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College basketball on television: Pearl Harbor Classic

Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes, left, and Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield, right, go after the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. Oklahoma won 65-48.
Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes, left, and Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield, right, go after the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. Oklahoma won 65-48. The Associated Press

The 74th anniversary of Pearl Harbor is actually the occasion for some great college hoops as No. 7 Oklahoma meets No. 9 Villanova in the first game of the Pearl Harbor Classic in Hawaii. Oregon plays Navy in the second game.

Oklahoma is 5-0 after destroying Central Arkansas 111-68 last Thursday. Lon Kruger’s Sooners own wins over Memphis and Wisconsin to this point. They are led by Buddy Hield, who is averaging 21.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. Isaiah Cousins is chipping in 13.2 points per game.

Villanova is 7-0 after beating Saint Joseph’s 86-72 last week. The Wildcats have beaten Nebraska, Stanford and Georgia Tech. Josh Hart leads Jay Wright’s team in scoring at 15.3 points per game.

No. 11 Purdue is also in action Monday night. The 8-0 Boilermakers play IUPUI in Mackey Arena on ESPNU. That game is followed by No. 4 Iowa State playing host to Buffalo at 9 p.m. on the U.

AP college basketball poll week-by-week in a spreadsheet

Here's the list of college basketball games on television Monday:

Monday, Dec. 7

▪ 7:00 - Oklahoma vs. Villanova (Fox Spots 1)

▪ 7:00 - IUPUI at Purdue (ESPNU)

▪ 7:00 - Western Illinois at Iowa (Big 10)

▪ 7:00 - VMI at Butler (Fox Sports Ohio)

▪ 7:00 - Brown at Georgetown (Fox Sports 2)

▪ 9:00 - Buffalo at Iowa State (ESPNU)

▪ 9:45 - Oregon vs. Navy (Fox Sports 1)

AP College Basketball Poll

  • 1. Michigan State
  • 2. Kansas
  • 3. North Carolina
  • 4. Iowa State
  • 5. Kentucky
  • 6. Maryland
  • 7. Oklahoma
  • 8. Duke
  • 9. Villanova
  • 10. Virginia
  • 11. Purdue
  • 12. Xavier
  • 13. Arizona
  • 14. West Virginia
  • 15. Providence
  • 16. Baylor
  • 17. Miami
  • 18. Butler
  • 19. SMU
  • 20. Gonzaga
  • 21. Vanderbilt
  • 22. Louisville
  • 23. Cincinnati
  • 24. Oregon
  • 25. Utah
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