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College basketball on television: Louisville basketball opens ACC play

Louisville guard Damion Lee, right, drives to the basket with pressure from Kentucky guard Charles Matthews in the first half. The University of Kentucky hosted the University of Louisville, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015 at Rupp Arena in Lexington.
Louisville guard Damion Lee, right, drives to the basket with pressure from Kentucky guard Charles Matthews in the first half. The University of Kentucky hosted the University of Louisville, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015 at Rupp Arena in Lexington. Lexington Herald-Leader

It’s been a long week for Louisville since the Cardinals’ 75-73 loss at Kentucky way back on Dec. 26, but Rick Pitino’s team swings into ACC action on Sunday by playing host to Wake Forest at 8 p.m. on ESPNU.

Danny Manning’s Demon Deacons are off to a 9-3 start. Richmond, Vanderbilt (in Maui) and Xavier are the three teams that have beaten Wake Forest. And Manning’s team won 77-71 at LSU last time out.

Meanwhile, No. 8 Arizona travels to Arizona State to face Bobby Hurley’s Sun Devils at 2 p.m. on Fox Sports 1. Arizona is 12-1. Arizona State, which lost at Rupp to Kentucky last month, is 10-3.

Here’s the list of college basketall games on television Sunday:

Sunday, Jan. 3

▪ 2:00 - Arizona at Arizona State (Fox Sports 1)

▪ 5:00 - Illinois at Ohio State (Big 10)

▪ 5:00 - UMass at LaSalle (NBC Sports)

▪ 7:00 - Fordham at George Washington (NBC Sports)

▪ 7:00 - Oregon at Oregon State (Fox Sports 1)

▪ 8:00 - Wake Forest at Louisville (ESPNU)

▪ 10:00 - Colorado at Stanford (ESPNU)

How Top 25 fared Saturday

  • No. 1 Michigan State beat Minnesota 69-61
  • No. 2 Kansas beat Baylor 102-74
  • No. 3 Oklahoma beat No. 11 Iowa State 87-83
  • No. 4 Maryland beat Northwestern 72-59
  • No. 5 Virginia beat Notre Dame 77-66
  • No. 6 Xavier beat No. 9 Butler 88-69
  • No. 7 North Carolina beat Georgia Tec h 86-78
  • No. 10 Kentucky beat Ole Miss 83-61
  • No. 12 Providence beat St. John's 83-65
  • No. 13 Miami beat Syracuse 64-51
  • No. 14 Purdue lost to Iowa 70-63
  • No. 15 Duke beat Boston College 81-64
  • No. 16 Villanova beat Creighton 85-71
  • No. 17 SMU beat South Florida 72-58
  • No. 19 West Virginia beat Kansas State 87-83 (overtime)
  • No. 20 Texas A&M beat Arkansas 92-69
  • No. 22 Cincinnati beat Tulsa 76-57
  • No. 24 South Carolina beat Memphis 86-76
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