BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — For the second straight year, ESPN will mark the start of the college basketball season with 24 consecutive hours of live game coverage.
K-State will play Virginia Tech at 3 p.m. for their Tip-Off Hoops Marathon on November, 16.
The schedule was announced Monday and three teams from last season's Final Four will be part of the marathon that begins Nov. 16 at midnight EST.
National champion Duke hosts Miami of Ohio. National runner-up Butler is at Louisville. Michigan State, which lost to Butler in the Final Four, is home against South Carolina.
Also on the schedule is the debut of St. John's coach Steve Lavin, an ESPN analyst the last seven years. The Connecticut women enter the season on a 78-game winning streak and are part of the coverage of games from four time zones and 17 states.