Men’s College Basketball: Conference Play Opens with ESPN2 Tripleheader; Super Tuesday Begins after New Year

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Men’s College Basketball: Conference Play Opens with ESPN2 Tripleheader; Super Tuesday Begins after New Year

The start of men’s college basketball conference play begins this week, and includes an ESPN2 tripleheader on Wednesday, Dec. 28, beginning at 5 p.m., showcasing Wake Forest at No. 20 Florida State, No. 12 Virginia at No. 6 Louisville and No. 2 UCLA at No. 21 Oregon.

The network’s Super Tuesday schedule starts on January 3, showcasing some of the top games throughout the conference season on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPNEWS. The weekly series tips off with a 7 p.m. top-25 contest between No. 14 Wisconsin and No. 16 Indiana (ESPN).

  • Also in action in the 7 p.m. time slot is No. 9 North Carolina at Clemson (ESPN2) and Ole Miss at No. 25 Florida (ESPNU)
  • The later games include Texas A&M at No. 8 Kentucky (ESPN), Kansas State at No. 3 Kansas (ESPN2) and No. 11 West Virginia at Texas Tech (ESPNEWS)

Schedule highlights:

  • ESPN2 presents three games on Friday, Dec. 30 beginning at 4 p.m., No. 11 West Virginia at Oklahoma State, No. 4 Baylor at Oklahoma at 7 p.m. and No. 18 Arizona at California at 11 p.m.
  • New Year’s Eve offers a top-25 game between No. 20 Florida State and No. 12 Virginia (ESPNU) at 2 p.m.
  • ESPNU has a full day of hoops on New Year’s Day opening with former BIG EAST and now ACC opponents Syracuse at Boston College at 12:30 p.m.
  • Ranked teams on this week’s schedule include No. 2 UCLA, No. 3 Kansas, No. 4 Baylor, No. 5 Duke, No. 6 Louisville, No. 8 Kentucky, No. 9 North Carolina, No. 11 West Virginia, No. 12 Virginia, No. 14 Wisconsin, No. 16 Indiana, No. 18 Arizona, No. 19 Saint Mary’s, No. 20 Florida State, No. 21 Oregon, No. 23 Cincinnati, No. 24 Notre Dame and No. 25 Florida.

Weekly Schedule (Wednesday-Tuesday); Full Season Schedule

Weekly Men’s College Basketball Key Matchup (subject to change)

Date Time (ET) Game / Commentators Network
Wed, Dec 28 5 p.m. Wake Forest at No. 20 Florida State
Mike Couzens, Doris Burke
ESPN2
  7 p.m. No. 12 Virginia at No. 6 Louisville
Doug Sherman, Dick Vitale
ESPN2
  Monmouth at No. 9 North Carolina
Anish Shroff, Cory Alexander
ESPNU
  St. Peter’s at No. 24 Notre Dame ACC Network Extra
  9 p.m. No. 2 UCLA at No. 21 Oregon
Roxy Bernstein, Bill Walton
ESPN2
  No. 23 Cincinnati at Temple
Dave Leno, Malcolm Huckaby
ESPNU
Thu, Dec 29 8 p.m. No. 8 Kentucky at Ole Miss
Bob Wischusen, Jay Bilas
ESPN2
  9 p.m. No. 25 Florida at Arkansas
Mike Morgan, Jon Sundvold
SEC Network
  11 p.m. No. 19 Saint Mary’s at Loyola Marymount
Sam Farber, Corey Williams
ESPNU
Fri, Dec 30 4 p.m. No. 11 West Virginia at Oklahoma State
Mark Neely, Mark Plansky
ESPN2
  7 p.m. No. 4 Baylor at Oklahoma
Doug Sherman, Fran Fraschilla
ESPN2
  11 p.m. No. 18 Arizona at California
Roxy Bernstein, Sean Farnham
ESPN2
Sat, Dec 31 Noon No. 5 Duke at Virginia Tech
Mike Couzens, Cory Alexander
ESPN2
  2 p.m. No. 20 Florida State at No. 12 Virginia
Kevin Fitzgerald, Dino Gaudio, Jeff Goodman
ESPNU
Sun, Jan 1 12:30 p.m. Syracuse at Boston College
Anish Shroff, Cory Alexander
ESPNU
  2:30 p.m. Penn State at Rutgers
Jay Alter, Dalen Cuff
ESPNU
  6:30 p.m. Colorado at Utah
Steve Quis, Adrian Branch
ESPNU
  8:30 p.m. Washington State at Washington
Roxy Bernstein, Corey Williams
ESPNU
Mon, Jan 2 9 p.m. UL Lafayette at Little Rock
Bob Valvano, Rich Hollenberg
ESPN2
Tue, Jan 3 Super Tuesday (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU & ESPNEWS)
  7 p.m. Journey to the Tourney: No. 14 Wisconsin at No. 16 Indiana
Dave Flemming, Jay Bilas, Allison Williams
ESPN
  No. 9 North Carolina at Clemson
Tom Hart, Doris Burke
ESPN2
  Ole Miss at No. 25 Florida
Mike Couzens, Brooke Weisbrod
ESPNU
  7:15 p.m. East Carolina at UCF
Alex Faust, Malcolm Huckaby
ESPNEWS
  9 p.m. Texas A&M at No. 8 Kentucky
Dave O’Brien, Dick Vitale, Kaylee Hartung
ESPN
  Kansas State at No. 3 Kansas
Jon Sciambi, Miles Simon
ESPN2
  Oklahoma at TCU
Mitch Holthus, Bryndon Manzer
ESPNU
  9:15 p.m. No. 11 West Virginia at Texas Tech
David Saltzman, Stephen Howard
ESPNEWS

Weekly Men’s College Basketball Key Matchup (subject to change)

Date Time (ET) Game / Commentators Network
Wed, Dec 28 2 p.m. UMass at Georgia State ESPN3
  3 p.m. Houston at UConn

Karl Ravech, Tim Welsh

ESPN2
  5 p.m. Wake Forest at No. 20 Florida State

Mike Couzens, Doris Burke

ESPN2
  7 p.m. No. 12 Virginia at No. 6 Louisville

Doug Sherman, Dick Vitale

ESPN2
  Monmouth at No. 9 North Carolina

Anish Shroff, Cory Alexander

ESPNU
  USF at East Carolina

Brock Bowling, Julianne Viani

ESPNEWS
  UNC Wilmington at Clemson ACC Network Extra
  Columbia at Miami ACC Network Extra
  Rider at NC State ACC Network Extra
  Marshall at Pittsburgh ACC Network Extra
  UMBC at Virginia Tech ACC Network Extra
  St. Peter’s at No. 24 Notre Dame ACC Network Extra
  UNC Greensboro at The Citadel ESPN3
  Mercer at Kennesaw State ESPN3
  Thomas University at Jacksonville ESPN3
  NJIT at Stony Brook ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. North Carolina A&T at Georgia Tech ACC Network Extra
  8 p.m. Chicago State at Valparaiso ESPN3
  9 p.m. No. 2 UCLA at No. 21 Oregon

Roxy Bernstein, Bill Walton

ESPN2
  No. 23 Cincinnati at Temple

Dave Leno, Malcolm Huckaby

ESPNU
  Fresno State at New Mexico

Trey Bender, Blaine Fowler

ESPN3
  11 p.m. UNLV at Colorado State

Steve Quis, Adrian Branch

ESPNU
Thu, Dec 29 2 p.m. Long Beach State at Eastern Michigan ESPN3
  7 p.m. Georgia at Auburn

Mike Couzens, Daymeon Fishback

ESPNU
  Tennessee at Texas A&M

Brett Dolan, Pat Bradley

SEC Network
  Savannah State at East Tennessee State ESPN3
  Olivet Nazarene at Miami (OH) ESPN3
  Alabama A&M at Western Michigan ESPN3
  Ball State at North Florida ESPN3
  Milwaukee at Youngstown State ESPN3
  8 p.m. No. 8 Kentucky at Ole Miss

Bob Wischusen, Jay Bilas

ESPN2
  UMKC at Mississippi State SEC Network +
  Lipscomb at Missouri SEC Network +
  Stetson at Alabama SEC Network +
  Southern Illinois at Bradley ESPN3
  8:30 p.m. Houston-Tillotson at Lamar ESPN3
  9 p.m. Vanderbilt at LSU

Kevin Fitzgerald, Chris Spatola

ESPNU
  No. 25 Florida at Arkansas

Mike Morgan, Jon Sundvold

SEC Network
  11 p.m. No. 19 Saint Mary’s at Loyola Marymount

Sam Farber, Corey Williams

ESPNU
Fri, Dec 30 2 p.m. Allen University at USC Upstate ESPN3
  4 p.m. No. 11 West Virginia at Oklahoma State

Mark Neely, Mark Plansky

ESPN2
  Marywood at Binghamton ESPN3
  5 p.m. Valparaiso at UIC

Jordan Bernfield, Brooke Weisbrod

ESPNU
  5:30 p.m. Chicago State at Central Michigan ESPN3
  6 p.m. Texas Tech at Iowa State

Dave Armstrong, Kevin Lehman

ESPNEWS
  7 p.m. No. 4 Baylor at Oklahoma

Doug Sherman, Fran Fraschilla

ESPN2
  Rhode Island at Saint Louis

Mike Corey, Dalen Cuff

ESPNU
  Maine at Buffalo ESPN3
  8 p.m. Texas at Kansas State

Mitch Holthus, Stephen Howard

ESPNEWS
  9 p.m. South Carolina at Memphis

Richard Cross, Mark Wise

ESPNU
  11 p.m. No. 18 Arizona at California

Roxy Bernstein, Sean Farnham

ESPN2
Sat, Dec 31 Noon No. 5 Duke at Virginia Tech

Mike Couzens, Cory Alexander

ESPN2
  Houston at USF

Alex Faust, Tim Welsh

ESPNU
  The Citadel at Furman ESPN3
  North Georgia at Kennesaw State ESPN3
  Green Bay at Youngstown State ESPN3
  1 p.m. Mercer at Wofford ESPN3
  Florida Tech at Florida Gulf Coast ESPN3
  Marist at Iona ESPN3
  Rider at Monmouth ESPN3
  2 p.m. No. 20 Florida State at No. 12 Virginia

Kevin Fitzgerald, Dino Gaudio, Jeff Goodman

ESPNU
  Samford at UNC Greensboro ESPN3
  Chattanooga at Western Carolina ESPN3
  VMI at East Tennessee State ESPN3
  4 p.m. Temple at UCF

Allen Bestwick, Mark Wise

ESPNU
  5 p.m. Houston Baptist at Stephen F. Austin ESPN3
  7 p.m. Nevada at Fresno State

Trey Bender, Richie Schueler

ESPN3
  South Carolina State at Jacksonville ESPN3
  9 p.m. Colorado State at Boise State

Peter Young, Blaine Fowler

ESPN3
Sun, Jan 1 12:30 p.m. Syracuse at Boston College

Anish Shroff, Cory Alexander

ESPNU
  2 p.m. Illinois State at Loyola-Chicago ESPN3
  2:30 p.m. Penn State at Rutgers

Jay Alter, Dalen Cuff

ESPNU
  4 p.m. Northern Iowa at Evansville ESPN3
  5 p.m. Drake at Southern Illinois ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. Colorado at Utah

Steve Quis, Adrian Branch

ESPNU
  8:30 p.m. Washington State at Washington

Roxy Bernstein, Corey Williams

ESPNU
Mon, Jan 2 2 p.m. Columbia at Maine ESPN3
  7 p.m. Mercer at Furman ESPN3
  Chattanooga at UNC Greensboro ESPN3
  The Citadel at Wofford ESPN3
  Ave Maria at Stetson ESPN3
  Palm Beach Atlantic at North Florida ESPN3
  Cornell at Albany ESPN3
  Rice at Charlotte ESPN3
  9 p.m. UL Lafayette at Little Rock

Bob Valvano, Rich Hollenberg

ESPN2
Tue, Jan 3 Super Tuesday (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU & ESPNEWS)
  6:30 p.m. Arkansas at Tennessee

Mike Morgan, Dane Bradshaw

SEC Network
  7 p.m. Journey to the Tourney: No. 14 Wisconsin at No. 16 Indiana

Dave Flemming, Jay Bilas, Allison Williams

ESPN
  No. 9 North Carolina at Clemson

Tom Hart, Doris Burke

ESPN2
  Ole Miss at No. 25 Florida

Mike Couzens, Brooke Weisbrod

ESPNU
  Central Michigan at Eastern Michigan ESPN3
  Western Michigan at Ohio ESPN3
  Buffalo at Toledo ESPN3
  Northern Illinois at Miami (OH) ESPN3
  Middle Georgia State at Jacksonville ESPN3
  7:15 p.m. East Carolina at UCF

Alex Faust, Malcolm Huckaby

ESPNEWS
  8:30 p.m. Alabama at Mississippi State

Adam Amin, Jon Sundvold

SEC Network
  9 p.m. Texas A&M at No. 8 Kentucky

Dave O’Brien, Dick Vitale, Kaylee Hartung

ESPN
  Kansas State at No. 3 Kansas

Jon Sciambi, Miles Simon

ESPN2
  Oklahoma at TCU

Mitch Holthus, Bryndon Manzer

ESPNU
  9:15 p.m. No. 11 West Virginia at Texas Tech

David Saltzman, Stephen Howard

ESPNEWS

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Rachel Margolis Siegal

As part of the College Sports PR team at ESPN, it has been an exciting adventure for me since I joined the worldwide leader in July 2010, working on college football, college basketball, college lacrosse and WNBA properties. I began my love of sports as the manager of several high school sports teams and continued that hobby into college. While at Quinnipiac, I worked in the Sports Information Department, which led me to a summer internship at the New Haven Ravens, a AA baseball team, and an eventual job with the Athletic Communications Department at the University of Connecticut. After my five-year stint at Connecticut, I spent six years as Director of Communications at the BIG EAST Conference in Providence, R.I. before joining ESPN.
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