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Men’s College Hoops: Three of Top Five in Action including No. 2 Syracuse against No. 22 Pitt, No. 25 Oklahoma at No. 12 Baylor

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This week’s men’s college basketball schedule will include three of the top five ranked teams on Saturday, Jan. 18, and two matchups between ranked teams. Highlights:

  • ESPN will televise five games on Saturday, Jan. 18, including three with ranked teams beginning at 4 p.m. with No. 22 Pitt at No. 2 Syracuse at 4 p.m. on ESPN. Syracuse and Pitt, former foes in the BIG EAST conference prior to beginning play as members of the ACC this season, are currently the top two teams in the conference. The day will close with No. 3 Wisconsin against Michigan in a Big Ten showdown at 6 p.m. and No. 18 Louisville at Connecticut in the Saturday Primetime telecast at 9 p.m.
  • Two of ESPN2’s three games on Saturday, Jan. 18, will include a ranked team beginning with No. 25 Oklahoma at No. 12 Baylor at 2 p.m. Oklahoma is coming off a victory over previously unbeaten Iowa State on January 11 while Baylor’s only two losses on the season have been to undefeated Syracuse and one-loss Iowa State. The following matchups at 4 p.m. will showcase undefeated No. 5 Wichita State against Indiana State.

The schedule is also highlighted by the conclusion of the week-long “My Home Court” (Twitter #MyHomeCourt) initiative celebrating some of the best and most historic venues in the sport. Telecasts from Monday, Jan. 13, to Saturday, Jan. 18, feature vignettes and discussion about the venue. Topics include the arena’s history, notable moments, great athletes and coaches who appeared there, a look at the past and present, records made and broken in the facility, best and most unique seats in the building, and notable and passionate team fans who attend games.

Thu, Jan 16 7 p.m. Connecticut at No. 17 Memphis
Dave O’Brien & Jay Bilas
ESPN
  Missouri at Vanderbilt
Rece Davis & Bob Knight
ESPN2
  Kennesaw State at Lipscomb ESPN3
  USC Upstate at Florida Gulf Coast ESPN3
  Belmont at Eastern Kentucky
Rich Hollenberg & Adrian Branch
ESPNU
  8:30 p.m. Niagara at Fairfield
Doug Sherman & Rob Kennedy
ESPN3
  8:45 p.m. Lamar at New Orleans ESPN3
  9 p.m. No. 11 Ohio State at Minnesota
Joe Tessitore & Sean Farnham
ESPN2
  BYU at San Francisco
Roxy Bernstein & Corey Williams
ESPNU
  10 p.m. Cal-State Fullerton at UC Irvine ESPN3
  11 p.m. Long Beach State at UC Santa Barbara
Kanoa Leahey & Bill Herenda
ESPNU
Fri, Jan 17 7 p.m. Wisconsin-Green Bay at Wright State
Jim Barbar & Malcolm Huckaby
ESPNU
  9 p.m. Canisius at Iona
Doug Sherman & Tim McCormick
ESPNU
Sat, Jan 18 11 a.m. Toledo at Akron
Dan Gutowsky & Sean Harrington
ESPNU
  Noon Boston College at North Carolina
Carter Blackburn & Sean Farnham
ESPN
  Temple at La Salle
John Saunders & Tim Legler
ESPN2
  SMU at UCF
Mike Patrick & TBD
ESPNEWS
  1 p.m. Missouri State at Northern Iowa
Mitch Holthus & Tim Welsh
ESPNU
  2 p.m. Alabama at Missouri
Mark Jones & Jimmy Dykes
ESPN
  No. 25 Oklahoma at No. 11 Baylor
Jon Sciambi & Fran Fraschilla
ESPN2
  3 p.m. Dayton at Richmond
Bob Picozzi & Bob Valvano
ESPNU
  4 p.m. No. 22 Pittsburgh at No. 2 Syracuse
Dave O’Brien & Doris Burke
ESPN
  Indiana State at No. 5 Wichita State
Rich Hollenberg, Mark Adams & Len Elmore
ESPN2
  Longwood at Radford ESPN3
  Houston Baptist at McNeese State ESPN3
  5 p.m. No. 19 Cincinnati at USF
Adam Amin & Brooke Weisbrod
ESPNU
  Mercer at Lipscomb ESPN3
  6 p.m. Michigan at No. 3 Wisconsin
ESPN: Bob Wischusen & Dan Dakich
Radio: Marc Kestecher & Will Perdue
ESPN & ESPN Radio
  7 p.m. Penn State at Purdue
Mike Couzens & Darrin Horn
ESPNU
  New Mexico at Fresno State
Trey Bender & Bill Herenda
ESPN3
  Utah State at Boise State
Peter Young & Blaine Fowler
ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. East Tennessee State at Florida Gulf Coast ESPN3
  9 p.m. No. 18 Louisville at Connecticut
Dan Shulman, Dick Vitale & Shannon Spake
ESPN
  Vanderbilt at LSU
Tom Hart & Jon Sundvold
ESPNU
  11 p.m. Washington at Stanford
Beth Mowins & Jon Crispin
ESPNU
Sun, Jan 19 6 p.m. Virginia Tech at Notre Dame
Carter Blackburn, Jay Williams & Allison Williams
ESPNU
  Hofstra at SMU ESPN3
  8 p.m. Oregon at Oregon State
Roxy Bernstein & Corey Williams
ESPNU