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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.

NCAA Basketball: Battle 4 Atlantis Championship-Villanova vs Northern Iowa Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

In Friday afternoon’s first championship, the Villanova Wildcats (6-0) became the first team to ever win the Battle 4 Atlantis twice. Jay Wright’s team did it in style, knocking off the UNI Panthers (5-2), 64-50. In the nightcap, the seventh-place game, the second-ranked Arizona Wildcats (3-3) went #Oh4Atlantis, and might just drop out of the polls entirely. The Purdue Boilermakers (5-2) dominated the Cats, 89-64, to salvage something from their trip.

In the Atlantis Mainland bracket, the host UMBC Retrievers (3-3) won an 89-88 thriller over the Nicholls State Colonels (3-3) to claim the title.

While Arizona is struggling, the Wildcats’ archrivals from Tempe are soaring. The Arizona State Sun Devils (6-0) ran away from the favored Xavier Musketeers (5-1), 102-86, to take the Las Vegas Invitational title. The visitors’ bracket went to the Rider Broncs (5-1), who defeated the Hampton Pirates (2-5) for the second time this season.

The Virginia Cavaliers (6-0) had little trouble in dispatching the Rhode Island Rams (3-2), 70-55, to win the NIT Season Tip-Off in Brooklyn.

Sunday’s four finals are set:

Saturday’s slate features four championship games (and a fifth game that functions as another).

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. Emerald Coast Classic Visitors' 3rd/4th Place Omaha vs. Jackson State Emerald Coast TV
1:30 p.m. (approx.) Emerald Coast Classic Visitors' Championship Tennessee Tech vs. Maryland Eastern Shore Emerald Coast TV
2 p.m. Savannah Invitational Visitors' Round-Robin Mississippi Valley State vs. Southeastern Louisiana None
2:30 p.m. Barclays Center Classic Hosts' Showcase BYU vs. UMass Stadium on Facebook Watch
4 p.m. GCI Great Alaska Shootout 7th/8th Place Sam Houston State vs. Santa Clara FloHoops.com ($)^
4 p.m. Emerald Coast Classic Hosts' 3rd/4th Place New Mexico vs. Maryland Emerald Coast TV
4 p.m. Barclays Center Classic Visitors' 3rd/4th Place Western Carolina vs. Alabama A&M None
5 p.m. Savannah Invitational Hosts' Showcase Loyola of Chicago vs. Kent State None
5 p.m. (approx.) Barclays Center Classic Hosts' Showcase Minnesota vs. Alabama Stadium on Facebook Watch
6:30 p.m. (approx.) GCI Great Alaska Shootout 4th/6th Place College of Charleston at Alaska Anchorage FloHoops.com ($)^
7 p.m. Emerald Coast Classic Hosts' Championship TCU vs. St. Bonaventure CBSSN
7 p.m. Barclays Center Classic Visitors' Championship UT Arlington at Niagara Niagara Stream ($)
7:30 p.m. (approx.) Savannah Invitational Hosts' Showcase Valparaiso vs. Kent State None
9:30 p.m. GCI Great Alaska Shootout 3rd/5th Place Cal Poly vs. Idaho FloHoops.com ($)^
12 a.m. (approx.) GCI Great Alaska Shootout Championship Central Michigan vs. Cal State Bakersfield FloHoops.com ($)^

Emerald Coast Classic Finals

Visitors’ Bracket

Emerald Coast TV on YouTube will stream both games.

Consolation: Omaha Mavericks (0-6) vs. Jackson State Tigers (1-4), 11 a.m.
Championship: Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (5-1) vs. Maryland Eastern Shore Fighting Hawks (2-3), approx. 1:30 p.m.

Hosts’ Bracket

Consolation: New Mexico Lobos (2-3) vs. Maryland Terrapins (5-1) , 4 p.m. (Emerald Coast TV on YouTube)
Championship: TCU Horned Frogs (5-0) vs. St. Bonaventure Bonnies (3-1), approx. 6:30 p.m. (CBSSN)

While the Horned Frogs managed to escape their semifinal against the Lobos, 69-67, the Terps weren’t so lucky. The Bonnies, still without star Jaylen Adams, shocked Maryland, 63-61. Given the rest of the Terrapins’ non-conference slate, they’ll need to do a lot of work in Big Ten play to earn an at-large—provided they defeat the Syracuse Orange on Monday night.

Savannah Invitational Day 2

Visitors’ Round-Robin at Birmingham, Ala.

Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils (0-5) vs. Southeastern Louisiana Lions (3-3), 2 p.m.

Yesterday afternoon, the Lions handed the host Samford Bulldogs (1-5) their fourth straight loss, 77-71

Hosts’ Showcase

Loyola of Chicago Ramblers (6-0) vs. Kent State Golden Flashes (3-2), 5 p.m.
Valparaiso Crusaders (6-0) vs. UNCW Seahawks (2-2), approx. 7:30 p.m.

Both MVC sides rolled on day one, with the Ramblers hanging 102 on the Seahawks, who only managed 78, while the Crusaders dropped the Golden Flashes, 77-67.

Barclays Center Classic Presented by Continental Tire Hosts’ Day 2

Stadium on Facebook Watch will stream both games.

BYU Cougars (3-2) vs. UMass Minutemen (3-2), 2:30 p.m.
Minnesota Golden Gophers (6-0) vs. Alabama Crimson Tide (5-0), approx. 5 p.m.

This event moves to its namesake building after a Friday at LIU, and we have de facto championship and consolation games after yesterday’s results. No. 14 Minnesota had little trouble with UMass, winning 69-51, while No. 25 Alabama took down BYU, 71-59.

GCI Great Alaska Shootout Finals

FloHoops.com ($) will stream and GCI channel 907 (Alaska only) will air all four games.

7th/8th Place: Sam Houston State Bearkats (2-3) vs. Santa Clara Broncos (1-4), 4 p.m.
4th/6th Place: College of Charleston Cougars (3-2) at Alaska Anchorage Seawolves (4-3, DII), approx. 6:30 p.m.
3rd/5th Place: Cal Poly Mustangs (3-3) vs. Idaho Vandals (3-2), 9:30 p.m.
Championship: Central Michigan Chippewas (4-1) vs. Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners (4-2), approx. 12 a.m. 11/25

The final Great Alaska Shootout championship game will add one last new name to the event’s roster of champions. Meanwhile, the host Seawolves will get to play pre-tourney favorite College of Charleston in the fourth-place game. UAA last won two Shootout games back in 2012.

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