At long last, ESPN’s College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon schedule is here, and as always, it’s a doozy.
The Worldwide Leader released the slate on Thursday, and it includes schools from 16 different conferences, spanning from the America East to the West Coast Conference.
Per tradition, the marathon concludes with the annual Champions Classic, but before the blue-bloods take the court, some of the nation’s top mid-majors will steal the show.
Beginning at 10 p.m. on Nov. 14, ESPN2 will air eight consecutive games featuring at least one mid-major program. That begins when Princeton, an early darkhorse in the Ivy League, heads west to take on BYU. After that, San Diego State plays at Gonzaga in what might be the most intriguing mid-major non-conference game of the season.
After that, things get weird as strange start times and small schools in need of attention tip off. Green Bay plays at Pacific at 2 a.m. ET (11 p.m. PT), followed by Florida Atlantic at Hawaii (4:15 a.m. ET). Then the action heads east to Hartford, where the Hawks host Niagara at 6:30 a.m. — a perfect early morning activity before the Nutmeggers head off to work.
The full schedule can be seen below. All times Eastern:
6 p.m.: UConn at Florida State (women), ESPN2
8 p.m.: Texas at Stanford (women), ESPN2
10 p.m.: Princeton at BYU, ESPN2
Midnight: San Diego State at Gonzaga, ESPN2
2 a.m.: Green Bay at Pacific, ESPN2
4:15 a.m.: Florida Atlantic at Hawaii, ESPN2
6:30 a.m.: Niagara at Hartford, ESPN2
8:45 a.m.: Winthrop at Manhattan, ESPN2
11 a.m.: Longwood at Stephen F. Austin, ESPN2
1:15 p.m.: Dayton at Alabama, ESPN2
3:30 p.m.: Oregon at Baylor, ESPN2
7 p.m.: Kentucky vs. Michigan State (Champions Classic), ESPN
9:30 p.m.: Duke vs. Kansas (Champions Classic), ESPN