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Your Saturday College Basketball Viewing Guide & Open Thread: March 4, 2017

It’s the last Saturday of the regular season and there’s a ton of great basketball to be watched.

NCAA Basketball: West Coast Conference Tournament-Saint Mary's vs Pepperdine
Going with the Saint Mary’s mascot here as the Gaels start a game at 11pm Central time, which is AWESOME.
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We’ve got 16 ranked teams in action today as we wrap up the regular season in college basketball. Well, mostly wrap up. The Big Ten and the AAC are insisting on playing regular season game tomorrow for some reason. Weirdos.

Anyway, the big items on the slate are Notre Dame visiting Louisville in the early afternoon, and Duke heading to the Dean Dome to play UNC in the ESPN main event of the evening. Along the way, national TV is going to be carrying the Missouri Valley semifinals, one random MAAC quarterfinal game, two of the WCC’s quarterfinals, and last, but definitely not least, the Ohio Valley championship game. We already lost Belmont, the #1 seed in the OVC, so someone is slightly unexpectedly locking up the first automatic bid to the NCAA tournament tonight. Neat, huh?

If you find something electric on a digital only broadcast, shout it out in the comments so everyone can catch it!

All times Central

11am: #9 Kentucky at Texas A&M, CBS
11am: Illinois at Rutgers, ESPNU
11am: Indiana at Ohio State, ESPN

11am: #2 Villanova at Georgetown, Fox
11am: Providence at St. John’s, FS2
12pm: Alabama at Tennessee, SEC Network

12pm: Texas Tech at Kansas State, ESPN News
1pm: Georgia at Arkansas, ESPN2
1pm: #12 Florida at Vanderbilt, ESPN

1pm: Michigan State at Maryland, Big Ten Network
1pm: #19 Notre Dame at #8 Louisville, CBS
1:30pm: Seton Hall at #13 Butler, Fox

1:30pm: Creighton at Marquette, FS2
2pm: TCU at Oklahoma, ESPN News
2:30pm: Missouri at Auburn, SEC Network

2:30pm: Southern Illinois vs Illinois State, CBS Sports Network (MVC Semifinal)
3pm: #11 Baylor at Texas, ESPN
3pm: #7 Arizona at Arizona State, CBS

3pm: Memphis at #14 SMU, ESPN2
5pm: LSU at Mississippi State, SEC Network
5pm: #1 Kansas at Oklahoma State, ESPN

5pm: Missouri State vs #21 Wichita State, CBS Sports Network (MVC Semifinal)
7pm: Dayton at George Washington, CBS Sports Network
7pm: Jacksonville State vs UT-Martin, ESPN2 (OVC Title Game)

7:15pm: #17 Duke at #5 North Carolina, ESPN
7:30pm: South Carolina at Ole Miss, SEC Network
8:30pm: Fairfield at Siena, ESPNU (MAAC Quarterfinal)

9pm: San Diego State at New Mexico, CBS Sports Network
9pm: Pacific vs #4 Gonzaga, ESPN2 (WCC Quarterfinal)
9:15pm: Washington State at #3 UCLA, ESPN

11pm: Portland vs #20 Saint Mary’s, ESPN2 (WCC Quarterfinal)