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2017-18 Early Season Events

2017-18 College Basketball Early Season Tournaments, Events, And Neutral-Site Games

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Feast Week Finale Sunday Viewing Guide

Thanksgiving week saved the best for last, with a doubleheader of PK80 finals featuring Top 10 matchups. And there’s also a Texas A&M-USC non-tourney game on Pac-12 Network at 10 p.m. Eastern!

Thanksgiving Saturday Feast Week Viewing Guide

Naturally, with college football dominating TV today, the college hoops slate is relatively light, and all but one tournament game will be streaming only.

Black Friday Feast Week Viewing Guide

The Battle 4 Atlantis and NIT Season Tip-Off conclude today with a pair of surprising finals.

Thanksgiving Day Feast Week Viewing Guide

The highly anticipated Phil Knight Invitational tips off this afternoon in Portland, Ore., but there’s so much more to this Turkey Day lineup.

Feast Week Day 7 Viewing Guide

A top 15 matchup in the Maui Jim Maui Invitational championship is the highlight of the seven title tilts on tap for today. Meanwhile, the Battle 4 Atlantis and final Great Alaska Shootout get started.

Feast Week Day 6 Viewing Guide

The Legends and Hall of Fame Classics conclude this evening, while there are surprise entries in the semifinal lineups at the Cayman Islands Classic and Maui Jim Maui Invitational.

2017 Cancun Challenge Primer

Thanks in part to the number of Power 7 teams pulled into the Phil Knight Invitational, the lone exempt event set for Mexico has a mid-major flavor this season.

Feast Week Day 5 Viewing Guide

With the Maui Jim Maui Invitational, loaded Hall of Fame Classic, and several other events getting started on this Monday, Thanksgiving week is going to heat up early.

2017 Cayman Islands Classic Primer (Updated)

Add the Caymans to your list of future Thanksgiving week basketball holiday destinationss.

2017 MGM Resorts Main Event Primer

Even though UNLV will play a pair of virtual home games in this event, the Runnin’ Rebels aren’t a clear favorite to claim the title belt.

Feast Week Day 4 Viewing Guide

Seven tournament champions will earn trophies as this Sunday unfolds. Three of those games will feature in an ESPN2 tripleheader this evening.

Feast Week Day 3 Viewing Guide

If you plan on watching college basketball today, get your computer, tablet, or other streaming device ready to go.

2017-18 Early Season Events Primer Hub

Looking for a particular holiday tournament’s primer? Find it here.

2017 Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic Primer

Defending Mountain West champ Nevada anchors an event played in its home state.

Feast Week Day 2 Viewing Guide

Providence and Saint Louis will meet in the final of the first event of 2017 to conclude its bracketed portion, the 2K Classic.

2017 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic Primer

ESPN Events saved one of this season’s best exempt tournaments for last, as this event takes place over Christmas week.

2017’s Non-Exempt Bracketed Tournaments

After years of reduced numbers, four-team bracketed tournaments seem to be in the midst of a mini-renaissance.

2017 Wooden Legacy Primer

The Ivy and WCC favorites are set to meet in a quarterfinal in this event, which has shifted exclusively to Fullerton for its next two editions.

2017 Barclays Center Classic Presented By Continental Tire Primer

This season’s event needs a slight location modifier, at least for the first day.

Feast Week Day 1 Viewing Guide

A total of 24 bracketed/showcase tournaments are scheduled for a period that begins a week before Thanksgiving and ends late on the Sunday night of the holiday weekend. The first three tip off over this morning and afternoon.

2017 GCI Great Alaska Shootout Primer

One of Thanksgiving week’s oldest events takes one final bow this November.

2017 Jamaica Classic Montego Bay Primer

This new event has slightly more complicated format than many of the others I’ll preview over the next week.

2017 AdvoCare Invitational Primer

Yes, West Virginia will be heavily favored to claim the title at Walt Disney World on Thanksgiving weekend, but strong performances in this event could help push several participants into the at-large picture.

2017 Gildan Charleston Classic Primer

In 2013, UMass denied Clemson a second Charleston Classic crown. Four years later, the Tigers will try again with a largely different set of teams set to challenge them.

2017 Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational Primer

Xavier is favored to claim the Big East’s second straight title in this event, but K-State and Arizona State could both challenge the Musketeers on day two.

Phil Knight Invitational Victory Bracket Primer

Since this event is really two, I split its preview accordingly. The defending National Champs, the team they defeated in the Final Four, and one of the four top seeds in my preseason bracket anchor this group of eight.

Phil Knight Invitational Motion Bracket Primer

PK80’s second bracket features the nation’s preseason No. 1 team, the 2017 National Runner-Up, and one of last season’s Elite Eight.

2017 Emerald Coast Classic Primer

2017 Puerto Rico Tip-Off At Myrtle Beach Primer

Like the Paradise Jam, the devastation caused by hurricane season forced this event’s relocation to the U.S. Mainland.

2017 Savannah Invitational Primer

This summer’s mini-wave of conference realignment forced this event to adjust its format.

2017 Hall Of Fame Classic Primer

Four 2017 NCAA qualifiers are headed to Kansas City for the early part of Thanksgiving week.