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Your College Basketball Saturday Viewing Guide: January 20, 2018

I hope you like watching basketball, because there’s a whole hell of a lot of it on national television today.

NCAA Basketball: Boston College at Clemson Dawson Powers-USA TODAY Sports

GUESS HOW MANY GAMES ARE ON NATIONAL TELEVISION TODAY?

GO ON. GUESS.

THIRTY-EIGHT!

That’s a lot of shooty-hoops.

17 of those games include a ranked team. That’s cool! Only one of them has two ranked teams, which is less cool, but it’s Xavier vs Seton Hall, so that’s pretty awesome. Ten of the games (including Xavier/Seton Hall) features a ranked team going on the road, and by law of averages, that means that the odds of getting an upset is prrreeeettttty high today.

Things that are kind of a bummer: We’re getting four games with a ranked team in each of the first three broadcast windows of the day. That’s going to result in a lot of flipping around, and even more so after 1:30pm when the XU/SHU game makes it five going on at once. In the evening window, we’ve got three games with a ranked team chugging around at once, including noted Marquette opponent Georgia visiting #17 Auburn.

Elsewhere in the “Marquette could benefit if these teams win” column, Purdue visits Iowa, Wichita State is at Houston, VCU hosts George Washington, and LSU heads to Nashville to tangle with Vanderbilt. That’s an awful lot of impact on MU’s season without the Golden Eagles actually lacing up a shoe!

Here’s your schedule for the day! Enjoy!

College Basketball Saturday: 1/20/18

Time (CT) Game TV Network
Time (CT) Game TV Network
11:00 AM #1 Villanova at Connecticut CBS
#3 Purdue at Iowa ESPN
#7 Wichita State at Houston ESPNU
#22 Ohio State at Minnesota Big Ten Network
Florida State at Virginia Tech ESPN2
St. John's at Georgetown FS1
11:30 AM George Washington at VCU NBC Sports Network
12:00 PM LSU at Vanderbilt SEC Network
Rhode Island at Dayton CBS Sports Network
1:00 PM #4 Oklahoma at Oklahoma State ESPN
Texas at #6 West Virginia CBS
#8 Texas Tech at Iowa State ESPNU
Georgia Tech at #15 North Carolina ESPN2
Penn State at Northwestern Big Ten Network
Butler at DePaul FS1
1:30 PM #11 Xavier at #19 Seton Hall Fox
La Salle at Richmond NBC Sports Network
2:00 PM Creighton at Providence CBS Sports Network
2:30 PM Ole Miss at Arkansas SEC Network
3:00 PM East Carolina at #12 Cincinnati ESPN News
#14 Arizona at Stanford CBS
Notre Dame at #20 Clemson ESPN
#24 TCU at Kansas State ESPNU
Missouri at Texas A&M ESPN2
3:30 PM George Mason at Duquesne NBC Sports Network
4:00 PM UNLV at Colorado State CBS Sports Network
5:00 PM Baylor at #10 Kansas ESPN
Georgia at #17 Auburn SEC Network
#21 Tennessee at South Carolina ESPN2
UCF at South Florida ESPNU
Tulane at SMU ESPN News
6:00 PM San Diego State at New Mexico CBS Sports Network
7:00 PM Memphis at Tulsa ESPNU
7:15 PM Florida at #18 Kentucky ESPN
7:30 PM Mississippi State at Alabama SEC Network
9:00 PM Boise State at Nevada ESPNU
9:15 PM UCLA at Oregon ESPN
11:00 PM UC Irvine at UC Santa Barbara ESPNU