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Men’s College Basketball: Men’s Hoops in Full Swing as Conference Play Heats Up


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College basketball season is in full swing, and ESPN has more than 200 matchups and a total of 19 ranked teams across its networks this week.

On Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 11 p.m. ET, ESPN2 will air a special College Basketball Live: Hoops Scoop, with host Chris Cotter and analysts Seth Greenberg and Jay Williams. The 30-minute show will give a brief synopsis on what’s happened so far this season, what players and teams to watch, and what fans can look forward to as the season continues.

Saturday Showcase presented by 5-hour ENERGY on January 13 will feature matchups across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPNEWS, including Kansas State at No. 12 Kansas (noon ET, ESPN), No. 6 Purdue at Minnesota (noon, ESPN2), No. 16 TCU at No. 9 Oklahoma (1 p.m., ESPNU), a top-10 matchup between No. 2 West Virginia and No. 8 Texas Tech (2 p.m., ESPN), and a slew of other games available all day.

The Big Monday Presented by Jos. A. Bank doubleheader on ESPN features four ranked teams on January 15, with No. 7 Duke facing No. 18 Miami (7 p.m.), followed by No. 12 Kansas taking on No. 2 West Virginia (9 p.m.). Action continues with Super Tuesday presented by Boost Mobile with a number of games on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU.

Additional Schedule Highlights

  • Fresh off of his engagement, play-by-play commentator Mike Couzens will work alongside Cory Alexander on Thursday, Jan. 1, as No. 19 Clemson faces NC State, which recently defeated then-No. 2 Duke (9 p.m., ESPN).
  • Rece Davis moves over to basketball after the College Football Playoff, calling a Big Ten matchup, Maryland at Ohio State, on Thursday, Jan. 11 (7 p.m., ESPN2), alongside Robbie Hummel.
  • The team of Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas and Maria Taylor reunites to work the Notre Dame-No. 20 UNC game as part of Saturday Showcase on January 13 (6 p.m., ESPN).
  • Other ranked teams playing on ESPN networks this week: No. 3 Virginia, No. 5 Wichita State, No. 14 Cincinnati, No. 15 Gonzaga, No. 17 Arizona, No. 21 Kentucky, No. 22 Auburn, No. 23 Florida State and No. 24 Tennessee.
Date Time (ET) Matchup/Commentators Network
Wed, Jan 10 7 p.m. No. 7 Duke at Pittsburgh
Karl Ravech, LaPhonso Ellis
  Notre Dame at Georgia Tech
Anish Shroff, Dino Gaudio
  Mississippi State at Florida
Roy Philpott, Brooke Weisbrod
SEC Network
  Virginia Tech at Wake Forest ACC Network Extra
  Binghamton at New Hampshire ESPN3
  Stony Brook at Albany ESPN3
  UMass Lowell at Hartford ESPN3
  UMBC at Maine ESPN3
  Indiana Wesleyan at Taylor ESPN3
  Marist at Quinnipiac ESPN3
  Northern Iowa at Indiana State ESPN3
  Youngstown State at Oakland ESPN3
  Cleveland State at Detroit ESPN3
  Milwaukee at IUPUI ESPN3
  Harvard at Wofford ESPN3
  Furman at Chattanooga ESPN3
  Mercer at Western Carolina ESPN3
  8 p.m. Oklahoma State at Kansas State
Lowell Galindo, Lance Blanks
  Lenoir-Rhyne at Wingate ESPN3
  New Orleans at Stephen F. Austin ESPN3
  Southeastern Louisiana at Lamar ESPN3
  Loyola-Chicago at Illinois State ESPN3
  Drake at Valparaiso ESPN3
  Missouri State at Evansville ESPN3
  Green Bay at UIC ESPN3
  9 p.m. Georgia at Missouri
Tom Hart, Sean Farnham
  No. 16 TCU at Texas
Clay Matvick, Tim Welsh
  LSU at Arkansas
Mike Morgan, Pat Bradley
SEC Network
  Louisville at No. 23 Florida State ACC Network Extra
Thu, Jan 11 6 p.m. Samford at The Citadel ESPN3
  7 p.m. Maryland at Ohio State
Rece Davis, Robbie Hummel
  Tulsa at Houston
Jason Benetti, Reid Gettys
  Saint Francis (Pa.) at Robert Morris ESPN3
  Marshall at Charlotte ESPN3
  NJIT at Stetson ESPN3
  Lipscomb at North Florida ESPN3
  South Carolina Upstate at Florida Gulf Coast ESPN3
  Kennesaw State at Jacksonville ESPN3
  Siena at Iona ESPN3
  Manhattan at Fairfield ESPN3
  Wright State at Northern Kentucky ESPN3
  UNC Greensboro at East Tennessee State ESPN3
  8 p.m. Denver at North Dakota State ESPN3
  Oral Roberts at South Dakota State ESPN3
  9 p.m. No. 19 Clemson at NC State
Mike Couzens, Cory Alexander
  No. 5 Wichita State at East Carolina
Kevin Brown, Chris Spatola
  Stanford at Washington State
Steve Quis, Adrian Branch
  New Mexico State at Grand Canyon University ESPN3
  Portland at No. 15 Gonzaga ESPN3
  Pepperdine at BYU ESPN3
  10 p.m. UC Davis at UC Riverside ESPN3
  Texas-Rio Grande Valley at CSU Bakersfield ESPN3
  11 p.m. Utah at UCLA
Dave Pasch, Bill Walton
  Saint Mary’s at Santa Clara
Roxy Bernstein, Caron Butler
Fri, Jan 12 7 p.m. VCU at Dayton
John Brickley, Jason Capel, Joe Lunardi
  Radford at Gardner-Webb ESPN3
  Saint Peter’s at Canisius ESPN3
  Longwood at Liberty ESPN3
  Cleveland State at Oakland ESPN3
  Green Bay at IUPUI ESPN3
  Youngstown State at Detroit ESPN3
  8 p.m. Milwaukee at UIC ESPN3
Saturday Showcase presented by 5-Hour ENERGY (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS)
Sat, Jan 13 11 a.m. St. Bonaventure at Rhode Island
Will Flemming, Mark Plansky
  Noon Kansas State at No. 12 Kansas
Rich Hollenberg, Fran Fraschilla
  No. 6 Purdue at Minnesota
Jason Benetti, Dan Dakich
  Wake Forest at No. 7 Duke ACC Network Extra
  Albany at Maine ESPN3
  UMBC at UMass Lowell ESPN3
  1 p.m. No. 16 TCU at No. 9 Oklahoma
Lowell Galindo, Reid Gettys, Kris Budden
  UConn at Tulane
Dave LaMont, Tim Welsh
  South Carolina at Georgia
Mike Morgan, Dane Bradshaw
SEC Network
  Dartmouth at Boston College ACC Network Extra
  Chattanooga at The Citadel ESPN3
  2 p.m. No. 2 West Virginia at No. 8 Texas Tech
Mark Neely, Robbie Hummel
  Oregon at No. 17 Arizona
Dave Pasch, Bill Walton
  Syracuse at No. 23 Florida State ACC Network Extra
  Georgia Tech at Pittsburgh ACC Network Extra
  Stony Brook at Vermont ESPN3
  Binghamton at Hartford ESPN3
  Miami (Ohio) at Buffalo ESPN3
  Bowling Green at Akron ESPN3
  3 p.m. No. 18 Miami (Fla.) at No. 19 Clemson
Mike Couzens, Cory Alexander
  Baylor at Iowa State
Chuckie Kempf, Lance Blanks
  St. Francis (Ind.) at Indiana Wesleyan ESPN3
  Oral Roberts at North Dakota State ESPN3
  Evansville at Drake ESPN3
  North Texas at Rice ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. No. 22 Auburn at Mississippi State
Richard Cross, Mo Williams
SEC Network
  Georgia State at Coastal Carolina ESPN3
  4 p.m. No. 21 Kentucky at Vanderbilt
Bob Wischusen, Dick Vitale, Allison Williams
  Virginia Tech at Louisville
Doug Sherman, Jimmy Dykes
  South Carolina Upstate at Stetson ESPN3
  Carson-Newman at Wingate ESPN3
  Bradley at Loyola-Chicago ESPN3
  VMI at East Tennessee State ESPN3
  Samford at Mercer ESPN3
  4:30 p.m. Ball State at Western Michigan ESPN3
  Toledo at Central Michigan ESPN3
  Eastern Michigan at Northern Illinois ESPN3
  5 p.m. Texas at Oklahoma State
Brett Dolan, Byrndon Manzer
  6 p.m. No. 20 UNC at Notre Dame
Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas, Maria Taylor
  Missouri at Arkansas
Tom Hart, Sean Farnham
  Texas A&M at No. 24 Tennessee
Kevin Fitzgerald, Sean Harrington
SEC Network
  Lipscomb at Jacksonville ESPN3
  7 p.m. No. 14 Cincinnati at USF
Jay Alter, Mark Adams
  New Mexico at Fresno State ESPN3
  Hawai’i Pacific at Point Loma ESPN3
  Southern Miss at Middle Tennessee ESPN3
  Kennesaw State at North Florida ESPN3
  NJIT at Florida Gulf Coast ESPN3
  Cornell at Princeton ESPN3
  Incarnate Word at Stephen F. Austin ESPN3
  Fairfield at Marist ESPN3
  Marshall at Old Dominion ESPN3
  Furman at Wofford ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. No. 5 Wichita State at Tulsa
Drew Fellios, Mark Wise
  UNC Greensboro at Western Carolina ESPN3
  8 p.m. Valparaiso at Northern Iowa
Mitch Holthus, Malcolm Huckaby
  Utah State at Nevada ESPN3
  Saint Mary’s at Pepperdine ESPN3
  8:30 p.m. Alabama at LSU
Dave Neal, Jon Sundvold
SEC Network
  9 p.m. UC Davis at  Cal State Fullerton ESPN3
  UT Rio Grande Valley at Grand Canyon University ESPN3
  9:30 p.m. No. 15 Gonzaga at San Francisco
Eric Rothman, Adrian Branch
  10 p.m. San Diego State at Boise State
Sam Farber, Richie Schueler
  New Mexico State at CSU Bakersfield ESPN3
  Pacific at Portland ESPN3
  BYU at Santa Clara ESPN3
  Loyola Marymount at San Diego ESPN3
Sun, Jan 14 1 p.m. Rider at Iona ESPN3
  2 p.m. Houston at East Carolina ESPN3
  Monmouth at Canisius ESPN3
  3 p.m. Indiana State at Missouri State ESPN3
  6 p.m. NC State at No. 3 Virginia
Anish Shroff, Cory Alexander
  8 p.m. Utah at USC
Roxy Bernstein, Corey Williams
Mon, Jan 15 2:30 p.m. New Hampshire at UMass Lowell ESPN3
  4 p.m. Bethune-Cookman at Stetson ESPN3
  4 p.m. Youngstown State at Wright State ESPN3
  6 p.m. Hartford at UMBC ESPN3
  7 p.m. Big Monday presented by Jos. A. Bank: A Sonic Blockbuster
No. 7 Duke at No. 18 Miami
Sean McDonough, Dick Vitale, Allison Williams
  Big Monday presented by Jos. A. Bank
No. 23 Florida State at Boston College
Taylor Zarzour, Dino Gaudio
  Albany at Binghamton ESPN3
  Maine at Vermont ESPN3
  Charleston Southern at UNC Asheville ESPN3
  Liberty at Radford ESPN3
  VMI at Western Carolina ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. Cleveland State at Northern Kentucky ESPN3
  8 p.m. Milwaukee at Green Bay ESPN3
  Oakland at UIC ESPN3
  8:30 p.m. Arkansas Tech at Harding ESPN3
  9 p.m. Big Monday presented by Jos. A. Bank: A Sonic Blockbuster
No. 12 Kansas at No. 2 West Virginia
Bob Wischusen, Jay Bilas, Holly Rowe
  Big Monday presented by Jos. A. Bank
Oklahoma State at Baylor
Mark Neely, Chris Spatola
Tue, Jan 16 7 p.m. Super Tuesday presented by Boost Mobile
Louisville at Notre Dame
Rece Davis, Fran Fraschilla
  Super Tuesday presented by Boost Mobile
Wisconsin at No. 6 Purdue
Dave Flemming, Dan Dakich, Molly McGrath
  Super Tuesday presented by Boost Mobile
Georgia at LSU
Rich Hollenberg, Debbie Antonelli
  Vanderbilt at Mississippi State
Dave Neal, Daymeon Fishback
SEC Network
  No. 19 Clemson at No. 20 UNC ACC Network Extra
  Grace College at Indiana Wesleyan ESPN3
  Detroit at IUPUI ESPN3
  Akron at Eastern Michigan ESPN3
  Toledo at Ohio ESPN3
  Central Michigan at Ball State ESPN3
  Western Michigan at Kent State ESPN3
  Bowling Green at Miami (Ohio) ESPN3
  Northern Illinois at Buffalo ESPN3
  8 p.m. North Dakota at North Dakota State ESPN3
  Drake at Northern Iowa ESPN3
  9 p.m. Super Tuesday presented by Boost Mobile
No. 21 Kentucky at South Carolina
Joe Tessitore, Sean Farnham, Laura Rutledge
  Super Tuesday presented by Boost Mobile
No. 9 Oklahoma at Kansas State
Matt Schick, Jason Capel
  Ole Miss at Texas A&M
Tom Hart, Jon Sundvold
SEC Network
  Pittsburgh at Syracuse ACC Network Extra