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College basketball on television: A few games kick off post-Christmas week

Duke guard Grayson Allen (3) drives the ball on Indiana’s Robert Johnson in a December game won by Duke.
Duke guard Grayson Allen (3) drives the ball on Indiana’s Robert Johnson in a December game won by Duke. Raleigh News and Observer

With the Christmas holiday behind us and before New Year’s arrives, college basketball cranks up for at least the next few days before giving way to the big football bowl games.

Monday night, No. 7 North Carolina plays host to UNC-Greensboro at 6 p.m. on ESPNU. The Tar Heels are 10-2 overall, including 6-0 in the Dean Dome.

No. 9 Butler plays host to IUPUI at 7 p.m. on Fox Sports 2. Over on Fox Sports 1, No. 17 Villanova plays host to Penn. At 8 p.m. No. 15 Duke takes on visiting Elon on ESPNU.

Meanwhile, Andrew Carter of the Charlotte Observer looks at the best and worst of the ACC non-conference season.

Here’s the full list of televised college basketball games for Monday:

Monday, Dec. 28

▪ 6:00 - UNC-Greensboro at North Carolina (ESPNU)

▪ 7:00 - IUPUI at Butler (Fox Sports 2)

▪ 7:00 - UMass-Lowell at Rutgers (Big 10)

▪ 7:00 - Penn at Villanova (Fox Sports 1)

▪ 8:00 - Elon at Duke (ESPNU)

▪ 8:00 - Delaware State at TCU (Fox Sports Ohio)

▪ 9:00 - Coppin State at Rutgers (Fox Sports 1)

AP Top 25

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