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Your College Basketball Saturday Viewing Guide: January 13, 2018

There’s an awful lot of ranked teams playing basketball today!

NCAA Basketball: Kansas at Texas Tech Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

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