College Basketball Schedule, Start Times & TV Channels For Opening Day

College basketball TV schedule, start times, live streaming options and scores for the the opening day of the 2017-18 season.


That time of year is finally here, with the 2017-18 college basketball season officially kicking off on Friday with an all-day marathon featuring a number of the top teams across the nation.

No. 1 Duke begins its campaign against Elon at 7:00 p.m. ET on the ACC Network, while defending national champions North Carolina, ranked No. 9, welcome Northern Iowa over on ESPNU.

The caps off with an 11:30 p.m. ET clash between No. 21 UCLA and Georgia Tech in China. The game will broadcast live on ESPN.

When does your favorite team play this weekend?

The full top 25 schedule for opening day of the college basketball season can be seen below:

*All times Eastern

  • Savannah State vs. No. 12 Cincinnati, 12:00 p.m. ET, ESPN3
  • Central Arkansas vs. No. 24 Baylor, 1:00 p.m. ET
  • No. 25 Texas A&M vs. No. 11 West Virginia, 6:00 p.m. ET, ESPN
  • Fairleigh Dickinson vs. No. 23 Seton Hall, 6:30 p.m. ET, FS2
  • Elon vs. No. 1 Duke, 7:00 p.m. ET, ACC Network
  • Utah Valley vs. No. 5 Kentucky, 7:00 p.m. ET, SEC Network
  • Northern Iowa vs. No. 9 North Carolina, 7:00 p.m. ET, ESPNU
  • Morehead State vs. No. 17 Xavier, 7:00 p.m. ET
  • North Florida vs. No. 2 Michigan State, 8:00 p.m. ET, Big Ten Network
  • Northern Arizona vs. No. 3 Arizona, 8:00 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Network
  • UMKC vs. No. 7 Wichita State, 8:00 p.m. ET, ESPN3
  • Gardner-Webb vs. No. 13 Miami, 8:00 p.m. ET, ACC Network
  • South Carolina Upstate vs. No. 15 Minnesota, 8:00 p.m. ET
  • SIU-Edwardsville vs. No. 20 Purdue, 8:00 p.m. ET
  • Columbia vs. No. 6 Villanova, 8:30 p.m. ET, FS2
  • Loyola (MD) vs. No. 19 Northwestern, 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Tennessee State vs. No. 4 Kansas, 9:00 p.m. ET, ESPNU
  • Texas Southern vs. No. 18 Gonzaga, 9:00 p.m. ET
  • CS Fullerton vs. No. 10 USC, 10:00 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Network
  • Georgia Tech vs. No. 21 UCLA, 11:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

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