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NCAA Basketball Schedule, TV Times And More: Saturday Is Jam-Packed With Local Hoops

Notre Dame, Northwestern, Illinois and DePaul all play big games on Saturday.

The Illinois Fighting Illini and Northwestern Wildcats both are set for Big Ten conference action on Saturday, while the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and DePaul Blue Demons are primed for Big East matchups. Illinois has been wrapped up in speculations about the lack of job security for head coach Bruce Weber, but they get a chance to right the ship against a struggling Nebraska team. Notre Dame looks to stay hot when they take on Villanova, and DePaul will try for their third conference win against a solid Louisville team. Meanwhile, Northwestern looks to collect another win and get off the NCAA tournament bubble.

Here is a complete look at the schedule:

The Illinois Fighting Illini (16-10, 5-8) go on the road to take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers (11-13, 3-10) on Sunday afternoon.

Game date, time: 4:00 PM CT, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012

Location: Bob Devaney Sports Center, Lincoln, NE

TV: Big Ten Network


The No. 23 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (18-8, 10-3) travel to Pennsylvania to take on the Villanova Wildcats (11-14, 4-9) on Saturday night in Big East conference play.

Game date, time: 8:00 PM CT, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012

Location: The Pavilion, Villanova, PA

TV: ESPNU


The Northwestern Wildcats (15-10, 5-8) host the Minnesota Golden Gophers (17-9, 5-8) on Saturday night.

Game date, time: 6:00 PM CT, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012

Location: Welsh-Ryan Arena, Evanston, IL

TV: Big Ten Network


The DePaul Blue Demons (11-14, 2-11) host the No. 18 Louisville Cardinals (20-6, 8-5) on Saturday.

Game date, time: 11:00 AM CT, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012

Location: Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL

TV: ESPN3

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