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Thursday TV Schedule: Basketball all day, from the NEC to the WCC

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NCAA Basketball: South Dakota at Gonzaga James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

I’m not gonna lie — this week is quickly rising on my list of best college basketball weeks (still behind Feast Week, Championship Week, and the like, but still). That week between Christmas and New Year’s is when conference play begins around the country, I don’t have to go into work, and afternoon games litter the schedule, setting the stage for the heavyweights in primetime.

It’s perfect.

So, the week of me watching basketball all day in my jammies continues on Thursday, with conference openers spanning from the Northeast Conference to the West Coast Conference.

Here’s how you can ensure that you won’t miss a second of the action. All times Eastern.

Big Sky

Weber State at Montana State, 9 p.m.,
Idaho State at Montana, 9 p.m.,
Northern Colorado at Sacramento State, 10 p.m.,
North Dakota at Portland State, 10 p.m.,

Big South

Campbell at Longwood, 7 p.m., Big South Network
High Point at Gardner-Webb, 7 p.m., Big South Network
Liberty at Presbyterian, 7 p.m., Big South Network
UNC Asheville at Radford, 7 p.m., Big South Network
Winthrop at Charleston Southern, 7:30 p.m., Big South Network

Horizon League

Green Bay at Cleveland State, 7 p.m., ESPN College Sports Extra
Wright State at Oakland, 7 p.m., ESPN College Sports Extra
Milwaukee at Youngstown State, 7 p.m., ESPN3
Northern Kentucky at Detroit, 7:30 p.m., ESPN College Sports Extra

Missouri Valley

Evansville at Illinois State, 8 p.m., ESPN3
Southern Illinois at Bradley, 8 p.m., ESPN3
Loyola Chicago at Drake, 8 p.m., ESPN College Sports Extra

Northeast Conference

Robert Morris at Sacred Heart, 3:30 p.m., NEC Front Row
Bryant at St. Francis-Brooklyn, 4 p.m., NEC Front Row
Mount St. Mary’s at LIU-Brooklyn, 4:30 p.m., NEC Front Row
Central Connecticut State at Wagner, 7 p.m., NEC Front Row
St. Francis (PA) at Fairleigh Dickinson, 7:30 p.m., NEC Front Row

Summit League

Omaha at South Dakota, 8 p.m., ESPN College Sports Extra

West Coast Conference

Santa Clara at BYU, 8 p.m., BYUtv
Pepperdine at Gonzaga, 9 p.m., ESPN College Sports Extra
Portland at Pacific, 10 p.m., Campus Insiders
San Diego at San Francisco, 10 p.m., Campus Insiders
Saint Mary’s at Loyola Marymount, 11 p.m., ESPNU


Long Beach State at Eastern Michigan, 2 p.m., ESPN3
Henderson State at Southeast Missouri, 6 p.m., OVC Digital Network
Vermont at Siena, 7 p.m., ESPN College Sports Extra
Alabama A&M at Western Michigan, 7 p.m., ESPN3
Olivet at Miami (OH), 7 p.m., ESPN3
Ball State at North Florida, 7 p.m., ESPN3
Savannah State at East Tennessee State, 7 p.m., ESPN3
Our Lady of the Lake at UT Rio Grande Valley, 8 p.m., ESPN College Sports Extra
UMKC at Mississippi State, 8 p.m., SEC Network
Lipscomb at Missouri, 8 p.m., SEC Network
Stetson at Alabama, 8 p.m., SEC Network
Brescia at Murray State, 8 p.m., OVC Digital Network
Huston-Tillotson at Lamar, 8:30 p.m., ESPN3
Morgan State at CS Northridge, 10 p.m.,