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College basketball on television: Florida State visits Louisville

Louisville’s Chinanu Onuaku (32) attempts a layup past the defense of Pittsburgh's Rafael Maia (5) and Chris Jones (12) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in Louisville, Ky.
Louisville’s Chinanu Onuaku (32) attempts a layup past the defense of Pittsburgh's Rafael Maia (5) and Chris Jones (12) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. The Associated Press

After holding Pittsburgh to 41 points last week, Louisville is back in action Wednesday night as the Cardinals welcome Florida State to the KFC Yum Center for a 9 p.m. game on ESPNU.

The Cards are currently 3-1 in the ACC, which North Carolina leads with a 5-0 mark. Surprising Virginia Tech, coached by Buzz Williams, is second at 4-1. Florida State is near the bottom of the league standings at 2-3.

Louisville gave up just 17 first-half points and held Pittsburgh to 28.6 percent shooting for the game in beating the Panthers 59-41. Rick Pitino got a strong game from center Chinanu Onuaku, who scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Louisville is currently No. 2 behind West Virginia in Ken Pomeroy’s defensive efficiency rankings.

Florida State is coming off back-to-back wins over North Carolina State (85-78) and Virginia (69-62). Freshman Dwayne Bacon scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the win over Virginia.

In other ACC action, No. 2 North Carolina plays host to Wake Forest at 7 p.m. on ESPN2. With No. 1 Oklahoma falling at Iowa State on Monday night, the Tar Heels have a chance to reclaim the top spot in the rankings. Wake Forest is 1-4 in the conference. Its lone win came at home against North Carolina State 77-74. Danny Manning’s team has lost two straight, including an 83-55 blowout loss to Syracuse last time out.

No. 4 Villanova travels to Seton Hall for a 9 p.m. game on the CBS Sports Network. Seton Hall upset Providence 81-72 last time out. The Pirates are 3-2 in the Big East. Villanova is a perfect 6-0.

At 9 p.m. on SEC Network, Vanderbilt travels to Tennessee. The Commodores come to Lexington -- weather willing -- on Saturday for a 4 p.m. game with Kentucky.

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

Wednesday, Jan. 20

▪ 6:15 - UCF at South Florida (ESPN News)

▪ 6:30 - Nebraska at Michigan State (Big 10)

▪ 7:00 - Temple at LaSalle (CBS Sports)

▪ 7:00 - Georgia at Missouri (SEC)

▪ 7:00 - Texas at West Virginia (ESPNU)

▪ 7:00 - Wake Forest at North Carolina (ESPN2)

▪ 7:00 - Virginia Tech at Notre Dame (Fox Sports South)

▪ 8:00 - DePaul at Marquette (Fox Sports 1)

▪ 8:15 - Kansas State at Baylor (ESPN News)

▪ 8:30 - Minnesota at Michigan (Big 10)

▪ 9:00 - Vanderbilt at Tennessee (SEC)

▪ 9:00 - Florida State at Louisville (ESPNU)

▪ 9:00 - Villanova at Seton Hall (CBS Sports)

▪ 9:00 - Miami at Boston College (Fox Sports South)

▪ 11:00 - UCLA at Oregon State (ESPNU)

How Top 25 fared Tuesday

  • No. 3 Kansas lost to Oklahoma State 86-67
  • No. 5 Xavier lost to Georgetown 81-72
  • No. 7 Maryland beat Northwestern 62-56 in OT
  • No. 8 SMU beat Houston 77-73
  • No. 10 Texas A&M beat LSU 71-57
  • No. 13 Virginia beat Clemson 69-62
  • No. 18 Providence beat No. 16 Butler 71-68
  • No. 24 South Carolina beat Ole Miss 77-74 in OT
  • No. 25 Indiana beat Illinois 103-69

Top 10 teams by points per game

  • 1. The Citadel 89.7
  • 2. North Carolina 86.4
  • 3. Omaha 85.9
  • 4. Indiana 85.9
  • 5. North Florida 85.8
  • 6. Oklahoma 85.7
  • 7. Duke 85.6
  • 8. Oakland 85.0
  • 9. Iowa State 85.0
  • 10. Kansas 84.8
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