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College basketball on television: Mark Jones, Kara Lawson calling UK game on ESPN2

South Florida forward Angel Nunez, right, shoots as Kentucky forward Alex Poythress, left, defends in the first half of the Hoophall Miami Invitational NCAA college basketball tournament, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Miami.
South Florida forward Angel Nunez, right, shoots as Kentucky forward Alex Poythress, left, defends in the first half of the Hoophall Miami Invitational NCAA college basketball tournament, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Miami. The Associated Press

ESPN2 will have Mark Jones on play-by-play and Kara Lawson doing color for Monday night's Kentucky-Illinois State telecast, 7 p.m. from Rupp Arena.

Lawson, former star at Tennessee from 1999-2003, has been receiving excellent reviews for her work as an analyst on the World Wide Leader.

Meanwhile, the ACC/Big 10 Challenge starts Monday night with Wake Forest at Rutgers and Clemson at Minnesota.

The marquee matchup on Tuesday night has No. 2 Maryland at No. 9 North Carolina. Other Tuesday games include No. 12 Virginia at Ohio State; Michigan at North Carolina State; No. 16 Purdue at Pittsburgh; Northwestern at Virginia Tech and Miami at Nebraska.

On Wednesday, No. 3 Louisville travels to Michigan State and No. 13 Indiana travels to No. 6 Duke. The rest of the Challenge schedule includes No. 17 Notre Dame at Illinois; Wisconsin at Syracuse; Florida State at Iowa and Penn State at Boston College.

Here is the list of college basketball games on television Monday:

Monday, Nov. 30

▪ 7:00 - Wake Forest at Rutgers (ESPNU)

▪ 7:00 - Illinois State at Kentucky (ESPN2)

▪ 7:00 - Alcorn State at Indiana (Big 10)

▪ 7:00 - Western Carolina at South Carolina (SEC)

▪ 9:00 - Clemson at Minnesota (ESPN2)

How Top 25 fared Sunday

  • No. 3 Michigan State beat Providence 77-64
  • No. 6 Duke beat Utah State 85-52
  • No. 7 Oklahoma beat Wisconsin 65-48
  • No. 11 Arizona beat Boise State 68-59
  • No. 17 Notre Dame lost to Alabama 74-73
  • No. 20 Wichita State lost to Iowa 84-61
  • No. 23 Xavier beat Dayton 90-61
  • No. 25 SMU beat Brown 77-69
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