The No. 18 ranked Arizona State will open its season against Rhode Island in the 2K Empire Sports Classic here at Mohegan Sun Arena on Wednesday night.
Sun Devil were initially scheduled to face No. 2 Baylor in the regular season tournament opener here, but the Bears decided to withdraw after head coach Scott Drew announced that he tested positive for COVID-19 last Friday.
Tip-off time for the Arizona State against Rhode Island will is at 7 pm with live broadcast on ESPN. WatchESPN.com and the ESPN App will provide streaming options for those who are unable to watch the game on television, but can stream on their phones or other various streaming platforms.
Jon Sciambi will have the play-by-play alongside Jay Bilas for Wednesday’s game.
Below is the live radio and video streaming information for the game, along with the tip-off time.
Rhode Island vs. No. 18 Arizona State
Tip-Off: Wednesday, Nov. 25, 7:00 p.m. EST | Coverage: Live Stats | Audio | ESPN
The winner of this game will take on the winner of the clash between No. 3 Villanova and Boston College in a championship game Thursday night. Nova and Boston is slated to tip-off at 9:30 pm Wednesday night.
Meanwhile, Arizona State is coming off a very productive season last year, which saw the team posting its three straight 20-win seasons under sixth-year head coach Bobby Hurley and produced the highest scoring squad in the Pac-12 during that span.
Wednesday night’s season opener marks the fourth meeting between Rhode Island and Arizona State, with the Sun Devils looking to stay perfect in the series after winning the previous three matchups.
However, the most recent meeting between the two clubs was on Dec. 3, 1988, which went to Arizona State, 99-87 win.