MIAMI, Sporting Alert – ESPN3 schedule for the college basketball games playing on Tuesday, December 20, 2016.
Ohio State and SMU are among the highlighted teams on the schedule for the night.
The Buckeyes (8-3) are coming off a quality 86-73 defeat against No. 2 UCLA on Saturday and they will be aiming to bounce back when they take on Youngstown State at Value City Arena.
Forward Jae’Sean Tate leads the Buckeyes in scoring this season with 14 points per game, while pulling down 6.8 rebounds, and Marc Loving is averaging 12.2 and 5.2 boards this season.
Three other players, JaQuan Lyle (11pts) Kam Williams (10.6pts) and Trevor Thompson (10.4pts), are also scoring in double-digit this season.
Thompson is also averaging a team-high 8.5 rebounds this year.
As a team, Ohio State is scoring 74.5 points and giving away 63.9 at the other end.
Meanwhile, Youngstown State (6-6) comes into this game on the back of an overtime 101-97 win over Niagara last Wednesday night, with Cameron Morse finishing with 27 points on 10-for-21 shooting and Francisco Santiago adding 18 points for the Penguins.
Through nine games, Morse is averaging 23.8 points and he should be a handful for Ohio State on Tuesday night.
Santiago is scoring 13.6 points this season, while Matt Donlan is averaging 11.8 points per contest.
SMU, in the meantime, is full of confidence entering its battle with Albany at Moody Coliseum in Dallas, after crushing Stanford 72-49 on Monday night.
The Mustangs blasted from the blocks to dominate the opening section of the first half after rushing out to a 32-7 before going into the break leading 48-19.
Stanford managed to challenge a bit more in the second half but the massive lead had already been established and SMU ran away with the victory to improve to 9-3 overall and 8-0 at Moody Coliseum.
The Great Danes (7-5) have won three of the past four games and defeated St. Francis Brooklyn 87-60 on Saturday night.
ESPN3 Schedule: College Basketball
Tuesday, 20 December
7:00 PM Florida College vs. USC Upstate ESPN3
7:00 PM Loyola Chicago vs. Toledo ESPN3
7:00 PM Frostburg State vs. VMI ESPN3
7:00 PM Northern Illinois vs. South Florida ESPN3
7:00 PM Northeastern vs. Oakland ESPN3
7:00 PM Youngstown State vs. Ohio State ESPN3
7:00 PM Princeton vs. Monmouth ESPN3
8:00 PM Albany vs. SMU ESPN3
8:00 PM Northern Arizona vs. UIC ESPN3
9:00 PM Alcorn State vs. Grand Canyon University ESPN3