The upcoming college basketball season is sure to be action-packed and will arrive much sooner than you would think. After a hard-fought match against North Carolina, the men’s basketball team from the University of Kansas, known as the Jayhawks, were able to bring home the championship last year. The women’s competition was won by the preseason favourite, South Carolina, who prevailed against UConn in the championship game.
The 2017 college basketball season has the potential to be even more interesting than usual due to a number of factors, including the departure of Coach K from Duke after a storied run of 43 years with the programme and the realignment of the conference landscape. Ahead of the competition, here is a look at some of the most important college basketball matches that will take place during the 2022-23 season:
Biggest Storyline for the 2022-23 Season
Instead of starting on Election Day, Monday, Nov. 7, men’s college basketball will. While many games are being played before Thanksgiving, some teams have chosen to play on November 8. Coach K left Duke after 43 illustrious years and said goodbye to the college basketball world. How the Blue Devils recover and work together in Jon Scheyer’s first season as head coach remains to be seen. In related news, Villanova’s head coach Jay Wright announced his retirement on April 20 after winning two national championships with the school.
As he begins his first season with the Wildcats, Kyle Neptune has a lot of large shoes to fill. On Nov. 20, Oscar Tshiebwe and Kentucky will play host to Drew Timme and Gonzaga in a historic battle. This will be the first time since Dec. 1, 1973 that a returning AP Player of the Year and a returning two-time AP All-American will square off against one another. Shaheen Holloway, who in a legendary Cinderella tale guided St. Peter’s to the Elite 8 of the NCAA Tournament last season, is returning to his alma mater Seton Hall to lead the Pirates.
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How long is the College Basketball 2022-23 Season?
The NCAA tournament lasts for approximately three weeks after the conclusion of the regular season, which is comprised of four months. The season comes to a close with a game for the championship.
College Basketball Current Schedule
Tuesday, December 20
- Georgetown vs. Connecticut, 6:30 p.m.; Seton Hall vs. Xavier, 8:30 p.m.; Cal San Diego vs. San Diego State, 10:30 p.m.; Fox Sports 1 (also FoxSports.com/live).
- ESPN2 (also WatchESPN.com): WOMEN: Florida at Oklahoma at 9:30 p.m.; Michigan vs. North Carolina at 7 p.m.
- ESPN.com/watch: WOMEN: Radford at Clemson at 1 p.m.; WOMEN: Albany at Syracuse at 10:30 a.m.
- Pittsburgh vs. Syracuse on ESPNU (available on WatchESPN.com), at 9:00 p.m.
- Jackson State vs. Alabama on the SEC Network and WatchESPN.com at 7:00 p.m.
- SECnetwork.com: WOMEN: S.E. Louisiana at Alabama, 8 p.m.; WOMEN: North Florida at Auburn, 1 p.m.
- ACC Network (also WatchESPN.com): Miami at Virginia at 9 p.m.; Duke at Wake Forest at 7 p.m.
- Elon at Indiana on the Big Ten Network (also available on FoxSports.com/live); UIC at Northwestern at nine o’clock.
- Marquette vs. Providence, 7 p.m., on CBS Sports Network (also available at CBSsports.com/cbs-sports-network).
- Utah Valley at Oregon at 10:30 p.m. and Montana State at Arizona at 8:30 p.m. on the Pac 12 Network (see Pac-12.com/live).
- Louisville vs. Lipscomb, 6 p.m., on ESPN College Extra.
- Army vs. Central Connecticut, 7 p.m., NECfrontrow.com.
- Watch Prairie View A&M vs. New Mexico at 9 p.m. and Cal Poly vs. San Jose State at 10 p.m. on TheMW.com.
- Watch Montana vs. Gonzaga at 9 p.m. on WCCsports.com.
- 9 p.m. on BYU.tv: Lindenwood vs. BYU.
- 28 men’s games and 27 women’s games are available on ESPN Plus (subscription).
Wednesday, December 21
- St. John’s at Villanova, 6:30 p.m.; Louisville at DePaul, 8:30 p.m. Fox Sports 1 (also FoxSports.com/live).
- ESPN: Michigan vs. North Carolina, 7 p.m. (also available on WatchESPN.com).
- ESPN2 (also WatchESPN.com): Florida at Oklahoma at 9:30 p.m.; Clemson vs. Georgia Tech at 7:30 p.m.
- ESPNU (and WatchESPN.com): Purdue against. New Orleans, 9 p.m.
- Florida A&M vs. Kentucky on the SEC Network (also available on WatchESPN.com) at 7 p.m.; N.C. Asheville vs. Arkansas at 9 p.m.
- SECnetwork.com: WOMEN: Central Connecticut at South Carolina at noon; WOMEN: Ohio at Kentucky at 11 a.m.
- ACC Network (also WatchESPN.com): Notre Dame vs. Florida State at 9 p.m.; Virginia Tech vs. Boston College at 7 p.m.
- WatchESPN.com: Women’s games include Western Michigan vs. Notre Dame at Noon, Miami vs. Florida State at Noon, North Alabama vs. Pitt at Noon, and Furman vs. Georgia Tech at 1 PM.
- Louisiana vs. Texas, 8 p.m., Longhorn (also WatchESPN.com).
- Big Ten Network: Maine against Ohio State at 8:30 p.m. and Oakland at Michigan State at 6:30 p.m.
- Arizona State vs. San Francisco, 10 p.m., CBS Sports Network (also available at CBSsports.com/cbs-sports-network).
- Cal Davis vs. UCLA is at 5 p.m. on the Pac 12 Network (also Pac-12.com/live); Southern Utah vs. Colorado is at 7 p.m.; UTA vs. California is at 7 p.m.; Auburn vs. Washington is at 9 p.m.; TCU vs. Utah is at 9 p.m.; Denver vs. Oregon State is at 10 p.m.; and Colorado State v
- Tulsa against Loyola Marymount, 10 p.m. WCCsports.com/watch
- CUSA.tv: Incarnate Word vs. Florida International at 7 p.m.; Northern Kentucky vs. Florida Atlantic at 7 p.m.
- 47 men’s games and 47 women’s games on ESPN Plus (subscription)
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Butler vs Creighton, 8 p.m., on December 22
- On Fox Sports 1 and FoxSports.com/live.
- Harvard vs. Kansas is on ESPN2 (via WatchESPN.com) at 7 p.m.; George Washington vs. Washington State is at 9 p.m.; and Pepperdine vs. Hawaii is at 11:30 p.m.
- ESPNU (via WatchESPN.com): Chicago State at Minnesota at 7:30 p.m.; Seattle vs. Utah State at 5:30 p.m.
- VMI against Fordham, noon; Yale at Monmouth, 7 p.m. SportsNet New York (SNY)
- Western Kentucky vs. South Carolina on the SEC Network (also available on WatchESPN.com) at 7 p.m.; Illinois vs. Missouri at 9 p.m.
- SECnetwork.com: WOMEN: Alabama versus North Florida, 1:00 p.m.
- ACC Network (also WatchESPN.com): North Carolina State against Louisville, 7 p.m.
- WOMEN: Rhode Island at Wake Forest, 1 p.m.; Central Connecticut at Boston College, 12:00 on WatchESPN.com.
- Saint Peter’s at Maryland, 6:30 p.m.; Quinnipiac at Penn State, 8:30 p.m.; Big Ten Network (also FoxSports.com/live).
- Morgan State vs. Arizona is on the Pac 12 Network (also Pac-12.com/live) at 8 p.m.; Stanford vs. Loyola Chicago is at 10 p.m.
- NECfrontrow.com: Medgar Evers at St. Francis Brooklyn, 2 p.m.; Gwyned Mercy at Wagner, 4 p.m.; Queens at FDU, 7 p.m.; Purchase at LIU, 7 p.m.; Holy Cross at Sacred Heart, 11:30 a.m.
- Boise State vs. Santa Clara is at 5 p.m., and Hartford vs. San Francisco is at 9 p.m. on WCCsports.com/watch.
- Southern Miss vs. UNLV, 10 p.m., on TheMW.com.
- Weber State vs. BYU, 9 p.m., on BYU.tv.
- Marist men vs. Rider on ESPN With (subscription), plus 27 other men’s games and 7 women’s games.
Diamond Head Classic semifinals are on ESPN2 at 7 and 10 p.m. on Friday, December 23
- And the consolation round starts at 12:30 a.m.
- Diamond Head Classic consolation, 4:30 p.m. on ESPNU (available on WatchESPN.com).
- Big Ten Network (also FoxSports.com/live): Grambling State vs. Wisconsin at 9 p.m.; Kennesaw State vs. Indiana at 7 p.m.; Bucknell vs. Rutgers at 5 p.m.
- Coppin State vs. George Mason is on ESPN Plus (subscription) at 4:00 PM, and Kean vs. Princeton is at 7:00 PM.
December 24th, Saturday
No games are planned.
DePaul vs Creighton, 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 25
- Fox, WNYW-5 in New York (also FoxSports.com/live).
- ESPN2 (also WatchESPN.com): Third-place finish in the Diamond Head Classic at 6:30 p.m.; championship at 9 p.m.
- 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. on ESPNU (also WatchESPN.com): Fifth or seventh place in the Diamond Head Classic
Note– More matches to be schedule later.