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Dick Vitale is in the house; college basketball on TV for Tuesday

ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale, center, poses with Virginia fans before an NCAA college basketball game against Louisville on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, in Charlottesville.
ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale, center, poses with Virginia fans before an NCAA college basketball game against Louisville on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, in Charlottesville. Associated Press

Dave O’Brien, Dick Vitale and Kaylee Hartung will be at Rupp Arena as ESPN televises Kentucky’s SEC home opener against Texas A&M at 9 p.m.

That’s the nightcap of a Super Tuesday doubleheader on the World Wide Leader. No. 25 Indiana, which has lost back-to-back games to Butler and Louisville, plays host to No. 13 Wisconsin in the 7 p.m. game. The Badgers are 12-2 overall. Indiana is 10-4.

Also at 7 p.m., North Carolina tries to bounce back from its shocking loss at Georgia Tech last Saturday. The 14th-ranked Tar Heels, who are 12-3 overall, play at Clemson on ESPN2. Clemson is 11-2.

In another SEC tilt, No. 24 Florida plays hos to Ole Miss at 7 p.m. on ESPNU. The Gators opened league play with an 81-72 win at Arkansas last week. Ole Miss fell 99-76 to visiting Kentucky last Thursday.

Up against the UK-A&M battle at 9 p.m., No. 3 Kansas plays host to Kansas State on ESPN2. The Jayhawks are 12-1 overall and 1-0 in the conference. Kansas State is also 12-1 but unranked.

At 9:15 p.m. on ESPN News, No. 7 West Virginia travels to Lubbock to face Texas Tech. Bob Huggins’ Mountaineers are 12-1. The host Red Raiders are 11-2.

Here is the full list of college basketball games on television for Tuesday:

Tuesday, Jan. 3

▪ 6:30 - Arkansas at Tennessee (SEC)

▪ 7:00 - Ole Miss at Florida (ESPNU)

▪ 7:00 - Wisconsin at Indiana (ESPN)

▪ 7:00 - North Carolina at Clemson (ESPN2)

▪ 7:00 - Saint Joseph’s at Rhode Island (CBS Sports)

▪ 7:00 - East Carolina at UCF (ESPN News)

▪ 8:30 - Alabama at Mississippi State (SEC)

▪ 9:00 - Oklahoma at TCU (ESPNU)

▪ 9:00 - Texas A&M at Kentucky (ESPN)

▪ 9:00 - Kansas State at Kansas (ESPN2)

▪ 9:15 - West Virginia at Texas Tech (ESPN News)

Texas A&M at Kentucky

When: Tuesday, Jan. 3

Where: Rupp Arena in Lexington

Tipoff: 9 p.m.

TV: ESPN with Dave O’Brien, Dick Vitale and Kaylee Hartung

Radio: UK Network with Tom Leach and Mike Pratt

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