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College basketball: ESPN the network for Kentucky-Mississippi State

Mississippi State coach Ben Howland reacts during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Northern Colorado in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015. Mississippi State won 93-69.
Mississippi State coach Ben Howland reacts during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Northern Colorado in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015. Mississippi State won 93-69. The Associated Press

Brad Nessler, Sean Farnham and Shannon Spake make up the ESPN broadcast crew for Tuesday night’s 7 p.m. Kentucky-Mississippi State matchup from Rupp Arena.

As for the rest of the country, No. 1-ranked Kansas takes tot he road to take on West Virginia in Morgantown for a 7 p.m. game on ESPN2. Both teams are 14-1.

Following the UK-Mississippi State game on ESPN, No. 3 Maryland travels to Michigan to face the Wolverines. Maryland is tied with Indiana atop the Big 10 at 4-0. Michigan is 2-1. Purdue beat the visiting Wolverines 87-70 last time out.

No. 7 Xavier plays host to DePaul at 6:30 on Fox Sports 1. DePaul is winless in four Big East games. Xavier is 2-1 after back-to-back wins over Butler (86-69) and St. John's (74-66). Villanova leads the Big East with a 4-0 mark.

Struggling Virginia plays host to Miami in a Top 15 ACC matchup. Miami is ranked No. 8. Virginia dropped to No. 13 after losses to Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech. The Cavs are 1-2 in the conference. Miami is 2-0. ESPNU has the game at 7 p.m.

Also at 7 p.m. over on the SEC Network, No. 15 Texas A&M plays host to Florida. Texas A&M leads the SEC with a 3-0 mark. Florida is 2-1 after beating Ben Simmons and LSU 68-62 last Saturday.

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

Tuesday, Jan. 12

▪ 6:30 - DePaul at Xaiver (Fox Sports 1)

▪ 7:00 - Florida at Texas A&M (SEC)

▪ 7:00 - Mississippi State at Kentucky (ESPN)

▪ 7:00 - Kansas at West Virginia (ESPN2)

▪ 7:00 - Tulane at South Florida (ESPN News)

▪ 7:00 - Wisconsin at Northwestern (Big 10)

▪ 7:00 - Miami at Virginia (ESPNU)

▪ 8:00 - Davidson at Dayton (CBS Sports)

▪ 8:30 - Providence at Creighton (Fox Sports 1)

▪ 9:00 - Arkansas at Missouri (SEC)

▪ 9:00 - Auburn at Vanderbilt (ESPNU)

▪ 9:00 - Iowa State at Texas (ESPN2)

▪ 9:00 - Minnesota at Nebraska (Big 10)

▪ 9:00 - Maryland at Michigan (ESPN)

▪ 10:00 - New Mexico at UNLV (CBS Sports)

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