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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.

NCAA Basketball: Puerto Rico Tip-Off-Illinois State vs Boise State Joshua S. Kelly-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
11 a.m. Islands of the Bahamas Showcase 7th/8th Place UTSA vs. James Madison FloHoops.com ($) 28
11:30 a.m. Puerto Rico Tip-Off at Myrtle Beach 7th/8th Place UTEP vs. Appalachian State ESPN3 23
12 p.m. Paradise Jam 7th/8th Place Quinnipiac at Liberty FloHoops.com ($) 48
12:30 p.m. Hall of Fame Tip-Off Springfield 3rd/4th Place Maine vs. Sacred Heart ESPN3 35
1 p.m. Gildan Charleston Classic 7th/8th Place Indiana State vs. Ohio ESPN3 13
2 p.m. Islands of the Bahamas Showcase 5th/6th Place Bradley vs. Weber State FloHoops.com ($) 16
2 p.m. (approx.) Puerto Rico Tip-Off at Myrtle Beach 5th/6th Place South Carolina vs. Western Michigan ESPNU 15
2 p.m. 2K Classic Benefitting WWP Visitors' Championship Seattle at Belmont OVC Digital Network 45
2:30 p.m. (approx.) Paradise Jam 4th/6th Place Houston vs. Wake Forest FloHoops.com ($) 4
3 p.m. (approx.) Hall of Fame Tip-Off Naismith 3rd/4th Place Boston College vs. La Salle ESPN2 9
3:30 p.m. (approx.) Gildan Charleston Classic 5th/6th Place Old Dominion vs. Dayton ESPN3 10
4:30 p.m. (approx.) 2K Classic Benefitting WWP Visitors' Consolation Detroit Mercy vs. Houston Baptist None 27
5 p.m. Puerto Rico Tip-Off at Myrtle Beach 3rd/4th Place Illinois State vs. Tulsa ESPNU 8
5 p.m. Islands of the Bahamas Showcase 3rd/4th Place Coastal Carolina vs. Iona FloHoops.com ($) 14
5 p.m. Jamaica Classic Montego Bay Hosts' Showcase Colorado State vs. Florida State CBSSN 19
5:30 p.m. (approx.) Hall of Fame Tip-Off Naismith Championship Texas Tech vs. Northwestern ESPN2 2
6 p.m. Paradise Jam 3rd/5th Place Drexel vs. Drake FloHoops.com ($) 17
7 p.m. Gildan Charleston Classic 3rd/4th Place Auburn vs. Hofstra ESPNU 11
7:30 p.m. (approx.) Puerto Rico Tip-Off at Myrtle Beach Championship Boise State vs. Iowa State ESPN2 5
7:30 p.m. (approx.) Jamaica Classic Montego Bay Hosts' Showcase Fordham vs. Tulane CBSSN 20
8 p.m. (approx.) Hall of Fame Tip-Off Springfield Championship South Alabama vs. Saint Peter's ESPN3 29
8 p.m. Islands of the Bahamas Showcase Championship Vermont vs. Northern Kentucky FloHoops.com ($) 7
8:30 p.m. (approx.) Paradise Jam Championship Mercer vs. Colorado FloHoops.com ($) 6
9:30 p.m. (approx.) Gildan Charleston Classic Championship Temple vs. Clemson ESPN2 3
10 p.m. (approx.) Jamaica Classic Montego Bay Visitors' Round-Robin Miami (Ohio) vs. Hartford CBSSN 34

Islands Of The Bahamas Showcase

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

7th/8th Place: UTSA Roadrunners (2-2) vs. James Madison Dukes (1-3), 11 a.m.
5th/6th Place: Bradley Braves (3-1) vs. Weber State Wildcats (3-1), 2 p.m.
3rd/4th Place: Iona Gaels (1-3) vs. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (2-2), 5 p.m.
Championship: Vermont Catamounts (2-1) vs. Northern Kentucky Norse (4-0), 8 p.m.

As expected, two 2017 NCAA qualifiers will meet in tonight’s final in Nassau. However, thanks to NKU’s impressive 85-72 victory over Iona on Saturday night, it won’t be the Iona-Vermont matchup many anticipated. The Catamounts also won their semifinal, over Coastal Carolina, by a 13-point margin.

Puerto Rico Tip-Off At Myrtle Beach

7th/8th Place: UTEP Miners (1-2) vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers (2-2), 11:30 a.m. (ESPN3)
5th/6th Place: South Carolina Gamecocks (3-1) vs. Western Michigan Broncos (2-2), approx. 2 p.m. (ESPNU)
3rd/4th Place: Illinois State Redbirds (1-2) vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane (2-2), 5 p.m. (ESPNU)
Championship: Boise State Broncos (4-0) vs. Iowa State Cyclones (2-2), approx. 7:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

With the exception of the seventh-place game, rematches are the theme of the day in Conway, S.C.

  • South Carolina is looking for its second win over WMU in the span of a week—the Gamecocks defeated the Broncos, 78-60, in a non-bracketed game in Columbia on Monday evening.
  • This will be the second season in a row featuring two Illinois State and Tulsa games, with one of those contests coming in an ESPN Events tournament. In December 2016, the Redbirds lost at the Reynolds Center, 70-68, before winning the rematch in the Diamond Head Classic’s third-place game, 68-56. This season, the Golden Hurricane visit Normal, Ill. on December 2nd.
  • This will be the second Iowa State-Boise State meeting for the championship of an ESPN-owned tournament. The Cyclones edged the Broncos, 70-66, in the final of the 2013 Diamond Head Classic.

U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam

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

7th/8th Place: Quinnipiac Bobcats (1-3) at Liberty Flames (2-2), 12 p.m.
4th/6th Place: Houston Cougars (2-1) vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (1-3), approx. 2:30 p.m.
3rd/5th Place: Drexel Dragons (2-2) vs. Drake Bulldogs (2-1), 6 p.m.
Championship: Mercer Bears (4-1) vs. Colorado Buffaloes (4-0) , 8:30 p.m.

The host Flames fell two points short of earning a chance to defeat Wake Forest for the second time in a week. Instead, Liberty will take on Quinnipiac, whose hard luck arrived in a 70-69 quarterfinal loss to Colorado, in an attempt to avoid an 0-3 finish.

Mercer, which lost to Akron in the Savannah Invitational championship game last November, will look to do one better this season, though the Buffaloes will present a significant challenge—even if they struggled to defeat both Quinnipiac and Drake in Lynchburg.

In the third-place game, Drake and Drexel will finally meet up after avoiding each other in the 2011 edition of this event, 2012 Anaheim Classic, and 2016 Great Alaska Shootout.

Hall of Fame Tip-Off

Naismith Bracket

Consolation: Boston College Eagles (3-1) vs. La Salle Explorers (3-0), approx. 3 p.m. (ESPN2)
Championship: Texas Tech Red Raiders (3-0) vs. Northwestern Wildcats (3-1), approx. 5:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

Northwestern is looking to win its first tournament title since the 2012-13 season—when the Wildcats defeated TCU and Illinois State to win the now-departed South Padre Island Invitational. Texas Tech hasn’t won one in the KenPom era.

Springfield Bracket

Consolation: Maine Black Bears (0-3) vs. Sacred Heart Pioneers (0-3), 12:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
Championship: South Alabama Jaguars (2-2) vs. Saint Peter’s Peacocks (1-2), approx. 8 p.m. (ESPN3)

The Jaguars and Peacocks picked up their first Division I victories of the season, and the CollegeInsider.com Tournament champs from New Jersey will be favored to double that total tonight. Meanwhile, just one the two teams meeting in the first game of the day in Uncasville, Conn. will be able to remove the goose egg from its win column.

Gildan Charleston Classic

7th/8th Place: Indiana State Sycamores (1-2) vs. Ohio Bobcats (1-2), 1 p.m. (ESPN3)
5th/6th Place: Old Dominion Monarchs (3-1), vs. Dayton Flyers (2-1), approx. 3:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
3rd/4th Place: Auburn Tigers (2-1) vs. Hofstra Pride (3-1), 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
Championship: Temple Owls (2-0) vs. Clemson Tigers (4-0), approx. 9:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

The Tigers are looking for their third consecutive victory over the Owls in this event. In the 2008 championship game, the inaugural one, Clemson took down Temple, 76-72. Five years later, Brad Brownell’s squad knocked Fran Dunphy’s team into the consolation bracket with a 72-58 quarterfinal victory.

In the consolation games, I’m most looking forward to some good-natured Twitter sniping. For the third-place game, follow @LonelyTailgater (representing Auburn) and @JerryBeach73 and @gmoore21566 (on the Hofstra side). In the fifth-place contest, it’s ODU’s @devyanks90 (who’s on site) and Dayton’s @juliaflyer.

2K Classic Benefitting Wounded Warrior Project Subregional

Championship: Seattle Redhawks (2-2) at Belmont Bruins (3-1), 2 p.m. (OVC Digital Network)
Consolation: Detroit Mercy Titans (1-2) vs. Houston Baptist Huskies (1-2), approx. 4:30 p.m. (no broadcast)

Despite owning a 16-point lead at halftime, the host Bruins very nearly ended up in the consolation game, thanks to allowing a furious Husky rally in the second half. Still, Rick Byrd’s squad is still a heavy favorite to win the title, as Seattle only claimed its first D1 win yesterday over Detroit.

Jamaica Classic Montego Bay

Hosts Showcase’

Colorado State Rams (2-1) vs. Florida State Seminoles (2-0), 5 p.m. (CBSSN)
Tulane Green Wave (3-0) vs. Fordham Rams (1-2), approx. 7:30 p.m. (CBSSN)

Both sets of Rams will have to do far better than they did on Friday to avoid 0-2 trips to the Caribbean. Tulane opened its Friday game against Colorado State with a 17-2 run and never looked back—defeating a team expected to contend in the Mountain West by 27, 80-53. While Fordham is again expected to finish near the A 10 basement, Florida State’s 67-43 victory over the Bronx Rams on Friday evening was no less impressive.

Visitors’ Round-Robin

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (3-0) vs. Hartford Hawks (2-2), approx. 10 p.m. (CBSSN)

Last night, the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds earned a split of their two games in Jamaica by defeating the Hawks, 86-84. Tonight, the RedHawks look to complete a perfect trip to Montego Bay knocking off Hartford.

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