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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.

NCAA Basketball: 2K Classic-Virginia Tech vs Saint Louis Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

For a full lineup of non-tournament games, check out MattSarzSports.com’s Daily Schedule.

Chronological Schedule

Tip Time (ET) Event Round Matchup Outlet KenPom Fan Match Rank
Tip Time (ET) Event Round Matchup Outlet KenPom Fan Match Rank
10:30 a.m. Puerto Rico Tip-Off at Myrtle Beach Consolation Semifinal South Carolina vs. UTEP ESPNU 23
11 a.m. Gildan Charleston Classic Semifinal Auburn vs. Temple ESPN2 1
11 a.m. Islands of the Bahamas Showcase Quarterfinal Vermont vs. Bradley FloHoops.com ($) 7
12 p.m. Paradise Jam Quarterfinal Mercer at Liberty FloHoops.com ($) 9
1 p.m. (approx.) Puerto Rico Tip-Off at Myrtle Beach Semifinal Illinois State vs. Boise State ESPN2 4
1:30 p.m. (approx.) Gildan Charleston Classic Consolation Semifinal Indiana State vs. Old Dominion ESPNU 14
2 p.m. Jamaica Classic Montego Bay Hosts' Showcase Tulane vs. Colorado State CBSSN 13
2 p.m. Islands of the Bahamas Showcase Quarterfinal Coastal Carolina vs. UTSA FloHoops.com ($) 28
2:30 p.m. (approx.) Paradise Jam Quarterfinal Drexel vs. Houston FloHoops.com ($) 35
5 p.m. 2K Classic Benefitting WWP 3rd/4th Place Virginia Tech vs. Washington ESPN2 8
5 p.m. Puerto Rico Tip-Off at Myrtle Beach Consolation Semifinal Appalachian State vs. Western Michigan ESPNU 16
5 p.m. Islands of the Bahamas Showcase Quarterfinal Northern Kentucky vs. James Madison FloHoops.com ($) 31
6 p.m. Jamaica Classic Montego Bay Hosts' Showcase Fordham vs. Florida State CBSSN 33
6 p.m. Paradise Jam Quarterfinal Quinnipiac vs. Colorado FloHoops.com ($) 42
7 p.m. Gildan Charleston Classic Consolation Semifinal Ohio vs. Dayton ESPNews 10
7:30 p.m. (approx.) 2K Classic Benefitting WWP Championship Saint Louis vs. Providence ESPN2 17
7:30 p.m. (approx.) Puerto Rico Tip-Off at Myrtle Beach Semifinal Iowa State vs. Tulsa ESPNU 3
8 p.m. Islands of the Bahamas Showcase Quarterfinal Iona vs. Weber State FloHoops.com ($) 15
8:30 p.m. (approx.) Paradise Jam Quarterfinal Drake vs. Wake Forest FloHoops.com ($) 32
9:30 p.m. (approx.) Gildan Charleston Classic Semifinal Clemson vs. Hofstra ESPNU 6
12 a.m. (delayed) Jamaica Classic Montego Bay Visitors' Round-Robin LIU Brooklyn vs. Miami (Ohio) CBSSN 26

2K Classic Benefitting Wounded Warrior Project Finals

Consolation: Virginia Tech Hokies (2-1) vs. Washington Huskies (2-1), 5 p.m. (ESPN2)
Championship: Saint Louis Billikens (3-0) vs. Providence Friars (2-1), approx. 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

Heading into Thursday, I was skeptical about the thought of Saint Louis contending for the Atlantic 10 title and an NCAA bid. But last night’s win over Virginia Tech changes things a bit; however, defeating Big East contender Providence would make the Billikens an even more legitimate threat. And when you consider how the Huskies pushed the Friars in their semifinal nightcap, their consolation matchup with the Hokies should also be an intriguing early evening watch.

Puerto Rico Tip-Off At Myrtle Beach Semifinals

Championship

Illinois State Redbirds (1-1) vs. Boise State Broncos (3-0), approx. 1 p.m. (ESPN2)
Iowa State Cyclones (1-2) vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane (2-1), approx. 7:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Consolation

South Carolina Gamecocks (2-1) vs. UTEP Miners (1-1), 10:30 a.m. (ESPNU)
Appalachian State Mountaineers (2-1) vs. Western Michigan Broncos (1-2), 5 p.m. (ESPNU)

The Redbirds’ and Cyclones’ respective quarterfinal victories were their first of the season, while the Broncos—specifically, Chandler Hutchison—rallied very late, scoring five points in the final 13 seconds to condemn the Miners to a morning consolation round tip against quasi-host South Carolina.

In my mind, the winner of the all-mid-major semifinal between Illinois State and Boise State looks a more likely champion than either of the Power 7 teams remaining, Iowa State or Tulsa.

Gildan Charleston Classic Semifinals

Championship

Auburn Tigers (2-0) vs. Temple Owls (1-0), 11 a.m. (ESPN2)
Clemson Tigers (3-0) vs. Hofstra Pride (3-0), approx. 9:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Consolation

Indiana State Sycamores (1-1) vs. Old Dominion Monarchs (2-1), approx. 1:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
Ohio Bobcats (1-1) vs. Dayton Flyers (1-1), 7 p.m. (ESPNews)

Three of the four favorites took their Charleston quarterfinals rather easily, though ODU rallied from 19 down against Temple in the second half before the Owls reasserted themselves late. The exception was Dayton, who couldn’t overcome the 27 Eli Pemberton scored for Hofstra. In fact, the Flyers only led for a mere 11 seconds late in the second half.

While Auburn looked impressive in dismantling Indiana State in the first quarterfinal of the day, I’m curious to see if the Tigers can put together a similar performance against a higher-quality Temple squad in the first semifinal of the day. Meanwhile, Clemson will have to fancy its chances against Hofstra in the day’s final game, particularly if the Tigers can contain Pemberton.

Jamaica Classic Montego Bay (Primer)

Hosts’ Showcase

Tulane Green Wave (2-0) vs. Colorado State Rams (2-0), 2 p.m. (CBSSN)
Fordham Rams (1-1) vs. Florida State Seminoles (1-0), 6 p.m. (CBSSN)

Visitors’ Round-Robin

LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds (1-2) vs. Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (2-0), approx. 8:30 p.m. (12 a.m. 11/18, CBSSN delayed)

The inaugural edition of this event features a pair of non-bracketed showcases, thanks to a previously-scheduled Tulane-Florida State contest in Tampa and the fact the only three visiting teams made the trip to Jamaica.

These will be the first Division I men’s games played on the island.

FSU and CSU should take care of Fordham and Tulane, respectively. In fact, the A 10 Rams split their two on-campus games—losing to Miami on Opening Night before taking down LIU on Monday. Meanwhile, the Blackbirds pushed Tulane in New Orleans one week ago, with the Green Wave picking up a season-opening 102-96 victory.

Islands Of The Bahamas Showcase Quarterfinals (Primer)

FloHoops.com ($) will stream all four games.

Vermont Catamounts (0-1) vs. Bradley Braves (2-0), 11 a.m.
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (1-1) vs. UTSA Roadrunners (2-0), 2 p.m.
Northern Kentucky Norse (2-0) vs. James Madison Dukes (1-1), 5 p.m.
Iona Gaels (0-2) vs. Weber State Wildcats (2-0), 8 p.m.

Thanks to the inconsistency of early season scheduling, the two winless teams in this field look to be the most serious threats for the title. Vermont pushed Kentucky to the limit on Sunday, losing by just four at Rupp Arena. Meanwhile, Iona dropped its opener at Albany by two before playing Syracuse close at the Carrier Dome on Tuesday, losing by a 71-62 count. Just five of the 10 total wins earned the field’s remaining half-dozen teams came against Division I competition.

U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam Quarterfinals (Primer)

FloHoops.com ($) will stream all four games.

Mercer Bears (2-1) at Liberty Flames (2-0), 12 p.m.
Drexel Dragons (1-1) vs. Houston Cougars (1-0), approx. 2:30 p.m.
Quinnipiac Bobcats (1-1) vs. Colorado Buffaloes (2-0), 6 p.m.
Drake Bulldogs (1-0) vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (0-2), 8:30 p.m.

Liberty, the host of this relocated event, owns the most impactful victory of the 10 this group has gathered—as the Flames have already defeated Wake Forest in Winston-Salem. Considering the 2017 NCAA qualifiers have also lost to Georgia Southern, the title of favorite clearly no longer belongs to the Demon Deacons. The door is very much open for the other two Power 7 teams in the field—Houston and Colorado—as well as for the winner of the first quarterfinal of the day. SoCon favorite Mercer would probably be favored to topple the host Flames on a neutral floor, but with the game at the Vines Center, KenPom projects it as a 71-70 Liberty victory.

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