MIAMI, FL — The following are NCAA college basketball Top 25 games and live TV channels on Thursday, Jan. 19. Seven games involving ranked teams are on the list for tonight, with two of those teams ranked in the AP Top 5.
No. 4 Gonzaga, the only remaining undefeated NCAA Division I team this season, will put its 17-0 record on the line against Santa Clara (10-9, 4-2 WCC) at Leavey Center in California.
The Bulldogs, who are 5-0 in conference play this season, have been given an 85 percent chance to put away Santa Clara on the road and improve to 18-0.
Gonzaga is ranked first in the West Coast Conference in scoring offense at 85.6 points per game, and are also ranked 16th nationally in that department.
At 40.4 rebounds per game, the Zags are listed 18th in the country, while they are allowing just 63.9 per contest.
Four players, led by Nigel Williams-Goss (15.2) are averaging in double figures in scoring, with Przemek Karnowski (12.6), Jordan Mathews (11.1) and Zach Collins (10.4) the other players on that list.
The Zags defeated then-No. 21 Saint Mary’s 79-56 on Saturday night and Collins said the aim was to prove a point to the rest of the league.
“We were hoping to come in and make a statement to the rest of the conference and the rest of the country,” he said at the weekend. “We know how to win.”
Santa Clara is sitting fourth in league play and comes into this one on the back of a 75-61 win over Pepperdine on Saturday night where the team shot 60 percent in the second half.
The Broncos have won two straight and four in the last five, while leading scorer Jared Brownridge is coming off a 30-point performance over the weekend.
No. 3 UCLA will also be in action on Thursday night when it will host Arizona State (9-9, 2-3 Pac-12) at Pauley Pavilion.
The Bruins (18-1, 5-1 Pac-12), who are ranked No. 3 nationally in scoring offense at 92.9 points per game and first in assists per battle at 22.1, have won five straight coming into this game.
The Sun Devils, in the meantime, are on a two-game skid and have lost three of the last four overall.
The other Top 25 teams in action on Thursday are No. 11 Oregon, No. 14 Arizona and No. 23 Saint Mary’s.
NCAA Top 25 College Basketball Schedule, TV Channels.
Thursday, Jan. 19
No. 25 Maryland at Iowa 7:00 PM ESPN, WatchESPN
Clemson at No. 12 Louisville 9:00 PM ESPN, WatchESPN
California at No. 11 Oregon 9:00 PM ESPN2, WatchESPN
No. 14 Arizona at USC 9:00 PM PAC12
Arizona State at No. 3 UCLA 11:00 PM FS1
Pacific at No. 23 Saint Mary’s 11:00 PM
No. 4 Gonzaga at Santa Clara 11:00 PM ESPNU, WatchESPN