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2017-18 Men’s College Basketball Week 5 TV and Announcer Schedule

The Villanova Wildcats will look to continue its winning momentum this week when they head to Madison Square Garden in New York City to take on the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 7 pm on ESPN as part of the Jimmy V Classic. Gonzaga is also coming off an impressive win, a comeback victory at home over Creighton.

The Jimmy V Classic raises money and awareness for cancer research. It’s named after legendary college basketball coach Jim Valvano who succumbed to cancer in 1993 at the age of 47. He gave the ESPY Awards’ most memorable quote from his inspirational speech just weeks before his passing, “Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.” Valvano was coach of the 1982-83 NC State Wolfpack men’s basketball team that famously upset the heavily-favored Houston Cougars to win the national championship.

The following is the Week 5 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. 4, 2017

9:00 p.m.: Florida State @ [5] Florida (ESPN2)
Announcers: Tom Hart, Sean Farnham

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017

7:00 p.m.: [15] Virginia @ [18] West Virginia (ESPNU)
Announcers: Jason Benetti, Dino Gaudio

7:00 p.m.: Ball State @ [9] Notre Dame (ACC Network)

7:00 p.m.: [3] Michigan State @ Rutgers (Big Ten Network)

7:00 p.m.: Boston University @ [10] Miami (ACC Network)

7:00 p.m.: Jimmy V Classic: [4] Villanova @ [12] Gonzaga (ESPN)
Announcers: Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas, Holly Rowe

8:00 p.m.: South Dakota State @ [6] Wichita State (ESPN3)

8:00 p.m.: North Dakota @ Creighton (FS2)

9:00 p.m.: St. Francis (Pa.) @ [1] Duke (ESPNU)
Announcers: Anish Shroff, Jason Capel, Kris Budden

9:00 p.m.: [14] Minnesota @ Nebraska (Big Ten Network)

9:00 p.m.: Valley of the Sun Showcase: [7] Texas A&M @ Arizona (ESPN2)
Announcers: Dave Pasch, Bill Walton

Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017

7:00 p.m.: Western Carolina @ [11] North Carolina (ACC Network)

7:00 p.m.: Gotham Classic: Siena @ Louisville (ESPN2)
Announcers: Mike Couzens, Deb Antonelli

7:00 p.m.: Kent State @ [13] Xavier (FS1)

8:00 p.m.: Loyola-Chicago @ [5] Florida (SEC Network)
Announcers: Mike Morgan, Dane Bradshaw

8:00 p.m.: Rhode Island @ Alabama (SEC Network+)

9:00 p.m.: Jayhawk Shootout: Washington @ [2] Kansas (ESPN)
Announcers: Rich Hollenberg, Fran Fraschilla

Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017

6:30 p.m.: Valparaiso @ [21] Purdue (FS1)

Friday, Dec. 8, 2017

8:00 p.m.: Basketball Hall of Fame Classic: St. John’s @ [16] Arizona State (Pac-12 Network)

10:30 p.m.: Basketball Hall of Fame Classic: Oklahoma @ [25] USC (ESPN2)
Announcers: Roxy Bernstein, Bill Walton

11:59 p.m.: Basketball Hall of Fame Classic: [22] Nevada @ [20] TCU (ESPNU)
Announcers: Sam Farber, Sean Farnham

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017

12:00 p.m.: [1] Duke @ Boston College (ESPN)
Announcers: Mike Couzens, Mark Plansky

12:00 p.m.: Citi Hoops Classic: Monmouth @ [8] Kentucky (ESPNU)
Announcers: Doug Sherman, LaPhonso Ellis, Jill Montgomery

2:00 p.m.: Indiana @ Louisville (ESPN)
Announcers: Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas

2:15 p.m.: Lipscomb @ [24] Tennessee (SEC Network)
Announcers: Matt Stewart, Deb Antonelli

2:30 p.m.: Nebraska @ Creighton (FS1)

4:00 p.m.: [6] Wichita State @ Oklahoma State (ESPN2)
Announcers: Mark Neely, Mark Adams

4:30 p.m.: Prairie View A&M @ [7] Texas A&M (SEC Network)

5:00 p.m.: Colorado @ [13] Xavier (FS1)

6:00 p.m.: Southern Utah @ [3] Michigan State (Big Ten Network)

6:00 p.m.: Never Forget Tribute Classic: [5] Florida @ [17] Cincinnati (ESPN2)
Announcers: Jon Sciambi, Fran Fraschilla

6:45 p.m.: [14] Minnesota @ Arkansas (SEC Network)
Announcers: Matt Schick, Pat Bradley

7:00 p.m.: [9] Notre Dame @ Delaware (CBS Sports Network)

8:00 p.m.: [18] West Virginia @ Pitt (ESPN2)
Announcers: Jason Benetti, Cory Alexander

10:00 p.m.: Alabama @ Arizona (ESPN2)
Announcers: Dave Pasch, Sean Farnham

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017

1:00 p.m.: La Salle @ [4] Villanova (FS1)

2:00 p.m.: [16] Arizona State @ [2] Kansas (ESPN)
Announcers: Roxy Bernstein, Bill Walton

7:00 p.m.: IUPUI @ [21] Purdue (Big Ten Network)

8:00 p.m.: [12] Gonzaga @ Washington (Pac-12 Network)

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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