The premier freshmen of 2007 -- Michael Beasley, right, OJ Mayo, left, and Derrick Rose, not pictured -- convene when USC takes on Memphis and Kansas State takes on the Fighting Irish at the Jimmy V Classic, Dec 4.
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Coaches vs. Cancer Classic
Billy Gillispie and his superstar recruit Patrick Patterson get tested Nov. 15-16 at the Coaches V. Cancer Classic.
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NIT Season Tipoff
Paul Harris became the first Orangeman since Carmelo to grab a double-double in his debut last season. This season, he's leading a trio of underclass standouts in the NIT Season Tip-off Nov. 21 and 23.
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Darren Collison and Drew Neitzel get an early faceoff of who's the better floor general at the CBE Classic Nov. 19-20.
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The Blue Devils' Greg Paulus and his perimeter strongholds take on a Marquette team that snatched the CBE crown from them last year, this time at the Maui Classic, Nov. 19-21.
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Las Vegas Invitational
Coming off a season where he put up 25.2 points a game, Edgar Sosa could be the key to lead the Cards to the top 5. His journey starts in Sin City at the Las Vegas Invitational, Nov. 17-24.
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Old Spice Classic
Transfer Devan Downey had a year off since averaging 11.9 ppg average at Cincinnati. If he -- along with fellow journeyman Zam Frederick, formerly of Georgia Tech -- can shake off the rust, the Gamecocks can start gaining notice at the Old Spice Classic, Nov. 22-25.
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Hall of Fame Classic
Josh Heytvelt had 15.5 ppg and 7.7 rebounds before taking a seat last February when he was charged with drug possession. He's back now and looking to help the Zags rebound from a year that spiraled downward after his suspension. Check them out on Dec. 1 at the Hall of Fame Classic.
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