College basketball schedule today: TV channels, start times for every NCAA top 25 game during opening week

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The road to March begins this week.

Men’s college basketball returns on Monday, with all the AP Top 25 basketball teams in action on their home courts to start the year. Games will continue throughout the week, with the top 25 teams returning to action on Thursday and Friday in what figures to be a busy season-opening slate.

The week will feature plenty of games on conference networks, including the ACC Network, Big Ten Network, Big 12 Network and SEC Network, but there will also be a handful of games that hit the national networks, including the high-profile Armed Forces Classic between Michigan State and No. 2 Gonzaga on the USS Abraham Lincoln in San Diego on Friday.

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Looking to catch any of the major basketball action during the first week of the season? The Sporting News has the full guide to all top 25 games to start the season.

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College basketball schedule today

Here’s a look at each of the men’s college basketball games featuring top 25 teams during the opening week.

(National broadcast games bolded)

Monday, Nov. 7

Game Time (ET) TV channel
Miss Valley State at No. 5 Baylor 12 p.m. Big 12 Network, ESPN+
Howard at No. 4 Kentucky 6:30 p.m. SEC Network, Sling TV
La Salle at No. 16 Villanova 6:30 p.m. FS1, Sling TV
Purdue FW at No. 22 Michigan 6:30 p.m. Big Ten Network, Sling TV
Jacksonville at No. 7 Duke 7 p.m. ACC Network, Sling TV
Tennessee Tech at No. 11 Tennessee 7 p.m. SEC Network+, ESPN+, Sling TV
Morehead State at No. 13 Indiana 7 p.m. NA
Lindenwood at No. 24 Dayton 7 p.m. ESPN+
North Colorado at No. 3 Houston 8 p.m. ESPN+
Omaha at No. 5 Kansas 8 p.m. Big 12 Network, ESPN+
North Dakota State at No. 10 Arkansas 8 p.m. SEC Network+, ESPN+, Sling TV
AR-Pine Bluff at No. 14 TCU 8 p.m. Big 12 Network, ESPN+
George Mason at No. 15 Auburn 8 p.m. SEC Network+, ESPN+, Sling TV
St. Thomas (MN) at No. 9 Creighton 8:30 p.m. FS1, Sling TV
Longwood at No. 20 Alabama 8:30 p.m. SEC Network+, ESPN+, Sling TV
UNC Wilmington at No. 1 North Carolina 9 p.m. ACC Network, Sling TV
North Florida at No. 2 Gonzaga 9 p.m. NA
UTEP at No. 12 Texas 9 p.m. Longhorn Network, Sling TV
NC Central at No. 18 Virginia 9 p.m. ACC Network Extra, Sling TV
Eastern Illinois at No. 23 Illinois 9 p.m. ESPNU, Sling TV
Northwestern State at No. 25 Texas Tech 9 p.m. Big 12 Network, ESPN+
Nicholls at No. 17 Arizona 9:30 p.m. NA
Fullerton at No. 19 San Diego State 10 p.m. NA
FAMU at No. 21 Oregon 10 p.m. NA
Sacramento State at No. 8 UCLA 11:30 p.m. NA

Thursday, Nov. 10

Game Time (ET) TV channel
North Dakota State at No. 5 Kansas 8 p.m. Big 12 Network, ESPN+
Texas Southern at No. 25 Texas Tech 8 p.m. Big 12 Network, ESPN+
Bethune at No. 13 Indiana 8:30 p.m. Big Ten Network, Sling TV
North Dakota at No. 9 Creighton 9 p.m. FS1, Sling TV
Houston Christian at No. 12 Texas 9 p.m. Longhorn Network, Sling TV

Friday, Nov. 11

Game Time (ET) TV channel
No. 3 Houston vs Saint Joseph’s 6 p.m. CBS Sports Network
Michigan State vs. No. 2 Gonzaga 6:30 p.m. ESPN, Sling TV
SC Upstate at No. 7 Duke 6:30 p.m. ACC Network, Sling TV
Charleston at No. 1 North Carolina 7 p.m. ACC Network Extra, Sling TV
Duquesne at No. 4 Kentucky 7 p.m. SEC Network, Sling TV
No. 16 Villanova at Temple 7 p.m. ESPNU, Sling TV
SMU at No. 24 Dayton 7 p.m. ESPN+
Norfolk State at No. 5 Baylor 7 p.m. Big 12 Network, ESPN+
Fordham at No. 10 Arkansas 8 pm. SEC Network Extra, ESPN+, Sling TV
Lamar at No. 14 TCU 8 p.m. Big 12 Network, ESPN+
South Florida at No. 15 Auburn 8 p.m. SEC Network Extra, ESPN+, Sling TV
Liberty at No. 20 Alabama 8 p.m. SEC Network Extra, ESPN+, Sling TV
Southern at No. 17 Arizona 9 p.m. NA
Monmouth at No. 18 Virginia 9 p.m. ACC Network Extra, Sling TV
Eastern Michigan at No. 22 Michigan 9 p.m. ESPNU, Sling TV
Kansas City at No. 23 Illinois 9 p.m. Big Ten Network, Sling TV
BYU at No. 19 San Diego State 10:30 p.m. NA
Long Beach State at No. 8 UCLA 11 p.m. NA
UC Irvine at No. 21 Oregon 11 p.m. NA

Sunday, Nov. 13

Game Time (ET) TV channel
Colorado at No. 11 Tennessee 2 p.m. ESPN

How to watch, live stream college basketball games

There will be five nationally broadcast games during the first week of the college basketball season, with the games appearing on ESPN and FS1. Those hoping to stream those games, and several others on the schedule, can find them available on Sling TV.

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