Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE
On Sunday afternoon and evening, three teams will claim early season tournament championships.
Saturday's lone final saw Florida State top St. Joseph's to claim the Coaches vs. Cancer title in Brooklyn, thanks to a balanced performance. Four Seminoles hit double-figures in scoring on the night. Notre Dame took out BYU in the consolation game.
Today, ESPN2 has a tripleheader of championship games, while CBS Sports Network showcases the Paradise Jam semifinals.
Hall of Fame Tip-Off Finals
at Uncasville, Conn.
Ohio State got more of a contest than they bargained for in their semifinal win over projected Atlantic 10 bottom-feeder Rhode Island. The Buckeyes will look for an improved performance against Washington, who needed overtime to beat Seton Hall -- blowing a 16-point halftime lead in the process.
Puerto Rico Tip-Off Championship
at Bayamon, P.R.
N.C. State will look to claim what could be the first of many trophies this season, if the Wolfpack live up to their preseason top 5 ranking. Meanwhile, surprising Oklahoma State will look to prove that they'll be a contender in the Big 12.
Puerto Rico Tip-Off Consolation
3rd/4th Place: Tennessee Volunteers vs. UMass Minutemen , approx. 4 p.m. ET (ESPN2)
5th/6th Place: Akron Zips vs. Penn State Nittany Lions, approx. 1:30 p.m. ET (ESPN3)
7th/8th Place: UNC Asheville Bulldogs vs. Providence Friars, 11:00 a.m. ET (ESPNU)
Charleston Classic Championship
at Charleston, S.C.
Colorado somehow made it here despite a dreadful performance from the foul line against Baylor on Friday afternoon (4-18), while Murray State had to erase an eight-point deficit against St. John's to gain a place in tonight's championship game.
Charleston Classic Consolation
3rd/4th Place: Baylor Bears vs. St. John's Red Storm, approx. 6:30 p.m. ET (ESPNU/ESPN3D)
5th/6th Place: Dayton Flyers at Auburn Tigers, approx. 2:30 p.m. ET (ESPN3/ESPN3D)
7th/8th Place: Boston College Eagles at College of Charleston Cougars, 12 p.m. ET (ESPN3/ESPN3D)
Paradise Jam Semifinals
at St. Thomas, V.I. (Full Bracket)
After taking Saturday off, Friday's quarterfinal winners take the floor with a pair of berths in Monday's final on the line. Semifinal number two is an always interesting in-state matchup at a faraway exempt event.