NEW YORK, Sporting Alert – College basketball games streaming live on ESPN3 and WatchESPN on Saturday, 19 December. The list also includes the schedule the AP top 25 teams at the moment.
Tipping things off at noon ET is No. 7 Duke which play Utah in the Ameritas Insurance Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The Blue Devils (9-1) will go in search of their eighth consecutive victory since losing to Kentucky earlier this in the year, and they will be hoping to extend the streak against the Utes.
Utah (8-2), in the meantime, has won five in the last six games and they too will be trying to build a rhythm as they hunt key victories to build the resume.
Duke beat Georgia Southern 99-65 on Tuesday night in the team’s last outing, while the Utes rout Savannah State 99-53 in its last game on Wednesday night.
The Blue Devils will continue to be without forward Amile Jefferson, who remains on the sidelines and is is out indefinitely after breaking his right foot while diving for a loose ball in practice last week.
Jefferson is shooting 68.3 percent from the field and averaging 11.4 points 10.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game this season.
“We’ll have to keep the ship afloat while he’s gone,” Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski said.
“It’s a huge period of adjustment for us,” Krzyzewski added. “You don’t lose Amile and then, `OK, everything’s good.’ … Amile was our best big guy.”
Meanwhile, No. 1 Michigan State (11-0) puts its undefeated start to the season on the line — making its first trip to Boston since November 2006 to face Northeastern (7-3) in the first-ever meeting between the two teams.
As expected, senior Denzel Valentine, who is averaging 18.6 points, 8.5 rebounds and 7.2 assists per game, is expected to lead the Spartans.
In the meantime, among the live games on ESPN3 on Saturday is the matchup between No. 2 Kansas (8-1) and Montana at the Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas.
The Jayhawks who are 23.5-point favourites, according to Vegasinsider.com, will go for their eighth successive victory.
Elsewhere in college basketball action on Saturday, No. 11 North Carolina (8-2) take on No. 22 UCLA (8-3) in the CBS Sports Classic at Barclays Center in New York, with No. 4 Kentucky (9-1) meeting Ohio State in another game in this fixture. No. 3 Oklahoma (7-0) host Creighton (7-3), No. 9 Purdue (11-0) puts its unbeaten run on the line against No. 17 Butler (8-1).
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Saturday, December 19
Utah v No. 7 Duke 12:00 PM ESPN, WatchESPN Madison Square Garden
Auburn at No. 10 Xavier 12:00 PM FS1 Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 11 tickets available from $22
No. 12 Villanova v No. 8 Virginia 12:00 PM ESPN2, WatchESPN
Cornell at Syracuse 12:00 PM ESPN3, WatchESPN
Western Kentucky at No. 19 Louisville 12:00 PM ESPNU, WatchESPN
UNC Asheville at Georgetown 12:00 PM FSN
No. 1 Michigan State at Northeastern 12:30 PM NBCSN
No. 11 North Carolina v No. 22 UCLA 1:00 PM CBS Barclays Center, Brooklyn
UCF Detroit 1:00 PM ESPN3, WatchESPN
Southern at Utah IUPUI 1:00 PM ESPN3, WatchESPN
Belmont at Cleveland State 1:00 PM ESPN3, WatchESPN
Notre Dame at Indiana 2:00 PM ESPN2, WatchESPN
Montana at No. 2 Kansas 2:00 PM ESPN3, WatchESPN
Creighton at No. 3 Oklahoma 2:00 PM ESPNU, WatchESPN
Charleston #15 Miami (FL) 2:00 PM ESPN3, WatchESPN
Oral Roberts at LSU 2:00 PM SECN, WatchESPN
Boston University at Canisius 2:00 PM ESPN3, WatchESPN
Montana State at Buffalo 2:00 PM ESPN3, WatchESPN
South Dakota Illinois 3:00 PM ESPN3, WatchESPN
No. 4 Kentucky vs Ohio State 3:30 PM CBS Barclays Center
Colorado State at Kansas State 4:00 PM ESPN3, WatchESPN
Eastern Illinois Houston 4:00 PM ESPN, WatchESPN
No. 23 Cincinnati at VCU 4:00 PM CBSSN
Delaware State Temple 4:00 PM ESPN3, WatchESPN
UIC at Loyola (CHI) 4:00 PM ESPN3, WatchESPN
Drake at Iowa 4:30 PM ESPN3, WatchESPN
No. 17 Butler at No. 9 Purdue 5:00 PM BTN
South Dakota State at Florida Gulf Coast 5:00 PM ESPN3, WatchESPN
Youngstown State at Michigan 6:00 PM ESPN3, WatchESPN
Grambling State at Virginia Tech 6:00 PM ESPN3, WatchESPN
Our Lady of the Lake Stephen F. Austin 6:00 PM ESPN3, WatchESPN
Northern Iowa at No. 5 Iowa State 7:00 PM ESPNU, WatchESPN
Florida A&M North Florida 7:00 PM ESPN3, WatchESPN
Delaware Boston College 7:00 PM ESPN3, WatchESPN
Princeton at No. 6 Maryland 7:00 PM BTN
UAB South Florida 7:00 PM ESPN3, WatchESPN
Southeast Missouri State at Northern Kentucky 7:00 PM ESPN3, WatchESPN
Rider at No. 14 Providence 8:00 PM FSN
Wofford Vanderbilt 8:00 PM SECN
No. 16 Baylor at No. 24 Texas A&M 9:00 PM ESPNU, WatchESPN
UNLV at No. 13 Arizona 9:30 PM ESPN2, WatchESPN
Texas at Stanford 11:30 PM ESPN2, WatchESPN