On Friday night, Alabama claimed the first early season tournament crown of the 2012-13 campaign by hammering Villanova in the 2K Sports Classic Benefitting Wounded Warrior Project championship game in New York City. Tonight, just over the Brooklyn Bridge, trophy number two of the young season will be handed out.
Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Finals
On Friday, Florida State advanced to the final by hammering BYU, while St. Joseph's took out Notre Dame in an overtime thriller, which featured a rousing comeback and Hawks' guard Langston Galloway losing a tooth.
Championship: Florida State Seminoles vs. St. Joseph's Hawks, approx. 9:30 p.m. ET (truTV)
Consolation: BYU Cougars vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 7 p.m. ET (truTV)
As usual, the Charleston Classic and Puerto Rico Tip-Off take Saturday off so the ESPN networks can air football. When action concludes on Sunday, the championship in Bayamon will see favorite N.C. State, victorious over UMass, face Oklahoma State, conquerors of Tennessee, while surprising Colorado, victors over Baylor, will take on Murray State, who came back to beat St. John's, in the decider in South Carolina
Hall of Fame Tip-Off Semifinals
At Uncasville, Conn. (Full Schedule)
It would be the upset of the season if Ohio State didn't win this event, especially if you consider that Washington lost at home to Albany and Norfolk State took out Rhode Island in the on-campus rounds of this event.
Norfolk State Spartans vs. Loyola, Md. Greyhounds, 12 p.m. ET
UMKC Kangaroos vs. Albany Great Danes, approx. 2:30 p.m. ET
Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Rhode Island Rams, approx. 5 p.m. ET (ESPN3)
Seton Hall Pirates vs. Washington Huskies, approx. 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN3)
Paradise Jam Consolation
at St. Thomas, V.I. (Full Bracket)
The four teams in the winners' bracket get Saturday off, leaving the four quarterfinal losers to play for their spots in Monday's placement games today. Iona, a 2012 NCAA at-large team, is the only one of the four favorites from yesterday to fall into the consolation bracket.
Mercer Bears vs. UIC Flames, 2:30 p.m. ET (free streaming on the event website)
Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Iona Gaels, approx. 5 p.m. ET (free streaming on the event website)
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