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Your College Basketball Saturday Viewing Guide: December 29, 2018

Kind of a quiet day on ye olde calendar

Marmot Boca Raton Bowl - Memphis v Western Kentucky Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images

Well, thanks to the College Football Playoffs and their Coaches Room simulcasts, things are a little sparse around here for college basketball to be watched today. Not only are there only 16 games on national television thanks to football occupying nine-ish hours on the ESPN family of networks, but the games that are on the board aren’t particularly interesting.

Sure, you’ve got Kentucky visiting Louisville, and that could be a hoot. Wisconsin is inexplicably visiting Western Kentucky, and while the Badgers are favored, Charles Bassey is a better basketball player than anyone on UW’s roster.

The game I’m most interested in watching today isn’t even on national television for some reason. That’s St. John’s visiting Seton Hall in the first Big East league game for both sides. Seton Hall has been better than expected this season, while St. John’s is undefeated but has been unremarkable while winning their first 12 games. That one’s on your local Fox Sports Network affiliates if you’re lucky, so keep your eyes open for that.

Here’s the schedule to keep you busy today while Clemson and Alabama are predictably wrecking shop and turning the football into an unwatchable mess.

CBB Saturday Viewing Guide: 12/29/18

Time (CT) Game Television
Time (CT) Game Television
11:00 AM High Point at #13 Ohio State Big Ten Network
Davidson at #14 North Carolina ESPN2
BYU at #19 Mississippi State ESPNU
Howard at Georgetown FS1
12:00 PM UMBC at Penn State Big Ten Network
1:00 PM Northern Illinois at #8 Michigan State Big Ten Network
#16 Kentucky at Louisville ESPN2
Xavier at DePaul FS1
St. Bonaventure at Syracuse ESPNU
2:30 PM Georgia Southern at Dayton NBC Sports Network
3:00 PM Butler at Florida ESPNU
3:30 PM Belmont at Purdue FS1
4:30 PM #15 Wisconsin at Western Kentucky CBS Sports Network
5:00 PM Radford at Maryland ESPNU
6:30 PM Oregon at Boise State CBS Sports Network
7:00 PM Bryant at #24 Iowa ESPNU