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2016-17 College Basketball Early Season Event Primer Hub

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Thanks to a flood of releases, I'm not going to attempt to project brackets this time around. Instead, I'm going to attempt to post primers for bracketed events in the order they appear on the 2016-17 Early Season Events page, as long as the field is set and most of the matchups released.

After I cover the 24 bracketed events, I also have a pair of posts focused on the round-robin events planned. When those are wrapped up, I'll have individual looks at this season's four official conference challenge series. And for good measure, I'll have one final post (or two) with a rundown of the season's most compelling showcases.

To start, here's an expanded Exempt Tournaments 101 post, featuring even more background on how these events impact Division I college basketball scheduling.

Puerto Rico Tip-Off (published 7/19)
Charleston Classic (published 7/20)
2K Classic Benefitting Wounded Warrior Project (published 7/21)
U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam (published 7/22)
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall Of Fame Tip-Off (published 7/25, updated 8/17)
Gulf Coast Showcase (published 7/26)
Maui Jim Maui Invitational (published 7/27)
Legends Classic (published 7/28)
MGM Grand Main Event (published 8/16)
CBE Hall Of Fame Classic (published 8/19)
Cancun Challenge (published 7/29)
Battle 4 Atlantis (published 8/1)
GCI Great Alaska Shootout (published 8/2)
AdvoCare Invitational (published 8/3)
Directv Wooden Legacy (published 8/4)
NIT Season Tip-Off (published 8/5)
Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational (published 8/8)
Emerald Coast Classic (published 8/9)
Barclays Center Classic (published 8/10)
Savannah Invitational (published 8/11)
Global Sports Classic (published 8/15)
Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic (published 8/17)
Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (published 8/18)

Round-Robin Events (published 11/3)

Non-Bracketed MTEs (published 11/4)

Gavitt Tip-Off Games 
ACC/Big Ten Challenge
MW/MVC Challenge
SEC/Big 12 Challenge

Neutral-Site Showcases Part I 
Neutral-Site Showcases Part II
Neutral-Site Showcases Part III

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