COLLEGE BASKETBALL IS BACK! THIS IS MARCH! OR NOVEMBER I GUESS!
It’s been 220 long days, but the college basketball offseason is finally over. No more preseason predictions. No more refreshing message boards ever five minutes in search of any semblance of news. The anticipation is over, and there will be college basketball on your TV today.
Leave work a little early. Maybe pick up your favorite snacks and beverages of choice on the way home. Put on that favorite pair of sweatpants (maybe the ones with the elastic waistband). Put fresh batteries in the remote. Do whatever you need to do to prepare for a night filled with hoops.
The opening night has something for everyone. The first game tips off at 1 p.m., and the last will culminate well after midnight. It’s a lot to take in at once, but don’t worry. We’re here to overwhelm you with all kinds of basketball because on opening night, all basketball is good basketball.
All times listed are Eastern.
Marist at Duke, 7 p.m.
Colgate at Syracuse, 7 p.m.
Eastern Michigan at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Evansville at Louisville, 7 p.m.
Western Carolina at Miami (FL), 7 p.m.
Nicholls at Boston College, 7 p.m.
Georgia Southern at NC State, 7 p.m.
Radford at Wake Forest, 7:30 p.m.
Tennessee Tech at Georgia Tech, 8 p.m.
Maine at Virginia Tech, 9 p.m.
Big Ten Network:
American at Maryland, 7 p.m.
Southeast Missouri St. at Illinois, 9 p.m.
VMI at Richmond, CBS-6, 7 p.m.
UNC-Asheville at VCU, CBS-6, 7 p.m.
Ohio State at Navy, CBS Sports, 9 p.m.
Oral Roberts at Baylor, ESPNU, 7 p.m.
La Salle at Temple, ESPNNews, 7 p.m.
Incarnate Word at Texas, LHN, 8 p.m.
Alabama A&M at Missouri State, ESPN College Extra, 8 p.m.
South Carolina State at Wichita State, ESPN College Extra, 9:30 p.m.
Harvard vs. Stanford (at Shanghai), ESPN2, 11 p.m.
Lafayette at Villanova, FS2, 6:30 p.m.
Fairleigh Dickinson at Seton Hall, Regional, 7 p.m.
Lehigh at Xavier, Regional, 7 p.m.
Houston Baptist at Texas Tech, Regional, 7:30 p.m.
Campbell at Oklahoma State, Regional, 8 p.m.
Bethune-Cookman at St. John’s, Regional, 9 p.m.
UMKC at Creighton, Regional, 9 p.m.
Western Illinois at Kansas State, Regional, 9 p.m.
Boston University at Northeastern, 7 p.m.
Montana State at Washington State, National, 7 p.m.
Prairie View A&M at Oregon State, Oregon, 9 p.m.
Pacific at UCLA, Los Angeles, 9 p.m.
Portland State at Arizona State, Arizona, 9 p.m.
Sacramento State at Colorado, Mountain, 9 p.m.
South Dakota State at California, Bay Area, 10 p.m.
Montana at USC, Los Angeles, 11 p.m.
Army at Oregon, Oregon, 11 p.m.
Mount St. Mary’s at West Virginia, Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Utah Valley at Gonzaga, Northwest, 9 p.m.
Idaho State at New Mexico, National, 10 p.m.
Louisiana Tech at South Carolina, 6:30 p.m.
Chattanooga at Tennessee, 7 p.m.
UT-Martin at Ole Miss, 7 p.m.
Florida-Gulf Coast vs. Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Fort Wayne at Arkansas, 8 p.m.
Norfolk State at Mississippi State, 8 p.m.
Northwestern State at Texas A&M, 9 p.m.
Coastal Carolina at Alabama, 9 p.m.
North Florida at Auburn, 9:30 p.m.
Wagner at Connecticut, 7 p.m.
Austin Peay at Dayton, 7 p.m.
Sewanee at Lipscomb, 1 p.m.
Muskingum at Miami (OH), 1 p.m.
Brown at Cincinnati, 7 p.m.
Drexel at Monmouth, 7 p.m.
Bowling Green at Oakland, 7 p.m.
Albany at Penn State, 7 p.m.
McNeese State at Purdue, 7 p.m.
Adrian at Detroit, 7 p.m.
Marygrove at Western Michigan, 7 p.m.
Fordham at East Tennessee State, 7 p.m.
Virginia at UNC-Greensboro, 7 p.m.
IU-Kokomo at Central Michigan, 7 p.m.
Earlham at Northern Kentucky, 7 p.m.
Sacred Heart at Fairfield, 7 p.m.
Thomas at Georgia State, 7 p.m.
Florida A&M at USF, 7 p.m.
Cornell at Binghamton, 7:30 p.m.
Sarah Lawrence at NJIT, 7:45 p.m.
Arkansas State at North Dakota State, 8 p.m.
Illinois-Springfield at Bradley, 8 p.m.
Indiana State at Northern Illinois, 8 p.m.
Grambling at East Carolina, 8 p.m.
Jacksonville State at Tulsa, 8 p.m.
Morgan State at Houston, 8 p.m.
Gardner-Webb at SMU, 8 p.m.
Southern Utah at Valparaiso, 8 p.m.
MSOE at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
Wright State at Southern Illinois, 8 p.m.
Webber International at Stetson, 8 p.m.
Howard Payne at Lamar, 8 p.m.
Brewton-Parker at Mercer, 8:30 p.m.
Alcorn State at Loyola-Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
South Dakota at Drake, 9:30 p.m.
Lesley at New Hampshire, 1 pm.
Hood at UMBC, 2 p.m.
Columbia at Stony Brook, 7 p.m.
UMass-Lowell at UMass, 4 p.m.
Dartmouth at Rhode Island, 7 p.m.
Maryland-Eastern Shore at George Washington, 7 p.m.
Furman at Presbyterian, 7 p.m.
Cairn at Liberty, 7 p.m.
Caltech at Cal State Fullerton, 10 p.m.
Cal State-Los Angeles at Long Beach State, 10 p.m.
Pomona-Pitzer at CS-Northridge, 10 p.m.
Utah State at UC-Irvine, 10 p.m.
Goldey-Beacom at Delaware, 7 p.m.
Coppin State at Hofstra, 7 p.m.
Claflin at UNC-Wilmington, 7:30 p.m.
The Citadel at College of Charleston, 7:30 p.m.
William Pierce at Elon, 8 p.m.
McPherson at Air Force, 7 p.m.
Manhattan at Bucknell, 7 p.m.
South Alabama at UNLV, 10 p.m.
UC-Riverside at Portland, 10 p.m.
Cal Poly at Pepperdine, 10 p.m.
Northern Arizona at Santa Clara, 10 p.m.
Vanguard at Loyola Marymount, 10 p.m.
Texas-San Antonio at Fresno State, 10 p.m.
Western State at Wyoming, 10:30 p.m.
Illinois-Chicago at San Francisco, 11 p.m.
Nevada at Saint Mary’s, 11 p.m.
Savannah State at Iowa State, 8 p.m.
Crown College at North Dakota, 2 p.m.
Linfield at Eastern Washington, EverSport.tv, 3 p.m.
Antelope Valley at Weber State, 9 p.m.
Loyola-Maryland at Duquesne, 7 p.m.
Our Lady of the Lake at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 8 p.m.
Pacific Lutheran at Seattle, 11 p.m.
NEC Front Row:
Hartford at Central Connecticut State, 7 p.m.
John Jay at LIU-Brooklyn, 7 p.m.
Penn at Robert Morris, 7 p.m.
OVC Digital Network:
Kentucky Christian at Morehead State, 7:45 p.m.
Illinois State at Murray State, 8 p.m.
IUPUI at Eastern Kentucky, 8 p.m.
St. Francis-Illinois at Eastern Illinois, 8:30 p.m.