For the sixth season in a row, ESPN will allow you to watch live college basketball at 3 a.m. ET. The annual Tip-Off Marathon will signal the launch of the college hoops season yet again, airing nearly 30 hours of both men's and women's basketball starting Nov. 11.
Games will begin at 7 p.m. ET on the 11th on ESPN2 (Stanford-UConn in women's action) and run until 7 p.m. on the 12th, when the networks take a 30-minute break for College Gameday. ESPN2 will air games through an 11 a.m. LSU-UMass tilt, while ESPN picks up the slack at 1 p.m. on the 12th with West Virginia-Virginia Tech.
Eight teams ranked in the pre-season men's polls headline the coverage along with four preseason Top 10s on the women's side. 17 conferences will be represented, with the A-10, Big 12 and West Coast Conference showing off three of their teams -- more than any other.
In primetime on the 12th to wrap it up, ESPN presents the Champions Classic. Live from United Center in Chicago, the doubleheader features preseason No. 1 Kentucky against No. 3 Michigan followed by No. 5 Kansas against No. 6 Duke. Meanwhile, ESPN2 will be showing a doubleheader at the same time.
A full schedule is included below.
ESPN Tip-Off Marathon Schedule
|Nov. 11, 7 p.m. ET||No. 4 Stanford vs. No. 1 Connecticut (women's)||ESPN2|
|7 p.m. ET||Kent State vs. Temple||ESPNU|
|9 p.m. ET||No. 3 Tennessee vs. No. 7 North Carolina||ESPN2|
|11 p.m. ET||BYU vs. Stanford||ESPN2|
|Nov. 12, 1 a.m. ET||Western Kentucky vs. No. 13 Wichita State||ESPN2|
|3 a.m. ET||Akron vs. Saint Mary's||ESPN2|
|5 a.m. ET||New Mexico State vs. Hawaii||ESPN2|
|7 a.m. ET||Hartford vs. Florida Gulf Coast||ESPN2|
|9 a.m. ET||Quinnipiac vs. LaSalle||ESPN2|
|11 a.m. ET||LSU vs. UMass||ESPN2|
|1 p.m. ET||West Virginia vs. Virginia Tech||ESPN|
|3 p.m. ET||South Carolina vs. No. 19 Baylor||ESPN|
|5 p.m. ET||North Carolina State vs. Cincinnati||ESPN|
|7 p.m. ET||No. 14 VCU vs. Virginia||ESPN2|
|7:30 p.m. ET||No. 3 Michigan State vs. No. 1 Kentucky||ESPN|
|9 p.m. ET||No. 7 Florida vs. Wisconsin||ESPN2|
|9:30 p.m. ET||No. 5 Kansas vs. No. 6 Duke||ESPN|