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College basketball on television: Kentucky-LSU takes center stage

In this Oct. 21, 2015 file photo, LSU's Ben Simmons answers a question during the Southeastern Conference men's NCAA college basketball media day in Charlotte, N.C. Simmons has proven to be one of the top freshmen in the country this season.
In this Oct. 21, 2015 file photo, LSU's Ben Simmons answers a question during the Southeastern Conference men's NCAA college basketball media day in Charlotte, N.C. Simmons has proven to be one of the top freshmen in the country this season. The Associated press

It will be almost impossible to top Monday night’s epic Kansas-Oklahoma three-overtime thriller, but Kentucky and LSU have the center stage for ESPN on Tuesday night.

Brad Nessler will be on play-by-play, Jay Bilas on color and Shannon Spake on sideline duties for the 9 p.m. game from Baton Rouge.

Meanwhile, the SEC Network has unbeaten South Carolina traveling to Auburn at 7 p.m. and Vanderbilt visiting Arkansas at 9 p.m.

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

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

Tuesday, Jan. 5

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

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

▪ 7:00 - Wisconsin at Indiana (ESPN)

▪ 7:00 - Minnesota at Penn State (Big 10)

▪ 7:00 - Marquette at Providence (Fox Sports 1)

▪ 7:00 - Richmond at Rhode Island (ESPNU)

▪ 8:00 - Oklahoma State at Baylor (ESPN2)

▪ 8:00 - Temple at Connecticut (CBS Sports)

▪ 9:00 - Kentucky at LSU (ESPN)

▪ 9:00 - Vanderbilt at Arkansas (SEC)

▪ 9:00 - Tulane at Houston (ESPNU)

▪ 9:00 - Nebraska at Iowa (Big 10)

▪ 9:15 - Georgetown at Creighton (Fox Sports 1)

▪ 10:00 - Boise State at Utah State (CBS Sports)

How Top 25 fared Monday

  • No. 1 Kansas beat No. 2 Oklahoma 109-106 (triple overtime)
  • No. 4 Virginia lost 70-68 to Virginia Tech
  • No. 6 North Carolina beat Florida State 106-90
  • No. 17 West Virginia beat TCU 95-87
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