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Monday’s slate and what to watch


Mike Miller

Ready for a delicious hoops onslaught starting at midnight? Good. Because there aren’t many morsels to enjoy in the hours beforehand.

Monday’s loaded with games, but you might be better off getting a nap or two to stay up for the start of ESPN’s 24-hour hoops marathon, which kicks off with Washington State at Gonzaga. Rob already did the preview for all that, so I’m sticking with the other stuff.

(All times ET. TV info from

Detroit at Notre Dame, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
No Eli Holman, but the Titans still have a decent chance at pulling off the red-line upset to open the CBE Classic. Part of that’s because the Irish don’t have senior Tim Abromaitis (serving a bogus suspension), but also because Detroit guard Ray McCallum Jr. is a stud and Chase Simon and Nick Minnerath can score. Notre Dame better hope Eric Atkins can drop close to 30 again.

Oakland at Alabama, 8 p.m.
A pity this game’s not on TV. I’d love to watch Reggie Hamilton go against the Tide’s nasty defense. He led the Grizzlies’ high-scoring offense last year (85.5 ppg), but doesn’t have Keith Benson to pass to this time. That’s not a total loss given Hamilton’s talents. He’ll have to play out of his mind against Trevor Releford, Tony Mitchell & Co.

South Dakota State at Minnesota, 8 p.m. (BTBN)
A game for the newly engaged Matt Norlander, who happens to be Nate Wolters’ biggest fan. There’s lots to like about Wolters (32 and 11 in the Jackrabbits’ opener) but that also applies to Minnesota’s frontline. Dude. Those guys are huge!

Nebraska at USC, 10:30 p.m. (Primeticket)
Like defense? Here’s your game. If you get Primeticket, you can watch Dewayne Dedmon swat several Cornhuskers’ shots. That’s a guarantee.

Brown at Albany (NY), 4 p.m.
New Hampshire at Boston College, 7 p.m.
Furman at Columbia, 7 p.m.
Binghamton at Cornell, 7 p.m.
Lehigh at Fairleigh Dickinson, 7 p.m.
UNC Greensboro at Georgetown, 7 p.m.
Maine-Machias at Maine, 7 p.m.
Penn St.-Abington at NJIT, 7 p.m.
CCSU at Niagara, 7 p.m.
Temple at Penn, 7 p.m.
Radford at Penn St., 7 p.m.
Lafayette at St. Francis (NY), 7 p.m.
Manhattan at Syracuse, 7 p.m.
Northeastern at UMass, 7 p.m.
Providence at Fairfield, 7:30 p.m.
Coppin St. at Loyola (Md.), 7:30 p.m.
Wagner at UConn, 7:30 p.m.

East Carolina at Campbell, 7 p.m.
Stetson at Florida A&M, 7 p.m.
UCF at Florida St., 7 p.m.
Delaware St. at Georgia Tech, 7 p.m.
American U. at Md.-Eastern Shore, 7 p.m.
Murray St. at Morgan St., 7 p.m.
Savannah St. at North Florida, 7 p.m.
LIU at Old Dominion, 7 p.m.
E. Kentucky at Presbyterian, 7 p.m.
Piedmont at SC-Upstate, 7 p.m.
Marist at South Florida, 7 p.m.
Monmouth (NJ) at Virginia Tech, 7 p.m.
Liberty at William & Mary, 7 p.m.
Ave Maria at Florida Gulf Coast, 7:05 p.m.
Oakland at Alabama, 8 p.m.
Talladega at Alabama A&M, 8 p.m.
Kennesaw St. at Auburn, 8 p.m.
Indiana St. at Louisiana-Monroe, 8 p.m.
Grambling St. at Mississippi, 8 p.m.
Tennessee St. at W. Kentucky, 8 p.m.
Richmond at Davidson, 8:15 p.m.
FIU at George Mason, 9:30 p.m.

Norfolk St. at Marquette, 7 p.m.
High Point at Purdue, 7:30 p.m.
NC A&T at Iowa, 8 p.m.
Loyola of Chicago at Kansas St., 8 p.m.
S. Dakota St. at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Mercer at Missouri, 8 p.m.
Milwaukee at N. Illinois, 8 p.m.
Harris-Stowe at SE Missouri, 8 p.m.
Holy Cross (Ind.) at Valparaiso, 8:05 p.m.
MVSU at DePaul, 8:30 p.m.
SIU-Edwardsville at Illinois, 8:30 p.m.
Towson at Michigan, 8:30 p.m.
Idaho St. at North Dakota, 9 p.m.
Detroit at Notre Dame, 9 p.m.

Utah Valley at Houston, 8 p.m.
Denver at Texas A&M-CC, 8 p.m.
E. Texas Baptist at Texas-Arlington, 8 p.m.
Bethune-Cookman at Houston Baptist, 8:05 p.m.
Austin at TCU, 9 p.m.

FAU vs. Georgia St. at Alaska Airlines Arena, Seattle, 7:30 p.m.
SMU at Colorado St., 9 p.m.
Great Falls at Montana, 9 p.m.
West Alabama at Oregon St., 10 p.m.
Stephen F. Austin at San Diego, 10 p.m.
UC Irvine at San Jose St., 10 p.m.
Nevada at UNLV, 10 p.m. |
Portland at Washington, 10 p.m.
Concordia (Ore.) at Idaho, 10:05 p.m.
Nebraska at Southern Cal, 10:30 p.m.
Fresno St. at Stanford, 11 p.m.
Washington St. at Gonzaga, Mid
N. Iowa at Saint Mary’s (Cal), 2 a.m.
CS Northridge at Hawaii, 4 a.m.

Dick’s Sporting Goods NIT Season Tipoff
First Round
At Syracuse, N.Y.
Brown vs. Albany (NY), 4 p.m.
Manhattan at Syracuse, 7 p.m. At Blacksburg, Va.
Monmouth (NJ) at Virginia Tech, 7 p.m.
FIU vs. George Mason, 9:30 p.m. At Stanford, Calif.
SMU vs. Colorado St., 8 p.m.
Fresno St. at Stanford, 11 p.m.

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