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105 games total, but only 14 with a national broadcast?! BUMMER.

Ed Zurga

I can deal with ESPN broadcasting the Division 2 and FCS college football championship games. I can deal with ESPN2 broadcasting the NCAA Volleyball championship. I don't care for ESPN airing three straight pointless exhibition games that aren't doing anything other than lining the pockets of the coaches who get a bonus for getting their team to a bowl game.

In any case, of the 14 games with a national broadcast, nine of them feature a ranked team. The final one of the night is the second half of the double header that Marquette is playing in, and it might be the best game of the day with two ranked teams butting heads.

11am: Georgetown at #18 Kansas, ESPN
11am: Belmont at #19 Kentucky, ESPNU
1pm: Youngstown State at St. John's, Fox Sports 1
2pm: Hampton vs James Madison, NBC Sports Network
2:30pm: #21 Gonzaga at Kansas State, ESPN2

3pm: #5 Michigan State at Texas, CBS
3pm: Rider at #8 Villanova, Fox Sports 1
4pm: Davidson at #14 North Carolina, ESPNU
4:30pm: Illinois at #23 Missouri, ESPN2
4:30pm: VCU vs Virginia Tech, NBC Sports Network

6pm: Oklahoma vs Texas A&M, ESPNU
6:30pm: Notre Dame vs #3 Ohio State
8pm: Marquette vs New Mexico, ESPNU
10:30pm: #7 Oklahoma State vs #20 Colorado, ESPN2