Tuesday August 18th, 2015

ESPN has released the schedule for its annual college basketball “Tip-Off Marathon.”

The ESPN family of networks will show 16 men's and women's college basketball games starting Nov. 16, continuing the next day for more than 24 hours of basketball to launch the 2015-2016 season. 

Of the 16 games, 15 will be on the men's side, in addition to a matchup between Connecticut and Ohio State's women's teams.

The highlight will come Tuesday, Nov. 17, when the action heads to Chicago for the Champions Classic. There, Kentucky will take on Duke, with Kansas and Michigan State to follow in what will be an all-Top 25 doubleheader from the United Center. 

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Other games will feature more top teams such as Virginia, LSU, Maryland, Baylor, Utah, Oklahoma and more. 

The Champions Classic games will be shown on ESPN. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 16, ESPN2 will show nine straight games tipping off nearly every two hours. The network will also have the Maryland-Georgetown game opposite the Champions Classic.  

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