College basketball on television February 21


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Big game at Bud Walton tonight as Georgia visits Arkansas to play the surging Hogs at 7 p.m. on ESPN2. Arkansas has won four of its last five and is coming off a 73-71 win over visiting Missouri on Saturday.

And that’s the thing: Arkansas is a perfect 6-0 in SEC homes games and just 1-5 on the road in the league. And, guess what, week from Saturday, March 2, Kentucky travels to Fayetteville to take on Mike Anderson’s club. That could be a very big game for both side’s post-season hopes.

Georgia doesn’t have much of a shot at the NCAA Tournament. But the Dogs are 12-13 overall and need a win to get in the NIT hunt. Mark Fox’s club had won five straight games before back-to-back losses to Alabama and Ole Miss, the latter in Oxford.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is a diamond in the rough for the Dawgs. He had 19 points and 12 rebounds in Georgia’s bitter overtime loss at Ole Miss last Saturday.

As for the national schedule, not a great slate of games. Duke shouldn’t have too much trouble at Virginia Tech. Look for California coach Mike Montgomery to be on his best behavior after last Sunday’s shove and subsequent reprimand as the Golden Bears play at Oregon. The Ducks have a two-game lead on California.

College basketball on TV for Thursday, February 21.

  • 7:00 – Dexel at Delaware (NBC Sports)
  • 7:00 – LaSalle at Temple (CBS Sports)
  • 7:00 – Georgia at Arkansas (ESPN2)
  • 7:00 – Cincinnati at Connecticut (ESPN)
  • 8:15 – Penn State at Illinois (Big 10)
  • 9:00 – Duke at Virginia Tech (ESPN)
  • 9:00 – California at Oregon (ESPNU)
  • 11:00 – BYU at St. Mary’s (ESPN2)
  • 11:00 – Stanford at Oregon State (ESPNU)


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