Monday’s slate and what to watch

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Morehead State senior Kenneth Faried wowed Billy Donovan earlier this season. The Luke Winn treatment in this week’s Sports Illustrated should be an added boost to one of the nation’s best, yet largely unknown players.

Keep grabbing them boards, ‘Nard. Should be plenty of chance tonight at Ball State. (7 p.m.)

(All times ET)

Baylor at Kansas State, 9 p.m. (ESPN): There’s a conference comparison for this one: Virginia Tech-Maryland. A couple of underwhelming teams who dearly need a win to boost their NCAA tournament credibility face off in Manhattan. The loser gets to sweat from now until March.

Notre Dame at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. (ESPN): Another stellar Monday matchup in Pittsburgh gives the Panthers a chance to showcase their delightful offense (Matt Norlander says their sets are a thing of beauty) and stretch their Big East over Villanova to 2½ games. Anything to get Jamie Dixon closer to that league crown.

James Madison at Hofstra, 7 p.m. (ESPN3): There’s probably an optimum number of Charles Jenkins stories a site should have in one week, but whatever the number is, it’s not enough. (Want another great read? Try here.) Anyway, now’s your chance to see Jenkins play. Thank you, ESPN3.

EAST
N.Y. Tech at N.J. Tech, 5 p.m.
Georgia St. at Drexel, 7 p.m.
James Madison at Hofstra, 7 p.m.
William & Mary at Northeastern, 7 p.m.
Notre Dame at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Va. Commonwealth at Towson, 7 p.m.
Rider at Siena, 7:30 p.m.
George Mason at Delaware, 9 p.m.

SOUTH
UNC Wilmington at Old Dominion, 7 p.m.
Furman at Wofford, 7 p.m.
Howard at Bethune-Cookman, 7:30 p.m.
Coppin St. at Delaware St., 7:30 p.m.
Hampton at Florida A&M, 7:30 p.m.
Morgan St. at Md.-Eastern Shore, 7:30 p.m.
N.C. Central at N. Carolina A&T, 8 p.m.
Southern U. at Alabama A&M, 8:30 p.m.
Texas Southern at MVSU, 8:30 p.m.
Alcorn St. at Alabama St., 9 p.m.
S. Carolina St. at Norfolk St., 9 p.m.

MIDWEST
Morehead St. at Ball St., 7 p.m.
Tenn.-Martin at SIU-Edwardsville, 8 p.m.
Baylor at Kansas St., 9 p.m.

SOUTHWEST
Okla. Panhandle St. at UTSA, 8 p.m.
Prairie View at Ark.-Pine Bluff, 8:30 p.m.

FAR WEST
Montana St. at Idaho St., 9:05 p.m.
Seattle at Fresno St., 11 p.m.

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