It’s that time of year again. That Tuesday night in November when the eyes of a nation are glued to their television sets to watch as the fate of America is decided.
I’m talking of course about the first day of the college basketball season.
With nearly 150 games on the schedule, tracking them all could be difficult. You want to watch Nevada play BYU, but that game will start before Western Kentucky’s battle with Washington ends. Then there’s the Champions Classic. Then there’s the sneaky-fun games like Illinois State vs. Florida Gulf Coast. It’s a lot to handle. If you have a second (or third, or fourth) screen, now would be the time to make sure everything is up and working.
Here’s your full mid-major basketball viewing guide. All times are Eastern.
The first game of the season
Wisconsin Lutheran at Green Bay, 12:30 p.m., ESPN+
North Carolina at Wofford, 7 p.m., ESPN2
Western Kentucky at Washington, 10:30 p.m., ESPNU
BYU at Nevada, 11 p.m., CBS Sports
Best of the rest
Penn at George Mason, 7 p.m., ESPN+
Florida Gulf Coast at Illinois State, 7 p.m. ESPN3
East Tennessee State at Georgia State, 7 p.m., ESPN+
La Salle at Temple, 7:30 p.m., ESPN3
UNC Wilmington at Campbell, 7:30 p.m., ESPN+
Grand Canyon at South Dakota State, 8 p.m., ESPN3
Other national TV games
Wagner at Seton Hall, 6:30 p.m., FS2
Morgan State at Villanova, 7 p.m., FS1
IUPUI at Xavier, 8:30 p.m., FS2
UMBC at Marquette, 9 p.m., FS1
Everything else on TV
Chicago State at Indiana, 6:30 p.m., BTN
Loyola Md. at St. John’s, 6:30 p.m., FOX regional
Siena at Providence, 6:30 p.m., FOX regional
Lenoir-Rhyne at Tennessee, 7 p.m., SEC Network
USC Upstate at South Carolina, 7 p.m. SEC Network
Mount St. Mary’s at NC State, 7 p.m., ACC Network (ESPN Networks)
Milwaukee at Boston College, 7 p.m., ACC Network
The Citadel at Clemson, 7 p.m., ACC Network
Towson at Virginia, 7 p.m., ACC Network
UIC at Notre Dame, 7 p.m., ACC Network
Youngstown State at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m., ACC Network
Eastern Washington at Syracuse, 7 p.m., ACC Network
Fairfield at Purdue, 7 p.m., BTN Plus
Incarnate Word at Texas Tech, 7:30 p.m., FOX Sports Southwest Plus/Pacific
Delaware at Maryland, 7:30 p.m., BTN Plus
CS Fullerton at Arizona State, 8 p.m., Pac-12 Network Arizona
Eastern Illinois at Texas, 8 p.m., Longhorn Network
Boston University at Northeastern, 8 p.m., NESN
Central Arkansas at Missouri, 8 p.m., SEC Network
Southern at Alabama, 8 p.m., SEC Network
Omaha at Minnesota, 8 p.m., BTN Plus
Coppin State at Wisconsin, 8 p.m., BTN Plus
Mississippi Valley State at Nebraska, 8 p.m., BTN Plus
Norfolk State at Michigan, 8:30 p.m., BTN
Western Illinois at Creighton, 8:30 p.m ., FOX regional
Maryland-Eastern Shore at Georgetown, 8:30 p.m., FOX regional
Southeastern Louisiana at LSU, 8:30 p.m., SEC Network
South Alabama at Auburn, 9 p.m., SEC Network
Maine at Denver, 9 p.m., Altitude
Fort Wayne at UCLA, 9 p.m., Pac-12 Network
UC Riverside at Oregon State, 9 p.m., Pac-12 Network Oregon
Idaho State at Gonzaga, 9 p.m., Root Sports
Texas Southern at Baylor, 9:30 p.m., FOX Sports Southwest Plus/Pacific
North Dakota State at New Mexico State, 9:30 p.m., FOX Sports Arizona
Winthrop at Vanderbilt, 9:30 p.m., SEC Network
Seattle at Stanford, 10 p.m., Pac-12 Network Bay Area
Robert Morris at USC, 11 p.m. Pac-12 Network Los Angeles
Portland State at Oregon, 11 p.m., Pac-12 Network
Stuff to stream
St. Francis U. at Buffalo, 4 p.m.
Kentucky Christian at Morehead State, 6 p.m.
Bryant at Rhode Island, 7 p.m.
Stony Brook at George Washington, 7 p.m.
Wilmington at Northern Kentucky, 7 p.m.
Colgate at NJIT, 7 p.m.
MIT at Harvard, 7 p.m.
Randolph at Longwood, 7 p.m.
Davis & Elkins at Radford, 7 p.m.
Indiana State at Ball State, 7 p.m.
UMass Lowell at UMass, 7 p.m.
Gardner-Webb at VCU, 7 p.m.
Mid-Atlantic Christian at Hampton, 7 p.m.
Florida A&M at Jacksonville, 7 p.m.
Mars Hill at App State, 7 p.m.
Newbury at Dartmouth, 7 p.m.
Cleveland State at Davidson, 7 p.m.
Bob Jones at Furman, 7 p.m.
CCNY at Fordham, 7 p.m.
Columbia International at Charleston Southern, 7:30 p.m.
UT Tyler at UT Arlington, 8 p.m.
Cornell at Binghamton, 8 p.m.
Oakland City at Austin Peay, 8 p.m.
Pacific at SIU Edwardsville, 8 p.m.
Bemidji State at Northern Iowa, 8 p.m.
Sewanee at Lipscomb, 8:15 p.m.
UMKC at Loyola University Chicago, 9 p.m.
Rochester at Eastern Michigan, 6 p.m.
Cedarville at Akron, 7 p.m.
Central Connecticut at Hartford, 7 p.m.
Rivier at New Hampshire, 7 p.m.
Detroit at Western Michigan, 7 p.m.
North Alabama at Samford, 7:30 p.m.
Texas Wesleyan at Stephen F. Austin, 7:30 p.m.
Northwood at North Dakota, 8 p.m.
Southeast Missouri at Saint Louis, 8 p.m.
Louisiana Tech at Wichita State, 8 p.m.
Alcorn State at Tulsa, 8 p.m.
Oral Roberts at Missouri State, 8 p.m.
Tennessee Tech at Memphis, 8 p.m.
Concordia (Chicago) at Valparaiso, 8 p.m.
Huston Tillotson at Lamar, 8 p.m.
Lehigh at Monmouth, 8:30 p.m.
Elon at Manhattan, 8:30 p.m.
West Coast Baptist at Southern Utah, 8:30 p.m.
Utah State at Montana State, 9 p.m.
Conference/Team Stream Networks
Chattanooga at Charlotte, 7 p.m., CUSAtv
Sacred Heart at Holy Cross, 7 p.m. Patriot League Network
Johnson & Whales at Air Force, 7 p.m., Mountain West Network
Marist at Army, 7 p.m., Patriot League Network
Eastern Mennonite at James Madison, 7 p.m., CAA.tv
Presbyterian at College of Charleston, 7 p.m., CAA.tv
New Rochelle at LIU Brooklyn, 7 p.m., NEC Front Row
Tiffin at Bowling Green, 7 p.m., Bowling Green YouTube channel
Concordia at Central Michigan, 7 p.m., Chippewas All Access
Alabama A&M at USF, 7 p.m., gobulls.com
Navy at Old Dominion, 7 p.m., CUSAtv
Alabama State at Iowa State, 8 p.m., cyclones.tv
Westcliff at Loyola Marymount, 8 p.m., TheW.tv
TAMU Commerce at UTRGV, 8 p.m., WAC Digital Network
Southern Baptist at Southern Miss, 8 p.m., CUSAtv
Mercer at UAB, 8 p.m., CUSAtv
St. Leo at Rice, 8 p.m., CUSAtv
Angelo State at North Texas, 8 p.m., CUSAtv
Spring Hill at New Orleans, 8:45 p.m., UNOprivateers.com
Westminster at Utah Valley, 9 p.m., WAC Digital Network
UC Santa Barbara at Wyoming, 10 p.m., Mountain West Network
Alaska-Anchorage at Fresno State, 10 p.m., Mountain West Network
Multinomah at Portland, 10 p.m., TheW.tv
CS Dominguez Hills at Pepperdine, 10 p.m., TheW.tv
Weber State at San Diego, 10 p.m., TheW.tv
San Francisco at UC Davis, 10 p.m., BigWest.tv
Idaho at UC Irvine, 10 p.m., BigWest.tv
New Mexico at CSUN, 10 p.m., BigWest.tv