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College basketball on television: Oklahoma takes No. 1 ranking to Iowa State

Oklahoma head coach Lon Kruger gestures in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against West Virginia in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016.
Oklahoma head coach Lon Kruger gestures in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against West Virginia in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. Associated Press

Ranked No. 1 in the AP poll for the first time since 1990, Oklahoma takes its new label to Ames, Iowa for a Big 12 matchup with No 19 Iowa State, 9 p.m. on ESPN.

The host Cylcones have had a rough go of it lately, losing three of their last five. After back-to-back losses to visiting Baylor (94-89) and on the road to Texas (94-91 in overtime), Steve Prohm’s team did knock off Kansas State 76-63 in Manhattan on Saturday.

Oklahoma, Kansas, West Virginia and Baylor are tied atop the Big 12 at 4-1. Iowa State is 2-3, behind 3-2 Texas.

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

Monday, Jan. 19

▪ 7:00 - Syracuse at Duke (ESPN)

▪ 7:00 - Purdue at Rutgers (Big 10)

▪ 7:30 - Loyola (MD) at Boston University (CBS Sports)

▪ 9:00 - Oklahoma at Iowa State (ESPN)

▪ 9:00 - Hampton at North Carolina Central (ESPNU)

Ken Pomeroy’s Top 10 defensive teams

  • 1. Louisville
  • 2. West Virginia
  • 3. Valparaiso
  • 4. Villanova
  • 5. Purdue
  • 6. Florida
  • 7. San Diego State
  • 8. Xavier
  • 9 Kansas
  • 10. Oklahoma

Source: kenpom.com

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