ESPN Fourth Annual College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon TV Schedule for Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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via press release:

ESPN Celebrates Opening of Hoops Season with Fourth Annual College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon

25 consecutive hours of game action highlighted by Champions Classic doubleheader with College GameDay on-site; 17 men’s games; two women’s games for first time; and 11 ESPN telecasts

For the fourth consecutive year, ESPN will celebrate the opening of the college basketball season with a marathon of college basketball coverage across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3.com. This year’s College Hoops Tip-off Marathon Presented by Disney Parks Tuesday, Nov. 15, beginning at midnight ET, will include 19 live matchups – 17 men’s and two women’s – in a minimum of 25 hours, highlighted by ESPN’s 11 game telecasts and a special one-hour College GameDay Driven by State Farm. ESPN3.com will offer two exclusive games as well as a simulcast of every ESPN and ESPN2 telecast.

The schedule will feature four of the sport’s winningest programs – Duke, Kansas, Kentucky and Michigan State – in the inaugural State Farm Champions Classic doubleheader, 15 teams that played in last year’s men’s NCAA Tournament, including Final Four participant Kentucky; and four women’s NCAA Tournament teams from last year, including defending National Champion Texas A&M. Highlights:

  • ESPN will televise nine consecutive games, tipping off every two hours beginning at midnight with Washington State at Gonzaga.

 

  • ESPN’s final two games of the marathon will feature the new State Farm Champions Classic doubleheader in New York: No. 5 Duke vs. Michigan State at 7 p.m. followed by No. 2 Kentucky vs. No. 18 Kansas at 9 p.m. The three-year men’s event will feature Duke, Kansas, Kentucky and Michigan State playing each other from a different neutral site location each year (Atlanta in 2012 and Chicago in 2013).

 

  • A special one-hour edition of ESPN’s College GameDay at 6 p.m. will originate from Madison Square Garden for the State Farm Champions Classic, providing pre-game, half-time, in-between and post-game reports and analysis.

 

  • Twenty-one conferences will be represented: ACC, Atlantic Sun, Atlantic 10, BIG EAST, Big Ten, Big 12, Conference USA, Colonial, Metro Atlantic Athletic, Mid-American, Missouri Valley, Mountain West, Ohio Valley, Pac-12, SEC, Southern, Southwestern Athletic, Sun Belt, Western Athletic and West Coast. Either the Ivy League or America East will be added dependent on if Syracuse plays Brown or Albany, respectively.

 

  • Four of the top five teams – and nine of the top 25 – in ESPN.com senior college basketball writer Andy Katz’s early men’s preseason top 25 poll will participate: No. 2 Kentucky, No. 3 Ohio State, No. 4 Syracuse, No. 5 Duke, No. 8 Memphis, No. 12 Florida, No. 16 Baylor, No. 18 Kansas and No. 25 Gonzaga. The schedule includes two matchups between teams ranked in Katz’s poll: No. 12 Florida at No. 3 Ohio State (at 8 p.m. on ESPN2) and No. 2 Kentucky vs. No. 18 Kansas from New York City (at 9 p.m.) on ESPN.

 

  • ESPNU and ESPN2 will each televise a women’s game: Louisville at defending National Champion Texas A&M at 4 p.m. on ESPNU and Miami at Tennessee in the State Farm Women’s Tip-Off Classic at 6 p.m. on ESPN2.

 

2011 College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon Schedule for ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3.com

 

Date Time (ET) Matchup Network
Tue, Nov 15 Midnight Washington State at No. 25 Gonzaga ESPN / ESPN3.com
  2 a.m. Northern Iowa at Saint Mary’s ESPN / ESPN3.com
  4 a.m. South Alabama at Hawaii ESPN / ESPN3.com
  6 a.m. Drexel at Rider ESPN / ESPN3.com
  8 a.m. Morehead State at College of Charleston ESPN / ESPN3.com
  10 a.m. Kent State at West Virginia ESPN / ESPN3.com
  Noon EA Sports Maui Invitational (from Memphis): Belmont at No. 8 Memphis ESPN / ESPN3.com
  2 p.m. San Diego State at No. 16 Baylor ESPN / ESPN3.com
  4 p.m. TicketCity Legends Classic (from Austin): Rhode Island at Texas ESPN / ESPN3.com
    Louisville at Texas A&M (women’s) ESPNU
  6 p.m. College GameDay Driven by State Farm ESPN / ESPN3.com
    State Farm Women’s Tip-Off Classic (from Knoxville, Tenn.): Miami at Tennessee ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
    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 / ESPN3.com
  8 p.m. No. 12 Florida at No. 3 Ohio State ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
  9 p.m. State Farm Champions Classic (from New York): No. 2 Kentucky vs. No. 18 Kansas ESPN / ESPN3.com
  10 p.m. CBE Classic (from Berkeley): Austin Peay at California ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
  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 ESPN3.com
  TBD DICK’S Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-Off (from Stillwater): Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Oklahoma State ESPN3.com

 

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