ESPN’s Inaugural Conference Tip-Off Begins Jan. 11; Action Includes 42 Games of Inter-Conference Play Through Jan. 17

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ESPN’s Inaugural Conference Tip-Off Begins Jan. 11; Action Includes 42 Games of Inter-Conference Play Through Jan. 17

cbkThe inaugural Conference Tip-Off, which takes place Jan. 11-17 on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and, highlights the first week of ESPN’s regular weekday and Saturday conference action, including Big Monday Presented by Bud Light, Super Tuesday Presented by KFC, Wednesday Night Hoops, Thursday Night Showcase Presented by T. Rowe Price and Saturday Primetime Presented by DirecTV. The newly created franchise will showcase 42 games, including No. 6 Villanova at Louisville (Jan. 11, ESPN), No. 3 Kentucky at Florida (Jan. 12, ESPN), No. 9 North Carolina at No. 21 Clemson (Jan. 13, ESPN) and No. 7 Syracuse at No. 8 West Virginia (Jan 16, ESPN). Seventeen conferences will be represented through seven days, including more than 10 teams ranked in the Top 25.  


Conference Tip-Off Schedule:

Date Time Matchup Network
Mon, Jan 11 7 p.m. No. 6 Villanova at Louisville Sean McDonough, Jay Bilas and Bill Raftery ESPN /
  7 p.m. Morgan State at HamptonCharlie Neal and Dwight Freeman ESPNU
  9 p.m. Oklahoma State at OklahomaBrent Musburger, Bob  Knight and Holly Rowe ESPN /
  9 p.m. Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Alabama StateDoug Bell and Daymeon Fishback ESPNU
Tue, Jan 12 7 p.m. Ohio State at No. 4 PurdueDave O’Brien, Steve Lavin and Erin Andrews ESPN /
  7 p.m. Texas A&M at No. 10 Kansas StateJohn Sciambi and Doug Gottlieb ESPN2 /
  7 p.m. Virginia Commonwealth at HofstraDave Popkin and Tim O’Toole ESPNU
  9 p.m. No. 3 Kentucky at FloridaBrad Nessler, Dick Vitale and Jeannine Edwards ESPN /
  9 p.m. Bradley at Northern IowaDan McLaughlin and Mac McCausland ESPNU
Wed, Jan 13 7 p.m. Boston College at No. 5  DukeRece Davis, Bob Knight and Holly Rowe ESPN /
  7 p.m. Pittsburgh at No. 13 ConnecticutJohn Saunders and Fran Fraschilla ESPN2 /
  7 p.m. Cincinnati at St. John’sMcLaughlin and Tim Welsh ESPNU
  9 p.m. No. 9 North Carolina at No. 21 ClemsonDan Shulman, Bilas and Andrews ESPN /
  9 p.m. No. 1 Kansas at NebraskaRon Franklin and Raftery ESPN2 /
  9 p.m. Missouri at Texas TechCarter Blackburn and LaPhonso Ellis ESPNU
  11 p.m. Utah State at NevadaTodd Harris and Adrian Branch ESPN2 /
Thu, Jan. 14 7 p.m. Auburn at No. 15 TennesseeR. Davis and Hubert Davis  ESPN2 /
  7 p.m. Seton Hall at No. 12 GeorgetownMike Patrick and Len Elmore ESPN /
  7 p.m. Arkansas at Mississippi StateEric Collins and Jay Williams ESPNU
  9 p.m. Indiana at MichiganMusburger and Lavin ESPN /
  9 p.m. Providence at DePaulDave Pasch and Doris Burke  ESPN2 /
  9 p.m. Tennessee Tech at Tennessee-MartinDave Weekley and Mark Adams ESPNU
  11 p.m. No. 18 Gonzaga at Saint Mary’s (Calif.)Terry Gannon and Stephen Bardo ESPN2 /
  11 p.m. Santa Clara at PepperdineTodd Harris and Miles Simon ESPNU
Fri, Jan 15 7 p.m. Marist at Loyola (Md.)Doug Sherman and Rob Kennedy ESPNU
  9 p.m. Loyola (Ill.) at Illinois-ChicagoAnthony Calhoun and Jim Chones ESPNU
Sat, Jan 16 11 a.m. Dayton at XavierBob Wischusen and Tim Welsh ESPN2 /
  Noon No. 7 Syracuse at No. 8 West VirginiaPasch and Raftery ESPN /
  Noon Ohio at Miami (Ohio)Michael Regni and Anthony Butard ESPNU
  1 p.m. Missouri at OklahomaFranklin and Fraschilla ESPN2 /
  2 p.m. No. 17 Georgia Tech at No. 9 North CarolinaPatrick and Elmore ESPN /
  2 p.m. Tennessee State at Austin PeayWeekley and Barry Booker ESPNU
  3 p.m. Georgia at Mississippi StateNessler and Jimmy Dykes ESPN2 /
  4 p.m. Notre Dame at CincinnatiJim Barbar and Dickey Simpkins ESPNU
  5 p.m. Wichita State at CreightonGannon and Bardo ESPN2 /
  6 p.m. Texas A&M at No. 2 TexasClay Matvick and Stephen Howard ESPNU
  7 p.m. Morgan State at South Carolina State Sciambi and Ellis ESPN2 /
  7 p.m. Rutgers at South FloridaRich Hollenberg and Dennis Felton
  8 p.m. Miami at VirginiaLou Canellis and Tim McCormick ESPNU
  9 p.m. Prairie View A&M at Jackson StateHopkins and Adams ESPN2 /
Sun, Jan 17 2 p.m. Boston University at VermontEric Frede and O’Toole ESPNU
  8 p.m. Illinois State at DrakeMcLaughlin and MacCausland ESPNU


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