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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

Monday–Tuesday, November 7–15 (Pac-12 Release)

Mon., Nov. 7: Florida A&M at Oregon, 10 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks Oregon)
Thurs., Nov. 10: Alabama State at USC, 11 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks)
Fri., Nov. 11: Colorado at Grambling State, 8 p.m. (ESPN+ ($)); Southern at Arizona, 9 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks)
Sun, Nov. 13: Arizona State at Texas Southern, 3 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))
Tues., Nov. 15: Washington State at Prairie View A&M, 7 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))

Gavitt Tip-Off Games

Monday–Friday, November 14–18

Mon., Nov. 14: DePaul at Minnesota, 7 p.m. (B1G Network); Butler at Penn State, 8:30 p.m. (FS1)
Tues., Nov. 15: Northwestern at Georgetown, 6:30 p.m. (FS1); Marquette at Purdue, 8:30 p.m. (FS1)
Wed., Nov. 16: Iowa at Seton Hall, 7:30 p.m. (FS1)
Thurs., Nov. 17: Nebraska at St. John’s, 6:30 p.m. (FS1)
Fri., Nov. 18: Indiana at Xavier, 6 p.m. (FS1); Villanova at Michigan State, 8 p.m. (FS1)

MAAC/ASUN Dublin Challenge

Friday and Saturday, November 18 and 19: Dublin, Ireland

Fri., Nov. 18: Rider vs. Stetson, 5 a.m. (ESPNU); Niagara vs. Central Arkansas, 11 a.m. (ESPN+ ($))
Also: (women) Marist vs. Eastern Kentucky, approx. 7:30 a.m. (ESPNU); Rider vs. North Florida, approx. 1:30 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))
Sat., Nov. 19: Central Arkansas vs. Rider, 6 a.m. (ESPNU); Stetson vs. Niagara, 12 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))
Also: (women) North Florida vs. Marist, approx. 8:30 a.m. (ESPN+ ($)); Eastern Kentucky vs. Rider, approx. 2:30 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))

Big Sky-Summit League Challenge

November 13–December 10

Big Sky Home Games

Sun., Nov. 13: Idaho at Omaha, 3 p.m. (Idaho)
Sun., Nov. 20: Montana State at North Dakota, 2 p.m. (Midco Sports/ESPN+ ($))
Sat., Dec. 3: North Dakota State at Eastern Washington, 5 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))
Tues., Dec. 6: North Dakota at Idaho, 9 p.m. (ESPN+ ($)); South Dakota State at Montana, 9 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))
Sat., Dec. 10: Eastern Washington at South Dakota State, 3 p.m. (Midco Sports 2); Omaha at Montana State, 6 p.m. (ESPN+ ($)); Montana at North Dakota State, 8 p.m. (WDAY’Z XTRA)

ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Monday, November 28–Wednesday, November 30

Mon., Nov. 28: Minnesota at Virginia Tech, 7 p.m. (ESPN2); Pittsburgh at Northwestern, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
Tues., Nov. 29: Maryland at Louisville, 7 or 7:30 p.m. (ESPN/2); Syracuse at Illinois, 7 or 7:30 p.m. (ESPN/2); Penn State at Clemson, 7 p.m. (ESPNU); Georgia Tech at Iowa, 9 p.m. (ESPN2/U); Wake Forest at Wisconsin, 9 p.m. (ESPN2/U); Virginia at Michigan, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Wed., Nov. 30: Ohio State at Duke, 7:15 p.m. (ESPN); Purdue at Florida State, 7:15 p.m. (ESPN2/U); Rutgers at Miami (Fla.), 7:15 p.m. (ESPN2/U); North Carolina at Indiana, 9:15 p.m. (ESPN); Michigan State at Notre Dame, 9:15 p.m. (ESPN2); Boston College at Nebraska, 9:15 p.m. (ESPNU)

Big 12-Big East Battle

Tuesday, November 29–Sunday, December 4

Tues., Nov. 29: Baylor at Marquette, 8:30 p.m. (FS1)
Wed., Nov. 30: Kansas State at Butler, 6:30 p.m. (FS1); Georgetown at Texas Tech, 8 p.m. (ESPN+ ($)); Providence at TCU, 8 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))
Thurs., Dec. 1: Oklahoma State at UConn, 6:30 p.m. (FS1); Creighton at Texas, 7 p.m. (FS1); Seton Hall at Kansas, 9 p.m. (FS1)
Sat., Dec. 3: Oklahoma at Villanova, 12 p.m. (CBS); West Virginia at Xavier, 6:30 p.m. (FS1)
Sun., Dec. 4: St. John’s at Iowa State, 3 p.m. (ESPN2)

Pac-12 US LBM Coast-to-Coast Challenge

Sunday, December 18: Dallas

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)

Auburn at West Virginia, 12 p.m. (ESPN/2)
Alabama at Oklahoma, 2 p.m. (ESPN/2/U)
Iowa State at Missouri, 2 p.m. (ESPN/2/U)
Texas Tech at LSU, 2 p.m. (ESPN/2/U)
Arkansas at Baylor, 4 or 6 p.m. (ESPN)
Texas at Tennessee, 4 or 6 p.m. (ESPN)
TCU at Mississippi State, 4 p.m. (ESPN2)
Florida at Kansas State, 6 p.m. (ESPN2)
Kansas at Kentucky, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Ole Miss at Oklahoma State, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)

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, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Brew City Battle (Milwaukee, Wis.)

Stanford vs. Wisconsin, 7:30 p.m. (FS1)
Also: Kansas State vs. Wisconsin (women), 4:30 p.m. (B1G Network)


Eastern Michigan vs. Michigan, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)

Barstool Showcase (Philadelphia)

Barstool Sports will stream both games.

UAB vs. Toledo, 5 p.m.
Akron vs. Mississippi State, approx. 7:30 p.m.

Veterans Classic (Annapolis, Md.)

CBSSN will air both games.

Houston vs. Saint Joseph’s, 6 p.m.
Princeton at Navy, approx. 8:30 p.m.

Santa Cruz, Calif.

UC Santa Barbara vs. Fresno State, 5 p.m. (FloHoops ($))

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Boise, Idaho (Idaho Central Arena)

Washington State vs. Boise State, 7 p.m. (MWN)

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Nashville, Tenn.

Colorado vs. Tennessee, 2 p.m. (ESPN)

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

State Farm Champions Classic (Indianapolis)

ESPN will air both games.

Kentucky vs. Michigan State, 7 p.m.
Kansas vs. Duke, approx. 9:30 p.m.

Sioux Falls, S.D.

St. Bonaventure vs. South Dakota State, 8 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))

Friday, November 18, 2022

Basketball Hall of Fame Showcase (Uncasville, Conn.)

Rutgers vs. Temple, 5 p.m. (ESPNU)
Iona vs. Vermont, approx. 7:30 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))

Akron, Ohio (St. Vincent/St. Mary’s High School)

Colgate vs. Duquesne, 6 p.m.

Saturday, November 19, 2022

ATL Has Something to Say HBCU Challenge (Atlanta)

Norfolk State vs. Alabama A&M (Norfolk State)

Laie, Hawai’i

Hawai’i Pacific vs. Hawai’i, 5 p.m.

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Hoosier Classic MTE (Indianapolis)

Miami (Ohio) vs. Indiana, 5:30 p.m. (B1G Network)

Spokane, Wash. (Spokane Arena)

Kentucky vs. Gonzaga, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Monday, November 21, 2022

Spokane, Wash.

Washington State vs. Eastern Washington, 9 p.m. (SWX/ESPN+ ($))

Tuesday, November 22, 2022


UC Davis vs. Sacramento State, 10:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Las Vegas Holiday Classic (Las Vegas)

Santa Clara vs. Iona, 12 a.m. 11/27 (Be The Beast ($))

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Salt Lake City, Utah

Westminster vs. BYU, 9 p.m. (BYU TV)

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Sport Tours Showdown (Salt Lake City, Utah)

Wyoming vs. Santa Clara, 4 p.m. (FloHoops ($))

Friday, December 2, 2022

Peacock Classic (Sioux Falls, S.D.)

Gonzaga vs. Baylor, 8 p.m. (Peacock ($))

Saturday, December 3, 2022

The Battleground 2K22 (Fort Worth)

Boise State vs. Texas A&M, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
Saint Mary’s vs. Houston, approx. 9:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

Salt Lake City, Utah

South Dakota vs. BYU, 3:30 p.m. (BYU TV)

Sunday, December 4, 2022

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

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

San Francisco (Chase Center)

Utah State vs. San Francisco, 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Jimmy V Classic (New York)

ESPN will air both games.

Illinois vs. Texas, 7 p.m.
Duke vs. Iowa, approx. 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Henderson, Nev.

Hawai’i vs. UNLV, 10 p.m. (UNLV on YouTube)

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Holiday Hoopsgiving (Atlanta)

Buffalo vs. Tulane, 11:30 a.m.
LSU vs. Wake Forest, 2 p.m. (ESPNU)
Memphis vs. Auburn, 5 p.m. (ESPN2)
Loyola Chicago vs. Clemson, approx. 7:30 p.m. (ACCN)

Crimson and Cardinal Classic (Tulsa, Okla.)

Arkansas vs. Oklahoma, 1 p.m. (ESPN2)

Jerry Colangelo Classic (Phoenix, Ariz.)

ESPN+ ($) will stream both games.

San Diego State vs. Saint Mary’s, 3 p.m.
Grand Canyon vs. North Texas, 5:30 p.m.

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

Boston College vs. Villanova, 5 p.m. (Fox)

Simmons Bank Showdown (Fort Worth)

Texas State vs. UT Arlington, 7:30 p.m.
SMU vs. TCU, approx. 10 p.m. (ESPN2)

Jack Jones Hoopfest (Las Vegas; Michelob Ultra Arena)

Cal State Fullerton vs. Southern Utah, 7 p.m.
Creighton vs. BYU, 10 p.m. (FS1)
Loyola Marymount vs. Utah State, approx. 12:30 a.m. 12/11

Las Vegas Clash (MGM Grand Garden Arena)

Washington State vs. UNLV, 4:30 p.m. (FS1)
Arizona vs. Indiana, 7:30 p.m. (Fox)

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Basketball Hall of Fame Invitational (Brooklyn)

Iona vs. St. Bonaventure, 11:30 a.m. (YES)
Oklahoma State vs. Virginia Tech, approx. 2 p.m. (ESPN2)
Tennessee vs. Maryland, approx. 4:30 p.m. (FS1)
UMass vs. Hofstra, approx. 7 p.m. (YES)

Monday, December 12, 2022

Jack Jones Hoopfest (Las Vegas, Nev.)

Creighton vs. Arizona State, 9 p.m. (FS1)
San Francisco vs. New Mexico (Jon Rothstein via Twitter)

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Coaches vs. Cancer Event (Union, N.J.)

Iona vs. Princeton, 7 p.m. (SNY)

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Victorinox Tampa Tip-Off (Tampa, Fla.)

Ohio vs. Florida, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Coaches vs. Racism HBCU Roundball Classic (Houston, Delmar Fieldhouse)

HBCU Go will stream both games.

Montana vs. Prairie View A&M, 12:50 p.m.
Texas Tech vs. Jackson State, 4 p.m.

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

Gonzaga vs. Alabama, 1 p.m. (CBS)

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.

Greenville Holiday Classic (Greenville, S.C.)

East Carolina vs. South Carolina, 2 p.m. (SECN+/ESPN+ ($))
Stephen F. Austin vs. Furman, approx. 4:30 p.m. (Field of 68 on YouTube)
Richmond vs. Clemson, 7 p.m. (ACCNX/ESPN+ ($))

Basketball Hall of Fame Classic (Springfield, Mass.)

ESPN+ ($) will stream both games.

Bryant vs. Liberty, 12:30 p.m.
North Texas vs. UMass, 3:30 p.m.

Indy Classic (Indianapolis)

Illinois State vs. Ball State, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))
Davidson vs. Purdue, approx. 6:15 p.m. (B1G Network)

AutoNation Orange Bowl Basketball Classic (Sunrise, Fla.)

Bally Sports Sun will air both games.

Missouri vs. UCF, 12 p.m.
St. John’s vs. Florida State, approx. 2:30 p.m.

Legends of Basketball Showcase (Chicago)

Northern Iowa vs. Towson, 1 p.m.
Tulane vs. George Mason, approx. 3:30 p.m.
Dayton vs. Wyoming, 8 p.m. (CBSSN)
NC State vs. Vanderbilt, approx. 10:30 p.m. (CBSSN)

North Little Rock, Ark.

Bradley vs. Arkansas, 4 p.m.

Kansas City, Mo.

Nebraska vs. Kansas State, 7 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))

Wichita, Kan. (Intrust Bank Arena)

Oklahoma State vs. Wichita State, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)

Saturday and Sunday, December 17 and 18, 2022

Boost Mobile HBCU Challenge (Las Vegas)

Sat., Dec. 17: Norfolk State vs. Hampton, 4 p.m. (ESPN+ ($)); North Carolina A&T (Colonial) vs. Texas Southern, approx. 6:30 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))
Sun., Dec. 18: Norfolk State vs. North Carolina A&T, 2 p.m. (ESPNU); Texas Southern vs. Hampton, approx. 4:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Holiday Hoopsgiving (Atlanta)

Notre Dame vs. Georgia, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Battle at the Vault (Lincoln, Neb.)

Queens at Nebraska, 7:30 p.m. (B1G Network+ ($))
Drake vs. Mississippi State, 5 p.m. ( ($))
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. (ESPN2); Oklahoma vs. Florida, approx. 9:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Wed., Dec. 21: Michigan vs. North Carolina, 7 p.m. (ESPN); (women) Florida vs. Oklahoma, approx. 9:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Jerry Colangelo Classic (Phoenix, Ariz.)

Appalachian State vs. UC Santa Barbara, 6 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))
Wyoming vs. Saint Mary’s, approx. 8:30 p.m. (HBCU Go/The Grio)
USC vs. Colorado State, approx. 11 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks)

Salt Lake City

TCU vs. Utah, 9 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks Mountain)

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Braggin’ Rights (St. Louis)

Illinois vs. Missouri, 9 p.m. (SECN)

Santa Cruz, Calif.

Loyola Chicago vs. Stanford, 10 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks)

Sunday, January 8, 2003

Philadelphia (The Palestra)

Purdue vs. Penn State, 4 or 6 p.m. (BTN)

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Big Ten Super Saturday (New York)

Michigan State vs. Rutgers, 12 p.m. (Fox)

Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic (Newark, N.J.)

TNT will air both games.

Morgan State vs. Delaware State*, 1 p.m.
Norfolk State vs. Hampton, approx. 3:30 p.m.

* Game will not count toward MEAC standings (Delaware State)

Saturday, February 18

NBA HBCU Classic (Salt Lake City, Huntsman Center)

Southern vs. Grambling State*, 4 p.m. (NBA TV/TNT/ESPN2)

*Game will count toward SWAC standings (Grambling).