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On The Menu: Saturday, November 14, 2015

With football season moving toward its peak, college basketball Saturdays in November and December can be a bit underwhelming. That certainly applies to the first Saturday slate of 2015-16. This will be a short post.

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Game information courtesy Matt College Sports on TV Website, which has even more games listed. Be sure to read his post detailing this season's broadcast/webcast changes, since there are many.

Ranked Specials

NJIT Highlanders at No. 2 Kentucky Wildcats (Hoophall Invitational), 7 p.m. (SEC Network+)
Bryant Bulldogs at No. 5 Duke Blue Devils (2K Classic Benefitting Wounded Warrior Project), 8 p.m. (ESPN3)

In a rarity in this day and age, both the Wildcats and Blue Devils will play for the second time in as many nights. (Duke has made a habit of this in recent seasons, if they're involved in a four-game exempt tourney with two home contests, however.) Last night, Wildcats had a tougher time than expected in dispatching Albany 78-65, while the Blue Devils rolled past Siena 92-74.

Other Intriguing (?) Options

Radford Highlanders at Georgetown Hoyas (2K Classic Benefitting Wounded Warrior Project), 12 p.m. (FS2)

Colorado State Rams at Northern Iowa Panthers (Mountain West/Missouri Valley Challenge), 12 p.m. (ESPN3)

St. Francis-Brooklyn Terriers at Boston College Eagles, 2 p.m. (ESPN3)
Harvard Crimson at Providence Friars, 7 p.m. (FSN)
Texas Southern Tigers at Creighton Bluejays (Men Who Speak Up Main Event), 9:30 p.m. (FS2)

The visitors in the last three games might keep things competitive for awhile, but their 2014-15 teams would have all had legit chances to steal road wins. The Rams' trip to Cedar Falls is another contest that would have been super-intriguing with last season's rosters, but it's a great early measuring stick for both squads, who theoretically have at-large hopes (though I'd bet on UNI being in the field over CSU),

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