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Your Saturday College Basketball Viewing Guide & Open Thread: February 18, 2017

It’s National Marquette Day!

NCAA Football: Oregon at Utah Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

You can tell college basketball is kicking into high gear when there are 17 ranked teams in action on national television on Saturday.

The highlight of the day is Kansas Jayhawks traveling down to Waco to face Baylor Bears with the possibility of all but clinching the Big 12 regular season title. Both teams are on target to be #1 seeds in the NCAA tournament right now, so the game very much has a Final Four Preview aspect to it. I could try and pretend that Virginia at North Carolina is a big time game, but that would involve encouraging you to watch Cavaliers basketball and I’m not a sadist.

Also on the schedule today is, of course, the National Marquette Day game against Xavier. We’ll just say that there’s a lot of postseason implications involved in that game and move on.

I know the list of events every Saturday is usually limited to the nationally televised men’s college basketball game, but I’ve included two other items today. First up is Marquette men’s lacrosse kicking off the 2017 season on a trip to visit Jacksonville, which is available on WatchESPN, and then, one hour later, Marquette women’s lacrosse hosts #17 Johns Hopkins in the Valley Fields Bubble. That one’s available on a free stream right off the Marquette athletics website, because we live in America, dammit.

As always, there’s a bunch more to watch on digital outlets, so if you find something worth a watch, shout it out in the comments.

All times Central

11am: #25 Notre Dame at NC State, ESPN
11am: Tulsa at #18 Cincinnati, ESPNU
11am: Davidson at Massachusetts, NBC Sports Network

11am: Northern Iowa at Wichita State, ESPN2
11am: Marquette men’s lacrosse at Jacksonville, WatchESPN
11:30am: #2 Villanova at Seton Hall, Fox

12pm: Marquette women’s lacrosse vs #17 Johns Hopkins,
12pm: Missouri at Tennessee, SEC Network
12pm: #3 Kansas at #4 Baylor, CBS

12:30pm: Army at Navy, CBS Sports Network
1pm: #15 Florida at Mississippi State, ESPN
1pm: Illinois at Iowa, Big Ten Network

1pm: Texas Tech at #9 West Virginia, ESPN2
1pm: South Florida at Tulane, ESPN News
1pm: St. Bonaventure at Dayton, NBC Sports Network

2pm: Colorado at #7 Oregon, Fox
2:30pm: LSU at Alabama, SEC Network
3pm: Auburn at Texas A&M, ESPNU

3pm: Michigan State at #16 Purdue, ESPN
3pm: #17 Florida State at Pittsburgh, ESPN2
3pm: UCF at East Carolina, ESPN News

3pm: Rhode Island at George Mason, NBC Sports Network
3pm: Saint Joseph’s at La Salle, CBS Sports Network
5pm: Ole Miss at Arkansas, SEC Network

5pm: #13 Kentucky at Georgia, ESPN
5pm: Rutgers at Northwestern, ESPNU
5pm: Nebraska at Ohio State, Big Ten Network

5pm: TCU at Iowa State, ESPN News
5pm: #19 SMU at Houston, ESPN2
5pm: New Mexico at Fresno State, CBS Sports Network

7pm: #5 Arizona at Washington, ESPN2
7pm: Oklahoma at Oklahoma State, ESPNU
7pm: Xavier at Marquette, CBS Sports Network

7:15pm: #14 Virginia at #10 North Carolina, ESPN
7:30pm: #21 South Carolina at Vanderbilt, SEC Network
9pm: #22 Saint Mary’s at BYU, ESPN

11pm: UC Riverside vs UC Irvine, ESPNU