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Your College Basketball Saturday Viewing Guide: January 30, 2021

It’s Big 12/SEC Challenge Day!

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The Zags are on the road tonight against Pepperdine, and it’s on ESPN!
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One of the best regular season Saturdays of the year in men’s college basketball is Big 12/SEC Challenge Day. Sure, regular Saturdays in conference season are fun, but getting a full day devoted to two conferences squaring off and throwing down? That’s pretty great.

The headliner in the inter-conference series this year is #15 Kansas taking their whole deal to Knoxville to tangle with #18 Tennessee. It’s probably the best game of the day, as the other two contests with two ranked teams squaring off on national television have the two teams a little further apart in the rankings. With that said, #9 Alabama testing themselves against #24 Oklahoma sounds like a hoot, too.

The third and final ranked team clash of the day is #8 Virginia traveling down the road a bit to see in-state rival #20 Virginia Tech. Is there bad blood in this rivalry? I have no real idea, but it seems like this one is a big deal with both sides ranked and the Cavs as the last unbeaten team in league action.

If that’s not enough to hold your attention today, there’s seven more games with a ranked team going out on the road today. In a year where home court advantage means a little less than it normally would, maybe there’s less of a chance of an upset. But there’s still a chance, and that’s fun.

Here’s the national television schedule for men’s college basketball for today. If there’s something wrong because of a last minute change, shout it out in the comments. If you catch a barnburner on streaming somewhere, shout that out in the comments, too!

College Basketball Saturday Viewing Guide: 1/30/21

Time (CT) Game Television
Time (CT) Game Television
11:00 AM #9 Alabama at #24 Oklahoma ESPN
Providence at Georgetown FS1
Clemson at Duke ESPN2
Texas A&M at Kansas State ESPNU
12:00 PM La Salle at VCU NBC Sports Network
1:00 PM #10 Texas Tech at LSU ESPN2
Florida at #11 West Virginia ESPN
TCU at #12 Missouri ESPNU
Miami at Wake Forest ACC Network
George Mason at St. Bonaventure CBS Sports Network
2:00 PM #14 Wisconsin at Penn State Big Ten Network
2:30 PM #3 Villanova at Seton Hall Fox
3:00 PM Auburn at #2 Baylor ESPN
#16 Florida State at Georgia Tech ACC Network
UCF at Wichita State ESPNU
Rhode Island at Dayton CBS Sports Network
Arkansas at Oklahoma State ESPN2
4:30 PM Oregon at USC Fox
Xavier at Butler FS1
5:00 PM #8 Virginia at #20 Virginia Tech ACC Network
#15 Kansas at #18 Tennessee ESPN
Ole Miss at Georgia SEC Network
Iowa State at Mississippi State ESPN2
Pacific at BYU CBS Sports Network
Coastal Carolina at Georgia Southern ESPNU
6:30 PM #21 Minnesota at Purdue Big Ten Network
7:00 PM #1 Gonzaga at Pepperdine ESPN
#17 Creighton at DePaul CBS Sports Network
Notre Dame at Pittsburgh ACC Network
Robert Morris at Wright State ESPNU
7:30 PM South Carolina at Vanderbilt SEC Network
9:00 PM Stanford at Arizona State ESPN2
Wyoming at San Diego State CBS Sports Network