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12.29 Saturday College Hoops Open Thread

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It's the last Saturday of 2012, and we've got some great college basketball to send the year out in style!

Why yes, I am featuring Nerlens Noel here just for his hair.
Why yes, I am featuring Nerlens Noel here just for his hair.
Andy Lyons

We've got 102 games on the schedule today, and 13 games of those involve a top 25 team. The only game between ranked teams is a doozy, though, as it's the yearly matchup between Louisville and Kentucky.

As I was assembling the list of national broadcasted games, I was struck by the lack of games on CBS Sports Network or NBC Sports Network. There's 55 games that aren't on an ESPN channel, Fox Sports Network, Big Ten Network, Pac 12 Networks or whatever Root Sports is, and CBS & NBC are just broadcasting a bunch of hunting and motorsports programming. In fact, CBSSN's programming is encore presentations of motorsports. Seems to be quite the misstep, considering that ESPN is broadcasting pointless bowl games on their main channel all day.

As always, the times listed are Central time. If you've got a game on a local broadcast, pass it along in the comments section so everyone can enjoy! On to the list!

11am: Santa Clara at #1/1 Duke, ESPN2
11am: Western Michigan at #23/25 North Carolina State, ESPNU
1pm: #20/17 UNLV at North Carolina, ESPN2
1pm: Tulsa at Florida State, Fox Sports Net
1pm: Virginia Tech at BYU, ESPNU

1:15pm: Auburn at #12/15 Illinois, Big Ten Network
3pm: RV/#23 Kentucky at #4/3 Louisville, CBS
3:30pm: Chicago State at #10/10 Ohio State, Big Ten Network
3:30pm: Air Force at #14/11 Florida, Fox Sports Net
5pm: Xavier at Tennessee, ESPNU

6pm: Central Michigan at #2/2 Michigan, Big Ten Network
6:30pm: Washington at Connecticut, ESPN2
7pm: #18/21 Butler at Vanderbilt, ESPNU
9pm: UC-Santa Barbara at Cal State Fullerton, ESPNU