With everyone, including myself, worn out from marathon Tuesday, it was a relatively quiet Wednesday night. Here's a quick rundown of what did go down in the headline games of the night.
For another excellent wrap-up of last night's action, visit Searching for Billy Edelin. A preview of today's tournament-heavy schedule is after the jump.
There's a lot of action on tap both today and tonight, with tournaments taking center stage. Preview text is from my Early Season Tournament Preview. All times are p.m. ET unless noted.
CBE Classic Semifinals
In the first game of tonight's doubleheader, Pac-10 co-favorite California faces a Syracuse squad who may have a bit of a homecourt advantage in New York. In game two, defending national champion North Carolina faces the first big challenge of its defense against Evan Turner and Ohio State. The winners and losers will play on Friday evening.
- Syracuse vs. No. 13 California (ESPN2, 7)
No. 6 North Carolina vs. No. 15 Ohio State (ESPN2, 9:30)
Puerto Rico Tip-Off Quarterfinals
The top half of this field is loaded. Chris Wright and A-10 favorite Dayton will be tested by the Gani Lawal and Derrick Favors-led frontcourt of Georgia Tech. Unfortunately, this matchup of top 25 squads will only be on regional television. Meanwhile, CAA contender George Mason faces Final Four team Villanova in a rematch of a 2007 Old Spice Classic semifinal. In the bottom half, Tom Crean's rebuilding Indiana takes on Andy Kennedy's Mississippi, a team who is a threat in the SEC West, while America East favorite Boston University takes on Denis Clemente and Kansas State.
- No. 21 Georgia Tech vs. No. 18 Dayton (CSS/CW Dayton, 11:30 a.m.)
- George Mason vs. No. 5 Villanova (ESPNU, 2)
- Indiana vs. Ole Miss (ESPN2, 5)
Kansas State vs. Boston University (No TV, 7:30)
Charleston Classic Quarterfinals
In the top half of the bracket, Miami (FL)--with Villanova transfer Malcolm Grant running the point in place of graduated Jack McClinton faces Tulane. while UNC Wilmington, who could rise in the CAA this year, faces NIT Champion Penn State. In the bottom half, Big East cellar dwellar USF faces Stephen Curry-less, but still dangerous Davidson, while John Giannini's La Salle, who hopes to make a statement here before the A-10 season, plays Dominique Archie and Devan Downey-led South Carolina, who should have the crowd behind them.
- Tulane vs. Miami (FL) (CSS/CST, 1:30)
- UNC Wilmington vs. Penn State (ESPNU, 4)
- Davidson vs. USF (No TV, 7)
- La Salle vs. South Carolina (ESPNU, 9:30)
There are a few other non-tournament games on TV as well.
- Sam Houston State at No. 4 Kentucky (SEC on FSN/Full Court, 7)
- Utah Valley at Minnesota (Big Ten, 8)
- Northwestern State at Texas Tech (Full Court, 8)
- Central Arkansas at No. 1 Kansas (Full Court, 8)
- Montana at Denver (FSN Rocky Mountain/FCS Central, 9)
- Fresno State at Seattle (FSN Northwest/FCS Pacific, 10)
- Rice at Arizona (FS Arizona/FCS Atlantic, 10:30)
For other games that will only be televised locally, visit Matt Sarz' College Sports on TV site.