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2017-18 Men’s College Basketball Week 8 TV and Announcer Schedule

Heading into this week, the nation’s current top four teams — Villanova, Michigan State, Arizona State and Duke — won their six games for the week of Dec. 18-23 by an average margin of 39.7 points.

Tenth-ranked TCU has the nation’s longest winning streak at 17 games dating to last season’s NIT championship, and now has the highest ranking in program history.

The following is the Week 8 men’s college basketball regular season schedule featuring the Top 25 teams (according to the weekly Associated Press poll), including dates, start times, TV networks and scheduled announcers.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017

8:30 p.m.: Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic: Middle Tennessee @ [15] Miami (ESPNU)
Announcers: Roxy Bernstein, Cory Alexander

Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017

7:30 p.m.: [1] Villanova @ DePaul (CBS Sports Network)
Announcers: Jason Horowitz, Steve Lappas, Jenny Dell

8:30 p.m.: [6] Xavier @ Marquette (FS1)
Announcers: Brian Anderson, Bill Raftery

Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017

6:30 p.m.: [25] Creighton @ [23] Seton Hall (FS1)
Announcers: Brian Custer, Jim Spanarkel

9:00 p.m.: Pacific @ [20] Gonzaga (ESPN2)
Announcers: Eric Rothman, Sean Farnham

Friday, Dec. 29, 2017

1:00 p.m.: Louisville @ [16] Kentucky (CBS)
Announcers: Spero Dedes, Bill Raftery

6:00 p.m.: Cleveland State @ [2] Michigan State (Big Ten Network)

7:00 p.m.: [7] West Virginia @ Oklahoma State (ESPNU)
Announcers: Lowell Galindo, Bryndon Manzer

9:00 p.m.: [11] Kansas @ Texas (ESPN2)
Announcers: Jon Sciambi, Jay Bilas

Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017

12:00 p.m.: Wake Forest @ [13] North Carolina (ESPN2)
Announcers: Doug Sherman, Dan Dakich

12:00 p.m.: [8] Wichita State @ UConn (CBS)
Announcers: Rich Waltz, Jim Spanarkel

1:00 p.m.: [19] Tennessee @ Arkansas (SEC Network)
Announcers: Mike Morgan, Sean Harrington

2:00 p.m.: [24] Florida State @ [4] Duke (CBS)

2:00 p.m.: Boston College @ [9] Virginia (ACC Network)

2:00 p.m.: DePaul @ [6] Xavier (FS1)
Announcers: Tim Brando, Len Elmore

2:00 p.m.: [12] Oklahoma @ [10] TCU (ESPN2)
Announcers: Mark Neely, Reid Gettys

4:00 p.m.: [15] Miami @ Pitt (ACC Network)

4:00 p.m.: [1] Villanova @ Butler (CBS)

6:00 p.m.: [5] Texas A&M @ Alabama (ESPN2)
Announcers: Richard Cross, Jimmy Dykes

7:00 p.m.: Santa Clara @ [20] Gonzaga (ESPN3)

8:00 p.m.: Lipscomb @ [14] Purdue (Big Ten Network)

9:00 p.m.: [3] Arizona State @ [17] Arizona (Pac-12 Network)

Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017

12:00 p.m.: Savannah State @ [2] Michigan State (Big Ten Network)

2:30 p.m.: Providence @ [25] Creighton (FS1)
Announcers: Vince Welch, Nick Bahe

4:00 p.m.: Memphis @ [21] Cincinnati (ESPNU)
Announcers: Jim Barbar, Julianne Viani

5:00 p.m.: St. John’s @ [23] Seton Hall (FS1)
Announcers: Brian Custer, Vin Parise

6:00 p.m.: Georgia @ [16] Kentucky (ESPN)
Announcers: Kevin Brown, Sean Farnham

Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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