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College basketball on television: ESPN has Kentucky-Tennessee

Former University of Texas head basketball coach Rick Barnes addresses reporters after being named head coach at the University of Tennessee Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Knoxville, Tenn.
Former University of Texas head basketball coach Rick Barnes addresses reporters after being named head coach at the University of Tennessee Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Knoxville, Tenn. The Associated Press

Brad Nessler will be on play-by-play, Sean Farnham on color and Shannon Spake on sideline duty for ESPN when Kentucky travels to Tennessee for a 7 p.m. SEC game on Tuesday night.

As for the rest of the conference, LSU is at Auburn at 7 p.m. on the SEC Network. As Kentucky fans know, Auburn is capable of pulling off a home upset, but the Tigers have lost three straight and is 1-4 since beating Kentucky back on Jan. 16. LSU is coming off that tough 77-75 loss to Buddy Hield and No. 1 Oklahoma last Saturday. The Tigers are 6-2 in the SEC.

On ESPNU at 7 p.m., South Carolina travels to Georgia. Georgia is 4-4 in the league. The Bulldogs lost 83-73 at Baylor on Saturday. South Carolina is 6-2 in the conference after a 78-64 win over Alabama last Saturday. The Gamecocks are 19-2 overall and have won four of their last five. Their only two losses both came on the road, however.

At 9 p.m. on the SEC Network, Alabama is at Mississippi State. Alabama has lost four of its last five and is 2-6 in the league. Bama is 0-4 in league road games. Mississippi State has been playing better of late, winning two of their last three. They picked up a road win at Missouri on Saturday, beating the Tigers 76-62.

The night’s only matchup of Top 25 teams finds No. 14 West Virginia at No. 13 Iowa State at 9 p.m. on ESPN2. Both teams suffered losses Saturday in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. West Virginia lost 88-71 at Florida. Iowa State lost 72-62 at Texas A&M. The only other Big 12 team to lose in the Challenge on Saturday was Texas Tech, which fell in overtime at Arkansas.

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

Tuesday, Dec. 2

▪ 7:00 - Kentucky at Tennessee (ESPN)

▪ 7:00 - LSU at Auburn (SEC)

▪ 7:00 - South Carolina at Georgia (ESPNU)

▪ 7:00 - Georgetown at Butler (Fox Sports 1)

▪ 8:00 - UNLV at New Mexico (CBS Sports)

▪ 8:00 - TCU at Oklahoma (ESPN News)

▪ 9:00 - Alabama at Mississippi State (SEC)

▪ 9:00 - West Virginia at Iowa State (ESPN2)

▪ 9:00 - Indiana at Michigan (ESPN)

▪ 9:00 - Duke at Georgia Tech (ESPNU)

▪ 9:00 - Providence at DePaul (Fox Sports 1)

▪ 11:00 - Colorado at San Diego State (ESPN2)

How Top 25 fared Monday

  • No. 2 North Carolina lost to No. 19 Louisville 71-65
  • No. 12 SMU lost to Houston 71-68
  • No. 15 Baylor lost to Texas 67-59

Ken Pomeroy Top 20

  • 1. Oklahoma
  • 2. Iowa
  • 3. Villanova
  • 4. North Carolina
  • 5. Virginia
  • 6. Michigan State
  • 7. Louisville
  • 8. Texas A&M
  • 9. Maryland
  • 10. West Virginia
  • 11. Xavier
  • 12. Wichita State
  • 13. Purdue
  • 14. Iowa State
  • 15. Kansas
  • 16. Oregon
  • 17. Miami
  • 18. Arizona
  • 19. Duke
  • 20. Kentucky

Source: kenpom.com

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