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College basketball on television: After taking down No. 1, West Virginia goes after No. 2

West Virginia forward Jonathan Holton (1) celebrates after his team defeated Kansas in an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan, 12, 2016, in Morgantown, W.Va. West Virginia defeated Kansas 74-63.
West Virginia forward Jonathan Holton (1) celebrates after his team defeated Kansas in an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan, 12, 2016, in Morgantown, W.Va. West Virginia defeated Kansas 74-63. The Associated Press

Mark Jones will handle play-by-play and Kara Lawson will be the color analyst as ESPN televises Saturday afternoon’s SEC game between No. 14 Kentucky and host Auburn at 4 p.m.

Meanwhile, after knocking off No. 1 Kansas on Tuesday night, No. 11 West Virginia travels to Norman, Oklahoma to take on the No. 2-ranked Sooners at 4 p.m. on ESPN2. The 1989 Kansas team was the last to beat a No. 1 and a No. 2 back-to-back.

Kansas will try to rebound from that loss to WVU when the Jayhawks play host to TCU at 2 p.m. on ESPN. TCU is 1-3 in the Big 12. Kansas is tied with Oklahoma for second at 3-1 behind 4-0 Kansas.

No. 3 Maryland will try and bounce back from its loss to Michigan on Tuesday. The 15-2 Terps will play host to Ohio State at noon on ESPN2. Indiana and Iowa are tied atop the Big 10 at 4-0. Maryland and Ohio State are each 4-1.

No. 5 North Carolina plays host to rival N.C. State in a noon game on ESPN. North Carolina is 15-2 on the season and 4-0 in league play. N.C. State is 10-7 overall, but 0-4 in the conference. Still, Roy Williams has reminded his Heels how the Wolfpack “whacked” UNC last season.

No. 6 Villanova travels to Georgetown at 1 p.m. on CBS. Villanova is 15-2 overall and leads the Big East with a 5-0 record. Georgetown is 4-1 in the conference.

Here is the list of college basketball games on television Saturday:

Saturday, Jan. 16

▪ 12:00 - South Florida at Memphis (CBS Sports)

▪ 12:00 - Cincinnati at Temple (ESPNU)

▪ 12:00 - Ohio State at Maryland (ESPN2)

▪ 12:00 - North Carolina State at North Carolina (ESPN)

▪ 12:00 - St. John’s at Butler (Fox Sports 1)

▪ 12:30 - Indiana at Minnesota (Big 10)

▪ 12:30 - UMass at Davidson (NBC Sports)

▪ 1:00 - Missouri at South Carolina (SEC)

▪ 1:00 - Villanova at Georgetown (CBS)

▪ 2:00 - Texas A&M at Georgia (ESPNU)

▪ 2:00 - TCU at Kansas (ESPN)

▪ 2:00 - Notre Dame at Duke (ESPN2)

▪ 2:00 - Xavier at Marquette (Fox Sports 1)

▪ 2:00 - VCU at Richmond (CBS Sports)

▪ 2:00 - Boston College at Pittsburgh (Fox Sports South)

▪ 2:30 - Nebraska at Illinois (Big 10)

▪ 2:30 - LaSalle at Rhode Island (NBC Sports)

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

▪ 4:00 - Wyoming at New Mexico (CBS Sports)

▪ 4:00 - Kentucky at Auburn (ESPN)

▪ 4:00 - West Virginia at Oklahoma (ESPN2)

▪ 4:00 - Iowa State at Kansas State (ESPNU)

▪ 4:00 - Middle Tennessee at Old Dominion (Fox Sports South)

▪ 4:30 - East Carolina at UCF (ESPN News)

▪ 4:30 - Seton Hall at Providence (Fox Sports 1)

▪ 6:00 - Alabama at Vanderbilt (SEC)

▪ 6:00 - Oklahoma State at Texas (ESPN2)

▪ 8:00 - Florida at Ole Miss (ESPN2)

▪ 8:30 - Arkansas at LSU (SEC)

▪ 8:30 - Penn State at Northwestern (ESPNU)

▪ 10:00 - San Diego State at Boise State (ESPN2)

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