College Basketball Top 25 Schedule, TV Times And More: An Action-Packed Tuesday Night Highlights Week

CORONADO, CA - NOVEMBER 11: In this handout image provided by the U.S. Navy, Michigan State University guard Brandon Wood (#30), dives after the ball during the Quicken Loans Carrier Classic basketball game between University of North Carolina and Michigan State University on board the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson on November 11, 2011 in Coronado, California. The NCAA Carrier Classic is a celebration of Veterans Day. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

Duke-Michigan State, Florida-Ohio State and Kentucky-Kansas highlight what should be a great evening of basketball on Tuesday. Be sure to tune into Belmont-Memphis at noon as an appetizer.

Some teams like to toe their way into the college basketball regular season, warming up against the likes of Directional State Tech U before jumping into the meaty conference slate. Then there are teams like Michigan State who dowse themselves in kerosene, strike a match and banzai themselves with full conviction lest the world end prematurely and the season have to be cut short.

After opening the season against No. 1 North Carolina atop the USS Carl Vinson, the Spartans will play the No. 6 Duke Blue Devils on Tuesday night as part of the State Farm Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. Eastern, ESPN and ESPN 3). The game kicks of a great evening slate, with No. 10 Florida facing off against No. 3 Ohio State at 8:00 p.m. EST (ESPN 2, ESPN 3), and No. 2 Kentucky taking on No. 13 Kansas as the second act of the Champions Classic at 9:00 (ESPN, ESPN 3). 

Here are all of your Top 25 offerings for this week (all times Eastern):

Monday, Nov. 14

Washington State at No. 22 Gonzaga, 12:00 a.m., ESPN and ESPN 3
Norfolk State at No. 21 Marquette, 7:00 p.m.
Manhattan at No. 5 Syracuse, 7:00 p.m., ESPN U
Wagner at No. 4 Connecticut, 7:30 p.m.
Oakland at No. 16 Alabama, 8:00 p.m.
Mercer at No. 24 Missouri, 8:00 p.m.
Towson at No. 17 Michigan, 8:30 p.m., ESPN 3

Tuesday, Nov. 15

Belmont at No. 10 Memphis, 12:00 p.m., ESPN and ESPN 3
San Diego State at No. 11 Baylor, 2:00 p.m., ESPN and ESPN 3
No. 6 Duke at Michigan State, 7:00 p.m., ESPN and ESPN 3
IPFW at No. 13 Xavier, 7:00 p.m.
Jacksonville State at No. 20 Cincinnati, 7:00 p.m.
No. 7 Florida at No. 3 Ohio State, 8:00 p.m., ESPN 2 and ESPN 3
Bucknell at No. 18 Vanderbilt, 8:00 p.m.
No. 2 Kentucky at No. 12 Kansas, 9:00 p.m., ESPN and ESPN 3
Austin Peay at No. 23 California, 10:00 p.m., ESPN 2 and ESPN 3

Wednesday, Nov. 16

Colgate at No. 14 Wisconsin, 7:00 p.m., ESPN 3
Long Beach State at No. 9 Pittsburgh, 9:00 p.m., ESPN U

Thursday, Nov. 17

Maryland vs. No. 16 Alabama, 5:00 p.m., ESPN 2 and ESPN 3
Maine at No. 4 Connecticut, 7:00 p.m.
No. 19 Texas A&M vs. Mississippi State, 7:00 p.m., ESPN 2 and ESPN 3
North Florida at No. 7 Florida, 8:00 p.m.
Niagara at No. 24 Missouri, 8:00 p.m.
Western Illinois at No. 17 Michigan, 8:30 p.m., ESPN 3
St. John's vs. No. 15 Arizona, 9:30 p.m., ESPN 2 and ESPN 3

For more on this week in hoops be sure to check out SB Nation's College Basketball hub.

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