Men’s College Basketball: Armed Forces Classic Opens Season for Fourth Straight Year

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Men’s College Basketball: Armed Forces Classic Opens Season for Fourth Straight Year

ESPN’s men’s college basketball coverage begins Friday, Nov. 13, highlighted by the fourth annual Armed Forces Classic – this year staged from Camp Foster in Okinawa, Japan, with Pittsburgh vs. No. 9 Gonzaga at 7 p.m. on ESPN.

Earlier, at 5 p.m. on ESPN2, Colorado travels to South Dakota’s Samford Pentagon to take on No. 7 Iowa State, while action continues throughout the night with an SEC Network doubleheader, an ESPNU doubleheader, including a regional-round game of the 2K Classic featuring Siena at No. 5 Duke and closing the night on ESPN with Texas versus Washington in Shanghai, China.

ESPNU has a tripleheader Sunday with early round coverage of several tournaments: No. 1 North Carolina against Fairfield in the CBE Classic at 4 p.m., followed by South Alabama at NC State in the FanDuel Legends Classic at 6 p.m. and ending the night at 8 p.m. with Siena at No. 17 Wisconsin in the 2K Classic.

Full Weekly Schedule

ESPN Men’s College Basketball Schedule – Key Matchups (subject to change)

Date Time (ET) Matchup Network
Fri, Nov 13 5 p.m. Colorado vs. No. 7 Iowa State (Sioux Falls, S.D.)
Roy Philpott, Fran Fraschilla
ESPN2
7 p.m. Armed Forces Classic: Pittsburgh vs. No. 9 Gonzaga (Okinawa, Japan)
Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas, Andy Katz
ESPN
  2K Classic: Siena at No. 5 Duke
Dave O’Brien, Doris Burke, Tara Petrolino
ESPNU
  Albany at No. 2 Kentucky
Rich Hollenberg, Sean Farnham, Brooke Weisbrod
SEC Network
  Morgan State at No. 6 Virginia
Dave Weekley, Pete Strickland
ESPN3
  Florida Atlantic at No. 13 Michigan State
Dan Gutowsky, Homer Drew
ESPN3
  St. Francis (Pa.) at No. 19 Notre Dame
Shawn Kenney, Mac McCausland
ESPN3
  8 p.m. Austin Peay at No. 18 Vanderbilt SEC Network+
  9 p.m. McNeese State at No. 21 LSU
Doug Sherman, Kara Lawson, Jeff Goodman
ESPNU
  10 p.m. Pac-12 China Game presented by Alibaba Group: Texas vs. Washington (Shanghai, China)
Roxy Bernstein, Bill Walton
ESPN
  2 p.m. LIU Brooklyn at Buffalo ESPN3
Sat, Nov 14 8 p.m. NJIT at No. 2 Kentucky SEC Network+
  Bryant at No. 5 Duke ESPN3
Sun, Nov 15 2 p.m. Vermont at No. 23 Purdue
TBD, Homer Drew
ESPN3
  4 p.m. CBE Classic: Fairfield at No. 1 North Carolina
Clay Matvick, LaPhonso Ellis
ESPNU
  6 p.m. FanDuel Legends Classic: South Alabama at NC State
Mike Couzens, Len Elmore
ESPNU
  8 p.m. 2K Classic: Siena at No. 17 Wisconsin
Wayne Randazzo, Paul Biancardi
ESPNU

ESPN Men’s College Basketball Schedule (subject to change)

Date Time (ET) Matchup Network
Fri, Nov 13 5 p.m. Colorado vs. No. 7 Iowa State (Sioux Falls, S.D.)
Roy Philpott, Fran Fraschilla
ESPN2
7 p.m. Armed Forces Classic: Pittsburgh vs. No. 9 Gonzaga (Okinawa, Japan)
Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas, Andy Katz
ESPN
  2K Classic: Siena at No. 5 Duke
Dave O’Brien, Doris Burke, Tara Petrolino
ESPNU
  Albany at No. 2 Kentucky
Rich Hollenberg, Sean Farnham, Brooke Weisbrod
SEC Network
  Southern at Arkansas SEC Network+
  Chattanooga at Georgia SEC Network+
  UNC Ashville at Tennessee SEC Network+
  Northwestern State at Ole Miss SEC Network+
  Morgan State at No. 6 Virginia
Dave Weekley, Pete Strickland
ESPN3
  Florida Atlantic at No. 13 Michigan State
Dan Gutowsky, Homer Drew
ESPN3
  Western Carolina at Cincinnati
Tom Gelehter, TBD
ESPN3
  St. Francis (Pa.) at No. 19 Notre Dame
Shawn Kenney, Mac McCausland
ESPN3
  North Carolina Central at Clemson
Roy Philpott, Murry Bartow
ESPN3
  Lehigh at Syracuse ESPN3
  Samford at Louisville ESPN3
  UT-Pan American at Miami (Fla.) ESPN3
  IUPUI at Indiana State ESPN3
  Middle Georgia College at Georgia State ESPN3
  Presbyterian at Furman ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. Allen at Mercer ESPN3
  8 p.m. Wofford at Missouri SEC Network+
  Austin Peay at No. 18 Vanderbilt SEC Network+
  Grambling State at East Carolina
Patrick Kinas, Stan Lewter
ESPN3
  Cornell at Georgia Tech ESPN3
  William & Mary at NC State ESPN3
  UMBC at Wake Forest ESPN3
  Simpson at Drake ESPN3
  Air Force at Southern Illinois ESPN3
  UT-San Antonio at Loyola ESPN3
  San Francisco at Illinois-Chicago ESPN3
  Cal State Northridge at Northern Illinois ESPN3
  8:30 p.m. Kennesaw State at Alabama SEC Network+
  Troy at USF
Drew Fellios, Mark Wise
ESPN3
  IPFW at Valparaiso ESPN3
  9 p.m. McNeese State at No. 21 LSU
Doug Sherman, Kara Lawson, Jeff Goodman
ESPNU
  Eastern Washington at Mississippi State
TBD, John Pelphrey, Kaylee Hartung
SEC Network
  Pitt-Bradford at Buffalo ESPN3
  Alabama A&M at Tulane
Tim Grubbs, Murry Bartow
ESPN3
  9:30 p.m. USC Upstate at Texas A&M SEC Network+
  Gardner-Webb at Iowa
Zach Zaidman, Kevin Lehman
ESPN3
  10 p.m. Pac-12 China Game presented by Alibaba Group: Texas vs. Washington (Shanghai, China)
Roxy Bernstein, Bill Walton
ESPN
  Illinois State at San Diego State ESPN3
Sat, Nov 14 2 p.m. LIU Brooklyn at Buffalo ESPN3
  St. Francis (BRN) at Boston College
Eric Frede, Malcolm Huckaby
ESPN3
  New Orleans at Green Bay ESPN3
  7 p.m. Norfolk State at South Carolina SEC Network+
  Alabama State at Virginia Tech ESPN3
  8 p.m. NJIT at No. 2 Kentucky SEC Network+
  Central Arkansas at Tulsa
Dave Raymond, Bryndon Manzer
ESPN3
  Southern Miss at Memphis
Greg Gatson, Jon Albright
ESPN3
  Bryant at No. 5 Duke ESPN3
  Eureka at Loyola ESPN3
Sun, Nov 15 Noon Mount St. Mary’s at Ohio State
Jordan Bernfield, Craig Robinson
ESPNU
  2 p.m. Vermont at No. 23 Purdue
TBD, Homer Drew
ESPN3
  UT-San Antonio at Clemson
Roy Philpott, Stan Lewter
ESPN3
  2:30 p.m. Iona at Valparaiso ESPN3
  3 p.m. North Dakota State at Illinois
TBD, Mac McCausland
ESPN3
  Nicholls State at Florida State ESPN3
  SE Missouri State at Evansville ESPN3
  4 p.m. CBE Classic: Fairfield at No. 1 North Carolina
Clay Matvick, LaPhonso Ellis
ESPNU
  Florida A&M at Southern Illinois ESPN3
  4:30 p.m. Wright State at Northern Illinois ESPN3
  6 p.m. FanDuel Legends Classic: South Alabama at NC State
Mike Couzens, Len Elmore
ESPNU
  Maryland-Eastern Shore at Missouri
Dave Baker, Jon Sundvold
SEC Network
  8 p.m. 2K Classic: Siena at No. 17 Wisconsin
Wayne Randazzo, Paul Biancardi
ESPNU

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As part of the College Sports PR team at ESPN, it has been an exciting adventure for me since I joined the worldwide leader in July 2010, working on college football, college basketball, college lacrosse and WNBA properties. I began my love of sports as the manager of several high school sports teams and continued that hobby into college. While at Quinnipiac, I worked in the Sports Information Department, which led me to a summer internship at the New Haven Ravens, a AA baseball team, and an eventual job with the Athletic Communications Department at the University of Connecticut. After my five-year stint at Connecticut, I spent six years as Director of Communications at the BIG EAST Conference in Providence, R.I. before joining ESPN.
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