Monday November 16th
Maybe the NIT is your pleasure, but I think I'm going to stay away from the Preseason tournament tonight
Miami (Oh) at Kentucky - FSSouth 7pm - I guess I've ignored Calipari long enough
Eastern Washington at Washington State - FSN Northwest, FCS Pacific 10pm - Setting up the marathon
Tuesday November 17th
I'm really not feeling very well
CS-Fullerton at UCLA -ESPN Midnight - Pace yourself
San Diego State at St. Mary's - ESPN 2am - It's a 11 o'clock local start
Northern Colorado at Hawaii - ESPN 4am - It's a 10 o'clock local start
Monmouth at St. Peter's - ESPN 6am - It's a 6am local start - What time does the Monmouth bus leave?
Drexel at Niagara - ESPN 8am - As if there weren't enough reasons already not to get to your 8AM class
Clemson at Liberty - ESPN 10am - Sort of like breakfast at Wimbledon, but not really
Northeastern at Siena - ESPN 12pm - This game was misplaced, they should have provided enough time to get from Niagara to Siena
UALR at Tulsa - ESPN 2pm - UALR looks like something my daughter texts me. It's University of Arkansas Little Rock for you text challenged
Here is where the planning gets a little dicey (but really the decisions are easy)
Temple at Georgetown - ESPN 4pm - The Owls in the daylight
TBA (at Durham NC) - ESPN 6pm - We're assuming that one part of this will include Duke - assuming they beat Coastal Carolina. Charlotte or Elon should be the opponent.
Gonzaga at Michigan State - ESPN 8pm - Now do you understand why its Duke at 6pm.
Memphis vs Kansas (St. Louis, MO) - ESPN 10pm - This might be overload
Wednesday, November 18
This day totally is a letdown. A trip to Bender Arena may be in order.
Butler at Northwestern - Big10 8pm - We think Butler might absolutely destroy the Cats
Nevada at UNLV - theMtn 10:30pm - Best televised game of the day
Thursday, November 19
Games before Noon - that is what I'm talking about
Georgia Tech vs. Dayton (at San Juan) - CSS 11:30am - Really disappointed that the majority of lunch hour will be halftime
George Mason vs Villanova (at San Juan) - ESPNU 2:00pm - Rematch from Old Spice Classic of a few years ago. I'm Scary good.
UNC-Wilmington vs Penn State (at Charleston SC) - ESPNU 4:00pm - Penn State trying to improve off that NIT season; needs some wins in this event
Syracuse vs California (at New York) - ESPN2 7pm - This may end up as the best Final 4 of all the inseason tournaments
North Carolina vs Ohio State (at New York) - ESPN2 9pm - Another good pairing
Friday November 20th
Ok - we're making some concessions here because we're not writing TBA v TBA multiple times.
But let's go with a doubleheader of consolation games from San Juan on the U and then the MSG doubleheader on ESPN2 to follow that at 5 & 7
Bowling Green at Iowa - MC22 9pm - There aren't a lot of options
San Jose State at Washington - FSN NW, FCS Central 11pm - We alwasy like watching games from the UW
Saturday November 21st
Rider at Kentucky - FSN - 1pm - Another look at Coach Cal
Florida State at Mercer - FS South, CSN Washington, Sun Sports 4:30pm - One of the best games we saw last year was Georgia Tech at Mercer
Georgia at UAB - CSS 8pm - These are the types of games we like to see scheduled
Louisiana Tech at New Mexico - my50TV 10:15pm -Late night on Saturday night beats a lot of programming
Sunday November 22nd
Valparaiso at Michigan State - 12pm Big10 - Has Valpo really been any good lately?
UTPA at Missouri - 2pm FSMidwest - More fun for the Textsters. That is University Texas Pan American. Is Lou Henson still the coach?
Championship game from Charleston SC - ESPN2 6pm - Penn State vs South Carolina is the most likeliest of matchups, but there are all sorts of possibilities.
Champinship game from San Juan PR - ESPN2 8pm - Villanova vs Ole Miss or whomever survives from the lower bracket. But really it won't be easy for the Cats to ge there either with Georgia Tech, Dayton and Mason in there.
There you have it 35 games in seven days. This might be the top week of the year in pure numbers.