16 games with a ranked team dot the national television schedule for the day. That is pretty great.
Making it even better is four games with both parties ranked in the top 25. Two are in the Big 12, because it’s basically impossible to get through a Saturday without four ranked teams bumping into each other over there, one is in the Big East, and one comes from the ACC.
Sadly, three of them will be going on at the same time across a two hour window. #16 TCU visiting #9 Oklahoma starts things off at noon in the best time zone in America, and then #2 West Virginia at #8 Texas Tech raises the ante at 1pm. Your remote buttons will get a workout at that point, because #25 Creighton at #10 Xavier also starts at 1pm, so you can’t even just go “last channel” to flip back and forth. When TCU/Oklahoma wraps up, that game will be immediately followed by #18 Miami at #19 Clemson on the very same channel. Bad news: you still can’t just use the “last channel” button. Good news: You don’t have to remember a different channel number!
There’s seven other games that feature a ranked team going on the road, so that’s always going to raise the stakes for an exciting day of hoops. Of note to Marquette fans: Keep an eye on #5 Purdue visiting Minnesota. There’s also South Carolina visiting noted Marquette foe Georgia, so that could have some implications for how the Golden Eagles are viewed, if you catch my drift.
Here’s the schedule for today’s nationally televised games!
College Basketball Saturday: 1/13/18
|Time (CT)||Game||TV Network|
|Time (CT)||Game||TV Network|
|10:00 AM||St. Bonaventure at Rhode Island||ESPNU|
|11:00 AM||Michigan at #4 Michigan State||Fox|
|#5 Purdue at Minnesota||ESPN2|
|Kansas State at #12 Kansas||ESPN|
|Georgetown at #13 Seton Hall||FS1|
|11:30 AM||La Salle at Duquesne||NBC Sports Network|
|12:00 PM||#16 TCU at #9 Oklahoma||ESPNU|
|Florida at Ole Miss||CBS|
|South Carolina at Georgia||SEC Network|
|Connecticut at Tulane||ESPN News|
|1:00 PM||#2 West Virginia at #8 Texas Tech||ESPN|
|#25 Creighton at #10 Xavier||Fox|
|Oregon at #17 Arizona||ESPN2|
|Memphis at Temple||CBS Sports Network|
|1:30 PM||Saint Louis at George Mason||NBC Sports Network|
|2:00 PM||#18 Miami at #19 Clemson||ESPNU|
|Baylor at Iowa State||ESPN News|
|2:30 PM||#22 Auburn at Mississippi State||SEC Network|
|3:00 PM||#21 Kentucky at Vanderbilt||ESPN|
|Virginia Tech at Louisville||ESPN2|
|Colorado State at Wyoming||CBS Sports Network|
|3:30 PM||George Washington at Richmond||NBC Sports Network|
|4:00 PM||Texas at Oklahoma State||ESPN News|
|5:00 PM||#20 North Carolina at Notre Dame||ESPN|
|Texas A&M at #24 Tennessee||SEC Network|
|Missouri at Arkansas||ESPN2|
|Illinois State at Southern Illinois||CBS Sports Network|
|6:00 PM||#14 Cincinnati at South Florida||ESPN News|
|6:30 PM||#5 Wichita State at Tulsa||ESPNU|
|7:00 PM||Valparaiso at Northern Iowa||ESPN2|
|7:30 PM||Alabama at LSU||SEC Network|
|8:30 PM||#15 Gonzaga at San Francisco||ESPNU|
|9:00 PM||San Diego State at Boise State||ESPN2|