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Feast Week Viewing Guide: Sunday, December 1, 2019

While Feast Week technically ends tonight, one tournament will actually tip off today in South Floirda.

NCAA Basketball: Marquette at Wisconsin Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

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Schedule and TV/streaming info from MattSarzSports.com.

Chronological Schedule

Sunday, December 1

Tip Time (ET) Event Round Matchup TV/Streaming
Tip Time (ET) Event Round Matchup TV/Streaming
10:30 a.m. Orlando Invitational 7th/8th Place Texas A&M vs. Fairfield ESPNU
12 p.m. Boca Raton Beach Classic Naismith Semifinals Mercer vs. Canisius CUSA.tv ($)
1 p.m. (approx.) Orlando Invitational Championship Maryland vs. Marquette ESPN
1:30 p.m. Wooden Legacy 3rd/4th Place Penn vs. Long Beach State ESPN2
3 p.m. Boca Raton Beach Classic Naismith Semifinals Hofstra vs. Holy Cross CUSA.tv ($)
4 p.m. Orlando Invitational 5th/6th Place Temple vs. Davidson ESPN2
4 p.m. (approx.) Wooden Legacy 5th/6th Place College of Charleston vs. UCF ESPNU
6 p.m. Boca Raton Beach Classic Hall of Fame Semifinals UIC at Florida Atlantic CUSA.tv ($)
6:30 p.m. (approx.) Orlando Invitational 3rd/4th Place Harvard vs. USC ESPN2
6:30 p.m. (approx.) Wooden Legacy 7th/8th Place Providence vs. Pepperdine ESPNU
9 p.m. Boca Raton Beach Classic Hall of Fame Semifinals San Diego vs. St. Bonaventure CUSA.tv ($)
9 p.m. (approx.) Wooden Legacy Championship Wake Forest vs. Arizona ESPN

Orlando Invitational Finals

7th/8th Place: Texas A&M Aggies (3-3, SEC) vs. Fairfield Stags (1-6, MAAC), 10:30 a.m. (ESPNU)
Championship: Maryland Terrapins (7-0, Big Ten) vs. Marquette Golden Eagles (5-1, Big East), approx. 1 p.m. (ESPN)
5th/6th Place: Temple Owls (5-1, American) vs. Davidson Wildcats (3-4, A 10), 4 p.m. (ESPN2)
3rd/4th Place: Harvard Crimson (5-3, Ivy) vs. USC Trojans (6-2, Pac-12), approx. 6:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

(PDF Bracket)

How many points will Markus Howard score today? And will that be enough to push Marquette past fifth-ranked Maryland in this afternoon’s championship tilt. Howard scored 40 in the Golden Eagles’ 73-63 quarterfinal win over Davidson, then added another 51 in their 101-79 rout of USC in Friday’s semifinal. Howard’s 91 points are a new Old Spice Classic/Advocare/Orlando Invitational tournament scoring record, while Marquette’s 101 is the highest point total a team has ever put up in a single game in the event. The Terps have been able to push past outmanned squads late to get to this point, but Mark Turgeon’s team might not be able to do the same today, thanks to the presence of a true star on the other side.

In the other games at Walt Disney World on Sunday, A&M will look to avoid an 0-3 trip by knocking off Fairfield, Davidson will look to avenge last December’s 77-75 OT loss to Temple in Atlantic City, and Harvard will aim to knock off a second power conference team in a three-day span against a USC squad that can’t let Markus Howard beat it twice.

Boca Raton Beach Classic

CUSA.tv ($) will stream all four games.

Naismith (Visitor) Bracket

Mercer Bears (4-3, SoCon) vs. Canisius Golden Griffins (3-2, MAAC), 12 p.m.
Hofstra Pride (4-3, CAA) vs. Holy Cross Crusaders (0-6, Patriot), 3 p.m.

Hall of Fame (Host) Bracket

UIC Flames (2-5, Horizon) at Florida Atlantic Owls (3-3, C-USA), 6 p.m.
San Diego Toreros (3-5, WCC) vs. St. Bonaventure Bonnies (2-4, A 10), 9 p.m.

This is a new event that for all intents and purposes replaces the Hall of Fame’s Belfast Basketball Classic. So far, the visiting teams are 2-2 in official on-campus games against the hosts and 3-2 overall (the four Northeastern teams in particular already scheduled series against each other both before and after the event). Even though Florida Atlantic hosts this event and has the best winning percentage among the hosts, two of the Owls’ three wins came against non-D1 opposition. So, they can’t be considered the favorites. That role falls to San Diego, who defeated Hofstra, who may be the best team in the entire field, on Wednesday.

Paycom Wooden Legacy Finals

3rd/4th Place: Penn Quakers (4-3, Ivy) vs. Long Beach State Beach (3-5, Big West) 1:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
5th/6th Place: College of Charleston Cougars (4-3, CAA) vs. UCF Knights (4-2, American), approx. 4 p.m. (ESPNU)
7th/8th Place: Providence Friars (4-4, Big East) vs. Pepperdine Waves (3-5, WCC), approx. 6:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
Championship: Wake Forest Demon Deacons (5-2, ACC) vs. Arizona Wildcats (8-0, Pac-12), approx. 9 p.m. (ESPN)

(PDF Bracket)

Thanks to Providence’s continued struggles—and the cleared out bracket Wake Forest received as a result—Arizona remains a clear favorite to claim this title tonight. In fact, you could argue that the Wildcats already defeated the second-best team in the field when they knocked Penn off late Friday night. The Quakers have to be a little disappointed that they don’t get another shot at a power conference win in the third-place game, where they’ll take on Long Beach State in a tricky semi-road contest in Anaheim.

Note that the fifth-place game is a rematch of a non-bracketed game and that UCF only beat Charleston by 1, 72-71, back on November 23rd.

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