Originally posted on Awful Announcing  |  Last updated 11/12/12
One of the coolest things ESPN does every year is its 24 hour college basketball Tip-Off Marathon.  For college basketball fanatics, it's a unique way to start the season with 24 straight hours of basketball on ESPN networks starting at midnight tonight and running through Tuesday.  For insomniacs, at least it gives you some variety of programming options at 4 AM to go along with infomercials and House reruns.  This year's slate kicks off with West Virginia at Gonzaga and ends with a doubleheader from the Champions Classic - Michigan State vs Kansas and Duke vs Kentucky.  It'll also be our first chance to hear Bob Knight call a Kentucky game as he joins Dan Shulman and Dick Vitale on the call...   Tue, Nov 13 Midnight Tip-Off Marathon: Old Spice Classic: West Virginia at No. 21 Gonzaga Dave Pasch & Sean Farnham ESPN   2 a.m. Tip-Off Marathon: Davidson at New Mexico Dave Flemming & Miles Simon ESPN   4 a.m. Tip-Off Marathon: Houston Baptist at Hawaii Kanoa Leahy & Bob Valvano ESPN   6 a.m. Tip-Off Marathon: Stony Brook at Rider Bob Picozzi & Fran Fraschilla ESPN   8 a.m. Tip-Off Marathon: Northern Illinois at Valparaiso Beth Mowins& LaPhonso Ellis ESPN   10 a.m. Tip-Off Marathon: Harvard at Massachusetts Sean McDonough & Bill Raftery ESPN   Noon Tip-Off Marathon: Temple at Kent State Carter Blackburn & Mark Adams ESPN   2 p.m. Tip-Off Marathon: Detroit at St. John’s John Saunders, Fran Fraschilla & Chris Mullin ESPN   4 p.m. Tip-Off Marathon: Butler at Xavier Bob Wischusen & Dan Dakich ESPN   7 p.m. Tip-Off Marathon: State Farm Champions Classic: No. 14 Michigan State vs. No. 7 Kansas (from Atlanta) Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas, Bob Knight & Andy Katz ESPN & ESPN 3D   7 p.m. Tip-Off Marathon: Wichita State at Virginia Commonwealth Clay Matvick & Len Elmore ESPNU   7 p.m. NIT Season Tip-Off: TBD (from Charlottesville, Va.) John Sadak & Cory Alexander ESPN3   7 p.m. Mississippi Valley State at No. 24 Cincinnati Tom Gelehrter & Darrin Horn ESPN3   7 p.m. Vermont at Connecticut Eamon McAnaney & Ron Perry ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network   8 p.m. Tip-Off Marathon: NIT Season Tip-Off: TBD (from Ann Arbor, Mich.) Jon Sciambi & Bruce Pearl ESPN2   9 p.m. Tip-Off Marathon: State Farm Champions Classic: No. 8 Duke vs. No. 3 Kentucky (from Atlanta) Dan Shulman, Dick Vitale, Bob Knight & Andy Katz ESPN & ESPN 3D   9 p.m. Tip-Off Marathon: NIT Season Tip-Off: TBD (from Pittsburgh) Rich Hollenberg & Tim Welsh ESPNU   10 p.m. Tip-Off Marathon: NIT Season Tip-Off: TBD (from Manhattan, Kan.) Mark Neely & Stephen Bardo ESPN2 Thanks to ESPN PR for the schedule of games.
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