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College Hoops Go-Round: November 18

Yesterday's extremely busy slate was dominated by the NIT Season Tip-Off Regional Finals and the round-the-clock marathon.  On the tournament side of things, four teams punched their tickets to New York.

  • In the East Region, No. 9 Duke easily advanced over Charlotte, 101-59
  • The Blue Devils will face the winner of the West Region, Arizona State, who got all they could handle from TCU.
  • No. 12 UConn survived a major scare from Hofstra in the North Region final, 76-67
  • LSU will be the Huskies' opponent at Madison Square Garden, as the Tigers handled Western Kentucky in the South final, 71-60.

Outside of the NIT, there were games played at just about every moment of the day.  I covered the early morning games in my Tuesday morning recap, but there were so many more.

In non-marathon action:

  • St. John's squeaked by St. Bonaventure in Rochester, 69-68
  • UNC Asheville was clobbered by No. 10 Tennessee, 124-49. The Vols led 66-14 at the half, and the Bulldogs shot only 7.7% in the opening 20 minutes.  Tennessee set school records in points and assists.
  • Georgia wasn't so lucky, as they fell to Wofford, 60-57.
  • Iowa State rolled over Drake, 90-70.
  • New Mexico won at in-state rival New Mexico State, 97-87
  • USC did what archrivals UCLA couldn't do the night before, beat a Big West opponent.  The Trojans knocked off UC Riverside by 10.

Wednesday's TV slate after the jump.

You'd expect the day after a college basketball marathon to be quiet, but there are still a few interesting contests.

  • Georgia Southern at Florida (Sun Sports/FS South, 7) The Eagles once again make the trip to Gainesville.
  • Toledo at Cincinnati (FS Ohio/SNY, 7) Lance Stephenson will hope to score more than the 7 he put up on Monday night against Prairie View.
  • Butler at Northwestern (Big Ten, 8)  This game would have been so much better had Kevin Coble stayed healthy.
  • Nebraska at St. Louis (FS Midwest/Full Court, 8) 
  • Utah State at Utah (the mtn., 8) The first of two WAC at MWC games that make me wish I got this channel.
  • Western Carolina at No. 3 Texas (ESPNU, 9) This should be the second easy win for the Longhorns in the CBE Classic.
  • Texas Southern at Colorado (FSN Rocky Mountain/Full Court, 9) 
  • Nevada at UNLV (the mtn., 10) This is the second game of what should be an explosive WAC/MWC doubleheader.

For other games that are only going to be telecast locally, visit Matt Sarz' College Sports on TV site.