Here is the Top 25 college basketball schedule for this week, including the weekend games, with several conference actions listed on what is set to be a busy fixture.
Top Ranked Teams Tip-Off In Big 12
Coverage begins on Thursday night with two games with the featured matchup coming in the Big 12, where No. 5 Kansas travels to take on No. 14 Texas Tech at 7:00 p.m. ET live on ESPN and WatchESPN.com.
The Jayhawks have won six straight games heading into this fixture and will be hoping to transfer that form over to what is expected to be a challenging road conference game. The Red Raiders have won four in a row.
In the night’s other top 25 game, No. 9 Creighton meets St. John’s, also at 7:00 p.m. Fox Sports 1 and FoxSportsGo.com will have live coverage.
Three games involving top 25 ranked teams are listed for Friday, Dec. 18.
No. 18 San Diego State will take on BYU at the Viejas Arena with the tip-off time slated for 5:00 p.m.
Elsewhere on Friday, No. 10 Tennessee takes on the winless Tennessee Tech at 8 p.m., while No. 8 West Virginia and Iowa State clash in a Big 12 matchup at 9 p.m.
Top Ranked Gonzaga Returns vs. No. 3 Iowa
Saturday’s busy schedule tips off at Noon with No. 1 Gonzaga returning to the courts in what is expected to be an entertaining match against No. 3 Iowa.
Gonzaga has not played since beating then-No. 11 West Virginia 87-82 at the start of the month in the Jimmy V Classic.
The Hawkeyes (6-0) have been one of the most consistent teams this young season and victory here on Saturday could see them replacing the Bulldogs (3-0) at the top.
No. 2 Baylor is also in action on Saturday with No. 22 North Carolina facing Kentucky and No. 7 Villanova visits No. 17 Virginia.
Sunday’s top 25 ranked v ranked game will see No. 13 Illinois visiting No. 19 Rutgers at 1 p.m., live on ESPN2.
Complete Top 25 College Basketball Schedule
December 17, 2020
No. 5 Kansas at No. 14 Texas Tech, 7 p.m. ESPN, WatchESPN.com
No. 9 Creighton at St. John’s, 7 p.m. Fox Sports 1, FoxSportsGo.com
December 18, 2020
No. 18 San Diego St. vs. BYU, 5 p.m. CBSSN
No. 10 Tennessee vs. Tennessee Tech, 8 p.m. SECN+, WatchESPN.com
No. 8 West Virginia vs. Iowa State, 9 p.m. ESPNU, WatchESPN.com
No. 16 Missouri vs. Prairie View A&M, 8 p.m. – canceled
December 19, 2020
No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 3 Iowa, Noon.
No. 12 Wisconsin vs. No. 23 Louisville, Noon ESPN2, WatchESPN.com
No. 22 North Carolina vs. Kentucky, 2 p.m. CBS
No. 2 Baylor at Kansas State, 4 p.m. BIG12|ESPN+
No. 20 Ohio St. vs. No. UCLA, 4:15 p.m. CBS
No. 7 Villanova at. No. 17 Virginia, 8 p.m. Fox Sports 1, FoxSportsGo.com
No. 6 Houston at Alabama, canceled
No. 15 Florida St., vs. UCF, TBA
No. 21 Duke vs. Gardner-Webb, canceled
No. 24 Clemson at South Carolina, postponed
December 20, 2020
No. 9 Creighton at UConn, Noon Fox Sports 1, FoxSportsGo.com
No. 13 Illinois at No. 19 Rutgers, 1 p.m. ESPN2, WatchESPN.com
No. 4 Michigan St. at Northwestern, 7 p.m. Big Ten Network
No. 11 Texas vs. Oklahoma St., 2 p.m. Longhorn Network, WatchESPN.com