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Your Saturday College Basketball Viewing Guide & Open Thread: 1/7/17

Welcome to 2017, y’all.

NCAA Basketball: Big 12 Conference Tournament-West Virginia vs Oklahoma
The WVU mascot entertains me.
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Shoutout to NBC Sports Network as they join the party! They kick off their Atlantic 10 coverage this weekend with a three pack of games, and it’s great to have them on board.

With those games on the slate, there’s THIRTY-ONE games getting a national television broadcast today, including all five Big East games. Impressively, you can say the same thing about the Big 12, although they need to use ESPN News to get that done. Here in Milwaukee with Time Warner Cable, I can say the same thing about all seven games in the SEC as well, but that’s because I get SEC Network for some reason.

Somehow, even with 31 games on national television, we don’t get a game between two ranked teams. There’s 13 ranked teams playing, but they’ve all got unranked opponents. Weird how that works out sometimes.

There’s a ton more stuff out there on a digital broadcast as well, so speak up in the comments if you find something that’s must watch.

All times Central

11am: #18 Butler at Georgetown, Fox
11am: DePaul at Seton Hall, CBS Sports Network
12pm: Missouri at Georgia, SEC Network

12pm: Michigan State at Penn State, ESPN
12pm: TCU at #7 West Virginia, ESPNU
12pm: Massachusetts at VCU, NBC Sports Network

12:30pm: Texas A&M at South Carolina, CBS
1pm: #10 Creighton at Providence, CBS Sports Network
1:30pm: St. John’s at #16 Xavier, FS1

2pm: Clemson at #23 Notre Dame, ESPNU
2pm: Oklahoma at Kansas State, ESPN News
2pm: St. Joseph’s at Fordham, NBC Sports Network

2:15pm: Maryland at Michigan, ESPN2
2:30pm: Mississippi State at LSU, SEC Network
3pm: Southern Illinois at Missouri State, CBS Sports Network

4pm: Illinois at #25 Indiana, ESPNU
4pm: South Florida at SMU, ESPN News
4pm: George Mason at St. Bonaventure, NBC Sports Network

4:15pm: Tennessee at #24 Florida, ESPN2
5pm: Ole Miss at Auburn, SEC Network
5pm: UNLV at Utah State, CBS Sports Network

6pm: Vanderbilt at Alabama, ESPNU
6pm: Oklahoma State at #2 Baylor, ESPN News
6:15pm: Texas Tech at #3 Kansas, ESPN2

6:30pm: Marquette at #1 Villanova, FS1
7pm: NC State at #14 North Carolina, ESPN
7:30pm: Arkansas at #6 Kentucky, SEC Network

8pm: #22 Cincinnati at Houston, ESPNU
8:15pm: Texas at Iowa State, ESPN2
10pm: San Diego State at Boise State, ESPNU

10:15pm: Nevada at New Mexico, ESPN2