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Thursday’s slate and what to watch


Mike Miller

Another night, another conference showdown that provides the best games of the night. And, like we’ve done the previous two days, here’s a complete preview of the Big East/SEC Invitational.

And the rest of the action? A lot of it’s not on TV. No Harvard-Vermont, no Wagner-Long Island. But there is stuff worth watching.

(All times ET; TV info from

George Washington at Kansas State, 8 p.m. (FSKansas City)
Since the Colonials got drilled by Cal on Nov. 13, they’ve beaten Detroit, Austin Peay and Bowling Green as new coach Mike Lonergan figures out the landscape. This is a good time to get the ‘Cats, too. K-State (3-0) has played three pushovers, all at home. This’ll be an indication of how Frank Martin’s squad fares in upcoming games against Virginia Tech and West Virginia.

Stanford at Seattle, 10 p.m. (Root Sports)
The Seahawks beat a Pac-12 every year. (OK, usually it’s Oregon State.) Still, anytime a BCS school hits the road to face a non-BCS school, there’s a chance for some Mid-Majority happiness. At the least, expect an entertaining postgame write-up.

Cleveland State at Wright State, 7 p.m. (Watch on
The Vikings’ latest road test also kicks off its conference slate against a … 2-4 team? Yes, you should care about this. The Raiders’ young squad has a solid defense and players capable of slowing down Gary Waters’ solid team. Consider it the opening salvo of what could be a classic Horizon race.

CCSU at Bryant, 7 p.m.
E. Michigan at Colgate, 7 p.m.
Lehigh at Fordham, 7 p.m.
Wagner at LIU, 7 p.m.
St. Francis (NY) at Mount St. Mary’s, 7 p.m.
Sacred Heart at Quinnipiac, 7 p.m.
Fairleigh Dickinson at Robert Morris, 7 p.m.
Arkansas St. at St. Bonaventure, 7 p.m.
Mount St. Mary’s at St. Francis (NY), 7 p.m.
Monmouth (NJ) at St. Francis (Pa.), 7 p.m.
Siena at St. Peter’s, 7 p.m.
Harvard at Vermont, 7 p.m.
LIU at Wagner, 7 p.m.
UMBC at American U., 7:30 p.m.
Marist at Loyola (Md.), 7:30 p.m.

UNC Asheville at Gardner-Webb, 5:30 p.m.
Liberty at Campbell, 7 p.m.
VMI at Coastal Carolina, 7 p.m.
The Citadel at Coll. of Charleston, 7 p.m.
Chattanooga at Georgia Southern, 7 p.m.
FIU at Georgia St., 7 p.m.
Savannah St. at Hampton, 7 p.m.
Winthrop at Presbyterian, 7 p.m.
Jacksonville St. at SC-Upstate, 7 p.m.
Providence at South Carolina, 7 p.m.
ETSU at Stetson, 7 p.m.
Davidson at Wofford, 7 p.m.
Radford at Charleston Southern, 7:30 p.m.
St. John’s at Kentucky, 7:30 p.m.
UNC Greensboro at Appalachian St., 8 p.m.
W. Carolina at Samford, 8 p.m.
Middle Tennessee at Tennessee St., 8 p.m.
Murray St. at W. Kentucky, 8 p.m.
McNeese St. at Louisiana-Lafayette, 8:05 p.m.
Kennesaw St. at Belmont, 8:15 p.m.
Mercer at Lipscomb, 8:15 p.m.
Georgetown at Alabama, 9:30 p.m.

Youngstown St. at Detroit, 7 p.m.
S. Dakota St. at IUPUI, 7 p.m.
Morehead St. at Kent St., 7 p.m.
South Dakota at Oakland, 7 p.m.
Cleveland St. at Wright St., 7 p.m.
UMKC at IPFW, 7:30 p.m.
Ill.-Chicago at Green Bay, 8 p.m.
George Washington at Kansas St., 8 p.m.
Loyola of Chicago at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
N. Dakota St. at W. Illinois, 8 p.m.
Cal St.-Fullerton at Wichita St., 8:05 p.m.
Mississippi at DePaul, 9 p.m.

Texas Tech at Texas A&M-CC, 8 p.m.
Paul Quinn at Sam Houston St., 9 p.m.

San Francisco at Montana, 9 p.m.
Westminster (Utah) at N. Colorado, 9:05 p.m.
Stanford at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

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