Tuesday’s slate and what to watch

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It’s hoops night in the Valley. All 10 Missouri Valley schools are in action Tuesday, with the Missouri State-Creighton game serving as the marquee matchup.

Been a rough season thus far for the Valley. They’ve missed out on chances for crucial wins which could’ve helped come Selection Sunday. Seems as if it’ll be a one-bid league come Selection Sunday, which hurts.

Basketball’s better when the Valley’s a contender. Just sayin’.

Connecticut at Notre Dame, 7 p.m. (ESPN3): Can anyone besides Kemba Walker score for the Huskies? If that ever happens, maybe games like this won’t be so stressful for Jim Calhoun. Actually, check that. Notre Dame’s offense makes everyone sweat in South Bend.

Indiana at Minnesota, 7 p.m. (ESPN2): The Hoosiers’ six-year rebuilding plan is on track. Too bad everyone thought it’d only take four years. Good news for Indiana, though. The Gophers have fully regressed from their early season form.

Pitt at Providence, 7 p.m. (ESPN3): The Panthers sport the nation’s most efficient offense. Not Duke, not Kansas, not Ohio State, not Wisconsin. Pitt. Remember when it used to be all about the defense? Thank you, Jamie Dixon, for making the Howland days a distant memory.

(All times ET)

EAST
Lehigh at N.J. Tech, 7 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Providence, 7 p.m.
Vermont at Stony Brook, 7 p.m.
New Hampshire at Boston U., 7:30 p.m.
Longwood at Navy, 7:30 p.m.

SOUTH
Carver Bible at Bethune-Cookman, 7 p.m.
Hiwassee at N. Carolina A&T, 7 p.m.
S. Carolina St. at South Carolina, 7 p.m.
Howard at Virginia, 7 p.m.
Union, Ky. at Louisiana-Monroe, 8 p.m.
Colgate at Maryland, 8 p.m.
Grambling St. at Alabama A&M, 8:30 p.m.
Prairie View at Alcorn St., 8:30 p.m.
Texas Southern at Southern U., 8:30 p.m.
LSU-Shreveport at Northwestern St., 8:45 p.m.
Jackson St. at Alabama St., 9 p.m.

MIDWEST
Ferris St. at E. Michigan, 7 p.m.
Indiana at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Connecticut at Notre Dame, 7 p.m.
Illinois St. at Indiana St., 7:05 p.m.
Evansville at N. Iowa, 8 p.m.
S. Illinois at Bradley, 8:05 p.m.
Missouri St. at Creighton, 8:05 p.m.
Drake at Wichita St., 8:05 p.m.
West Virginia at DePaul, 9 p.m.
Ohio St. at Iowa, 9:05 p.m.

SOUTHWEST
Morgan St. at Baylor, 8 p.m.
Texas-Pan American at Texas St., 8 p.m.
Delaware St. at Texas Tech, 8 p.m.
MVSU at Ark.-Pine Bluff, 8:30 p.m.
Louisiana College at Lamar, 8:35 p.m.
Arkansas at Texas, 9 p.m.

FAR WEST
Wyoming at Colorado St., 9 p.m.
Haskell Indian Nations at Utah Valley, 9 p.m.
La Sierra at UC Riverside, 10 p.m.

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