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Tuesday’s slate and what to watch


Mike Miller

By now you’ve been watching basketball most of the day thanks to the 24-hour hoops marathon. But there are quite a few games that aren’t part of the marathon.

It’s just that most of ‘em aren’t the ones most people care about. Here’s a few that you should.

Middle Tennessee at UCLA, 11 p.m. (Primeticket)
Is this the start of a Bruins’ mess? Forward Reeves Nelson is suspended and they lost their opener to Loyolya-Marymount. An 0-2 start would be cause for panic in Westwood.

LaSalle at Villanova, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
A day after Temple and Penn staged a thrilling Big 5 game, we’ve got a chance for another. It’s a slim chance, but still …

IPFW at Xavier 7 p.m. (FSOhio)
This shouldn’t be much of a game, but it marks the season debut of Musketeers point guard Tu Holloway, who sat out Xavier’s opener for playing in two summer league game. I expect Holloway to take it out on the Mastodons.

(All times ET. TV info from

Kent St. at West Virginia, 10 a.m.
Michigan St. vs. Duke at Madison Square Garden, 7 p.m.
Lehigh at Fairleigh Dickinson, 7 p.m.
Harvard at Holy Cross, 7 p.m.
Yale at Quinnipiac, 7 p.m.
Stony Brook at Sacred Heart, 7 p.m.
Robert Morris at St. Peter’s, 7 p.m.
La Salle at Villanova, 7 p.m.
Kansas vs. Kentucky at Madison Square Garden, 9 p.m.
Drexel at Rider, 6 a.m.

Belmont at Memphis, Noon
LSU at Coastal Carolina, 7 p.m.
Appalachian St. at ETSU, 7 p.m.
South Carolina at Elon, 7 p.m.
Canisius at Longwood, 7 p.m.
Rutgers at Miami, 7 p.m.
Alice Lloyd at VMI, 7 p.m.
Winthrop at Virginia, 7 p.m.
Montreat at W. Carolina, 7 p.m.
Bluefield at Charleston Southern, 7:30 p.m.
Louisiana College at McNeese St., 8 p.m.
Spring Hill at SE Louisiana, 8 p.m.
Reinhardt at Tennessee Tech, 8 p.m.
Nicholls St. at Tulane, 8 p.m.
Bucknell at Vanderbilt, 8 p.m.
Morehead St. at Coll. of Charleston, 4 a.m.

Chattanooga at Butler, 7 p.m.
Charlotte at Cent. Michigan, 7 p.m.
Jacksonville St. at Cincinnati, 7 p.m.
Rio Grande at Cleveland St., 7 p.m.
Dayton at Miami (Ohio), 7 p.m.
Lamar at Ohio, 7 p.m.
IPFW at Xavier, 7 p.m.
Notre Dame (Ohio) at Youngstown St., 7:05 p.m.
Florida at Ohio St., 8 p.m.
Saint Louis at S. Illinois, 8:05 p.m.
Iowa St. at Drake, 9 p.m.

San Diego St. at Baylor, 2 p.m.
Rhode Island at Texas, 4 p.m.
Ark.-Pine Bluff at Oklahoma St., 8 p.m.
Arlington Baptist at Prairie View, 8 p.m.
E. Michigan at Texas Southern, 8 p.m.
Howard Payne at Texas St., 8 p.m.
IUPUI at UALR, 8 p.m.
Missouri St. at Arkansas St., 8:05 p.m.
UTSA at Oral Roberts, 10:30 p.m.

Pepperdine at Arizona St., 8:30 p.m.
BYU-Hawaii at BYU, 9 p.m.
Utah St. at Weber St., 9 p.m.
N. Colorado at Wyoming, 9 p.m.
South Dakota at E. Washington, 9:05 p.m.
Austin Peay at California, 10 p.m.
UC Santa Cruz at UC Davis, 10 p.m.
Santa Clara at UC Santa Barbara, 10 p.m.
Seattle at Portland St., 10:05 p.m.
Middle Tennessee vs. UCLA, 11 p.m.
N. Iowa at Saint Mary’s (Cal), 2 a.m.


Dick’s Sporting Goods NIT Season Tipoff
First Round
At Stillwater, Okla.
Ark.-Pine Bluff at Oklahoma St., 8 p.m.
Oral Roberts vs. UTSA, 10:30 p.m.
Regional Championship-Third Place
At Syracuse, N.Y.
Third Place, 4 or 7 p.m.
Championship, 4 or 7 p.m.
At Blacksburg, Va.
Third Place, 6 or 8:30 p.m.
Championship, 6 or 8:30 p.m.
At Stanford, Calif.
Third Place, 8 or 11 p.m.
Championship, 8 or 11 p.m.

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