FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The following are the ESPN3 schedule and games involving Top 25 teams on the NCAA DI college men’s basketball program on Thursday, Jan. 4.
Six ranked teams, including No. 1 Michigan State will be in action today, while the ESPN3 schedule will provide coverage of 12 games.
The top-ranked Spartans (14-1, 2-0 Big Ten) will take a 13-game winning streak into its clash with Maryland (13-3, 2-1 Big Ten) at Breslin Center in East Lansing.
Game time for this one is set for 8:00 pm ET and live coverage will be on Fox Sports 1 and FoxSportsGO.com.
Since losing to Duke earlier in the season, Michigan State has been rolling and has quality wins over defending champion North Carolina when it was ranked ninth and then-No. 5 Notre Dame.
Maryland comes into this fixture on a seven-game winning streak and recently rallied past Penn State 75-69 this week.
The other Top 5 team in action today is No. 4 Arizona State, which will seek its first win in Pac-12 play this season when traveling to the Coors Events Center in Boulder, Colorado.
The Sun Devils (12-1, 0-1 Pac-12) suffered their first defeat of the season last Saturday night at the hands of then-No. 17 Arizona and will be aiming to bounce back against Colorado (8-6, 0-2 Pac-12), which is 0-2 in conference play and has dropped three in a row overall.
Elsewhere on the Top 25 schedule, No. 14 Arizona will travel to Salt Lake City to take on Utah, with this game also streaming on the ESPN3 schedule in Spanish.
Meanwhile, 19th-ranked Gonzaga will be at Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu, California, against Pepperdine, while No. 9 Wichita State plays host to Houston, live on ESPN and the WatchESPN App.
Among the games listed on the ESPN3 schedule; Long Beach State hosts Hawai’i, Little Rock goes to Georgia State, UMass Lowell entertains Vermont, while Chattanooga welcomes Western Carolina and The Citadel is at Furman.
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ESPN3 Schedule – Thursday, Jan. 4.
7:00 PM VMI vs. Wofford ESPN3
7:00 PM Green Bay vs. Cleveland State ESPN3
7:00 PM UIC vs. IUPUI ESPN3
7:00 PM Vermont vs. UMass Lowell ESPN3
7:15 PM Little Rock vs. Georgia State ESPN3
7:30 PM The Citadel vs. Furman ESPN3
7:30 PM Western Carolina vs. Chattanooga ESPN3
7:35 PM Milwaukee vs. Youngstown State ESPN3
8:00 PM East Tennessee State vs. Samford ESPN3
8:15 PM Troy vs. UT Arlington ESPN3
9:00 PM In Spanish – No. 14 Arizona vs. Utah ESPN3
10:00 PM San Diego vs. Portland ESPN3
10:00 PM Hawaii vs. Long Beach State ESPN3
AP TOP 25 GAMES
7:00 PM Houston vs. No. 9 Wichita State ESPN, WatchESPN
8:00 PM No. 1 Michigan State vs. Maryland FS1
8:30 PM Colorado vs No. 4 Arizona State PAC12
9:00 PM No. 14 Arizona vs. Utah ESPN, WatchESPN
9:00 PM No. 19 Cincinnati vs. Temple ESPN2, WatchESPN
11:00 PM No. 19 Gonzaga vs. Pepperdine ESPNU, WatchESPN