24-Hour College Basketball Tip-Off Marathon Live Blog

By Paul Seaver
Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

The college basketball season got underway over the past weekend and the excitement of the start of another season has finally arrived.

Beginning at Midnight (12:00am, EST), ESPN will begin airing their annual 24-hour College Basketball Tip-Off Marathon, a run of 16 televised games that span all day Tuesday.

Turn on the coffee machine and join us here at Rant Sports for continued live blog coverage throughout the marathon:

Will you tune into a little 4:00am action between Houston Baptist and a rebuilding Hawaii squad? How about a 6:00am east coast showdown between Rider and Stony Brook?

A showdown between Harvard and UMass, a pair of on-the-rise Massachusetts-based squads, highlight the morning schedule, while St. John’s looks to avenge a 2011 loss to Detroit in the early afternoon frame.

The highlight of the marathon of course comes from Atlanta, where the second annual Champions Classic pins Duke against Kentucky and Michigan State against Kansas.

When all is said and done, do you have what it takes to tough out one last 10:00pm tip between North Texas and Kansas State?


The 24-hour college basketball marathon tests the true limit of fans. Can you make it through the entire schedule?


Schedule (all times EST):

12:00 AM West Virginia at Gonzaga, ESPN

2:00 AM Davidson at New Mexico, ESPN

4:00 AM Houston Baptist at Hawaii, ESPN

6:00 AM Stony Brook at Rider, ESPN

8:00 AM Northern Illinois at Valparaiso, ESPN

10:00 AM Harvard at Massachusetts, ESPN

12:00 PM Temple at Kent State, ESPN

2:00 PM Detroit at St. John’s, ESPN

4:00 PM Butler at Xavier, ESPN

6:00 PM Kentucky at Baylor (Women’s), ESPN2

7:00 PM Michigan State vs. Kansas, ESPN

7:00 PM Wichita State at VCU, ESPNU

8:00 PM Cleveland State/Bowling Green at Michigan (NIT), ESPN2

9:00 PM Lehigh/Robert Morris at Pittsburgh, ESPNU

9:00 PM Duke vs Kentucky, ESPN

10:00 PM North Texas/Alabama-Huntsville at Kansas State, ESPN2


Paul Seaver is the College Basketball Network Manager at Rant Sports. You can follow him on Twitter: @TheArenaPulse


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