Men’s College Basketball: Four Matchups Between Ranked Teams Highlighted by No. 4 Duke at No. 2 Virginia

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Men’s College Basketball: Four Matchups Between Ranked Teams Highlighted by No. 4 Duke at No. 2 Virginia

ESPN’s men’s college basketball schedule for Thursday, Jan. 29, through Sunday, Feb. 1 will include 19 ranked teams, highlighted by four matchups between squads in the poll. Highlights:

  • ESPN’s lineup for Saturday, Jan. 31, will include at least one ranked team in every telecast, highlighted by No. 4 Duke at No. 2 Virginia in an ACC showdown on the Saturday Primetime presented by DIRECTV at 7 p.m. ET. The additional matchups: No. 5 Wisconsin at Iowa at noon, No. 9 Kansas against Kansas State at 2 p.m. and No. 13 North Carolina at No. 10 Louisville at 4 p.m.
  • ESPN2’s lineup for Saturday will be highlighted by No. 12 Wichita State at No. 18 Northern Iowa at 4 p.m. and No. 19 Texas at No. 20 Baylor at 6 p.m.
  • ESPN and SEC Network will also televise No. 1 Kentucky on Thursday (at 9 p.m. on ESPN) and Saturday (at 7 p.m. on SEC Network).
Date Time (ET) Game/Commentators Network
Thu, Jan 29 Thursday Night Showcase (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU)
  7 p.m. No. 16 Maryland at Ohio State
Rece Davis, Jay Bilas
ESPN
  Dayton at Massachusetts
Doug Kezirian, Adrian Branch
ESPNU
  Chattanooga at Mercer ESPN3
  Lipscomb at Florida Gulf Coast ESPN3
  USC Upstate at Jacksonville ESPN3
  Kennesaw State at North Florida ESPN3
  Northern Kentucky at Stetson ESPN3
  8 p.m. Connecticut at Cincinnati
Mike Patrick, Bob Knight
ESPN2
  Rider at St. Peter’s
Doug Sherman, Rob Kennedy
ESPN3
  8:30 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at Troy
Matt Stewart, Bob Donewald
ESPN3
  9 p.m. No. 1 Kentucky at Missouri
Joe Tessitore, Sean Farnham
ESPN
  Eastern Kentucky at Murray State
Chris Hassel, Malcolm Huckaby
ESPNU
  10 p.m. No. 11 Utah at UCLA
Dave Pasch, Bill Walton
ESPN2
  Cal Poly at UC Irvine ESPN3
  11 p.m. San Francisco at BYU
Roxy Bernstein, Corey Williams
ESPNU
Fri, Jan 30 6 p.m. Harvard at Princeton
Eamon McAnaney, Craig Robinson
ESPNU
  7 p.m. Marist at Niagara
John Brickley, Mitch Buonaguro
ESPN3
  Dartmouth at Pennsylvania ESPN3
  8 p.m. Monmouth at Fairfield
Doug Sherman, Malcolm Huckaby
ESPNU
  10 p.m. Kent State at Buffalo
Jim Barbar, Steve Donahue
ESPNU
Sat, Jan 31 Noon Saturday Showcase Presented by 5-hour ENERGY: No. 5 Wisconsin at Iowa
Bob Wischusen, Dan Dakich
ESPN
  Saturday Showcase Presented by 5-hour ENERGY: Auburn at Tennessee
Mark Jones, Kara Lawson
ESPN2
  Saturday Showcase Presented by 5-hour ENERGY: Texas Tech at West No. 17 Virginia
Mitch Holthus, Bryndon Manzer
ESPNU
  1 p.m. Saturday Showcase Presented by 5-hour ENERGY: USF at Tulsa
Mike Crispino, Len Elmore
ESPNEWS
  Lipscomb at Stetson ESPN3
  2 p.m. Saturday Showcase Presented by 5-hour ENERGY: Kansas State at No. 9 Kansas
Dave Flemming, Fran Fraschilla
ESPN
  Saturday Showcase Presented by 5-hour ENERGY: Richmond at No. 14 VCU
Bob Picozzi, Jon Crispin
ESPN2
  Saturday Showcase Presented by 5-hour ENERGY: TCU at No. 15 Iowa State
Anish Shroff, Reid Gettys
ESPNU
  LSU at Mississippi State
Tom Hart, Jon Sundvold
SEC Network
  Mount St. Mary’s at Sacred Heart ESPN3
  Kennesaw State at Jacksonville ESPN3
  4 p.m. Saturday Showcase Presented by 5-hour ENERGY: No. 13 North Carolina at No. 10 Louisville
Dave O’Brien, Dick Vitale, Doris Burke
ESPN
  Saturday Showcase Presented by 5-hour ENERGY: No. 12 Wichita State at No. 18 Northern Iowa
Rich Hollenberg, Mark Adams
ESPN2
  Saturday Showcase Presented by 5-hour ENERGY: Georgia at South Carolina
Mike Morgan, Cory Alexander
ESPNU
  4:30 p.m. Vanderbilt at Texas A&M
Dave Baker, Joe Dean
SEC Network
  Ohio at Central Michigan ESPN3
  5:30 p.m. Houston Baptist at Sam Houston State ESPN3
  6 p.m. No. 19 Texas at No. 20 Baylor
Mark Neely, Stephen Howard
ESPN2
  Purdue at Northwestern
Clay Matvick, Sean Harrington
ESPNU
  7 p.m. Saturday Primetime presented by DIRECTV: No. 4 Duke at No. 2 Virginia
Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas, Shannon Spake
ESPN
  Alabama at No. 1 Kentucky
Dave Neal, Darrin Horn, Kaylee Hartung
SEC Network
  Mercer at Wofford ESPN3
  St. Peter’s at Iona
Doug Sherman, Rob Kennedy
ESPN3
  Vermont at Hartford ESPN3
  USC Upstate at North Florida ESPN3
  Northern Kentucky at Florida Gulf Coast ESPN3
  Hawaii at Long Beach State ESPN3
  8 p.m. No. 24 Oklahoma at Oklahoma State
Dave LaMont, Stan Heath
ESPN2
  UCF at SMU
Mark Brown, Tim Welsh
ESPNU
  Toledo at Northern Illinois ESPN3
  10 p.m. Memphis at No. 3 Gonzaga
Beth Mowins, Jim Calhoun
ESPN2
  Cal Poly at UC Davis
Paul Loeffler, Lamar Hurd
ESPNU
  Air Force at UNLV
Trey Bender, Kyle Macy
ESPN3
Sun, Feb 1 12:30 p.m. ACC Sunday Night Basketball: No. 23 Miami at Florida State
Adam Amin, Brad Daugherty
ESPNU
  2 p.m. Manhattan at Monmouth ESPN3
  2:30 p.m. No. 11 Utah at USC
Roxy Bernstein, Corey Williams
ESPNU

 

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