A long and continuously enduring offseason has concluded. College basketball will begin on Wednesday, amidst a ton of extenuating circumstances due to the still ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. There are still plenty of effects being felt, as three teams are currently paused and won’t be beginning their seasons this week. That being said, there are still games going down on Wednesday night and throughout this week. So we will attempt tocover themand go through them as best as we can.
Schedule for Wednesday, November 25
(All times Eastern)
Columbus State vs. Georgia Bulldogs — 5 p.m., SEC Network+
Morehead State Eagles vs. Kentucky Wildcats — 6 p.m., SEC Network
Coker vs. South Carolina Gamecocks — 6:30 p.m., SEC Network+
Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs. Missouri Tigers — 7 p.m., SEC Network+
Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils vs. Arkansas Razorbacks — 7:30 p.m., SEC Network+
Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs. Alabama Crimson Tide — 8 p.m., SEC Network
Clemson Tigers vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs — 8:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network
There aren’t too many attractive matchups in place, but a slate is a slate I suppose.
The best of the bunch tonight is Clemson-Mississippi State. This one features a matchup between two teams in the KenPom Top 100 (Clemson is ranked 40th, State is ranked 77th). You can catch that one on CBSSN, and it could be awfully intriguing. It’s an early but pretty attractive nonconference matchup, as although State isn’t thought too highly of this year, they’ll most likely be pretty competitive. Clemson figures to be pretty competitive this year too, and is seeking another finish in the top half of the ACC.
Elsewhere, you’ve got a few matchups of high-majors and mid-majors. Choose wisely and attempt to enjoy yourself while watching these games, even if the extenuating circumstances around everything in the world should probably suggest that they shouldn’t even be doing this entire deal right now.