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Tuesday’s slate and what to watch


Mike Miller

Two of Tuesday’s most likely upsets – N.C. State vs. St. Bonaventure and Ohio at Northern Iowa – aren’t on TV. Hard to believe given all the channels out there, but that’s how it goes.

Not to worry. There’s still plenty on.

(All times ET; TV info courtesy of

Butler at Gonzaga, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
The Bulldogs (5-6) are coming off their biggest win of the season, a 67-65 thriller against Purdue. The timing couldn’t be better – because Gonzaga handled Arizona fairly easily over the weekend. Butler has guys who can matchup with Robert Sacre and Elias Harris, but the question is how long Khyle Marshall and Andrew Smith can stay on the floor. That’ll be crucial.

Oakland at Arizona, 8 p.m. (FS Arizona, FCS Pacific, FS Detroit)
If we’re lucky, this’ll be an 80-possession game where both teams hit their stride on offense and connect often from beyond the arc. Both will certainly try for that, but pulling it off is another story. The Grizzlies’ soft defense will probably accommodate the Wildcats’ needs, but this might be one of those games when Arizona’s athleticism pays off.

Buffalo at BYU, 9 p.m. (BYUtv)
Here’s your chance to watch Buffalo’s Javon McCrea, a 6-6 do-everything wing who’ll probably spend much of the season just under the national radar as a breakout player. Well, it’s your chance if you can find BYUtv. Also, the Cougars are fun to watch. Again. Just ask Baylor.

Lamar at Ohio State, 8:30 p.m. (BTN)
When Jared Sullinger’s healthy, the Buckeyes are damn good. But Tuesday won’t be that day. He’s still nursing a bad back and a tendon injury to his left foot. But OSU coach Thad Matta doesn’t want Sullinger to get rusty, thus he’s playing against Lamar.

Texas St. at LIU, 7 p.m.
St. Francis (Pa.) at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
New Hampshire at Providence, 7 p.m.
Hampton at Robert Morris, 7 p.m.
NC State at St. Bonaventure, 7 p.m.
Bucknell at Syracuse, 7 p.m.
Manhattan at Towson, 7 p.m.

Rust at Alcorn St., 7 p.m.
Mercer at Georgia, 7 p.m.
Samford at Kentucky, 7 p.m.
Montreat at Liberty, 7 p.m.
Furman at Presbyterian, 7 p.m.
E. Michigan at Radford, 7 p.m.
Old Dominion at Richmond, 7 p.m.
UNC Asheville at Tennessee, 7 p.m.
UAB at VCU, 7:30 p.m.
Northeastern at Louisiana Tech, 8 p.m.
S. Utah at Troy, 8 p.m.
Coll. of Charleston at Louisville, 9 p.m.

IPFW at Purdue, 6:30 p.m.
Evansville at Miami (Ohio), 7 p.m.
Norfolk St. at Toledo, 7 p.m.
Winthrop at W. Michigan, 7 p.m.
Idaho at Wright St., 7 p.m.
UALR at Illinois St., 7:05 p.m.
St. Peter’s at Kent St., 7:30 p.m.
W. Carolina at Bradley, 8 p.m.
Valparaiso at N. Illinois, 8 p.m.
Ohio at N. Iowa, 8 p.m.
Cent. Michigan at Nebraska, 8 p.m.
Lamar at Ohio St., 8:30 p.m.

Prairie View at Stephen F. Austin, 7:30 p.m.
E. Kentucky at Arkansas, 8 p.m.
UTSA at Houston, 8 p.m.
Grambling St. at North Texas, 8 p.m.
N. Arizona at Sam Houston St., 8 p.m.

Oakland at Arizona, 8 p.m.
Buffalo at BYU, 9 p.m.
Butler at Gonzaga, 9 p.m.
Montana St. at New Mexico, 9 p.m.
NC Central at Oregon, 10 p.m.
E. Washington at Saint Mary’s (Cal), 10 p.m.
UC Davis at San Jose St., 10 p.m.
Texas-Arlington at Utah St., 10:05 p.m.
UC Irvine at UCLA, 10:30 p.m.

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