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Zags, Cougs tip off ESPN hoops marathon

Gonzaga and Washington State will be the opening game in ESPN's fourth annual College Hoops Tip-off marathon, which will include 17 men's games and two women's games.

The Cougars visit GU in the McCarthey Athletic Center at 9 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14,  a midnight tip time for East Coast viewers. It will mark the first of nine straight games televised on ESPN. The Gonzaga-San Diego State contest was part of last year's Tip-off Marathon.

Gonzaga is No. 25 in's Andy Katz's preseason rankings.

More here. Schedule listed below.


Date Time (ET) Matchup Network
Tue, Nov 15 Midnight Washington State at No. 25 Gonzaga ESPN /
  2 a.m. Northern Iowa at Saint Mary’s ESPN /
  4 a.m. South Alabama at Hawaii ESPN /
  6 a.m. Drexel at Rider ESPN /
  8 a.m. Morehead State at College of Charleston ESPN /
  10 a.m. Kent State at West Virginia ESPN /
  Noon EA Sports Maui Invitational (from Memphis): Belmont at No. 8 Memphis ESPN /
  2 p.m. San Diego State at No. 16 Baylor ESPN /
  4 p.m. TicketCity Legends Classic (from Austin): Rhode Island at Texas ESPN /
    Louisville at Texas A&M (women’s) ESPNU
  6 p.m. College GameDay Driven by State Farm ESPN /
    State Farm Women’s Tip-Off Classic (from Knoxville, Tenn.): Miami at Tennessee ESPN2 /
    DICK’S Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-Off (from Blacksburg, Va.): TBD at Virginia Tech ESPNU
  7 p.m. State Farm Champions Classic (from New York): No. 5 Duke vs. Michigan State ESPN /
  8 p.m. No. 12 Florida at No. 3 Ohio State ESPN2 /
  9 p.m. State Farm Champions Classic (from New York): No. 2 Kentucky vs. No. 18 Kansas ESPN /
  10 p.m. CBE Classic (from Berkeley): Austin Peay at California ESPN2 /
  11 p.m. DICK’S Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-Off (from Palo Alto, Calif.): TBD at Stanford ESPNU
  TBD DICK’S Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-Off (from Syracuse): TBD at No. 4 Syracuse
  TBD DICK’S Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-Off (from Stillwater): Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Oklahoma State

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