Tuesday’s slate and what to watch


Most college hoops fans will be watching one, if not all the ACC/Big Ten Challenge games Tuesday night. Smart readers already know what to expect from those games – because they’ve read this and this – so let’s overlook those here, shall we?

How about the rest of Tuesday?

(All times ET; TV info courtesy of HDSportsGuide.com)

Eastern Michigan at Syracuse, 7 p.m. (Big East Network, SNY, MASN)
OK, so this isn’t really a note about the game. It’s about everything else at Syracuse. Jim Boeheim will speak afterward about the Bernie Fine mess, though it’s unclear what he’ll be asked, what he’ll say and how long it’ll go on. His boss’ll probably be there, though she’s given him a vote of confidence.

Arizona at New Mexico State, 9 p.m. (Aggie Vision; FSArizona)
It’s too early to call this a make-or-break game for the Wildcats, so let’s call it a crucial point for the rest of the season. Arizona (4-2) has lost two straight and also plays Florida and Gonzga in the next few weeks. Sean Miller’s team is young and capable of big things in a few months. But right now? Marvin Menzies’ squad will give Arizona all it can handle, and more.

Howard at American U., 7 p.m.
Colgate at Fordham, 7 p.m.
Yale at Hartford, 7 p.m.
Manhattan at Penn, 7 p.m.
Holy Cross at Providence, 7 p.m.
E. Michigan at Syracuse, 7 p.m.

E. Kentucky at Delaware St., 7 p.m.
High Point at Hampton, 7 p.m.
Southern Wesleyan at NC Central, 7 p.m.
Bethune-Cookman at North Florida, 7 p.m.
East Carolina at Old Dominion, 7 p.m.
Michigan at Virginia, 7 p.m.
Northwestern at Georgia Tech, 7:15 p.m.
Illinois at Maryland, 7:30 p.m.
Georgia St. at SC State, 7:30 p.m.
UALR at Northwestern St., 8 p.m.
ETSU at Troy, 8 p.m.

Texas Southern at Ball St., 7 p.m.
Oakland City at Butler, 7 p.m.
Miami (Ohio) at Cincinnati, 7 p.m.
Alabama St. at Evansville, 8:35 p.m.
Miami at Purdue, 9 p.m.
Clemson at Iowa, 9:15 p.m.
Duke at Ohio St., 9:30 p.m.

Prairie View at Baylor, 8 p.m.
LSU at Houston, 8 p.m.
Dallas Christian at Sam Houston St., 8 p.m.
North Texas at Texas, 8 p.m.
SE Missouri at Arkansas St., 8:05 p.m.

Arizona at New Mexico St., 9 p.m.
Saint Louis at Loyola Marymount, 10 p.m.
UTEP at Oregon, 10 p.m.
Lewis & Clark at Portland, 10:30 p.m.

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