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2022-23 Men’s College Basketball Conference Challenges and Neutral-Site Games

A regularly updated list of the 2022-23 men’s college basketball season’s conference challenges and neutral-site games—be they showcases, classics, or one-off contests. If you have any additions email them to bloggingthebracket at gmail dot com or tweet them to me @ChrisDobbertean.

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Conference Events

Pac-12/SWAC Partnership

Thursday–Sunday, November 10–13 (Pac-12 Release)

Fri., Nov. 11: Colorado at Grambling State (Colorado)
Sun, Nov. 13: Arizona State at Texas Southern (Texas Southern)
Nov. TBA: Alabama State at USC; Florida A&M at Oregon; Southern at Arizona; Washington State at Prairie View A&M

Gavitt Tip-Off Games

Monday–Friday, November 14–18 (Big East via Twitter)

Mon., Nov. 14: Butler at Penn State; DePaul at Minnesota
Tues., Nov. 15: Marquette at Purdue; Northwestern at Georgetown
Wed., Nov. 16: Iowa at Seton Hall
Thurs., Nov. 17: Nebraska at St. John’s; Indiana at Xavier
Fri., Nov. 18: Villanova at Michigan State

MAAC/ASUN Dublin Challenge

Friday and Saturday, November 19 and 20: Dublin, Ireland (MAAC Release)

ASUN Teams (2): Central Arkansas and Stetson

MAAC Teams (2): Niagara and Rider

Big Sky-Summit League Challenge

Dates TBA (Rocco Miller via Twitter)

Big Sky Home Games

North Dakota at Idaho
North Dakota State at Eastern Washington
Omaha at Montana State
South Dakota State at Montana

Summit League Home Games

Eastern Washington at South Dakota State
Idaho at Omaha
Montana at North Dakota State
Montana State at North Dakota

ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Monday, November 28–Wednesday, November 30 (ESPN Release)

Mon., Nov. 28: Minnesota at Virginia Tech; Pittsburgh at Northwestern
Tues., Nov. 29: Georgia Tech at Iowa; Maryland at Louisville; Penn State at Clemson; Syracuse at Illinois; Virginia at Michigan; Wake Forest at Wisconsin
Wed., Nov. 30: Boston College at Nebraska; Michigan State at Notre Dame; North Carolina at Indiana; Ohio State at Duke; Purdue at Florida State; Rutgers at Miami (Fla.)

Big 12-Big East Battle

Tuesday, November 29–Sunday, December 4 (Big 12 Release)

Tues., Nov. 29: Baylor at Marquette
Wed., Nov. 30: Georgetown at Texas Tech; Kansas State at Butler; Providence at TCU
Thurs., Dec. 1: Creighton at Texas; Oklahoma State at UConn; Seton Hall at Kansas
Sat., Dec. 3: Oklahoma at Villanova; West Virginia at Xavier
Sun., Dec. 4: St. John’s at Iowa State

Pac-12 US LBM Coast-to-Coast Challenge

Sunday, December 18: Dallas (Release)

Stanford vs. Texas, 1 p.m. (ESPN)
(women) USC vs. Texas, approx. 3:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
(women) Arizona vs. Baylor, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Washington State vs. Baylor, approx. 10 p.m. (ESPN/2)

SEC/Big 12 Challenge

Saturday, January 28 (ESPN Release)

Big 12 Home Games

Alabama at Oklahoma
Arkansas at Baylor
Auburn at West Virginia
Florida at Kansas State
Ole Miss at Oklahoma State

SEC Home Games

Iowa State at Missouri
Kansas at Kentucky
TCU at Mississippi State
Texas at Tennessee
Texas Tech at LSU

Neutral-Site Games (Showcases, Classics, One-Off Contests)

Organized by date

Friday, November 11, 2022

Armed Forces Classic (USS Abraham Lincoln, Naval Base Coronado, Calif.)

Michigan State vs. Gonzaga

Brew City Battle (Milwaukee, Wis.)

Stanford vs. Wisconsin (Matt Norlander, CBS)
Also: Kansas State vs. Wisconsin (women)

Barstool Showcase (Philadelphia)

Akron vs. Mississippi State (Rocco Miller via Twitter)
Toledo vs. UAB (Jon Rothstein via Twitter)

Veterans Classic (Annapolis, Md.)

Princeton at Navy (Navy Release)
Houston vs. Saint Joseph’s

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Nashville, Tenn.

Colorado vs. Tennessee (Colorado)

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

State Farm Champions Classic (Indianapolis)

Kansas vs. Duke (Kansas)
Kentucky vs. Michigan State

Sioux Falls, S.D.

St. Bonaventure vs. South Dakota State (South Dakota State via Twitter)

Friday, November 18, 2022

Basketball Hall of Fame Showcase (Uncasville, Conn.)

Rutgers vs. Temple (HOF Release)
Iona vs. Vermont

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Hoosier Classic MTE (Indianapolis)

Miami (Ohio) vs. Indiana (Indiana)

Spokane, Wash.

Washington State vs. Eastern Washington (Rocco Miller via Twitter)

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Las Vegas

Santa Clara vs. Iona (Rocco Miller via Twitter)

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Salt Lake City, Utah

Wyoming vs. Santa Clara (Rocco Miller via Twitter)

Friday, December 2, 2022

Sioux Falls, S.D.

Gonzaga vs. Baylor (Jon Rothstein via Twitter)

Saturday, December 3, 2022

The Battleground 2K22 (Fort Worth)

LSU vs. TBD (Rocco Miller, The Bracketeer)
Boise State vs. Texas A&M (Rocco Miller, The Bracketeer)
Saint Mary’s vs. Houston (Houston)

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Basketball Hall of Fame London Showcase (London, England, U.K.)

Marist vs. Maine, 10:30 a.m. (Marist Release)
Kentucky vs. Michigan, approx. 1 p.m.

San Francisco (Chase Center)

Utah State vs. San Francisco (Rocco Miller, The Bracketeer)

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Jimmy V Classic (New York)

Illinois vs. Texas (Jeff Goodman via Twitter)
Duke vs. Iowa

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Holiday Hoopsgiving (Atlanta)

Buffalo vs. Tulane (Rocco Miller via Twitter)
Clemson vs. Loyola Chicago (Holiday Hoopsgiving via Twitter)
Memphis vs. Auburn
LSU vs. Wake Forest

Never Forget Tribute Classic (Newark, N.J.)

Villanova vs. Boston College (Jon Rothstein, FanDuel)
Other matchup(s) TBD

Fort Worth

SMU vs. TCU (Rocco Miller, The Bracketeer)

Kansas City, Mo.

Nebraska vs. Kansas State (The D1 Docket)

Jack Jones Hoopfest (Las Vegas, Nev.)

Creighton vs. BYU (Jon Rothstein, Fan Duel)
Arizona vs. Indiana (Indiana)

Jerry Colangelo Classic (Phoenix, Ariz.)

Grand Canyon vs. North Texas (Release)
San Diego State vs. Saint Mary’s

Tulsa, Okla.

Arkansas vs. Oklahoma (Jon Rothstein via Twitter)

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Basketball Hall of Fame Invitational (Brooklyn)

Maryland vs. Tennessee (HOF Release)
Oklahoma State vs. Virginia Tech
Iona vs. St. Bonaventure
UMass vs. Hofstra

Monday, December 12, 2022

Jack Jones Hoopfest (Las Vegas, Nev.)

Creighton vs. Arizona State (Jon Rothstein via Twitter)

Wednesday, December 14, 2022


Ohio vs. Florida (Jon Rothstein via Twitter)

Saturday, December 17, 2022

CBS Sports Classic (New York)

CBS will air both games. (Release)

Ohio State vs. North Carolina, 3 p.m.
UCLA vs. Kentucky, approx. 5:30 p.m.

Basketball Hall of Fame Classic (Springfield, Mass.)

UMass vs. North Texas (HOF Release)
Bryant vs. Liberty

Indy Classic (Indianapolis)

Illinois State vs. Ball State (Ball State Release)
Davidson vs. Purdue

AutoNation Orange Bowl Basketball Classic (Sunrise, Fla.)

Missouri vs. UCF
St. John’s vs. Florida State

C.M. Newton Classic (Birmingham, Ala.)

Gonzaga vs. Alabama (Jon Rothstein via Twitter)


Dayton vs. Wyoming (Jon Rothstein via Twitter)
NC State vs. Vanderbilt
Northern Iowa vs. Towson

Pac-12 Coast-to-Coast Challenge (Dallas)

Stanford vs. Texas (Rocco Miller, The Bracketeer)
Baylor vs. Washington State (Rocco Miller via Twitter)

Saturday and Sunday, December 17 and 18, 2022

Boost Mobile HBCU Challenge (Las Vegas)

Participants (4): Hampton and North Carolina A&T (Colonial); NC Central (Mid-Eastern Athletic); Texas Southern (Southwestern Athletic) (HOF Release)

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Holiday Hoopsgiving (Atlanta)

Notre Dame vs. Georgia (Holiday Hoopsgiving via Twitter)

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Battle at the Vault (Lincoln, Neb.)

Queens at Nebraska (Robin Washut via Twitter)
Drake vs. Mississippi State
Also: Concordia (Neb.) vs. Oklahoma Wesleyan (NAIA)

Tuesday and Wednesday, December 20 and 21, 2022

Jumpman Invitational (Charlotte, N.C.)

Tues., Dec. 20: (women) North Carolina vs. Michigan, 7 p.m.; Oklahoma vs. Florida, approx. 9:30 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 21: Michigan vs. North Carolina, 7 p.m.; (women) Florida vs. Oklahoma, approx. 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Jerry Colangelo Classic (Phoenix, Ariz.)

Appalachian State vs. UC Santa Barbara (Release)
Wyoming vs. Saint Mary’s
USC vs. Colorado State

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Braggin’ Rights (St. Louis)

Missouri vs. Illinois (Missouri)

Dates TBA

Salt Lake City

TCU vs. Utah (Rocco Miller, The Bracketeer)