College football isn’t the only headliner during Thanksgiving Week. No it’s Feast Week for college basketball and if you need a reprieve from football here’s all the action happening in the conference.
Teams Already Completed Their Early Season Tournaments
Alabama: Went 2-1 in the Charleston Classic, capped off by a win over Wichita State
Arkansas: The Armed Forces classic was the Hogs Neutral site game, although the Indiana game and the next two are technically part of the “Hardwood Showcase.” The non-neutral site tournaments and their rules and qualifications get tricky. So “Tournament games” from here out are being designated as neutral site for simplicity’s sake.
Kentucky: The Champions Classic ended in a big time loss to Duke and their Monstar group of freshmen.
South Carolina: Lost the opener in the Air Force Reserve Games to Providence but then blasted George Washington
Vanderbilt: They’re playing in Hoophall Miami later in the year against NC State.
Two games are already finished at the time of this posting (these tournaments make for some weird game times)
#8 Auburn just beat Xavier 88-79 in OT at the Maui Invitational, and Georgia beat Illinois State 80-68 in the Cayman Islands Classic.
Other tournament games today:
Missouri vs. #12 Kansas State (Paradise Jam Final) | 6:30 p.m. CT
#15 Mississippi State vs. Arizona State (MGM Main Event) | 10:00 p.m. CT | ESPNU/WatchESPN
Liberty at Vanderbilt
#8 Auburn vs. #1 Duke (unless SDSU springs the massive upset) | 4 p.m. CT | ESPN2/WatchESPN
Georgia vs. #16 Clemson | Time TBD
Texas A&M vs. Washington (Vancouver Showcase) | 10:30 CT | ESPN2/WatchESPN
Nicholls State at Ole Miss
Auburn vs. Arizona/Iowa State/#3 Gonzaga/Illinois | Who know’s when | ESPN Networks
Florida vs. Oklahoma (Battle 4 Atlantis) | 11 a.m. CT
#5 Tennessee vs. Louisville (NIT Season Tip) | 4 p.m. CT | ESPN2/WatchESPN
Georgia vs. Boise State/Creighton/St. Bonaventure/Georgia State
#15 Mississippi State
Montana State at Arkansas
Winthrop at #10 Kentucky
#19 LSU vs. College of Charleston (Advocare Invitational) | 6 p.m. CT | ESPNU/WatchESPN
Florida vs. #25 Wisconsin/Stanford
Ole Miss vs. Baylor (Emerald Coast Classic) | 8:30 p.m. CT | CBSSN
Florida vs. Butler/Dayton/#4 Virginia/MTSU
#19 LSU vs. #14 Florida State/UAB
UT-Arlington at Arkansas
Kent State at Vanderbilt
Tennessee State at #10 Kentucky
South Alabama at Texas A&M
Ole Miss vs. George Mason/Cincinnati
#19 LSU vs. Villanova/Oklahoma State/Memphis/Canisius