No. 3 Duke at North Carolina
Dan Shulman, Dick Vitale, Jay Bilas & Samantha Ponder
Sun, Mar 10 12:30 p.m. Illinois at No. 14 Ohio State
Bob Wischusen & Dan Dakich
  2 p.m. Virginia Tech at Wake Forest ESPN3 * & ACC Network
  6 p.m. Maryland at Virginia
Carter Blackburn & Jay Williams

* Local blackout may apply