We’re officially done with the college football season, meaning my man crush on Tim Tebow can subside, and also we can now all turn our full attention to college hoops. Some surprises early in conference play (BC over UNC??) have made these early-conference match-ups that much more important for a few teams. Here’s a look at some games to keep an eye on.
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2009 is finally here, and that means the rush and stress of the holidays are finally over.. which means there’s no better time to grab a comfortable chair and take in some hoops. The first weekend of the year offers some great match-ups, and it’s time to start separating the contenders from the pretenders as conference play is getting geared up. Here are some big games to keep an eye on:
Saturday, Jan. 3
Finally, a weekend where college hoops won't have to share the spotlight with college football...outside of the Heisman ceremony Saturday night anyways. Football is still on everyone's minds, but in between your BCS bashing (I hear you Texas fans) this weekend, here's a few hoops games that deserve your attention.
Saturday, Dec. 13
12 p.m. ESPN #8 Tennessee at Temple
With the ACC, Big 12 and SEC Championship games this weekend, plenty of you are probably thinking more about the pigskin (and the #@!# BCS) than hoops. But there's still a few games worth tuning into. Here's a look:
Saturday, Dec. 6
12:00 p.m. (FSN South, NESN) NC State vs. #24 Davidson
The big focus this weekend is on college football for many sports fans, with conference and national title implications hinging on a number of rivalry games.
But don't forget about hoops either. Here are a few games to keep an eye on while you're digging through those leftovers.
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