Butler-Marquette, Memphis-VCU among best early-season matchups
Sure, it's still summer, but it's never too early to start thinking about the holidays. And whether it be alongside turkey and trimmings or a slew of holiday gifts, nothing goes better with late-year cheer than college basketball. This year's slate of early-season tournaments shouldn't disappoint, even if you can't talk your spouse or employer into sending you to the Bahamas for the loaded Battle 4 Atlantis.
(Tournaments are listed by dates of play.)