MIAMI, FL Sporting Alert – The 2016 men’s college basketball campaign tips-off on Friday and the ESPN3 schedule has a number of games listed for streaming.
A total of 23 games involving AP top 25 ranked teams are on the overall fixtures on the opening day of the season, with No. 1 Duke, No. 2 Kentucky, No. 3 Kansas and defending champion and No. 4 Villanova all set to get their seasons underway later in the night.
However, the ESPN3 schedule gets going from 1:00pm ET with two games, as Sewanee travels to Allen Arena in Nashville, to take on Lipscomb and Miami (OH) plays host to Muskingum at Millett Hall in Oxford.
The first ranked team on the ESPN3 schedule on Friday is No. 8 Virginia, which heads to the Greensboro Coliseum in North Carolina to open its season against UNC Greensboro.
Cavaliers head coach Tony Bennett will be itching to take a glance at his new-look team ahead of some big fixtures in the ACC later on in the season, including two against current No. 6 North Carolina, as well as dates with top-ranked Duke and No. 13 Louisville
Game time for the Virginia versus UNC Greensboro is set for 7:00pm.
Another AP top 25 ranked team opening its season on the ESPN3 schedule Friday night is No. 15 Purdue, which entertains McNeese at Mackey Arena in Indiana.
The Boilermakers finished with a 26-9 record last term and they are expected to be among the Big Ten contenders this season.
Although the Armed Forces Classic battle between No. 11 Indiana and No. 3 Kansas will not be on this platform, viewer online can watch “Above The Rim” action on the network.
Meanwhile, top-ranked Duke kicks-off its season at home on the ACC Network and WatchESPN against Marist at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
The Blue Devils, however, will be without the nation’s top freshman, Harry Giles, who was ruled out for about six weeks in October after having a successful left knee arthroscopy.
Expected to be in Mike Krzyzewski’s powerhouse starting lineup for the opener are Grayson Allen, who is one of the leading contenders for the Wooden Award, Luke Kennard, Amile Jefferson, Matt Jones and freshman forward Jayson Tatum.
Second-ranked Kentucky will entertain Stephen F. Austin at Rupp Arena, while one of the games on the opening night sees the third-ranked Kansas Jayhawks taking on the 11th-ranked Indiana in the Armed Forces Classic at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.
No. 10 Arizona will take on No. 12 Michigan State in the Armed Forces Classic as well.
Elsewhere, No. 4 Villanova opens the defense of its NCAA national title at home against Lafayette.
The Wildcats, who ended the season 35-5 overall last term, is expected to dominate the Big East again.
College Basketball ESPN3 Schedule
Friday, November 11
1:00 PM Sewanee vs Lipscomb – ESPN3
1:00 PM Muskingum vs. Miami (OH) – ESPN3
7:00 PM No. 8 Virginia at UNC Greensboro – ESPN3
7:00 PM McNeese vs. No. 15 Purdue – ESPN3
7:00 PM Adrian vs. Detroit – ESPN3
7:00 Marygrove vs. Western Michigan – ESPN3
7:00 PM Fordham vs. East Tennessee State – ESPN3
7:00 PM Earlham vs. Northern Kentucky – ESPN3
7:00 PM Drexel vs. Monmouth – ESPN3
7:00 PM Brown vs. Cincinnati – ESPN3
7:00 PM Albany vs. Penn State – ESPN3
7:00 PM Florida A&M vs. South Florida – ESPN3
7:00 PM Sacred Heart vs. Fairfield – ESPN3
7:00 PM Bowling Green vs. Oakland – ESPN3
7:00 PM Thomas University vs. Georgia State – ESPN3
7:30 PM Cornell vs. Binghamton – ESPN3
7:45 PM Sarah Lawrence vs. NJIT – ESPN3
8:00 PM Webber International vs. Stetson – ESPN3
8:00 PM Springfield (IL) vs. Bradley – ESPN3
8:00 PM Indiana State vs. Northern Illinois – ESPN3
8:00 PM Jacksonville State vs. Tulsa – ESPN3
8:00 PM Southern Utah vs. Valparaiso – ESPN3
8:00 PM Grambling State vs. East Carolina – ESPN3
8:00 PM Gardner-Webb vs. SMU – ESPN3
8:00 PM Wright State vs. Southern Illinois – ESPN3
8:00 PM Alabama A&M vs. Missouri State – ESPN3
8:00 PM Morgan State vs. Houston – ESPN3
8:30 PM Alcorn State vs. Loyola-Chicago – ESPN3
9:00 PM Brewton Parker vs. Mercer – ESPN3
9:00 PM Western Illinois vs. Kansas State – ESPN3
9:30 PM South Dakota vs. Drake – ESPN3
9:30 PM South Carolina State vs. Wichita State – ESPN3
9:30 PM Above The Rim – #11 Indiana vs. #3 Kansas – ESPN3
College Basketball AP Top 25 Schedule
Friday, November 11
Lafayette at No. 4 Villanova 6:30 PM FS2
Stephen F. Austin at No. 2 Kentucky 7:00 PM SECN, WatchESPN
American at No. 25 Maryland 7:00 PM BTN
No. 10 Arizona vs No. 12 Michigan State 7:00 PM ESPN
WatchESPN Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii
Colgate at No. 19 Syracuse 7:00 PM ACCN. WatchESPN
Marist at No. 1 Duke 7:00 PM ACCN. WatchESPN
Evansville at No. 13 Louisville 7:00 PM ACCN, WatchESPN
No. 8 Virginia at UNC Greensboro 7:00 PM ESPN3
Mount St Mary’s at No. 20 West Virginia 7:00 PM
Wagner at No. 18 Connecticut 7:00 PM
Lehigh at No. 7 Xavier 7:00 PM
Incarnate Word at No. 21 Texas 8:00 PM WatchESPN
Central Arkansas at No. 9 Wisconsin 8:00 PM
Savannah State at No. 24 Iowa State 8:00 PM
No. 11 Indiana vs No. 3 Kansas 9:00 PM ESPN, WatchESPN
No. 6 North Carolina at Tulane 9:00 PM ESPNU, WatchESPN
Pacific at No. 16 UCLA 9:00 PM PAC12
Utah Valley at No. 14 Gonzaga 9:00 PM
UMKC at No. 22 Creighton 9:00 PM FS2
Army at No. 5 Oregon 11:00 PM PAC12
Nevada at No. 17 Saint Mary’s 11:00 PM