Wednesday, November 23, 2011

On Today: 11/23/2011

Chaminade vs. Tennessee (ESPNU, 2:30 p.m. Eastern)
The nice thing (okay, one of the nice things) about going to the Maui over the other preseason tournaments is that you are all but guaranteed to come away with at least one win: Lose the first two and you still get DIII Chaminade, the tournament host, in the seventh-place game. If the Vols manage to lose this one, they'll undo all the good work they did in playing Duke and Memphis tough.

Memphis vs. Georgetown (ESPN2, 5 p.m. Eastern)
The Maui fifth-place game. There are some similarities between Georgetown's offense and the one that Michigan used to beat Memphis in the first round of this tournament.

Oklahoma State vs. Stanford (ESPN2, 7 p.m. Eastern)
This is the first semifinal of the preseason NIT.

Siena at Georgia Tech (ESPNU, 7 p.m. Eastern)
"Guards Kyle Downey and Mfon Udofia are floor leaders in a MAAC-ACC matchup."
(Because when the MAA and ACC get together, you can throw out the record books. Why anyone would watch this game given the other options is beyond me.)

Michigan vs. UCLA (ESPN, 7:30 p.m. Eastern)
The third-place game of the Maui Invitational.

Syracuse vs. Virginia Tech (ESPN2, 9 p.m. Eastern)
The second preseason NIT semi will probably tip closer to 9:30 Eastern.

Duke vs. Kansas (ESPN, 10 p.m. Eastern)
The championship game of the Maui Invitational. Duke's a heavy favorite to run their all-time record in the Maui to 15-0 and collect their fifth tournament title.

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