Although the college basketball season is months away, as fans we can get excited about the potential non-conference matchups that usually start the annual season. On Wednesday, ESPN reported that the Puerto Rico Tip-off matchups have been set.
The tournament will kick off on Nov. 19 in San Juan.
On one side of the bracket, the Butler Bulldogs will take on Missouri State. The winner of that game will take on the winner of Temple vs. Minnesota. On the flip side, Utah will battle against Texas Tech. To round out the bracket, the Miami Hurricanes will face the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
Both Butler and Utah advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament last season.
All-in-all, this is a pretty solid field and the winner will certainly have some impressive wins on their resume to start out their 2015 campaign.
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