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College basketball on television: SEC Network crew gets Kentucky-Alabama

In this Jan. 26, 2015, file photo, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim walks along the sidelines during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. Boeheim returns from a nine-game NCAA suspension against No. 6 North Carolina on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, in Syracuse.
In this Jan. 26, 2015, file photo, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim walks along the sidelines during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. Boeheim returns from a nine-game NCAA suspension against No. 6 North Carolina on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, in Syracuse. The Associated Press

Play-by-play man Dave Neal, former Missouri star Jon Sundvold and sideline reporter Laura Rutledge will be in Tuscaloosa on Saturday for the SEC Network telecast of Kentucky-Alabama, starting at 6 p.m.

As for the rest of the nation, No. 3 Maryland travels to Wisconsin in a key Big 10 game. The Terps are 14-1 overall. Wisconsin is 9-7 but the Badgers can make a statement with a win over Terps. That's a 1 p.m. game on ESPN.

At 8 p.m., No. 6 North Carolina travels to Syracuse in, yes, an ACC battle. Still seems odd to say that. Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim will be back from his suspension. The Orange are off to an 0-3 start in the ACC without him. North Carolina sits atop the ACC at 3-0. ESPN has that game, as well.

At 9 p.m., Kansas travels to Texas Tech to take on Tubby Smith’s team, which is 9-0 at home. The Red Raiders are 11-2 overall and 1-1 in the Big 12 after a 76-69 loss at Iowa State earlier in the week. Kansas and West Virginia are atop the Big 12 at 2-0.

Saturday, Jan. 9

▪ 12:00 - DePaul at Georgetown (Fox Sports 1)

▪ 12:00 - St. Bonaventure at UMass (CBS Sports)

▪ 1:00 - Texas A&M at Tennessee (SEC)

▪ 1:00 - Oklahoma State at West Virginia (ESPNU)

▪ 1:00 - Maryland at Wisconsin (ESPN)

▪ 1:30 - LSU at Florida (CBS)

▪ 2:00 - UTEP at UAB (CBS Sports)

▪ 2:00 - Creighton at Seton Hall (Fox Sports 1)

▪ 2:00 - St. John's at Marquette (Fox Sports Ohio)

▪ 2:30 - Northwestern at Minnesota (Big 10)

▪ 3:00 - Vanderbilt at South Carolina (ESPNU)

▪ 3:00 - Baylor at Iowa State (ESPN2)

▪ 3:30 - Mississippi State at Arkansas (SEC)

▪ 4:00 - Wichita State at Southern Illinois (CBS Sports)

▪ 4:00 - Pittsburgh at Notre Dame (Fox Sports South)

▪ 4:30 - Kansas State at Oklahoma (ESPN News)

▪ 4:30 - Princeton at Penn (Fox Sports 1)

▪ 5:00 - Nebraska at Rutgers (ESPNU)

▪ 5:00 - Florida State at Miami (ESPN2)

▪ 6:00 - UNLV at Wyoming (CBS Sports)

▪ 6:00 - Kentucky at Alabama (SEC)

▪ 7:00 - Texas at TCU (ESPNU)

▪ 7:00 - Memphis at Connecticut (ESPN2)

▪ 8:00 - North Carolina at Syracuse (ESPN)

▪ 8:30 - Georgia at Ole Miss (SEC)

▪ 9:00 - Auburn at Missouri (ESPN2)

▪ 9:00 - Kansas at Texas Tech (ESPNU)

▪ 9:00 - East Carolina at Temple (ESPN News)

▪ 11:00 - UC-Riverside at UC-Irvine (ESPNU)

Ken Pomeroy’s Top 25

  • 1. Kansas
  • 2. Oklahoma
  • 3. Villanova
  • 4. Purdue
  • 5. Michigan State
  • 6. Virginia
  • 7. Louisville
  • 8. Duke
  • 9. Xavier
  • 10. Miami
  • 11. North Carolina
  • 12. Iowa
  • 13. West Virginia
  • 14. Maryland
  • 15. SMU
  • 16. Saint Mary’s
  • 17. Arizona
  • 18. Iowa
  • 19. South Carolina
  • 20. Valpariaso
  • 21. Kentucky
  • 22. Texas A&M
  • 23. Notre Dame
  • 24. USC
  • 25. Indiana

Source: kenpom.com

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