Games to Watch: November 22nd – 28th

Monday November 22nd:
Oklahoma (3-0) vs #13 Kentucky (2-0) – 530ET ESPN2 – Opening round of the Maui Invitational. Oklahoma was scared by North Carolina Central, while Kentucky has been dominant.
#1 Duke (3-0) vs Marquette (4-0) – 730ET ESPN2 – First round of the O’Reilly Auto Parts Classic. Marquette looks to notch a major victory on their path to the NCAA tournament.
Old Dominion (3-1) vs Xavier (4-0) – 830ET Fox College Sports – Championship game of the Paradise Jam. Xavier defeated Seton Hall in the semi-finals as Old Dominion nipped Clemson.
#3 Kansas State (3-0) vs #12 Gonzaga (2-1) – 930ET ESPN2 – Opening round of the O’Reilly Auto Parts Classic. Kansas State throttled Virginia Tech in the second half, while Gonzaga was upset by talented San Diego State. A battle of mid-major powerhouse vs. Big 12 powerhouse.

Wednesday November 24th:
UCLA (3-0) vs #7 Villanova (4-0) – 9ET ESPN2 – Semi-finals of the Pre-season NIT in New York.
VCU (3-0) vs #22 Tennessee (3-0) – 7ET ESPN2 – The other semi-final of the Pre-season NIT. VCU is fresh off a 21 point thrashing of Wake Forest.

Thursday November 25th:
Georgia (3-0) vs Notre Dame (3-0) – 7ET ESPN2 – Opening round of the Old Spice Classic in Orlando. Both Big 6 teams are undefeated, only one will leave that way.
#20 Temple (2-0) vs California (2-0) – 9ET ESPN2 – Opening round of the Old Spice Classic in Orlando. Ranked Temple will look to flex their muscle against their second Big 6 foe.

Friday November 26th:
Penn State (3-0) @ Ole Miss (2-1) – 7ET – Solid Big 6 match up. Penn State travels to Mississippi to notch their first notable win of the season.
#11 Syracuse (4-0) vs Michigan (3-0) – 730ET – First round of the Legends Classic in Atlantic City, NJ. Syracuse was just taken to the wire by William & Mary at the Carrier Dome.

Saturday, November 27th:
Arizona (2-0) @ #6 Kansas (3-0) – 1030ET ESPN2 – Plenty of college basketball history in this match up. The Wildcats travel to Kansas to prove they are back on the national scene after a few down years.
Dayton (3-0) @ Cincinnati (2-0) – TBD – Intrastate match up between the defending NIT champs and a mid-tier Big East opponent.

Sunday, November 28th:
#10 Florida (3-1) @ Florida State (4-0) – 730ET – Another intrastate matchup between Big 6 opponents. Florida is looking to put their thrashing at the hands of the Buckeyes further in the rear view mirror as well as forget the scare provided by Morehead State.

I’ll be providing updates on here and Twitter for all the tournament match-ups that arise.

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