Schedule for 24-Hour Tip-Off Marathon announced

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The schedule for the annual 24-Hour Tip-Off Marathon was announced on Thursday as the 24 hours of basketball features a lot of intriguing battles, headlined by the Champions Classic to end things.

Kentucky plays Michigan State and Duke battles Kansas in a doubleheader at Madison Square Garden while Oregon at Baylor (3:30 p.m.) and Dayton goes to Alabama in a rematch of an afternoon game last year. A couple of West Coast Conference teams open the proceedings as BYU hosts Princeton (10 p.m. Monday) and San Diego State heads to Gonzaga (12 a.m. Tuesday)

In the mid-major ranks, Longwood heads to Stephen F. Austin (11 a.m.), Winthrop goes to Manhattan (8:45 a.m.) while Hartford hosts Niagara (6:30 a.m.). The overnight games include Green Bay at Pacific (2 a.m.) and Florida Atlantic at Hawaii (4:15 a.m.)

A pair of really good women’s games starts the action as UConn heads to Florida State (6 pm. Monday) while Stanford will host Texas (8 p.m.).