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Your Saturday College Basketball Open Thread!

140 games with 22 getting a national broadcast for everyone to enjoy!

Phil Pressey and Lawrence Bowers follow up their win against Florida with a trip to play Kentucky.
Phil Pressey and Lawrence Bowers follow up their win against Florida with a trip to play Kentucky.

College GameDay is at Rupp Arena for a main event matchup of Missouri and Kentucky. The real main event of the day is obviously the Georgetown-Syracuse game, with New Mexico-Colorado State running a pretty close second. Sadly, it's at exactly the same time. I almost feel bad for ESPN, since they'll be trying to broadcast a NC State-UNC game against both of those two games.

If you're thinking that this schedule of games seems a little thinner than it should be, then you're right. No, I'm not talking about how a majority of the slots are taken up by the yearly Bracket Busters event. No, ESPN is spending four hours of their day broadcasting a NASCAR Nationwide Series race. If you want a real reason why Bracket Busters - an ESPN creation, remember - is ending after this season, that's it right there: ESPN would rather burn off space for two games on a second tier car race than broadcast ANY college basketball at all.

As always, times listed on these games are Central, and if you see a barnburner of a game getting a local broadcast in your neck of the woods, let everyone know in the comments section on how to track it down!

10am: Iona at Indiana State, ESPNU
11am: Clemson at Maryland, ESPN2
1pm: Eastern Kentucky at Valparaiso, ESPNU
1pm: #14 Oklahoma State at West Virginia, ESPN2
1pm: #24 VCU at Xavier, CBS Sports Network

1pm: South Carolina at Georgia, CBS
2pm: Montana at Davidson, ESPNU
3pm: #11 Georgetown at #8 Syracuse, CBS
3pm: #16 New Mexico at #22 Colorado State, NBC Sports Network
3pm: North Carolina State at North Carolina, ESPN

3pm: Detroit at Wichita State, ESPN2
4pm: Baylor at Oklahoma, ESPNU
5pm: #17 Marquette at Villanova, ESPN2
5pm: Nevada at San Diego State, NBC Sports Network
5pm: Creighton at Saint Mary's, ESPN

6pm: Arkansas at #5 Florida, ESPNU
7pm: Harvard at Yale, CBS Sports Network
7pm: South Dakota State at Murray State, ESPN2
8pm: Missouri at Kentucky, ESPN
8pm: Providence at Rutgers, ESPNU

9pm: Ohio at Belmont, ESPN2
10pm: Washington at Arizona State, ESPNU