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Your College Basketball Saturday Viewing Guide: January 27, 2018

WOO BIG 12/SEC CHALLENGE DAY

NCAA Football: William & Mary at Virginia
Virginia is the highest ranked team playing on Saturday. Heaven help us all.
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Somehow, even though most of the Big 12 is ranked right now and the SEC is experiencing something of an up year, we’re getting no games between two ranked teams as a part of today’s Big 12/SEC Challenge.

This is not due to lack of trying, though. Kentucky is in Morgantown to play West Virginia, and this was supposed to be the main event of the day. Not only is it the last game of the day in the crossover between the two leagues, but Kentucky just this past Monday slipped out of the top 25 for the first time since 2014. Can’t really blame the organizers, can you? Same thing goes for Texas A&M going on the road against Kansas, as the Aggies were expected to be better than their current 1-4 record in the SEC.

As fun as all of those challenge games will be, there’s a lot of other interesting games on the slate today, with 13 total games involving a ranked team. There’s only one game between two ranked foes, and that’s the Virginia vs Duke game. I can not recommend that you watch this, though. The day is slightly diminished by the fact that there’s five games with ranked teams involved on Sunday, as the TV networks take advantage of the bye week before the Super Bowl to get in some good hoops.

Still, though, a nice long stretch of 31 games with a national broadcast today, and that’s never a bad thing.

Here’s your schedule for the day! Enjoy!

College Basketball Saturday: 1/27/18

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Time (CT) Game TV Network
11:00 AM NC State at #10 North Carolina CBS
#14 Texas Tech at South Carolina ESPN2
Baylor at #20 Florida ESPN
Duquesne at #24 Rhode Island NBC Sports Network
Akron at Ball State CBS Sports Network
1:00 PM #2 Virginia at #4 Duke CBS
Ole Miss at Texas ESPN2
Georgia at Kansas State ESPNU
VCU at George Mason CBS Sports Network
Massachusetts at Fordham NBC Sports Network
1:15 PM #12 Oklahoma at Alabama ESPN
1:30 PM St. John's at Butler FS1
3:00 PM #22 Tennessee at Iowa State ESPNU
Rutgers at Penn State Big Ten Network
TCU at Vanderbilt ESPN2
Dayton at Saint Louis CBS Sports Network
3:30 PM Texas A&M at #5 Kansas ESPN
4:30 PM Utah at #11 Arizona Fox
5:00 PM #9 Cincinnati at Memphis CBS Sports Network
5:00 PM LSU at #19 Auburn SEC Network
Oklahoma State at Arkansas ESPN2
Southern Illinois at Missouri State ESPNU
6:00 PM Kentucky at #7 West Virginia ESPN
7:00 PM Colorado at #21 Arizona State ESPNU
Virginia Tech at Notre Dame ESPN2
Iowa at Nebraska Big Ten Network
Georgetown at Creighton CBS Sports Network
7:30 PM Missouri at Mississippi State SEC Network
9:00 PM Valparaiso at Illinois State ESPN2
Boise State at Air Force ESPNU
San Diego State at UNLV CBS Sports Network