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College Hoops Viewing Guide For Sunday, November 27, 2016

This season’s glut of holiday tournaments ends its run with a pair of finals on opposite ends of the country.

NCAA Basketball: AdvoCare Invitational-Gonzaga vs Quinnipiac Kim Klement-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.

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On Saturday night in Brooklyn, the Maryland Terrapins needed a Melo Trimble layup with nine seconds left to edge Kansas State 69-68 in the Barclays Center Classic final. The Global Sports Classic crown in Las Vegas went to the TCU Horned Frogs, who won the first of consecutive meetings with the Washington Huskies, 93-80. The Virginia Cavaliers claimed the Emerald Coast Classic title with a 63-52 triumph over the Providence Friars—UVa’s narrowest margin of victory this season.

In the non-televised Savannah Invitational final, the Akron Zips edged the Mercer Bears 65-63, while the Iona Gaels avenged a non-bracketed loss to the Nevada Wolf Pack, 75-73, to claim the GCI Great Alaska Shootout.

Just a pair of crowns are up for grabs today.

AdvoCare Invitational Finals (Primer)

Indiana St
7th/8th Place
Indiana State Sycamores (MVC) (2-3)
Quinnipiac Bobcats (MAAC) (0-4)
11 a.m. (ESPNU)
Iowa St
Iowa State Cyclones (Big 12) (5-0)
Gonzaga Bulldogs (WCC) (5-0)
approx. 1:30 p.m. (ESPN)
3rd/4th Place
Miami Hurricanes (ACC) (4-1)
Florida Gators (SEC) (5-1)
4:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
5th/6th Place
Stanford Cardinal (Pac-12) (5-1)
Seton Hall Pirates (Big East) (4-1)
approx. 9 p.m.

In this afternoon’s championship game, Gonzaga will go for its ninth win in a row at HP Field House and a third consecutive Old Spice Classic/AdvoCare Invitational title. If the Bulldogs shoot as well as they did on Friday night, the Iowa State Cyclones—boasting a fairly potent offense of their own—won’t have much of a chance. In the third-place game, the Florida Gators will look to end a two-game run of Miami-Florida Hurricanes dominance in their series. The Canes won by 11 last season in Coral Gables and by two in Gainesville back in 2014.

Directv Wooden Legacy Finals (Primer)

New Mexico
5th/6th Place
New Mexico Lobos (MW) (4-1)
Dayton Flyers (A 10) (3-2)
2 p.m. (ESPNU)
Virginia Tech
3rd/4th Place
Virginia Tech Hokies (ACC) (4-1)
Nebraska Cornhuskers (Big Ten) (4-1)
approx. 4:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
Texas A&M
Texas A&M Aggies (SEC) (4-1)
UCLA Bruins (Pac-12) (6-0)
8:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
7th/8th Place
Portland Pilots (WCC) (3-2)
Cal State Northridge Matadors (Big West) (2-4)
approx. 11 p.m. (ESPNU)

Later, in Anaheim, the UCLA Bruins will have the opportunity to reverse their 0-3 2009 76 Classic run with a Wooden Legacy trophy. All Lonzo Ball and company will have to do is stop a Texas A&M Aggies squad that rallied from 17 down to defeat the Virginia Tech Hokies in Friday’s semifinals. Tech will have a challenge in rebounding from that loss, as the Hokies face a Nebraska Cornhuskers outfit that might just be better than anticipated in the third-place tilt.

Non-Tournament Action Of Note

Monmouth Hawks (3-2) at Holy Cross Crusaders (2-3) (Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational), 12 p.m. (Patriot League Network)

The winner in Worcester this afternoon will leave the round-robin with a 2-2 mark, as both squads have already defeated South Carolina State and lost to the two anchor squads.

Men vs. Cancer Classic

North Dakota Fighting Hawks (3-2) vs. Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners (4-2), 2 p.m. (ESPN3)
North Florida Ospreys (3-4) at Wright State Raiders (5-1), approx. 4:30 p.m. (ESPN3)

On Friday, CSUB rolled by UNF 77-54, while Wright State toppled North Dakota 83-79. After yesterday’s results, only the host Raiders can finish this event with a perfect 3-0 mark.

New Hampshire Wildcats (3-2) at Winthrop Eagles (3-1) (NIT Season Tip-Off), 2 p.m. (

Both of these squads won at one of this event’s host schools—UNH defeated champion Temple, while Winthrop took down Illinois—but the Eagles look like a more solid squad that the Wildcats overall.

Ball State Cardinals (3-2) at Valparaiso Crusaders (5-1), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN3)

Even though both of these teams participated in the Men Who Speak Up Main Event, they didn’t meet in it, thanks to this pre-arranged matchup. The Cardinals stunned the Crusaders in Muncie last season, 69-66, a result that played a small part in keeping Valpo from an at-large.

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