Wednesday slate and what to watch

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Wednesday’s most important game isn’t on TV. (Curses under breath so as not to offend or be caught on TV). But that’s OK. Missouri State and Indiana State will play again. Thank you, Missouri Valley for your home-and-home balanced schedule.

So what can you watch? Here’s the list. (All times ET)

Texas A&M at Texas, 9 p.m. (ESPN2): It’s a biggie. The No. 11 Aggies (16-1) are off to their best-ever start under Mark Turgeon, while the in-state rival Longhorns (14-3) are ranked 10th despite losing about nearly every crucial player from last year’s squad. Can A&M slow down uber-scorer Jordan Hamilton? Don’t see why not. They’ve already handled offense such as Missouri and Washington.

Cincinnati at Notre Dame, 7 p.m. (ESPN2): The Irish (14-4) have sagged a bit since beating UConn two weeks ago, losing to Marquette and St. John’s. Meanwhile, the Bearcats (16-2) are still seeking that marquee win. Here’s their chance.

Duke at N.C. State, 7 p.m. (ESPN): Last season’s win vs. Duke was crucial to Sidney Lowe’s job security (that and the his incoming recruiting class). Might need another one. The Wolfpack (11-6) have lost two straight and are on the verge of logging yet another .500 season. Rest assured, Coach K isn’t overlooking this one.

St. John’s at Louisville, 7 p.m. (SNY/MASN): The Johnnies (11-5) are almost through their January gauntlet, but they’ll have a helluva time slowing down Rick Pitino’s team. The Cardinals (14-3) run, run and run some more. And it works. (Ken Davis explains why.)

Florida State at Miami (Fla.), 9 p.m. (FSN/NESN): ‘Noles hit the road after home wins against Duke and N.C. State. Best hope that nasty defense is ready for an underrated ‘Canes squad.

Wake Forest at Georgia Tech, 7 p.m. (ESPNU): There is no reason for this game to be on TV. Send an apology letter to Missouri State and Indiana State.

EAST
Virginia at Boston College, 7 p.m.
Lafayette at Bucknell, 7 p.m.
Lehigh at Colgate, 7 p.m.
Northeastern at Delaware, 7 p.m.
UNC Wilmington at Hofstra, 7 p.m.
Duquesne at La Salle, 7 p.m.
Holy Cross at Navy, 7 p.m.
Rhode Island at Saint Joseph’s, 7 p.m.
Xavier at St. Bonaventure, 7 p.m.
William & Mary at Towson, 7 p.m.
Army at American U., 7:30 p.m.
Kent St. at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.
Saint Louis at Fordham, 7:30 p.m.
Penn at Temple, 7:30 p.m.
Marshall at West Virginia, 8 p.m.

SOUTH
Wake Forest at Georgia Tech, 7 p.m.
St. John’s at Louisville, 7 p.m.
Duke at N.C. State, 7 p.m.
James Madison at Old Dominion, 7 p.m.
George Washington at Richmond, 7 p.m.
Memphis at Southern Miss., 7 p.m.
East Carolina at UCF, 7 p.m.
Massachusetts at Charlotte, 7:30 p.m.
Cent. Arkansas at Nicholls St., 7:30 p.m.
Georgia St. at Va. Commonwealth, 7:30 p.m.
UTSA at Northwestern St., 8 p.m.
McNeese St. at SE Louisiana, 8 p.m.
Arkansas at South Carolina, 8 p.m.
SMU at UAB, 8 p.m.
Centenary at Louisiana-Lafayette, 8:05 p.m.
Drexel at George Mason, 9 p.m.
Florida St. at Miami, 9 p.m.
Mississippi at Vanderbilt, 9 p.m.

MIDWEST
Iowa at Ohio St., 6:30 p.m.
Ohio at Bowling Green, 7 p.m.
Ball St. at E. Michigan, 7 p.m.
Akron at Miami (Ohio), 7 p.m.
Cincinnati at Notre Dame, 7 p.m.
W. Michigan at Toledo, 7 p.m.
Missouri St. at Indiana St., 7:05 p.m.
Bradley at Creighton, 8:05 p.m.
N. Iowa at Wichita St., 8:05 p.m.
Penn St. at Purdue, 8:30 p.m.

SOUTHWEST
Tulsa at Houston, 7 p.m.
Sam Houston St. at Texas St., 8 p.m.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Texas-Arlington, 8 p.m.
Iowa St. at Oklahoma St., 9 p.m.
Texas A&M at Texas, 9 p.m.

FAR WEST
New Mexico at Utah, 8 p.m.
UC Irvine at CS Bakersfield, 10 p.m.
Air Force at San Diego St., 10 p.m.
Seattle at CS Northridge, 10:05 p.m.
Long Beach St. at Cal St.-Fullerton, 10:05 p.m.San Diego at Saint Mary’s, Calif., 10:30 p.m.
Colorado St. at UNLV, 10:30 p.m.

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