Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Non-Conference Games to Watch


This season is full of great non-conference games. Many would be surprised to see so many contests between Top 10-15 teams. However, there is not a fan out there that would complain about the amount of high-quality games on this season's slate. Furthermore, there are also dozens of games between potential NCAA Tournament teams and quality mid-major squads. Nearly every night, you can sit down and watch a game between NCAA-caliber clubs.

Week of November 12-November 18
New Mexico State at Duke (Monday)
Davidson at North Carolina (Wednesday)
Clemson at Mississippi State (Thursday)
Virginia at Arizona (Saturday)

Week of November 19-November 25
George Mason at Kansas State (Thursday)
Arizona at Kansas (Sunday)

Week of November 26-December 2
Wisconsin at Duke (Tuesday)
Georgia Tech at Indiana (Tuesday)
North Carolina State at Michigan State (Wednesday)
North Carolina at Ohio State (Wednesday)
Missouri at Arkansas (Wednesday)
Oregon at Kansas State (Thursday)
Gonzaga at St. Joseph’s (Thursday)
North Carolina at Kentucky (Saturday)
Indiana at Southern Illinois (Saturday)
Duke vs. Davidson—in Charlotte (Saturday)
Gonzaga vs. Connecticut—in Boston (Saturday)
Ohio State at Butler (Saturday)
Kansas at USC (Sunday)
Texas at UCLA (Sunday)
Texas A&M at Arizona (Sunday)
VCU at Maryland (Sunday)

Week of December 3-December 9

Memphis vs. USC—at Madison Square Garden, New York City (Tuesday)
Kansas State at Notre Dame—at Madison Square Garden, New York City (Tuesday)
Washington at Gonzaga (Wednesday)
Georgetown at Alabama (Wednesday)
Kentucky at Indiana (Saturday)
Davidson at UCLA (Saturday)
Marquette at Wisconsin (Saturday)
Pittsburgh at Washington (Saturday)

Week of December 17-December 23

Kansas at Georgia Tech (Tuesday)
Duke vs. Pittsburgh—at Madison Square Garden, New York City (Thursday)
Davidson at North Carolina State (Friday)
Georgetown at Memphis (Saturday)
Texas at Michigan State (Saturday)
Tennessee at Xavier (Saturday)
UAB at Kentucky (Saturday)
Florida at Ohio State (Saturday)
New Mexico State at Louisville (Saturday)

Week of December 24-December 30
Tennessee at Gonzaga (Saturday)
Arizona at Memphis (Saturday)
Wisconsin at Texas (Saturday)

Week of December 31-January 6
Kansas State at Xavier (Monday)
Clemson at Alabama (Tuesday)
Louisville at Kentucky (Saturday)
Georgia at Gonzaga (Saturday)

Week of January 14-January 20
Ohio State at Tennessee (Saturday)

Week of January 21-January 27
Gonzaga at Memphis (Saturday)
Connecticut at Indiana (Saturday)

Week of February 18-February 24
Tennessee at Memphis (Saturday)


2K Sports College Hoops Challenge (Teams of Interest: Connecticut, Memphis, Kentucky)
CBE Classic (Teams of Interest: Michigan State, UCLA, Maryland, Missouri)
NIT Season Tip-Off (Teams of Interest: Texas A&M, Ohio State, Syracuse, Washington, St. Joseph’s)
Legends Classic (Teams of Interest: Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, New Mexico State)
Puerto Rico Classic (Teams of Interest: Arkansas, VCU, Providence)
Maui Invitational (Teams of Interest: Duke, Marquette)
Paradise Jam (Teams of Interest: Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, Winthrop)
Great Alaska Shootout (Teams of Interest: Gonzaga, Butler, Western Kentucky)
Anaheim Classic (Teams of Interest: USC, Southern Illinois, Mississippi State)
Old Spice Classic (Teams of Interest: North Carolina State, Kansas State, George Mason)

Photo Credit: AP


  1. Virginia takes on Syracuse. Should be an interesting game with a packed house.

  2. It's Washington STATE at Gonzaga in December, not Washington. They backed out this year.

  3. You're right, transferring mistake on my part.

  4. what about st josephs at creighton in december?