Monday’s slate and what to watch

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Every Monday should be spent watching college hoops all afternoon. Louisville-Marquette, then Missouri-Texas A&M before the usual evening games?

That’s the start of a work week I can get behind. (Even though I work Sundays.)

(All times ET; TV info from HDSportsGuide.com)

Texas A&M at Missouri, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)
While most of the national attention tonight will be focused on Baylor-Kansas, it’s easy to forget that Missouri (16-1) remains one of the conference title contenders. That’ll come, though. When they take care of the Aggies at home, they get to travel to Baylor this Saturday. Tough week for the Bears.

Pitt at Syracuse, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Did you know Jamie Dixon has never lost at the Carrier Dome? And that no current Syracuse player has beaten Pitt? Those two nuggets alone make this game worth watching.

Hampton at Morgan State, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
While the coaching status of Todd Bozeman remains in limbo, Morgan State had back-to-back close losses. This is a prime opportunity to end that bad luck.

Baylor at Kansas, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)
It’s a biggie. Bears (17-0) are unbeaten, but Kansas is favored. Read more about it here.

EAST
Longwood at Fairleigh Dickinson, 2 p.m.
New Hampshire at Stony Brook, 5 p.m.
Albany (NY) at Boston U., 7 p.m.
Maine at Vermont, 7 p.m.
Rider at Fairfield, 7:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Syracuse, 7:30 p.m.
Notre Dame at Rutgers, 9 p.m.

SOUTH
SC-Upstate at Jacksonville, 7 p.m.
Hampton at Morgan St., 7 p.m.
ETSU at North Florida, 7 p.m.
Savannah St. at Bethune-Cookman, 7:30 p.m.
Norfolk St. at Coppin St., 7:30 p.m.
SC State at Florida A&M, 7:30 p.m.
NC Central at Howard, 7:30 p.m.
Stetson at Lipscomb, 7:30 p.m.
Florida Gulf Coast at Belmont, 8 p.m.
Tennessee St. at Austin Peay, 8:30 p.m.
Texas Southern at Jackson St., 8:30 p.m.
Southern U. at MVSU, 8:30 p.m.
Prairie View at Grambling St., 9 p.m.

MIDWEST
Louisville at Marquette, 3:30 p.m.
Texas A&M at Missouri, 5:30 p.m.
Baylor at Kansas, 9:30 p.m.

SOUTHWEST
Alcorn St. at Ark.-Pine Bluff, 8:30 p.m.

FAR WEST
Haskell Indian Nations at Utah Valley, 9:05 p.m.
BYU at San Diego, 10 p.m.
Idaho St. at Portland St., 10:05 p.m.
E. Washington at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

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