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College Hoops Viewing Guide For Monday, November 21, 2016

The loaded Maui Jim Maui Invitational highlights the Monday slate.

NCAA Basketball: Maui Invitational Press Conference Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

This list of games is not exhaustive by design. For a full schedule and more specific information about coverage—particularly for ACC RSN, ASN, CSN, and FSN games—visit Matt’s College Sports on TV Website.

If you’re only able to listen to tonight, check out TuneIn’s college basketball lineup.

All times are Eastern, adjust accordingly.

Sunday’s tournament titles went to the Duke Blue Devils, 75-65 winners over the Rhode Island Rams in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off finale; the Xavier Musketeers, who pulled away from the UNI Panthers late to take the Tire Pros Invitational 67-59; and the Villanova Wildcats, who won their fourth early season crown in a row, 67-57 over the UCF Knights in the Gildan Charleston Classic.

Now things start to get exceptionally busy on the exempt tournament front.

Gulf Coast Showcase Quarterfinals (Primer)

BD Global Sports will stream all four games on YouTube.

UVM
Vermont Catamounts (AE) (3-1)
vs.
Wofford Terriers (SoCon) (1-1)
11 a.m.
Wofford
Hofstra
Hofstra Pride (CAA) (1-2)
vs.
Bradley Braves (MVC) (2-1)
approx. 1:30 p.m.
Bradley
Kent St
Kent State Golden Flashes (MAC) (3-0)
vs.
South Dakota Coyotes (Summit) (4-0)
5 p.m.
South Dakota
Houston
Houston Cougars (American) (2-0)
vs.
George Mason Patriots (A 10) (1-2)
approx. 7:30 p.m.
GMU

Amazingly, all four teams playing the late session—including heavy favorite Houston—head to Estero, Fla. undefeated. Vermont remains the favorite to advance to Wednesday’s final from the top half of the bracket.

Maui Jim Maui Invitational Quarterfinals (Primer)

Tennessee
Tennessee Volunteers (SEC) (1-1)
vs.
Wisconsin Badgers (Big Ten) (2-1)
2:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Wisconsin
Georgetown
Georgetown Hoyas (Big East) (1-2)
vs.
Oregon Ducks (Pac-12) (2-1)
approx. 5 p.m. (ESPN2)
Oregon
Oklahoma St
Oklahoma State Cowboys (Big 12) (3-0)
vs.
Connecticut Huskies (American) (1-2)
9 p.m. (ESPNU)
UConn
UNC
North Carolina Tar Heels (ACC) (4-0)
vs.
Chaminade Silverswords (DII, PacWest) (2-0)
approx. 11:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Chaminade

I think most people’s eyes will be on Georgetown after its home loss to Arkansas State and UConn, who dropped two at home before struggling to beat Loyola Marymount in a stopover game in Los Angeles.

Interesting point about the final game of the night...

U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam Finals (Primer)

ORU
7th/8th Place
Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (Summit) (1-3)
vs.
Montana Grizzlies (Big Sky) (0-4)
12:30 p.m. (streaming at FloHoops.com ($))
Montana
Loyola Chicago
4th/6th Place
Loyola (Chicago) Ramblers (MVC) (4-1)
vs.
Washington State Cougars (Pac-12) (3-1)
approx. 3 p.m. (streaming at FloHoops.com ($))
Wazzu
Saint Joes
3rd/5th Place
Saint Joseph's Hawks (A 10) (3-1)
vs.
North Carolina State Wolfpack (ACC) (3-1)
6 p.m. (CBSSN)
NC State
Ole Miss
Championship
Ole Miss Rebels (SEC) (4-0)
vs.
Creighton Bluejays (Big East) (4-0)
approx. 8:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
Creighton

Creighton has scored 215 points in blowing away both Washington State and North Carolina State in its first two games in St. Thomas. Tonight, Ole Miss will attempt to slow down the Jays’ ruthless offense. As for the Wolfpack, they really need to leave with a win over Saint Joseph’s for their profile’s sake.

Legends Classic Semifinals (Primer)

Notre Dame
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (ACC) (3-0)
vs.
Colorado Buffaloes (Pac-12) (3-0)
7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Colorado
Texas
Texas Longhorns (Big 12) (3-0)
vs.
Northwestern Wildcats (Big Ten) (2-1)
approx. 9:30 p.m. (Longhorn Network and ESPN3)
Northwestern

Northwestern, the only team of the four heading to the Barclays Center with a loss, looks most likely to depart with a pair of defeats. A victory over Texas would do wonders for the Wildcats’ hopes of finally breaking their NCAA drought. The curtain-raiser between Notre Dame and Colorado is an intriguing showdown of two 2016 NCAA teams that boast significant question marks in the early stages of this new season.

CBE Hall Of Fame Classic Semifinals (Primer)

GW
George Washington Colonials (A 10) (3-0)
vs.
Georgia Bulldogs (SEC) (2-1)
7 p.m. (ESPNU)
Georgia
UAB
UAB Blazers (C-USA) (2-1)
vs.
Kansas Jayhawks (Big 12) (2-1)
approx. 9:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Kansas

With Kansas a heavy favorite in the nightcap in Kansas City, there’s plenty of intrigue in the opener, which pits two teams likely to find themselves on the bubble over the season’s final weeks. Georgia, a notoriously slow starter, has already lost to Clemson and struggled to beat Furman last time out. The Bulldogs cannot afford to struggle against George Washington, not with a potential profile-boosting showdown with KU looming.

MGM Grand Main Event Semifinals (Primer)

BD Global Sports will stream all four games on YouTube.

Saint Louis
Saint Louis Billikens (A 10) (2-1)
vs.
BYU Cougars (WCC) (3-0)
9:30 p.m.
BYU
Alabama
Alabama Crimson Tide (SEC) (2-1)
vs.
Valparaiso Crusaders (Horizon) (3-1)
approx. 12 a.m. 11/22
Valpo

In this event’s Heavyweight Bracket, Alabama looks to be the biggest obstacle to a rematch of last season’s Valparaiso-BYU NIT semifinal.

Earlier in the day, the BD Global Sports YouTube channel will also stream the two Middleweight Bracket games. Ball State (1-2) takes on Coppin State (0-5) in the first (3:30 p.m.), with Coastal Carolina (1-3) facing Southern Utah (1-2) (approx. 6 p.m.) in the finale. Note that this half of the competition won’t be an actual bracket, as Coppin State is playing just one game in Las Vegas due to scheduling issues.

Logos from SportsLogos.net, except for Chaminade, which is from GoSwords.com.

Non-Tournament Action Of Note

Lone Star Showcase Day 1

Little Rock Trojans (2-1) vs. St. Bonaventure Bonnies (1-1), 6 p.m. (BD Global Sports on YouTube)
Central Michigan Chippewas (3-0) vs. Pepperdine Waves (3-0), approx. 8:30 p.m. (BD Global Sports on YouTube)

The original plan for this event was for it to be an eight-team bracket, but only four teams managed to sign up. That’s not an awful result, however, as they’ll play out a three-day round-robin tournament in Cedar Park, Texas. Today’s opener between the defending Sun Belt champs and the A 10 regular season co-champs is a particularly exciting one.

Belmont Bruins (1-1) vs. Florida Gators (3-0) at Tampa (AdvoCare Invitational), 7 p.m. (SEC Network)

Even though Belmont isn’t participating in the AdvoCare bracket in Orlando later this week, this game counts as Florida’s fourth game in the event, thanks to an NCAA waiver. UF had trouble filling this date in Tampa, so Belmont’s visit to Jacksonville for Opening Night was shifted to tonight.

Given how St. Bonaventure went bonkers from beyond the arc on Thursday, the Gators need to be careful with a Bruin squad that went 16/34 from three-land against WKU on Saturday.

Texas Southern Tigers (3-1) at James Madison Dukes (0-3) (Hardwood Showcase), 7 p.m. (CAA.tv)

Last time out, the Tigers won at La Salle. I don’t think they’ll be intimidated by the winless Dukes.

Winthrop Eagles (2-1) at Illinois Fighting Illini (4-0) (NIT Season Tip-Off), 8 p.m. (ESPN3)

The Eagles will look to shock the Fighting Illini, who seem to be a bit more confident than last season’s edition.

Bucknell Bison (2-2) at Vanderbilt Commodores (2-1) (Continental Tires Las Vegas Invitational), 9 p.m. (SEC Network)

Though the Commodores have rebounded from being embarrassed on Opening Night by Marquette, the Bison should provide a nice test before Vandy heads to Vegas to play Butler.

San Diego State Aztecs (2-1) vs. California Golden Bears (2-0) at Sacramento, 11 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks National and Bay Area)

After getting blown out at Gonzaga in the Tip-Off Marathon, the Aztecs could use a win over the Golden Bears, who needed overtime to defeat UC Irvine on Wednesday night.

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