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The 23rd annual event will air on ESPN – pitting UConn against Syracuse and Gonzaga against Villanova – from the New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden. Game times will be announced at a later date.
As the three-day ACC/Big Ten Challenge Presented by LG V20 concludes on Wednesday, Nov. 30, ESPN’s annual Jimmy V Week – celebrating its 10th year on all domestic ESPN platforms – begins running through Friday, Dec. 9.
Men’s College Basketball: Early-Season Tournament Action Continues during Feast Week; Leads into ACC/Big Ten Challenge
Feast Week Presented by Lowe’s continues across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3 with several early-season men’s college basketball tournaments still in action from Orange County, Calif., Bahamas, Las Vegas, Maui, Brooklyn, N.Y. and Orlando leading into the annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge Presented by LG V20 beginning on Monday, Nov. 28.
ESPN’s Unwavering Support Continues during the 10th Annual Jimmy V Week for Cancer Research Beginning November 30
ESPN’s Jimmy V Week – celebrating its 10th year on all domestic ESPN platforms – continues to drive awareness of and donations to the V Foundation for Cancer Research starting Wednesday, Nov. 30 through Friday, Dec. 9, with additional programming and highlights continuing throughout the month.
2016 Champions Classic: Duke-Kansas Sees Total Live Audience Grow, Sets New Men’s College Basketball Streaming Record
No. 7 Kansas’ 77-75 upset-win over top-ranked Duke during the second game of ESPN’s annual State Farm Champions Classic on Tuesday, Nov. 15 earned a total live audience (TV+ streaming) of 2,444,000 viewers, up 28 percent from last year’s Kansas vs. Michigan State game (1,906,000 viewers).
Ranked men’s college basketball teams in action include: No. 1 Duke, No. 2 Kentucky, No. 3 Villanova, No. 4 Oregon, No. 5 North Carolina, No. 7 Kansas, No. 8 Virginia, No. 9 Wisconsin, No. 11 Xavier, No. 21 Rhode Island and No. 23 Texas.
The Mag’s Tall Ball Issue is an exploration of how height has impacted the NBA and college hoops, and how it will continue to impact the game of basketball in the future.
The Armed Forces Classic is owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN.
ESPN’s Armed Forces Classic – a doubleheader for the first time in its five-year history – earned its single-game, highest rating with No. 11 Indiana’s 103-99 overtime, upset-win against No. 3 Kansas on opening night of the college basketball season – averaging a 0.9 overnight rating.
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