ESPN announces basketball tip-off marathon schedule

The basketball season kicks off in November and every season ESPN hosts a marathon of games to bring in the new year with a bang.

There are usually some pretty big match-ups within the marathon and this season is no different as the schedule currently sees a myriad of Top 25 games and a top ten match-up late in the marathon.

The schedule for the kickoff marathon was released on Tuesday and it is absolutely loaded.

The schedule is currently headlined by a November 17th game between the Kentucky Wildcats and the defending national champions, the Duke Blue Devils.

A sleeper game to watch will be the match-up between No. 8 Oklahoma and Memphis. That features two teams that have been perennial powerhouses in the past.

This looks like a crazy schedule and I’m sure basketball fans are watering at the mouth right now.

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