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College Hoops Viewing Guide For Tuesday, November 22, 2016

A pair of surprising Maui Jim Maui Invitational semifinals and an unexpected Legends Classic championship tilt highlight the Tuesday slate.

NCAA Basketball: Maui Invitational-North Carolina at Chaminade 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.

Just one trophy was awarded on Monday night, as the Creighton Bluejays held off the Ole Miss Rebels to claim the Paradise Jam title, 86-77. The Men Who Speak Up Main Event takes today off, but in Monday’s semifinals, the BYU Cougars routed the Saint Louis Billikens, 92-62, and the Valparaiso Crusaders held off the Alabama Crimson Tide, 68-60. That sets up a rematch of their NIT semifinal in Wednesday night’s championship game.

On to a very busy Tuesday slate that features plenty of daytime action.

Gulf Coast Showcase Semifinals (Primer)

BD Global Sports will stream all four games on YouTube.

Bradley
Consolation Semifinal No. 1
Wofford Terriers (SoCon) (1-2)
vs.
Bradley Braves (MVC) (2-2)
11 a.m.

Wofford
Kent St
Consolation Semifinal No. 2
Kent State Golden Flashes (MAC) (3-1)
vs.
George Mason Patriots (A 10) (1-3)
approx. 1:30 p.m.
GMU
UVM
Semifinal No. 1
Vermont Catamounts (AE) (4-1)
vs.
Hofstra Pride (CAA) (2-2)
5 p.m.
Hofstra
South Dakota
Semifinal No. 2
South Dakota Coyotes (Summit) (5-0)
vs.
Houston Cougars (American) (3-0)
approx. 7:30 p.m.
Houston

Three of Monday’s four quarterfinals were nailbiters, with each game’s margin increasing incrementally until Houston blew out George Mason 93-56 in the nightcap. In game one, Vermont topped Wofford in the final moments, 60-59. Hofstra doubled the Catamounts’ margin in defeating Bradley 92-90, while South Dakota topped Kent State 80-77 in the third game of the day in Fort Myers.

If the Cougars play as well as they did against the Patriots, the still-perfect Coyotes likely won’t remain that way after the nightcap. But the first semifinal of the late session, a North Atlantic Conference/America East reunion between the Catamounts and Pride could be a thriller.

Cancun Challenge Semifinals (Primer)

CBSSN will air both games.

Auburn
Auburn Tigers (SEC) (3-0)
vs.
Texas Tech Red Raiders (Big 12) (3-0)
6 p.m.
Texas Tech
Purdue
Purdue Boilermakers (Big Ten) (2-1)
vs.
Utah State Aggies (MW) (4-0)
approx. 8:30 p.m.
Utah St

Given the deficiencies in Texas Tech’s non-conference slate, the Red Raiders’ game against Auburn tonight is rather important for any NCAA hopes they might have. Even if the Tigers are a middling SEC squad at best, they’ll still be a step up from Tech’s first three opponents. In the nightcap, don’t bank on the Aggies remaining perfect, even if the Boilermakers have struggled at times so far in 2016-17.

Triple Crown Sports’ YouTube channel will stream the two Mayan Division semifinals this afternoon. Atlantic Sun hopeful NJIT (2-2) will take on Georgia State (1-2), who gave Purdue a scare before running into foul trouble on Friday night, in game one (12:30 p.m.), while Idaho State (0-3) faces Eastern Kentucky (1-3) in the finale (approx. 3 p.m.).

Maui Jim Maui Invitational Semifinals (Primer)

Tennessee
Consolation Semifinal No. 1
Tennessee Volunteers (SEC) (1-2)
vs.
Oregon Ducks (Pac-12) (2-2)
1:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Oregon
UConn
Consolation Semifinal No. 2
Connecticut Huskies (American) (1-3)
vs.
Chaminade Silverswords (DII, PacWest) (2-1)
approx. 4 p.m. (ESPN2)
Chaminade
Wisconsin
Semifinal No. 1
Wisconsin Badgers (Big Ten) (3-1)
vs.
Georgetown Hoyas (Big East) (2-2)
8 p.m. (ESPN2)
Georgetown
Oklahoma St
Semifinal No. 2
Oklahoma State Cowboys (Big 12) (4-0)
vs.
North Carolina Tar Heels (ACC) (5-0)
approx. 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
UNC

If you had Oregon or UConn going far in the Silver Sword, my condolences. (I had the Ducks reaching the Maui final. Oops.) Yesterday’s action only served to confirm that Georgetown are as inconsistent as they were last year, while UConn has real issues four games into the season.

The Huskies can’t possibly lose to Chaminade. Can they?

So, now a Wisconsin-UNC final looks probable, though I wouldn’t expect Georgetown or Oklahoma State to exactly roll over in the second session of the day at the Lahaina Civic Center.

Legends Classic Finals (Primer)

Colorado
Consolation
Colorado Buffaloes (Pac-12) (3-1)
vs.
Texas Longhorns (Big 12) (3-1)
3:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
Texas
Notre Dame
Championship
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (ACC) (4-0)
vs.
Northwestern Wildcats (Big Ten) (3-1)
approx. 6 p.m. (ESPN2)
Northwestern

Yesterday’s results have given us a Big 12 reunion and a quasi-Chicagoland showdown in today’s finals doubleheader. Notre Dame took out Colorado by an 89-83 count to advance to a championship tilt with ... Northwestern . Yes, that’s accurate. The Wildcats had a surprisingly easy time with a Texas squad that entered Monday night ranked 21st, winning by a 77-58 score. Picking up another victory tonight would be a bonus for a Cats squad that could certainly use the metrics boost long-term.

CBE Hall Of Fame Classic Finals (Primer)

GW
Consolation
George Washington Colonials (A 10) (3-1)
vs.
UAB Blazers (C-USA) (2-2)
7:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
UAB
Georgia
Championship
Georgia Bulldogs (SEC) (3-1)
vs.
Kansas Jayhawks (Big 12) (3-1)
approx. 10 p.m. (ESPN2)
Kansas

Kansas will attempt to win this tournament for the second consecutive time, though Georgia won’t be an easy out. Again, this is another case where the underdog could use a surprise victory to bolster their March bona fides.

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

Non-Tournament Action Of Note

Lone Star Showcase Day 2

Central Michigan Chippewas (4-0) vs. St. Bonaventure Bonnies (1-2), 6 p.m. (BD Global Sports on YouTube)
Pepperdine Waves (3-1) vs. Little Rock Trojans (3-1), approx. 8:30 p.m. (BD Global Sports on YouTube)

On Monday, the Trojans held off the Bonnies, 68-65, while the Chippewas had an easier time in knocking the Waves from the ranks of the undefeated, 88-77.

Stony Brook Seawolves (0-2) at Maryland Terrapins (4-0) (Barclays Center Classic), 7 p.m. (BTN)

On Sunday, the Terps struggled with Towson in their first on-campus game in this event, and the defending America East champs will attempt to make it two tough nights in a row in College Park.

Yale Bulldogs (2-1) at Pittsburgh Panthers (3-1), 7 p.m. (ACC Network Extra)

The Bulldogs scored just 38 in a 24-point loss at Virginia on Sunday, so they’ll look for an offensive renaissance at the Pete tonight.

Towson Tigers (2-1) at Boston College Eagles (2-1) (Barclays Center Classic), 7 p.m. (ACC Network Extra)

What the Tigers couldn’t accomplish on Sunday they’ll look to finish tonight, namely, grab a win on a power conference team’s home floor.

Georgia Southern Eagles (1-2) at Akron Zips (2-1) (Savannah Invitational), 7 p.m. (Akron Zips on Sidearm Sports)

The Eagles have been pegged by some as a Sun Belt contender. They’ll get a nice test against the perennial MAC favorites tonight.

Sam Houston State Bearkats (3-1) at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (2-1) (Global Sports Shootout), 7:30 p.m. (ACC Network Extra)

The Bearkats are poised to knock Stephen F. Austin off the top of the Southland heap come league play, but they can get themselves some more publicity by knocking off Josh Pastner’s Yellow Jackets, who lost to Ohio last time out at McCamish Pavilion.

Arkansas Razorbacks (3-0) at Minnesota Golden Gophers (4-0) (Golden Gopher Showcase), 8 p.m. (ESPN3)

Hey there, rare game between power conference teams that’s streaming only. This one will all but decide the Golden Gopher Showcase title, though each team will have a single (very winnable) game left in the event after tonight.

Oregon State Beavers (2-2) at Tulsa Golden Hurricane (1-2), 9 p.m. (ESPNews)

Two 2016 NCAA squads that have started slowly meet up at the Reynolds Center tonight. The Beavers defeated the Golden Hurricane by a 76-71 score in Portland last season.

Indiana Hoosiers (3-0) at Fort Wayne Mastodons (2-2) (Indiana Classic), 9 p.m. (BTN)

Even though this matchup is set for Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, the Mastodons’ secondary home venue, expect this one to be more like a Hoosier home game, particularly since IU controlled the tickets. Still, the Summit favorites won’t get a better chance at their in-state rivals.

Long Beach State 49ers (1-4) at Washington Huskies (2-1), 11 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks National and Washington)

The 49ers’ brutal schedule rolls on, though they have to enter this one with some hope, considering how the Huskies have already lost to Yale in Seattle.

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