Originally posted on College Spun  |  Last updated 5/25/13
College basketball is looking for ways to spice up the regular season, and it’s hoping that this year’s kickoff event in Dallas will help to add some excitement. On November 8th, four games will be played in American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas — home of the Dallas Mavericks. The four games that will be play are listed below: Texas vs. LSUAlabama vs. OklahomaSMU vs. TCUBaylor vs. Colorado Games will be played at American Airlines Center, which is 18 miles from Cowboys Stadium, host of 2014 Final Four. — Jason King (@JasonKingESPN) May 25, 2013 The plan is to generate excitement and hype about college basketball in the city that’s hosting the Final Four.” -Brooks Downing, bd Global — Jason King (@JasonKingESPN) May 25, 2013 Love the idea of having a college basketball kickoff event in the eventual Final Four host city, but personally I think that the specific matchups leave something to be desired. Also, why not create something like a small 16-team tournament to really get the fans’ blood flowing? Just an idea for something that people would definitely watch. Either way, we’ll still be tuning in for sure — college basketball can’t come soon enough.
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