MICHIGAN, Sporting Alert – A healthy list of NCAA college basketball games are on the schedule for ESPN3 on Tuesday.
Leading the list of college clubs on the online streaming fixture are a pair of top 25 teams, No. 6 Xavier and No. 16 Louisville.
The sixth-ranked Xavier will take its undefeated into the Lawrence Joel Coliseum in North Carolina to face Wake Forest, live at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN3.
The Musketeers (11-0) are off to a blistering start to the season and hunt their 12th win in a row, with forward James Farr, who is averaging 10.2 points and 8.6 rebounds per game being the player to watch.
For the Demon Deacons (8-2), they have won five in succession and should be a tough challenge for Xavier.
The travelers are listed as 6.5-point favourites, but several college basketball experts are predicting that the Musketeers’ undefeated run is under serious threat and might come to an end on this road game.
Senior guard Cody Miller-McIntyre, who missed the previous eight games recovering from a foot injury, will return on Tuesday night.
Meanwhile, also streaming live on ESPN3 is the matchup between Louisville (9-1) and UMKC (7-4) at KFC Yum! Center in Kentucky.
The Cardinals are going for their fifth straight win since losing to Michigan State.
As expected, Louisville is the overwhelming favourite — favoured by 23.5 points to put away a UMKC side that is allowing 73.0 points per game.
Louisville’s defense is ranked second in the DI NCAA college basketball for points allowed this season, 55.6pts, and the travelers could find it difficult to produce on offense on Tuesday night.
Elsewhere, streaming live on ESPN3 are UNC Greensboro at NC State, Boston College against Fordham, Syracuse hosting Montana State, Kansas State entertain North Dakota and Nevada facing Wichita State.
No. 1 Michigan State (12-0) go into tonight’s clash without star senior forward Denzel Valentine, who is out with a minor knee injury that will force out of 3-4 games.
This means the likes of Bryn Forbes, Deyonta Davis and Matt Costello will have to play big roles in covering for their leader.
ESPN3 LIVE STREAMING GAMES
Game Times (ET)
3:30 PM Fordham vs. Boston College ESPN3
7:00 PM Ball State vs. Indiana State ESPN3
7:00 PM Middle Tennessee State vs. Georgia State ESPN3
7:00 PM ESTIPFW vs. Western Michigan ESPN3
7:00 PM Louisiana Tech vs. Florida Gulf Coast ESPN3
7:00 PM Montana State vs. Syracuse ESPN3
7:00 PM ESTHoward vs. Central Michigan ESPN3
7:00 PM Southern Miss vs. Tulane ESPN3
7:00 PM Bethune-Cookman vs. UCF ESPN3
7:00 PM Murray State vs. Wright State ESPN3
7:00 PM Tennessee State vs. Illinois State ESPN3
7:00 PM No. 6 Xavier vs. Wake Forest ESPN3
7:00 PM South Carolina State vs. East Carolina ESPN3
7:00 PM UNC Greensboro vs. North Carolina State ESPN3
7:00 PM St. Bonaventure vs. Siena ESPN3
8:00 PM Purdue-Calumet vs. UIC ESPN3
8:00 PM Southeast Missouri State vs. Missouri State ESPN3
8:00 PM Alabama A&M vs. Evansville ESPN3
8:00 PM North Dakota vs. Kansas State ESPN3
8:00 PM Abilene Christian vs. Drake ESPN3
8:00 PM Northern Arizona vs. Tulsa ESPN3
8:00 PM IUPUI vs. Memphis ESPN3
8:00 PM Nevada vs. Wichita State ESPN3
8:30 PM Tennessee Tech vs. Iowa ESPN3
9:00 PM UMKC vs. No. 16 Louisville ESPN3
AP TOP 25 GAMES AND TV CHANNELS
7:00 PM No. 11 Iowa State at No. 22 Cincinnati ESPN2, WatchESPN
7:00 PM Delaware at No. 17 Villanova, FS1
7:00 PM No. 1 Michigan State vs Oakland, ESPNU
11:00 No. 2 Kansas at San Diego State, CBSSN
11:00 PM No. 3 Oklahoma vs Washington State, ESPNU, WatchESPN