Here is a good rundown of all the early season events: Link
What ones are you looking forward to the most?
Here are a few that pop out at me:
- 2K Classic: Pitt, Maryland, Illinois, Texas: Pitt has the makings of a top 25 team, while we will be able to get an early gauge on the other three teams.
- CBE Classic: Defending champ Duke, Gonzaga, Kansas State, Marquette: This could be the best event with Duke facing some stiff competition early in their title defense.
- Preseason NIT- VIllanova, Wake Forest, UCLA, Tennessee: Not much here to get too excited about, but the fact that the early games count could provide some upsets.
- Maui Invitational: The possible second round matchup between Kentucky and Washington will be talked about at length leading up to this tournament and could provide early fireworks.
- ACC/Big 10 Challenge: The Big 10 won for the first time last season, can they pull it off again?