ESPN College Basketball Tipoff Marathon: TV Schedule

By Lahari Subraveti

College basketball is back.

While we have all gotten a sneak peak at this season, Monday night brings the sixth annual ESPN Tipoff Marathon. The marathon runs through Tuesday night, and will feature some of the seasons most anticipated games in women’s and men’s basketball.

Two of the most anticipated games include No.3 Michigan State vs. No.1 Kentucky, followed by No.5 Kansas vs. No.6 Duke.

Unlike many one-and-done players, six of seven of Michigan State’s top scorers return from their Sweet 16 run last season, including Adreian Payne and Gary Harris, who decided to pass on the NBA. For Kentucky, Julius Randle and Alex Poythress lead the charge.

The Kansas/Duke matchup features two of the best recruits from the offseason. Duke forward Jabari Parker, who has already had an impressive debut with 22 points against Davidson, is the ACC’s preseason rookie of the year. Kansas’ Andrew Wiggins, the nation’s top recruit, puts up efficient numbers against Louisiana Monroe: 16 points, three rebounds, three steals, two assists and two turnovers.

The 24 consecutive hours of college hoops is every college basketball fan’s dream.

Here is a full schedule of the games featured in the Tipoff Marathon, including television information and times:

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Mon, Nov 11 7 p.m. No. 4 Stanford at No. 1 Connecticut (women’s) ESPN2
  Kent State at Temple ESPNU
  9 p.m. No. 3 Tennessee at No. 7 North Carolina (women’s) ESPN2
  Colorado State at No. 18 Gonzaga ESPNU
  11 p.m. BYU at Stanford ESPN2
Tues, Nov 12 1 a.m. Western Kentucky at No. 13 Wichita State ESPN2
  3 a.m. Akron at Saint Mary’s ESPN2
  5 a.m. New Mexico State at Hawaii ESPN2
  7 a.m. Hartford at Florida Gulf Coast ESPN2
  9 a.m. Quinnipiac at LaSalle ESPN2
  11 a.m. LSU at UMass ESPN2
  1 p.m. West Virginia at Virginia Tech ESPN
  3 p.m. South Carolina at No. 19 Baylor ESPN
  5 p.m. NC State at Cincinnati ESPN
  7 p.m. College GameDay (United Center, Chicago) ESPN
  No. 14 VCU at Virginia ESPN2
  7:30 p.m. Champions Classic (United Center, Chicago)
No. 3 Michigan State
vs. No. 1 Kentucky
  9 p.m. No. 7 Florida at Wisconsin ESPN2
  9:30 p.m. Champions Classic (United Center, Chicago)
No. 5 Kansas
vs. No. 6 Duke


Lahari Subraveti is an SEC writer for Rant Sports.  Follow her on Twitter: @Lahari_S

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