For the second time in three nights, the Coaches vs. Cancer event is the focus of the college basketball world, as the four host schools wrap up "regional" play. Two of the four games are on TV and two online.
After the jump, I'll take a look at all four contests.
College of Charleston at Maryland, 7 p.m. ET (ESPNU): The Terrapins, fresh off a 29-point win over Seattle on Monday that was closer than the final score indicates (http://www.sbnation.com/ncaa-basketball/events/69173) looks to start stronger against a Cougar team coached by former Georgia Tech boss Bobby Cremins and led by Andrew Goudelock, who hit a clutch three to topple UNC last year in Charleston.
Illinois-Chicago at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN3): The Panthers will hope that the Flames won't put up as much of a fight as Rhode Island did Monday night. This game marks the debut for new UIC coach Howard Moore. The former Wisconsin assistant was the final head coaching hire of the offseason, as he replaced the retired Jimmy Collins in late August.
Toledo at Illinois, 8 p.m. ET (ESPN3): The Fighting Illini opened up a huge first half lead against UC Irvine on Monday night, claiming a 14-point victory that was never in doubt. (http://www.sbnation.com/ncaa-basketball/events/68513) Tonight, they take on a Rockets team playing its first game for former Green Bay coach Todd Kowalczyk.
Louisiana Tech at Texas, 9 p.m. ET (ESPNU): The Longhorns struggled for much of the first 25 minutes or so against Navy on Monday before they pulled away late. (http://www.sbnation.com/ncaa-basketball/events/69552) Tonight, they face a Bulldog squad that contended in the WAC for the early part of last season--until they struggled late and fell into the College Insider Tournament. The struggles could continue, as four seniors, including big man Magnum Rolle, graduated.
There are no games on the TV schedule on Thursday night, so my next post will come Friday, which is the first heavily-scheduled night of the season. Not many of the games will be great, and many won't be widely-available either, but there should be some basketball on your TV or Internet Friday night.
I look forward to seeing your thoughts on tonight's games in the Comments.