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Your Saturday College Basketball Open Thread: 12/3/16

Look, I know it’s football championship game day. That just means there’s lots of space for hoops.

NCAA Football: Michigan State at Penn State
Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

College Football Championship Saturday is an underrated day on the college basketball calendar. It’s the first day of the college hoops season where there’s so little college football on television that the networks turn to basketball to fill their airtime.

As a result, we’ve got 17 games on a national broadcast today, with 10 games involving at least one ranked opponent, and four games between two ranked foes. Not coincidentally, the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame organized a pair of neutral site doubleheaders today, one in Miami and the other in Los Angeles, and three of those four contests are on national TV today. Apologies to Miami (FL) vs Wofford, as that one is only on ESPN3.

As always, the comments section is yours to do with as you see fit, and be sure to let everyone know if there’s a barnburner on a digital only feed.

All times Central.

11am: Wake Forest at Richmond, ESPNU
11:30am: #11 UCLA at #1 Kentucky, CBS
12pm: Oklahoma at #17 Wisconsin, Big Ten Network

12pm: St. Joseph’s at #2 Villanova, CBS Sports Network
1pm: #25 West Virginia at #6 Virginia, ESPNU
2pm: Illinois vs VCU, CBS Sports Network (HoopHall)

2:30pm: Stanford at #4 Kansas, ESPN
2:30pm: #7 Xavier at #9 Baylor, ESPN2
3pm: Central Arkansas at #18 Butler, FS2

3:30pm: Oral Roberts at Michigan State, Big Ten Network
4pm: Wichita State at Colorado State, CBS Sports Network
4:30pm: Maine at #5 Duke, ESPN2

4:30pm: #8 Gonzaga vs #16 Arizona, ESPN (HoopHall)
6pm: DePaul at Northwestern, Big Ten Network
7pm: BYU vs USC, ESPNU (HoopHall)

7pm: Akron at #10 Creighton, FS2
7pm: Oklahoma State at Maryland, Big Ten Network