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  • #1 by jbcarol on 25 May 2017

  • Start times and network designations will be announced at a later date.

    2018 Big 12/SEC Challenge (January 27, 2018):

        Oklahoma at Alabama
        Georgia at Kansas State
        Baylor at Florida
        Texas Tech at South Carolina
        TCU at Vanderbilt
        Oklahoma State at Arkansas
        Kentucky at West Virginia
        Ole Miss at Texas
        Tennessee at Iowa State
        Texas A&M at Kansas
  • #2 by jbcarol on 25 May 2017
  • #3 by jbcarol on 31 May 2017

  • The Crimson Tide would travel to Tucson this season with the Wildcats returning the trip to Alabama in 2018-19.

     Cecil Hurt‏ @CecilHurt 1h1 hour ago

    Re: our report on Alabama vs. Arizona -- @CoachAvery6 just confirmed series while meeting media in Destin. More from @TideSports shortly.
  • #4 by jbcarol on 03 Jun 2017

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    The Victory bracket  -- Oklahoma will face Arkansas on Thursday, Nov. 23.

    The Motion bracket -- Florida plays Stanford.
  • #5 by jbcarol on 06 Jun 2017
  • Kentucky basketball has finalized its 2017-18 nonconference schedule

    Eight of the Wildcats 13 opponents Kansas, UCLA, Louisville, West Virginia, Virginia Tech, Vermont, Troy and East Tennessee State reached the NCAA Tournament last season


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    We are going to have what could be the youngest team in the history of college basketball, UK coach John Calipari said in a school-issued news release. Of his 11 scholarship players, three are sophomores and eight are freshmen. We had to take that into account when building this years schedule. How do we prepare our guys to be at our best at the end of the season which weve done nearly every year "
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  •  Jon Rothstein‏Verified account @JonRothstein 22h22 hours ago

    LSU will host Houston on December 13th in Baton Rouge, per a source. Part of multi-year series.
  • #8 by jbcarol on 15 Jun 2017

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    Six home games three each in November and December and four road [sic] challenges anchor the Georgia Bulldogs 2017-18 non-conference schedule...

    Bulldogs will open their campaign in the dramatically renovated Stegeman Coliseum on Friday, Nov. 10, by hosting Bryant...

    The matchup with Bryant is the first of three home games to open the season. Georgia also will host USC-Upstate on Tuesday, Nov. 14 and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Sunday, Nov. 19.

    The Bulldogs will then play three games as part of the Wooden Legacy in California over the Thanksgiving break. Georgia is among the eight-team field which also includes Cal State Fullerton, DePaul, Harvard, Saint Josephs, Saint Marys, San Diego State and Washington State. Games will be played on Thursday, Nov. 23; Friday, Nov. 24; and Sunday, Nov. 26.

    Georgia will then face Marquette in Milwaukee on Saturday, Dec. 2 before returning to Stegeman to host Winthrop on Tuesday, Dec. 5. The Bulldogs will venture to UMass on Saturday, Dec. 16, before wrapping up their pre-SEC slate with dates against Georgia Tech on Tuesday, Dec., 19 and Temple on Friday, Dec. 22.

    Georgias remaining non-conference outing will be at Kansas State on Saturday, Jan. 27 as part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge.
  • #9 by FineAsSwine on 15 Jun 2017

  • Georgia wants to be sure to have a easy road in the noncon, no stumbling blocks there.
  • #10 by jbcarol on 27 Jun 2017
  •  Jon Rothstein‏Verified account @JonRothstein Jun 24

    Kentucky plays four Top 25 teams -- Kansas, Virginia Tech, UCLA, & Louisville -- before New Year's. Tall task for inexperienced roster.


    Helpful to SEC teams' RPI -- doubly so for those who play UK twice.
  • #11 by jbcarol on 27 Jun 2017

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    Crimson Tide will host reigning Sun Belt regular season champion UT-Arlington Nov. 21 at Coleman...

    UT-Arlington finished last year 27-9 and advanced to the NIT quarterfinals.

    The Mavericks [ironically] are led by reigning Sun Belt Player of the Year Kevin Hervey...
  • #12 by jbcarol on 27 Jun 2017

  • Mizzou noncon: Iowa St (11-10), at Utah (11-16), at Orlando tourn (11-23-26), at UCF (11-30), Stephen F Austin (12-19), Illinois (12-?)
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  •  Jon Rothstein‏Verified account @JonRothstein 7h7 hours ago

    Sources: Seton Hall-Texas Tech, Temple-South Carolina to headline UA Event at MSG. STORY @FanRagSports: http://bit.ly/2uN7if1  #shbb
  • #15 by jbcarol on 14 Jul 2017
  •  Jon Rothstein‏Verified account @JonRothstein 18h18 hours ago

    Florida releases its non-conference schedule for the 2017-18 season: http://bit.ly/2sV4ziy

  • #16 by jbcarol on 14 Jul 2017
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  •  Kevin Brockway‏ @gatorhoops 10m10 minutes ago

    NCAA Selection Committee to put greater emphasis on road wins - http://brockway.blogs.gatorsports.com/13723/ncaa-selection-committee-put-greater-emphasis-road-wins/

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    Team sheets will now be divided into home games against teams ranked in the RPI Top 30, neutral court games against teams ranked in the RPI Top 50 and road games against teams ranked in the RPI Top 75. Previously, team sheets only took into account games against RPI Top 50 teams, regardless of location.

    Gators will play at least three non-conference games against teams that finished in the RPI Top 15 last season (Florida State, Cincinnati, Baylor) and could play up to five RPI Top 15 teams if they face Gonzaga in the second game of the PK80 Tournament and Duke in the third game in Portland. Clemson will be another RPI Top 100 opponent (75), while Stanford (105), New Hampshire (125) Loyala-Chicago (184) and Gardner-Webb (188) are RPI Top 200 teams.

    Last season, Florida played its first 11 games away from campus (8 neutral court and 3 road games) due to the OConnell Centers renovation. In the regular season, the Gators went 10-3 in the non-conference schedule and 24-7 overall, helping UF land a four-seed in the NCAA Tournament.
  • #18 by jbcarol on 14 Jul 2017
  •  Kevin Brockway‏ @gatorhoops 30s30 seconds ago

    Looking at UF's non-conf sked, Gators could play at least three RPI Top 15 teams and up to five if they face 'Zags, Duke in Portland.

    RPIs of rest of UF non-conf sked -- Clemson (75), Stanford (105), New Hampshire (125), Gardner-Webb (184), Loyola-Chicago (188) ...

    RPI Top 15 teams Gators will face for sure are FSU (15), Cincinnati (12) and Baylor (9)
  • #19 by jbcarol on 14 Jul 2017

  •  Jon Rothstein‏Verified account @JonRothstein 3h3 hours ago

    How about this six-day stretch for Alabama in December? UCF (12/3), Rhode Island (12/6), at Arizona (12/9). That's how you build a resume.
  • #20 by jbcarol on 17 Jul 2017

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    Bulldogs added much-needed muscle to the 2018-19 non-conference schedule by adding mid-major power Dayton for a home-and-home series. The addition of the Flyers to the non-conference slate is a big step toward building a more respectable schedule as MSU basketball continues its long march back to respectability.
  • #21 by jbcarol on 18 Jul 2017

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    Texas A&M men's basketball will face an old Big 12 foe on Nov. 20 in Brooklyn's Barclays Center.

    A&M opens its season on Nov. 10 against West Virginia in the State Farm Armed Forces Classic in Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany.
  • #22 by jbcarol on 22 Jul 2017

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    Commodores could face nine teams who advanced to postseason play last season.

    7-18 Vanderbilt mens basketball non-conference schedule has been set, and the Commodores, who played the number one strength of schedule in 2016-17, are at it again in 2017-18, with nine of their potential games against teams who played in the postseason a year ago.  Six possible opponents, USC, Rhode Island, Seton Hall, Virginia, Kansas State, and Middle Tennessee, all played in the 2017 NCAA Tournament, with NIT participant Belmont, 2017 NIT Champion TCU, and CollegeInsider.com Tournament team UNC Asheville also on the challenging slate.

    The Commodores will play nine of their non-conference games in Memorial Gym, including games against Pac 12 member USC, Big 12 members Kansas State and TCU, and 2017 Conference USA champion Middle Tennessee.

    Vanderbilts two true road games will come against Belmont at the Curb Center on November 13 and at Arizona State on December 17.

    Commodores Thanksgiving tournament takes them to Brooklyn, N.Y., and the Barclays Center for the NIT Season Tip-Off, with potential games against Rhode Island, Seton Hall, or Virginia, all teams that advanced to the 2017 NCAA Tournament.  The bracket for the tournament in Brooklyn has not been released.  Home games against Austin Peay and UNC Asheville will also be a part of the NIT Season Tip-Off.
  • #23 by jbcarol on 26 Jul 2017
  • #24 by jbcarol on 27 Jul 2017

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    "We need one more game and we need that game on Dec. 19," Pearl said. "We are really trying to finish with that last one. It could be home, it could be on the road, it could be neutral. That's the date we need to play. It's where it fits in the schedule and we still, believe it or not, still have a few options."

    Auburn has announced eight non-conference games, including four neutral site games, with three at the Charleston Classic and one against Middle Tennessee at the BJCC in Birmingham. There are also home games with UConn, UAB and George Mason and a road game at Dayton.

    Pearl has been trying to schedule a Power 5 team, even for a road game, and that is still on the table for this last opening.

    "Of course we have UConn and Dayton and the tournament (in Charleston), as far as our power conference teams," Pearl said. "Could this one be? It could be."
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