ESPN’s Men’s College Hoops Schedule Highlighted by 13 Top-25 Teams in Action Across Platforms, Jan. 22-28

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ESPN’s Men’s College Hoops Schedule Highlighted by 13 Top-25 Teams in Action Across Platforms, Jan. 22-28

  • 16 games between top-25 teams will air across ESPN – eight to be featured on Saturday
  • College GameDay Covered by State Farm hits the road for its 20th season and first-ever visit to Arkansas

ESPN’s industry leading men’s college basketball coverage showcases 13 top-25 ranked teams this week with 16 games between ranked teams. The return of Super Tuesday Presented by Progressive on Jan. 23 will have three ranked matchups while Saturday features eight games. Games are available across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network (SECN), ACC Network (ACCN) and Longhorn Network (LHN), as well as Big 12 Now on ESPN+, ESPN+, SEC Network+ and ACCNX on the ESPN App.

Wednesday’s primetime game features No. 8 Auburn’s road game at Alabama (7:30 p.m., ESPN) with Karl Ravech and Jay Williams on the call before the packed weekend lineup culminates with Saturday Prime at Arkansas as the Razorbacks host No. 6 Kentucky with Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas and Jess Sims live from Bud Walton Arena.

GameDay Hits the Road for 20th Season

ESPN’s College GameDay Covered by State Farm® hits the road for the first-ever stop in Fayetteville, Ark., ahead of the Saturday Prime game between Arkansas and No. 6 Kentucky. The show begins its 20th season of men’s college basketball pregame shows on Saturday at 11 a.m. ET on ESPN. Host Rece Davis and analyst Jay Bilas, who have both been on GameDay since its inception, are joined by analysts Seth Greenberg, Andraya Carter and Jay Williams and reporter Christine Williamson. Williams is making a return to the program while Carter and Williamson will make their debuts, as announced earlier this season.

The first on-campus show of the season will feature exclusive access to both teams including a sit-down with Williamson and the Wildcats in Lexington, Ky., earlier in the week. The senior leaders and freshmen sensations share how the top-10 team has been able to develop their chemistry this season.

Expanded Digital Coverage
Returning for its fourth season, ESPN’s social and digital pre-pregame show Countdown to GameDay Covered by State Farm begins on Saturday. For 30 minutes each week before College GameDay, co-hosts Harry Lyles Jr., and Sam Ravech will be live from Bristol and joined by Williamson ushering fans into the show and the Saturday men’s college basketball lineup at 10:30 a.m. across ESPN YouTube, ESPN Facebook and the ESPN App. This season will feature two new segments – “Magic Moments,” from State Farm and “On the Road” presented by Best Western, giving fans a glimpse of the atmosphere from onsite each week.

Schedule Highlights

Ranked teams appearing on ESPN platforms this week: No. 3 North Carolina, No. 4 Houston, No. 5 Tennessee, No. 6 Kentucky, No. 7 Kansas, No. 8 Auburn, No. 11 Oklahoma, No. 12 Duke, No. 15 Baylor, No. 19 Memphis, No. 21 BYU, No. 22 Florida Atlantic and No. 23 Iowa State.

The full weekly schedule grid with commentator game assignments can be found below and here.

On the Bubble
One team in ESPN Bracketologist Joe Lunardi’s ‘Last Four In’ has an opportunity to significantly improve its resume on ESPN platforms this week. Kansas State travels to Iowa State (Wed., 9 p.m., ESPN2) and to current one-seed Houston (Sat., Noon, ESPN).

Colorado and Gonzaga, both among the First Four Out, have crucial matchups this week. The Buffs travel to Washington (Wed., 11 p.m., ESPNU) and Gonzaga hosts San Francisco (Thu., 9 p.m., ESPN2). South Carolina, holders of one of the Last Four Byes, hosts three-seed Kentucky (Tue., 7 p.m., SECN) and Missouri (Sat., 1 p.m., SECN).

2023-24 ESPN Men’s College Basketball Schedule: Week of Jan. 22-28

Date Time (ET) Game/Commentators Platform
Mon, Jan 22 7 p.m. Wake Forest at No. 3 North Carolina
Dave O’Brien, Cory Alexander, Angel Gray
ESPN
7 p.m. McNeese at Texas A&M Corpus Christi
David Saltzman, Ben Braun
ESPNU
9 p.m. Texas Southern at Jackson State
Robert Ford, John Williams
ESPN
9 p.m. Texas Southern at Jackson State
Robert Ford, John Williams
ESPNU
Tue, Jan 23 7 p.m. Texas at No. 11 Oklahoma
Rich Hollenberg, Fran Fraschilla
ESPN
7 p.m. Florida State at Syracuse
Mike Monaco, Randolph Childress
ESPN2
7 p.m. No. 6 Kentucky at South Carolina
Tom Hart, Dane Bradshaw, Alyssa Lang
SEC Network
7 p.m. No. 12 Duke at Louisville
Rece Davis, Jon Crispin
ACC Network
7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Georgia Tech
Anish Shroff, David Padgett
ESPNU
9 p.m. TCU at Oklahoma State
Mark Neely, Tim Welsh
ESPN2
9 p.m. Missouri at Texas A&M
Dave Neal, Jimmy Dykes
SEC Network
9 p.m. Boston College at Virginia Tech
Wes Durham, Cory Alexander, Jim Boeheim
ACC Network
Wed, Jan 24 6:30 p.m. LSU at Georgia
Tom Hart, Carolyn Peck
SEC Network
7 p.m. Miami at Notre Dame
Doug Sherman, Cory Alexander
ESPN2
7 p.m. NC State at Virginia
Jay Alter, Malcolm Huckaby
ACC Network
7:30 p.m. No. 8 Auburn at Alabama
Karl Ravech, Jay Williams
ESPN
8:30 p.m. Mississippi State at Florida
Mike Morgan, Mark Wise
SEC Network
9 p.m. Kansas State at No. 23 Iowa State
Chuckie Kempf, King McClure
ESPN2
11 p.m. Colorado at Washington
Dave Feldman, Corey Williams
ESPNU
Thu, Jan 25 5 p.m. Central Connecticut at Fairleigh Dickinson
Derek Jones, Noah Savage
ESPNU
7 p.m. SMU at North Texas
Ted Emrich, Mark Adams
ESPN2
7 p.m. Purdue Fort Wayne at Northern Kentucky
Jordan Bernfield, David Padgett
ESPNU
9 p.m. San Francisco at Gonzaga
Dave Flemming, Sean Farnham
ESPN2
Fri, Jan 26 7 p.m. Marist at Niagara
Robert Lee, Tim Welsh
ESPNU
8:30 p.m. Saint Joseph’s at St. Bonaventure
Mike Corey, Noah Savage
ESPN2
9 p.m. Utah Valley at Seattle
Steve Quis, Corey Williams
ESPNU
Sat, Jan 27 Noon Kansas State at No. 4 Houston
Jon Sciambi, Fran Fraschilla
ESPN
Noon Georgia at Florida
Roy Philpott, Brooke Weisbrod
ESPN2
Noon Boston College at Notre Dame
Mike Monaco, Randolph Childress
ACC Network
1 p.m. Missouri at South Carolina
Mike Morgan, Mark Wise
SEC Network
2 p.m. No. 3 North Carolina at Florida State
Kevin Brown, Debbie Antonelli
ESPN
2 p.m. Texas at No. 21 BYU
John Schriffen, Chris Spatola
ESPN2
3:30 p.m. No. 8 Auburn at Mississippi State
Richard Cross, Pat Bradley
SEC Network
4 p.m. Clemson at No. 12 Duke
Dave O’Brien, Cory Alexander
ESPN
4 p.m. TCU at No. 15 Baylor
Rich Hollenberg, Sean Farnham
ESPN2
4 p.m. Charlotte at Tulane
Derek Jones, John Williams
ESPNU
5 p.m. Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech
Jay Alter, Malcolm Huckaby
ACC Network
6 p.m. No. 6 Kentucky at Arkansas
Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas, Jess Sims
ESPN
6 p.m. No. 5 Tennessee at Vanderbilt
Dave Neal, Jon Sundvold
SEC Network
6 p.m. James Madison at Appalachian State
Connor Onion, David Padgett
ESPN2/ESPNU
6 p.m. Bradley at Indiana State
Clay Matvick, Kevin Lehman
ESPN2/ESPNU
7 p.m. NC State at Syracuse
Wes Durham, Dan Bonner
ACC Network
8 p.m. LSU at Alabama
Tom Hart, Jimmy Dykes
ESPN
8 p.m. UCLA at USC
Roxy Bernstein, Bill Walton
ESPN2
8 p.m. Tulsa at Rice
Ted Emrich, Sean Harrington
ESPNU
8:30 p.m. Ole Miss at Texas A&M
Kevin Fitzgerald, Daymeon Fishback
SEC Network
10 p.m. Utah at Washington
Dave Feldman, Corey Williams
ESPN2
10 p.m. Loyola Marymount at Saint Mary’s
Dave Flemming, Ben Braun
ESPNU
Sun, Jan 28 1 p.m. North Texas at No. 22 Florida Atlantic
Mike Corey, Perry Clark
ESPN2
3 p.m. SMU at Wichita State
Jordan Bernfield, Mark Adams
ESPN2
5 p.m. No. 19 Memphis at UAB
Tom Hart, Jimmy Dykes
ESPN
5 p.m. Temple at East Carolina
Dave Leno, Noah Savage
ESPN2

Additional men’s college basketball updates will be forthcoming, and the schedule is subject to change. Please continue to check @ESPNPR and ESPN Press Room for more information.

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Julie McKay

I joined ESPN in 2022 as a member of the communications department working on college sports. My passion for college sports came at an early age in a divided household (Big Ten Conference-divided, that is) and followed that to the University of Wisconsin-Madison (sorry, Dad). Four years in the Athletic Communications Department, along with internships with the Big Ten Conference, Big Ten Network and NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, cemented my career path. After spending some time in sports media PR in San Francisco, I’ve spent five-plus years focused in golf, with stints at the American Junior Golf Association, Augusta National and Buffalo Agency, working with the USGA, Youth on Course and Destination Kohler, among others. Despite being a proud Wisconsin native, I’ll forever betray my home state as a lifelong Chicago sports fan. My dog Rizzo knows there’s always next year and wishes his namesake would return home to the North Side.
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