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2017-18 Men’s College Basketball Week 9 TV and Announcer Schedule

Heading into this week, the Michigan State Spartans, which haven’t lost since Nov. 14, are No. 1 for the first time since the 2015-16 season, the 12th time overall.

Making the biggest jump in the poll this week are the Oklahoma Sooners (from 12 to 7) at their highest ranking since reaching No. 1 and finishing the 2015-16 season at No. 7. Their freshman point guard Trae Young leads the nation in both scoring (29.5) and assists (10.7) while leading the Sooners to nine straight wins. Young had 39 points, hit the tiebreaking free throws with 7.9 seconds left and had 14 assists in Oklahoma’s 90-88 win over previously-unbeaten TCU on Dec. 30.

No. 22 Arkansas is back in the AP Top 25 for the first time since finishing the 2014-15 season at No. 21.

No. 25 Clemson moved into the poll for the first time since reaching No. 17 in 2009-10.

The following is the Week 9 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, Jan. 1, 2018

5:00 p.m.: [6] West Virginia @ Kansas State (ESPNU)
Announcers: Mark Neely, Bryndon Manzer

Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018

7:00 p.m.: Auburn @ [23] Tennessee (ESPNU)
Announcers: Rich Hollenberg, Debbie Antonelli

7:00 p.m.: Butler @ [5] Xavier (FS1)
Announcers: Tim Brando, Len Elmore

7:00 p.m.: [16] TCU @ Baylor (ESPNews)
Announcers: Doug Sherman, Reid Gettys

9:00 p.m.: [22] Arkansas @ Mississippi State (SEC Network)
Announcers: Dave Neal, Daymeon Fishback

9:00 p.m.: Florida @ [11] Texas A&M (ESPN2)
Announcers: Tom Hart, Jay Bilas, Kris Budden

9:00 p.m.: [18] Texas Tech @ [10] Kansas (ESPN)
Announcers: Jon Sciambi, Fran Fraschilla

Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018

7:00 p.m.: [12] North Carolina @ [24] Florida State (ESPN)
Announcers: Karl Ravech, Dick Vitale

7:00 p.m.: [25] Clemson @ Boston College (ACC Network)

7:00 p.m.: Rutgers @ [25] Clemson @ Boston College (Big Ten Network)

8:30 p.m.: [17] Kentucky @ LSU (SEC Network)
Announcers: Tom Hart, Jon Sundvold

9:00 p.m.: [15] Miami @ Georgia Tech (ACC Network)

9:00 p.m.: [8] Virginia @ Virginia Tech (ACC Network)

9:00 p.m.: Oklahoma State @ [7] Oklahoma (ESPNU)
Announcers: Clay Matvick, Tim Welsh

Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018

7:00 p.m.: Houston @ [9] Wichita State (ESPN)
Announcers: Adam Amin, John Thompson III

8:00 p.m.: Maryland @ [1] Michigan State (FS1)

8:30 p.m.: [4] Arizona State @ Colorado (Pac-12 Network)

9:00 p.m.: [19] Cincinnati @ Temple (ESPN2)
Announcers: Roy Philpott, LaPhonso Ellis

9:00 p.m.: [14] Arizona @ Utah (ESPN)
Announcers: Dave Pasch, Bill Walton

11:00 p.m.: [19] Gonzaga @ Pepperdine (ESPNU)
Announcers: Roxy Bernstein, Caron Butler

Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018

12:00 p.m.: Louisville @ [25] Clemson (ACC Network)
Announcers: Evan Lepler, Dan Bonner

12:00 p.m.: [5] Xavier @ Providence (Fox)
Announcers: Justin Kutcher, Donny Marshall

1:00 p.m.: [12] North Carolina @ [8] Virginia (ESPN)
Announcers: Bob Wischusen, Dick Vitale, Allison Williams

2:00 p.m.: [14] Arizona @
Colorado
(Pac-12 Network)
Announcers: Ted Robinson, Bill Walton, Cindy Brunson

2:15 p.m.: Nebraska @ [13] Purdue (Big Ten Network)
Announcers: Kevin Kugler, Stephen Bardo

2:15 p.m.: LSU @ [11] Texas A&M (SEC Network)
Announcers: Richard Cross, Jon Sundvold

2:30 p.m.: [21] Seton Hall @ Butler (FS1)
Announcers: Steve Physioc, Nick Bahe

6:00 p.m.: [22] Arkansas @ Auburn (ESPNU)
Announcers: Taylor Zarzour, Kyle Macy

7:15 p.m.: [7] Oklahoma @ [6] West Virginia (ESPN2)
Announcers: Jon Sciambi, Fran Fraschilla

8:00 p.m.: [2] Duke @ NC State (ESPN)
Announcers: Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas

8:00 p.m.: Marquette @ [3] Villanova (FS1)
Announcers: Brian Custer, Len Elmore

9:00 p.m.: [17] Kentucky @ [23] Tennessee (SEC Network)
Announcers: Tom Hart, Sean Farnham, Kris Budden

9:15 p.m.: [10] Kansas @ [16] TCU (ESPN2)
Announcers: Rich Hollenberg, Robbie Hummel

10:00 p.m.: [19] Gonzaga @ Loyola Marymount (ESPNU)
Announcers: Eric Rothman, Adrian Branch

Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018

4:00 p.m.: South Florida @ [9] Wichita State (CBS Sports Network)

4:30 p.m.: [1] Michigan State @ Ohio State (CBS)

5:00 p.m.: St. John’s @ [23] Seton Hall (FS1)

6:00 p.m.: [24] Florida State @ [15] Miami (ESPNU)
Announcers: Anish Shroff, Cory Alexander

6:00 p.m.: SMU @ [19] Cincinnati (ESPN2)
Announcers: Kevin Brown, John Thompson III

8:00 p.m.: [4] Arizona State @ Utah (ESPNU)
Announcers: Roxy Bernsteiin, Corey Williams

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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