Men’s College Basketball: Top-20 Sonic Blockbuster Matchups Highlight Rivalry Week

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Men’s College Basketball: Top-20 Sonic Blockbuster Matchups Highlight Rivalry Week

 

Two top-20 Sonic Blockbuster games highlight ESPN’s Rivalry Week presented by Wendy’s on Thursday, Feb. 9 – when No. 8 North Carolina plays at No. 18 Duke and No. 5 Oregon travels to No. 10 UCLA – both on ESPN, ESPN3 Surround and ESPN3 in Spanish. College GameDay Covered by State Farm leads into the UNC-Duke game with an hour-long show beginning at 7 p.m. ET.

College GameDay will also make a first-time stop on Saturday, Feb. 11 (ESPN, 11 a.m. & 8 p.m. ET), heading to McKeon Pavilion on the campus of Saint Mary’s in Moraga, Calif., originating from the site of the Saturday Primetime presented by AT&T matchup, No. 18 Saint Mary’s vs. No. 1 Gonzaga (ESPN, 8:15 p.m.).

After the conclusion of Rivalry Week, teams are in the throes of the conference season with just three weeks remaining before Championship Week commences. The week of Monday, Feb. 13, includes early week action during Big Monday presented by EBay and Super Tuesday presented by CenturyLink.

  • Big Monday showcases a top-15 showdown between No. 13 West Virginia and No. 3 Kansas (ESPN, 9 p.m.)
  • The Super Tuesday slate includes No. 15 Kentucky at home against Tennessee (ESPN / ESPN3 Surround, 7 p.m.)

Additional schedule highlights:

  • Several top-10 teams are in action Saturday at 2 p.m.: No. 3 Kansas at Texas Tech (ESPN), No. 4 Louisville at home against Miami (ESPN2) and No. 6 Baylor against TCU (ESPNU)
  • A top-25 American Athletic matchup featuring No. 11 Cincinnati at No. 25 SMU (ESPN, 4 p.m.) is a designated Journey to the Tourney game
  • Also in action across the schedule is No. 9 Arizona, No. 12 Virginia, No. 14 Florida State, No. 16 Purdue, No. 17 Florida, No. 19 South Carolina and No. 21 Maryland
  • ESPN Buzzer Beater network will offer live cut-ins and highlights from numerous top college basketball games on Saturday from 1-9 p.m. and Wednesdays from 8-11 p.m.

Weekly Schedule (Wednesday-Tuesday); Full Season Schedule

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

Date Time (ET) Matchup / Commentators Network
Rivalry Week presented by Wendy’s from Feb. 6-12 (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS)
 Wed, Feb 8 7 p.m. NC State at No. 14 Florida State

Karl Ravech, LaPhonso Ellis

ESPN2
  No. 6 Baylor at Oklahoma State

Clay Matvick, Tim Welsh

ESPNU
  9 p.m. No. 13 West Virginia at Oklahoma

Bob Wischusen, Fran Fraschilla

ESPN2
  UCF at No. 11 Cincinnati

Bernie Guenther, Mark Wise

ESPNU
 Thu, Feb 9 7 p.m. No. 16 Purdue at Indiana

Dave O’Brien, Dick Vitale

ESPN2
  8 p.m. Sonic Blockbuster: No. 8 North Carolina at No. 18 Duke

Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas, Maria Taylor

ESPN /

ESPN3 Surround / ESPN3 in Spanish

  9 p.m. No. 25 SMU at Temple

Adam Amin, Len Elmore

ESPN2
  10 p.m. Sonic Blockbuster: No. 5 Oregon at No. 10 UCLA

Dave Pasch, Bill Walton, Molly McGrath

ESPN /

ESPN3 Surround / ESPN3 in Spanish

Sat, Feb 11 Noon Kansas State at No. 13 West Virginia

Mark Neely, Mark Plansky

ESPN
  Texas A&M at No. 17 Florida

Tom Hart, Kara Lawson

ESPN2
  2 p.m. No. 3 Kansas at Texas Tech

Rich Hollenberg, Miles Simon

ESPN
  Miami at No. 4 Louisville

Mike Couzens, Cory Alexander

ESPN2
  TCU at No. 6 Baylor

Dave Armstrong, Bryndon Manzer

ESPNU
  4 p.m. Ohio State at No. 21 Maryland

Dave Flemming, Dan Dakich

ESPN
  6 p.m. No. 14 Florida State at Notre Dame

Dave O’Brien, Dick Vitale, Allison Williams

ESPN
  8 p.m. No. 19 South Carolina at Mississippi State

Beth Mowins, Dalen Cuff

ESPN2
  8:15 p.m. Saturday Primetime presented by AT&T: No. 1 Gonzaga at No. 20 Saint Mary’s

Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas, Maria Taylor

ESPN /

ESPN3 Surround

  10 p.m. California at No. 9 Arizona

Dave Pasch, Bill Walton

ESPN2
Sun, Feb 12 4 p.m. Journey to the Tourney: No. 11 Cincinnati at No. 25 SMU

Jason Benetti, Miles Simon

ESPN
  6:30 p.m. ACC Sunday Night Basketball: No. 12 Virginia at Virginia Tech

Anish Shroff, Cory Alexander

ESPNU
Mon, Feb 13 Big Monday presented by EBay (ESPN, ESPNU)
  7 p.m. Journey to the Tourney: No. 4 Louisville at Syracuse

Sean McDonough, Fran Fraschilla, Allison Williams

ESPN
  No. 6 Baylor at Texas Tech

Brendan Fitzgerald, Paul Biancardi

ESPNU
  9 p.m. No. 13 West Virginia at No. 3 Kansas

Bob Wischusen, Dick Vitale, Kaylee Hartung

ESPN
  Morgan State at Howard

Kevin Brown, Stan Lewter

ESPNU
Tue, Feb 14 Super Tuesday presented by CenturyLink (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS)
  7 p.m. Tennessee at No. 15 Kentucky

Joe Tessitore, Sean Farnham, Kaylee Hartung

ESPN /

ESPN3 Surround

  Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh

Jason Benetti, Jason Capel

ESPN2
  Notre Dame at Boston College

Rich Hollenberg, Dino Gaudio

ESPNU
  Tulsa at UCF

Allen Bestwick, Mark Wise

ESPNEWS
  No. 17 Florida at Auburn

Adam Amin, Jon Sundvold, Kris Budden

SEC Network
  9 p.m. Ohio State at Michigan State

Dan Shulman, Dan Dakich, Molly McGrath

ESPN
  Texas at Oklahoma

Jon Sciambi, Miles Simon

ESPN2
  Mississippi State at Georgia

Mike Couzens, Brooke Weisbrod

ESPNU

Weekly Men’s College Basketball Schedule (subject to change)

Date Time (ET) Matchup / Commentators Network
Rivalry Week presented by Wendy’s from Feb. 6-12 (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS)
Wed, Feb 8 6:30 p.m. Ole Miss at Tennessee

Tom Hart, Daymeon Fishback

SEC Network
  7 p.m. NC State at No. 14 Florida State

Karl Ravech, LaPhonso Ellis

ESPN2
  No. 6 Baylor at Oklahoma State

Clay Matvick, Tim Welsh

ESPNU
  8 p.m. Houston at Tulane

Ted Emrich, Malcolm Huckaby

ESPNEWS
  Western Illinois at Oral Roberts ESPN3
  Loyola-Chicago at Evansville ESPN3
  Southern Illinois at Northern Iowa ESPN3
  8:30 p.m. Missouri at Texas A&M

Dave Neal, Chris Spatola

SEC Network
  9 p.m. No. 13 West Virginia at Oklahoma

Bob Wischusen, Fran Fraschilla

ESPN2
  UCF at No. 11 Cincinnati

Bernie Guenther, Mark Wise

ESPNU
  10 p.m. UC Santa Barbara at UC Irvine ESPN3
  11 p.m. California at Arizona State

Roy Philpott, Brad Daugherty

ESPNU
Thu, Feb 9 5 p.m. Central Connecticut State at Fairleigh Dickinson ESPN3
  7 p.m. No. 16 Purdue at Indiana

Dave O’Brien, Dick Vitale

ESPN2
  Winthrop at UNC Asheville

Robert Lee, Nate Ross

ESPNU
  The Citadel at East Tennessee State ESPN3
  Chattanooga at Furman ESPN3
  Mercer at VMI ESPN3
  Samford at Wofford ESPN3
  Lipscomb at Florida Gulf Coast ESPN3
  USC Upstate at Jacksonville ESPN3
  NJIT at North Florida ESPN3
  Kennesaw State at Stetson ESPN3
  Maine at UMass Lowell ESPN3
  Albany at Binghamton ESPN3
  Hartford at UMBC ESPN3
  8 p.m. Sonic Blockbuster: No. 8 North Carolina at No. 18 Duke

Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas, Maria Taylor

ESPN /

ESPN3 Surround / ESPN3 in Spanish

  Saint Peter’s at Quinnipiac

Doug Sherman, Vin Parise

ESPN3
  Cleveland State at Valparaiso ESPN3
  Northwood at Grand Valley State ESPN3
  8:30 p.m. Sam Houston State at Lamar ESPN3
  9 p.m. No. 25 SMU at Temple

Adam Amin, Len Elmore

ESPN2
  New Hampshire at Vermont

Ale Faust, Dalen Cuff

ESPNU
  10 p.m. Sonic Blockbuster: No. 5 Oregon at No.10 UCLA

Dave Pasch, Bill Walton, Molly McGrath

ESPN /

ESPN3 Surround / ESPN3 in Spanish

  New Mexico State at CSU Bakersfield ESPN3
  Long Beach State at UC Riverside ESPN3
  11 p.m. BYU at Pepperdine

Drew Fellios, Sean Harrington

ESPNU
Fri, Feb 10 7 p.m. Dayton at Rhode Island

Mike Corey, Jason Capel

ESPN2
  Akron at Eastern Michigan

John Brickley, Adam Finkelstein

ESPNU
  Harvard at Brown ESPN3
  Cornell at Princeton ESPN3
  Dartmouth at Yale ESPN3
  Columbia at Pennsylvania ESPN3
  8 p.m. Niagara at Canisius

Robert Lee, Malcolm Huckaby

ESPN3
  9 p.m. Monmouth at Manhattan        

Doug Sherman, Julianne Viani

ESPNU
Sat, Feb 11 Noon Kansas State at No. 13 West Virginia

Mark Neely, Mark Plansky

ESPN
  Texas A&M at No. 17 Florida

Tom Hart, Kara Lawson

ESPN2
  Minnesota at Rutgers

Clay Matvick, Sean Harrington

ESPNU
  1 p.m. The Citadel at VMI ESPN3
  2 p.m. No. 3 Kansas at Texas Tech

Rich Hollenberg, Miles Simon

ESPN
  Miami at No. 4 Louisville

Mike Couzens, Cory Alexander

ESPN2
  TCU at No. 6 Baylor

Dave Armstrong, Bryndon Manzer

ESPNU
  Drake at Indiana State ESPN3
  Charleston Southern at Liberty ESPN3
  3 p.m. Lake Superior State at Grand Valley State ESPN3
  St. Francis at Indiana Wesleyan ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. Vanderbilt at Missouri

Dave Neal, Jon Sundvold

SEC Network
  Central Michigan at Miami (Ohio) ESPN3
  Georgia State at Appalachian State ESPN3
  4 p.m. Ohio State at No. 21 Maryland

Dave Flemming, Dan Dakich

ESPN
  Texas at Oklahoma State

Jason Benetti, Reid Gettys

ESPN2
  Georgia at Tennessee

Kevin Fitzgerlad, Chris Spatola

ESPNU
  Fresno State at Colorado State

Trey Bender, Blaine Fowler

ESPN3
  Mercer at East Tennessee State ESPN3
  Samford at Furman ESPN3
  Lipscomb at Stetson ESPN3
  Cleveland State at UIC ESPN3
  5 p.m. Angelo State at Tarleton State ESPN3
  6 p.m. No. 14 Florida State at Notre Dame

Dave O’Brien, Dick Vitale, Allison Williams

ESPN
  Oklahoma at Iowa State

Bob Wischusen, Fran Fraschilla

ESPN2
  Houston at Tulsa

Allen Bestwick, Tim Welsh

ESPNU
  Auburn at Ole Miss

Mike Morgan, Pat Bradley

SEC Network
  6:45 p.m. New Orleans at Southeastern Louisiana ESPN3
  7 p.m. Chattanooga at Wofford ESPN3
  USC Upstate at North Florida ESPN3
  NJIT at Jacksonville ESPN3
  Kennesaw State at Florida Gulf Coast ESPN3
  Milwaukee at Northern Kentucky ESPN3
  Northern Illinois at Western Michigan ESPN3
  Harvard at Yale ESPN3
  7:15 p.m. Incarnate Word at Sam Houston State ESPN3
  8 p.m. No. 19 South Carolina at Mississippi State

Beth Mowins, Dalen Cuff

ESPN2
  Youngstown State at Valparaiso ESPN3
  East Carolina at USF

Alex Faust, Mark Wise

ESPNU
  8:15 p.m. Saturday Primetime presented by AT&T: No. 1 Gonzaga at No. 20 Saint Mary’s

Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas, Maria Taylor

ESPN /

ESPN3 Surround

  Troy at UL Lafayette

Matt Stewart, Bob Donewald

ESPN3
  8:30 p.m. Arkansas at LSU

Richard Cross, Daymeon Fishback

SEC Network
  10 p.m. California at No. 9 Arizona

Dave Pasch, Bill Walton

ESPN2
  Bradley at Illinois State

Mitch Holthus, Mark Adams

ESPNU
  10:30 p.m. Long Beach State at Cal State Fullerton ESPN3
Sun, Feb 12 1 p.m. Vermont at UMBC ESPN3
  2 p.m. Maine at Stony Brook ESPN3
  UMass Lowell at Hartford ESPN3
  New Hampshire at Binghamton ESPN3
  4 p.m. Journey to the Tourney: No. 11 Cincinnati at No. 25 SMU

Jason Benetti, Miles Simon

ESPN
  Wichita State at Loyola-Chicago

Mitch Holthus, Mark Adams

ESPNU
  Northern Iowa at Missouri State ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. ACC Sunday Night Basketball: No. 12 Virginia at Virginia Tech

Anish Shroff, Cory Alexander

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

Roxy Bernstein, Corey Williams

ESPNU
Mon, Feb 13 Big Monday presented by EBay (ESPN, ESPNU)
  7 p.m. Journey to the Tourney: No. 4 Louisville at Syracuse

Sean McDonough, Fran Fraschilla, Allison Williams

ESPN
  No. 6 Baylor at Texas Tech

Brendan Fitzgerald, Paul Biancardi

ESPNU
  Rider at Fairfield ESPN3
  Georgia Southern at Appalachian State ESPN3
  9 p.m. No. 13 West Virginia at No. 3 Kansas

Bob Wischusen, Dick Vitale, Kaylee Hartung

ESPN
  Morgan State at Howard

Kevin Brown, Stan Lewter

ESPNU
Tue, Feb 14 Super Tuesday presented by CenturyLink (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS)
  7 p.m. Tennessee at No. 15 Kentucky

Joe Tessitore, Sean Farnham, Kaylee Hartung

ESPN /

ESPN3 Surround

  Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh

Jason Benetti, Jason Capel

ESPN2
  Notre Dame at Boston College

Rich Hollenberg, Dino Gaudio

ESPNU
  Tulsa at UCF

Allen Bestwick, Mark Wise

ESPNEWS
  No. 17 Florida at Auburn

Adam Amin, Jon Sundvold, Kris Budden

SEC Network
  Ohio at Eastern Michigan ESPN3
  Iona at Canisius ESPN3
  Bowling Green at Western Michigan ESPN3
  Mt. Vernon Nazarene at Indiana Wesleyan ESPN3
  8 p.m. Drake at Evansville ESPN3
  9 p.m. Ohio State at Michigan State

Dan Shulman, Dan Dakich, Molly McGrath

ESPN
  Texas at Oklahoma

Jon Sciambi, Miles Simon

ESPN2
  Mississippi State at Georgia

Mike Couzens, Brooke Weisbrod

ESPNU
  LSU at Ole Miss

Mike Morgan, Dane Bradshaw

SEC Network

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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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