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Previewing the ESPN 24-Hour Tip-Off Marathon

Grayson Allen, Marshall Plumlee, and the Duke Blue Devils take on Kentucky as a part of the State Farm Champions Classic and the 24-Hour Tip-Off Marathon on ESPN Tuesday night.
Grayson Allen, Marshall Plumlee, and the Duke Blue Devils take on Kentucky as a part of the State Farm Champions Classic and the 24-Hour Tip-Off Marathon on ESPN Tuesday night.

The 2015-16 college basketball regular season is in full-swing, and what a weekend it was. Upsets were scattered about, mixed in with record-breaking performances from some of the nation’s best programs.

After the first weekend is in the books, basketball fans from across the nation get geared up for a full 24 hours of top-notch college basketball action, in the form of the ESPN 24-Hour Tip-Off Marathon. From Monday, November 16th at 5:30pm until Tuesday, November 17th at 10:00pm, there are basketball games all throughout. Yes, that means even in the wee hours of the morning, there are basketball games (we see you, Nevada and Hawaii).

The event brings together a handful of the country’s best games over that time frame and all of the games are showcased on ESPN networks. To get you ready for this year’s festivities, we have previewed all of the games for you in one convenient location.

Take a scroll down to read a bit about each game that will take place over the 2015 ESPN 24-Hour Tip-Off Marathon. Grab some caffeine, get comfortable, and get ready for a crazy 24 hours. Continue reading Previewing the ESPN 24-Hour Tip-Off Marathon

Class of 2016 Power Forward Mitchell Lightfoot Picks Kansas

On Sunday, 6'8'' forward Mitchell Lightfoot committed to play for Bill Self and the Kansas Jayhawks, giving the program their first Top 100 commitment for the Class of 2016.
On Sunday, 6’8” forward Mitchell Lightfoot committed to play for Bill Self and the Kansas Jayhawks, giving the program their first Top 100 commitment for the Class of 2016.

When people think about the Kansas Jayhawks, many know that they are one of the biggest and most storied programs in college basketball history. With a rich history that has been decorated with past and current NBA stars having donned the famous Jayhawk blue, playing in Lawrence, KS is usually high on the list of future recruits.

However, this year has been a bit of a different story for coach Bill Self and the Jayhawks. With over half of the top 100 recruits in the Class of 2016 off the board, the Jayhawks are still looking to leave their mark on the recruiting trail. Players like Perry Ellis are gone after the 2015-16 season, placing an emphasis on incoming recruits, especially at the forward positions.

On Sunday, the Jayhawks dipped into the recruiting pool and landed their first recruit listed inside the ESPN Top 100 rankings for the class of 2016.

Power forward Mitchell Lightfoot committed to play at Kansas. Continue reading Class of 2016 Power Forward Mitchell Lightfoot Picks Kansas

The Top 15 Non-Conference Games of the 2015-16 Season: Part Two

Marcus Paige and the UNC Tar Heels and Melo Trimble and the Maryland Terrapins are the top two teams in the country heading into the season, which makes their non-conference match-up that much more exciting.
Marcus Paige and the UNC Tar Heels and Melo Trimble and the Maryland Terrapins are the top two teams in the country heading into the season, which makes their non-conference match-up that much more exciting.

Welcome back to the Top 15 Non-Conference Games of the 2015-16 Season!

We will now count down the Top 10 games to watch this year. Each game looks to be incredibly promising, and hopefully they do not disappoint.

So without further ado, let’s delve back into the countdown.

For the list of Honourable Mentions and #s 15 – 11, please click here! Continue reading The Top 15 Non-Conference Games of the 2015-16 Season: Part Two