CBS Sports unveils college basketball broadcast schedule for 2015-16

CBS Sports’ Jim Nantz talks with Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski after the national championship game. (USATSI)

This right here is how you really know college basketball is peeking around the corner. CBS Sports has released the full schedule of college hoops games it will broadcast for 2015-16, both on CBS and on CBS Sports Network.

Want to know the big ones? We’ve got them listed below. Save/share/fav this, and keep it handy for when the season is rolling. Remember that the CBS Sports Classic, an event which is in its second year, will air on Saturday, Dec. 19, and features UCLA-UNC and Ohio State-Kentucky.

The first games of this college hoops season will be broadcast on CBSSN. The Veterans Classic will be broadcast on Friday, Nov. 13, with Temple-North Carolina at 7 p.m. and Florida-Navy at 9:30. UNC is the No. 1 team in all of college basketball. Florida is coached by rising star Mike White now; remember, Billy Donovan left the Gators for a job in the NBA with Oklahoma City.

Key non-conference tilts on CBS this season:

Ohio State at Connecticut – Saturday, Dec. 13
UCLA vs. North Carolina – Saturday, Dec. 19 (CBS Sports Classic)
Ohio State vs. Kentucky – Saturday, Dec. 19 (CBS Sports Classic)
Louisville at Kentucky – Saturday, Dec. 26
Georgetown at Connecticut – Saturday, Jan. 23

Notable intra-league games:

Baylor at Kansas – Saturday, Jan. 2
Villanova at Georgetown – Saturday, Jan. 16
Duke at North Carolina State – Saturday, Jan. 23
Virginia at Louisville – Saturday, Jan. 30
Maryland at Ohio State – Sunday, Jan. 31
Michigan State at Michigan – Saturday, Feb. 6
Florida at Kentucky – Saturday, Feb. 6
Indiana at Michigan State – Sunday, Feb. 14
Miami at North Carolina – Saturday, Feb. 20
Missouri Valley Conference Championship – Sunday, March 6
Mountain West Conference Championship – Saturday, March 12
Atlantic 10 Conference Championship – Sunday, March 13
Big Ten Conference Championship – Sunday, March 13

CBS Sports Network is going to have its biggest year yet. So here we go.

Big non-conference games on CBS Sports Network:

Temple vs. North Carolina – Friday, Nov. 13 (Veterans Classic)
Florida vs. Navy – Friday, Nov. 13 (Veterans Classic)
Illinois State vs. Maryland – Tuesday, Nov. 24
Iowa State vs. Virginia Tech – Tuesday, Nov. 27
Villanova at Saint Joseph’s – Tuesday, Dec. 1
Butler at Cincinnati – Wednesday, Dec. 2
Cal at Wyoming – Saturday, Dec. 5
Oregon at Boise State – Saturday, Dec. 12
Kansas at San Diego State – Tuesday, Dec. 22

Key conference games:

Davidson at Dayton – Tuesday, Jan. 12
Temple at Memphis – Wednesday, Jan. 13
Loyola (IL) at Wichita State – Wednesday, Jan. 27
UNLV at New Mexico – Tuesday, Feb. 2
Georgetown at Seton Hall – Saturday, Feb. 6
St. John’s at Villanova – Saturday, Feb. 13
Rhode Island at VCU – Tuesday, Feb. 16
Illinois State at Northern Iowa – Saturday, Feb. 20
Houston at UConn – Sunday, Feb. 28
UNLV at San Diego State – Saturday, March 5
Patriot League Men’s Conference Championship – Wednesday, March 9
Missouri Valley Men’s semifinals – Saturday, March 5.

In total, the two networks will put 258 games from 19 conferences. And that’s before we get to the big-time stuff in March.

Hey, season? Please hurry up and get here. Now, for your print-out purposes, here is the full slate of scheduled college hoops games on CBS, with all games streamed live on


Sat, Dec. 5: Temple at Wisconsin, 12:30 p.m.

Sat, Dec. 12: Ohio State at Connecticut, noon

Sat, Dec. 19: UCLA vs. North Carolina, 1 p.m. (CBS Sports Classic)
Sat, Dec. 19: Ohio State vs. Kentucky, 3:30 p.m. (CBS Sports Classic)

Sat, Dec. 26: Louisville at Kentucky, noon

Sat, Jan. 2: Ohio State at Maryland, noon (women’s)
Sat, Jan. 2: Tennessee at Auburn, 2 p.m.
Sat, Jan. 2: Baylor at Kansas, 4 p.m.

Sat, Jan. 9: LSU at Florida 1:30 p.m. or 4:30 p.m.

Sun, Jan. 10: Ohio State at Indiana 1:30 p.m. or 4:30 p.m.

Sat, Jan. 16: Villanova at Georgetown, 1 p.m.

Sun, Jan. 17: Michigan State at Wisconsin, 1:30 p.m. or 4:30 p.m.

Sat, Jan. 23: Georgetown at Connecticut, noon
Sat, Jan. 23: Duke at NC State, 2 p.m.
Sat, Jan. 23: UCLA at Oregon, 4 p.m.

Sat, Jan. 30: Virginia at Louisville, 1 p.m.

Sun, Jan. 31: Maryland at Ohio State, 1 p.m.

Sat, Feb. 6: Michigan State at Michigan, 2 p.m.
Sat, Feb. 6: Florida at Kentucky, 4 p.m.

Sat, Feb. 13: Texas A&M at LSU, 1 p.m.

Sun, Feb. 14: Indiana at Michigan State, 1 p.m.

Sat, Feb. 20: Miami at North Carolina, 1 p.m.

Sun, Feb. 21: Big Ten Wildcard, 1 p.m.: Michigan at Maryland OR Illinois at Wisconsin OR Ohio State at Nebraska

Sat, Feb. 27: Butler at Georgetown, noon
Sat, Feb. 27: Oklahoma at Texas, 2 p.m.
Sat, Feb. 27: Kentucky at Vanderbilt, 4 p.m.

Sun, Feb. 28: Duke at Pitt, 2 p.m.

Sun, Feb. 28: Big Ten Wildcard, 4 p.m.: Michigan at Wisconsin OR Iowa at Ohio State OR Minnesota at Illinois

Sat, March 5: NC State at Notre Dame, noon
Sat, March 5: LSU at Kentucky, 2 p.m.
Sat, March 5: Stanford at Arizona, 4 p.m.

Sunday, March 6: SMU at Cincinnati, noon
Sunday, March 6: Missouri Valley championship game, 2 p.m.
Sunday, March 6: Big Ten Wildcard, 4:30 p.m.: Maryland at Indiana OR Ohio State at Michigan State OR Wisconsin at Purdue

Sat, March 12: Big Ten Semifinal #1, 1 p.m.
Sat, March 12: Big Ten Semifinal #2, 3:30 p.m.
Sat, March 12: Mountain West championship game, 6 p.m.

Sun, March 13: Atlantic 10 championship game, 1 p.m.
Sun, March 13: Big Ten championship game, 3:30 p.m.

For the entire list of CBS and CBS Sports Network’s mammoth slate of games across the country, click here.


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