Tuesday’s slate and what to watch

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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 HDSportsGuide.com)

EAST
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.

SOUTH
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.

MIDWEST
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.

SOUTHWEST
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.

FAR WEST
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.

TOURNAMENTS

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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