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Nov. 14, 2016
Nov. 14, 2016

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Nov. 14, 2016

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2016 WORLD SERIES
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Bracket of Brackets

College basketball's early season events

THE APTLY NAMED

This is an article from the Nov. 14, 2016 issue

Champions Classic is the king of college basketball's preseason tournaments. On Nov. 15 the sixth annual version takes place at Madison Square Garden, featuring Duke, Kansas, Kentucky and Michigan State. Or, as they were anointed by SI's preseason ranking of all 351 Division I teams, Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 28. Other preseason tournaments can't match that firepower, but here's how a bracket of eight more taking place before conference play begins might break down.

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(1) ARMED FORCES CLASSIC

Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan State

THE ARMED FORCES FIELD IS TOO STRONG FOR PUERTO RICO TO HANDLE.

Arizona State, Clemson, Davidson, Missouri, Northern Iowa, Oklahoma, Tulane, Xavier

(8) PUERTO RICO TIP-OFF

(4) 2K SPORTS CLASSIC

Marquette, Michigan, Pittsburgh, SMU

COIN-FLIP GAME, SO MAKE THE SMART CHOICE AND GO WITH THE LEGENDS.

Colorado, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Texas

(5) LEGENDS CLASSIC

WHEN SPARTY IS YOUR WORST ENTRANT, YOU KNOW YOU'RE WORTH WATCHING.

WINNER

VETERANS DAY IS TO HONOR THE TROOPS. THANKSGIVING WEEK IS FOR BINGEING ON HOOPS. UPSET!

DOUBLE-DIPPING TAR HEELS CAN'T LOSE, AND NO ONE CAN BEAT HAWAII IN NOVEMBER.

(2) CBS SPORTS CLASSIC

Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio State, UCLA

BET ON HEAVYWEIGHTS, PLAYING IN VEGAS, TO TKO THE LOST CITY.

Baylor, Louisville, LSU, Michigan State, ODU, St. John's, VCU, Wichita State

(7) BATTLE 4 ATLANTIS

(3) MAUI INVITATIONAL

Chaminade, Georgetown, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Tennessee, UConn, UNC, Wisconsin

MAUI, WOWEE: THREE TOP 8 SQUADS (OREGON, UNC, WISCONSIN).

Florida State, Illinois, Temple, West Virginia

(6) PRESEASON NIT