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College basketball on television: ESPN has Kentucky-South Carolina at noon

South Carolina fans rushed the court after beating Kentucky in men's basketball game at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, S.C., on March 1, 2014. Kentucky lost 72-67 prompting USC fans to rush the court at the end of the game.
South Carolina fans rushed the court after beating Kentucky in men's basketball game at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, S.C., on March 1, 2014. Kentucky lost 72-67 prompting USC fans to rush the court at the end of the game. Lexington Herald-Leader

Tom Hart will be on play-by-play with Kara Lawson on color commentary and Kaylee Hartung handling sideline duties when ESPN telecasts the Kentucky-South Carolina game from Columbia’s Colonial Life Arena on Saturday at noon.

The Cats and Gamecocks are two of a three-way tie for first place in the SEC. UK and USC are both 8-3 in league play. Kentucky whipped Georgia 82-48 on Tuesday. South Carolina held off visiting LSU 94-83 on Wednesday.

LSU is the other SEC team tied for the first. The Tigers take their 8-3 record back to Baton Rouge for a 1 p.m. CBS matchup with Texas A&M. The visiting Aggies are 7-4 in league play, but have lost three straight conference games. Billy Kennedy’s team was upset at Alabama 63-62 on Tuesday.

Florida is tied with Texas A&M at 7-4. The Gators play host to Alabama at 5:30 on the SEC Network. Florida is a perfect 6-0 at home in league play and also owns an 88-71 win over West Virginia at the O’Connell Center in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge.

Speaking of the Big 12, Saturday also features a rematch of what people believe was the game of the year (to date). Kansas travels to Oklahoma for a 2:30 p.m. game on ESPN. In their first meeting, the Jayhawks needed three overtimes to beat Oklahoma 109-106 in Lawrence back on Jan. 4.

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

Saturday, Feb. 13

▪ 12:00 - Kentucky at South Carolina (ESPN)

▪ 12:00 - TCU at West Virginia (ESPNU)

▪ 12:00 - Georgetown at Providence (Fox)

▪ 12:00 - Belmont at Morehead State (CBS Sports)

▪ 12:00 - Northern Iowa at Wichita State (ESPN2)

▪ 12:00 - Wake Forest at North Carolina State (Fox Sports South)

▪ 1:00 - Texas A&M at LSU (CBS)

▪ 1:00 - Kansas State at Oklahoma State (ESPN News)

▪ 2:00 - Arkansas at Ole Miss (ESPNU)

▪ 2:00 - Memphis at Tulane (CBS Sports)

▪ 2:00 - Purdue at Michigan (ESPN2)

▪ 2:00 - Georgia Tech at Clemson (Fox Sports South)

▪ 2:00 - UAB at Louisiana Tech (Fox Sports Ohio)

▪ 2:30 - Kansas at Oklahoma (ESPN)

▪ 2:30 - Xavier at Butler (Fox)

▪ 3:00 - Tennessee at Missouri (SEC)

▪ 3:00 - James Madison at UNC-Wilmington (NBC Sports)

▪ 3:00 - UCF at Houston (ESPN News)

▪ 4:00 - Wyoming at Boise State (CBS Sports)

▪ 4:00 - East Carolina at Cincinnati (ESPNU)

▪ 4:00 - Louisville at Notre Dame (ESPN2)

▪ 4:00 - Ohio State at Rutgers (Big 10)

▪ 4:30 - Virginia at Duke (ESPN)

▪ 5:00 - Hofstra at Delaware (NBC Sports)

▪ 5:30 - Alabama at Florida (SEC)

▪ 6:00 - Vanderbilt at Auburn (ESPN2)

▪ 6:00 - Saint Louis at VCU (CBS Sports)

▪ 6:00 - Penn State at Nebraska (ESPNU)

▪ 6:30 - Wisconsin at Maryland (ESPN)

▪ 8:00 - Georgia at Mississippi State (SEC)

▪ 8:00 - Texas Tech at Baylor (ESPNU)

▪ 8:00 - Tulsa at Connecticut (ESPN2)

▪ 8:00 - Illinois at Northwestern (Big 10)

▪ 8:00 - St. John’s at Villanova (CBS Sports)

▪ 8:30 - Texas at Iowa State (ESPN)

▪ 10:00 - Colorado State at UNLV (ESPNU)

▪ 10:00 - Air Force at San Diego State (CBS Sports)

▪ 10:00 - Gonzaga at SMU (ESPN2)

SEC men’s basketball standings

Team

W

L

W

L

South Carolina

8

3

21

3

Kentucky

8

3

18

6

LSU

8

3

15

9

Texas A&M

7

4

18

6

Florida

7

4

16

8

Georgia

6

5

15

9

Vanderbilt

6

5

14

10

Ole Miss

5

6

15

9

Alabama

5

6

14

9

Arkansas

5

6

12

12

Tennessee

5

6

12

12

Miss State

3

8

10

13

Auburn

3

8

9

14

Missouri

1

10

9

17

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