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.
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:
|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