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College Hoops Viewing Guide For Wednesday, November 23, 2016

It’s Thanksgiving Eve, which means it’s time for Maui to conclude and Atlantis to ramp up.

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NCAA Basketball: Maui Invitational Day Two- Oklahoma State vs North Carolina 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.

Tuesday’s titles went to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, who held off the Northwestern Wildcats by a 70-66 score in the Legends Classic in Brooklyn, and the Kansas Jayhawks, 65-54 winners over the Georgia Bulldogs in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City.

Four trophies will be handed out on this Thanksgiving Eve.

Gulf Coast Showcase Finals (Primer)

BD Global Sports will stream all four games on YouTube.

7th/8th Place
Wofford Terriers (SoCon) (1-3)
Kent State Golden Flashes (MAC) (3-2)
11 a.m.
Kent St
5th/6th Place
Bradley Braves (MVC) (3-2)
George Mason Patriots (A 10) (2-3)
approx. 1:30 p.m.
3rd/4th Place
Hofstra Pride (CAA) (2-3)
South Dakota Coyotes (Summit) (5-1)
5 p.m.
South Dakota
Vermont Catamounts (AE) (5-1)
Houston Cougars (American) (4-0)
approx. 7:30 p.m.

As expected, Houston has rolled to the championship game in Estero, as the Cougars followed up a 37-point quarterfinal win over George Mason with a 27-point triumph over South Dakota in the semifinals. Tonight’s opposition, Vermont , looked impressive as well last night, as the Catamounts rolled by former conference rival Hofstra, 87-73.

Battle 4 Atlantis Quarterfinals (Primer)

Wichita St
Quarterfinal 1 (plays Quarterfinal 4 next)
Wichita State Shockers (MVC) (4-0)
LSU Tigers (SEC) (3-0)
12 p.m. (ESPN2)
Quarterfinal 2 (plays Quarterfinal 3 next)
VCU Rams (A 10) (3-0)
Baylor Bears (Big 12) (3-0)
approx. 2:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Michigan St
Quarterfinal 3 (plays Quarterfinal 2 next)
Michigan State Spartans (Big Ten) (2-2)
St. John's Red Storm (Big East) (2-1)
7 p.m. (AXS TV)
St John's
Quarterfinal 4 (plays Quarterfinal 1 next)
Louisville Cardinals (ACC) (3-0)
Old Dominion Monarchs (C-USA) (2-0)
approx. 9:30 p.m. (AXS TV)

See the full tournament bracket, since the order of the quarterfinals doesn’t match up with the game times.

Who would have imagined that the team in this field with the most losses heading to the Bahamas would be Michigan State? The Spartans will look to get back on track against St. John’s in the first game of the night session. Before that, however, the afternoon session looks to be the most intriguing, as LSU faces its first major test of the season in Wichita State and VCU will look to upend Baylor. Meanwhile, to close the night session, Louisville will aim to extend its all-time Atlantis record to 3-1 against Old Dominion, who somewhat surprisingly enter this tournament with a perfect mark.

Cancun Challenge Finals (Primer)

CBSSN will air both games.

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

Thanks to Texas Tech’s inability to come all the way back against Auburn last night, we don’t get Chris Beard vs. Purdue Boilermakers II, Electric Boogaloo tonight. That’s not the best outcome for the Red Raiders, who will now likely have to do serious work in Big 12 play to earn a bid. On the flip side, the Tigers have put themselves in position to pick up a win that will put them firmly on the national radar.

In the Mayan Division this afternoon, Idaho State (0-4) will again look to pick up its first win of the new season against NJIT (2-3) (12:30 p.m.). In the championship game, Georgia State (2-2) takes on Eastern Kentucky (2-3) (approx. 3 p.m.) in a nice matchup of quality mids. Again, the Triple Crown Sports’ YouTube channel will stream both games.

Maui Jim Maui Invitational Finals (Primer)

7th/8th Place
Tennessee Volunteers (SEC) (1-3)
Chaminade Silverswords (DII, PacWest) (2-2)
2:15 p.m. (ESPNU)
5th/6th Place
Oregon Ducks (Pac-12) (3-2)
Connecticut Huskies (American) (2-3)
approx. 4:45 p.m. (ESPN2)
3rd/4th Place
Georgetown Hoyas (Big East) (2-3)
Oklahoma State Cowboys (Big 12) (4-1)
7;30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Oklahoma St
Wisconsin Badgers (Big Ten) (4-1)
North Carolina Tar Heels (ACC) (6-0)
approx. 10 p.m. (ESPN)

If you expected UConn and Oregon to meet with third place on the line, well, you get to see them a little bit earlier today. One will still leave with a 2-1 Maui record and some confidence, while the other will return to the mainland with a 1-2 mark and lots of questions.

In the final, the Wisconsin and North Carolina meet for the first time since the 2011 ACC/Big Ten Challenge, a 60-57 win for the Heels in Madison. The Badgers didn’t meet UNC in their run to the 2014 Battle 4 Atlantis crown, as the Tar Heels lost to Butler in the first round.

Men Who Speak Up Main Event Finals (Primer)

Saint Louis
Saint Louis Billikens (A 10) (2-2)
Alabama Crimson Tide (SEC) (2-2)
9:30 p.m. (BD Global Sports on YouTube)
BYU Cougars (WCC) (4-0)
Valparaiso Crusaders (Horizon) (4-1)
approx. 12 a.m. 11/24 (ESPN2)

After recording comfortable wins on Monday night, the two NIT semifinalists are ready to renew acquaintances. Look for this one to be as tense as the Valparaiso‘s 72-70 win over the BYU in new York.

Ball State (2-2) meets Southern Utah (1-3) in the final Middleweight Game this afternoon (3:30 p.m., BD Sports on YouTube). The Thunderbirds are still looking for their first Division I win of the year.

GCI Great Alaska Shootout Quarterfinals, Night One (Primer)

CBSSN will air both games.

Buffalo Bulls (MAC) (2-1)
Alaska Anchorage Seawolves (DII, GNAC) (4-2)
9:30 p.m.
Oakland Golden Grizzlies (Horizon) (4-0)
Nevada Wolf Pack (MW) (3-1)
approx. 12 a.m. 11/24

While the Nevada-Oakland game is the main attraction here, keep an eye on Buffalo-UAA. The hosts are ranked 12th in Division II, though they lost to both Chaminade and Hawai’i Pacific in Honolulu earlier this month.

Logos from, except for Chaminade, which is from

Non-Tournament Action Of Note

Cleveland State Vikings (1-2) at Kentucky Wildcats (4-0) (Bluegrass Showcase), 1 p.m. (SEC Network)

The Vikings might wish for a Thanksgiving presidential pardon before this one.

Michigan Wolverines (4-0) at South Carolina Gamecocks (4-0), 5 p.m. (ESPNU)

The first of two very difficult games in a four-day span for the Gamecocks, as they head to Brooklyn to take on Syracuse on Saturday afternoon.

Lone Star Showcase Day 2

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

After the Waves edged the Trojans 66-65 and the Bonnies blew the Chips out 102-71 last night, none of these teams can leave Cedar Park with three wins.

College of Charleston Cougars (3-2) at Villanova Wildcats (5-0) (Gildan Charleston Classic), 7 p.m. (FS1)

Yes, the Wildcats won the trophy already, but they need to defeat their hosts to finish with a perfect 4-0 mark in the event.

William & Mary Tribe (2-1) at Duke Blue Devils (4-1), 7 p.m. (ESPNU)

The Tribe's last game against an ACC opponent didn't go so well— it was a 91-58 loss at Louisville.

Princeton Tigers (0-2) at Lafayette Leopards (2-2), 7 p.m. (Patriot League Network)

The Ivy favorites (or are they? Look at how Yale has played so far) take on one of the key contenders in the Patriot League. The Tigers lost by nine at Lehigh last time out.

Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (2-3) at Wake Forest Demon Deacons (4-1), 7:30 p.m. (ACC Network Extra)

The Demon Deacons defeated the Chanticleers by an 83-77 score at the Joel last December.

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