Let’s try and sort through this as best we can here.
(All times Eastern)
vs. Wichita State — 5 p.m. (SEC Network+)
vs. Penn State — 7 p.m. (SEC Network+)
vs. South Dakota State — 3:30 p.m.
vs. Marist — 5:45 p.m.
vs. Northwestern — 1 p.m.
vs. California — 3:30 p.m.
vs. (5) Arizona — 3:30 p.m.
vs. Northwestern — 6 p.m.
vs. Central Michigan — 3:30 p.m. (SEC Network+)
vs. (21) James Madison — 6 p.m. (SEC Network+)
vs. Georgia Tech — 1:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
vs. Samford — 6:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
vs. Belmont — 4:30 p.m. (SEC Network+)
vs. Sam Houston State — 7 p.m. (SEC Network+)
vs. (14) Oklahoma State — 11 a.m.
vs. UAB — 4 p.m.
vs. UC Riverside — 6:30 p.m.
vs. Oregon State — 1:30 p.m.
vs. UC Davis — 4 p.m.
vs. Boston College — 3 p.m. (SEC Network+)
vs. FIU — 11:30 a.m.
vs. UCF — 2 p.m.
vs. (3) Oklahoma — 4 p.m.
vs. (1) UCLA — 8:30 p.m.
A few thoughts here going into the day:
- Who did Texas A&M piss off to get that kind of draw? The Aggies play the #3 and the #1 teams in the land, back to back, in the Mary Nutter Classic. This after playing #5 Arizona (who they beat) on Thursday. WTH man!
- Partaking in the Georgia Classic, an event they’re hosting, UGA will play Central Michigan first and then 21st-ranked James Madison. This will be the first of two times that they’re set to face CMU and JMU, as they’re playing again on Saturday afternoon
- In the Blazer Classic down in Birmingham, Ole Miss is set to face 14th-ranked Oklahoma State in their first game. They, of course, will be playing UAB, but the premier game is against the ranked Pokes squad
- The only other team to face a ranked squad is Florida. The Gators, also partaking in the Mary Nutter Classic, begin play with a matchup against aforementioned 5th-ranked Arizona. They’ll then play Northwestern, with a looming matchup on Saturday against the top-ranked Bruins