One of these years, I'm going to remember to take a long nap the day before the ESPN Tip Off Marathon and stay up for the whole slate of night games. As it stands, I'm definitely going to start watching, and we'll see how things go from there.
What's the lineup, you ask? Well, here you go, with all times Central:
11pm: #19 Gonzaga 84, West Virginia 50
1am: New Mexico 86, Davidson 81
3am: Hawaii 73, Houston Baptist 60
5am: Stony Brook 54, Rider 46
7am: Valparaiso 69, Northern Illinois 46
9am: UMass 67, Harvard 64
11am: Temple 80, Kent State 66
1pm: St. John's 77, Detroit 74
3pm: Xavier 62, Butler 47
5pm: #6 Kentucky at #1 Baylor (women's game, ESPN2)
6pm: Wichita State at VCU (ESPNU)
6pm: #7 Kansas vs #22 Michigan State
7pm: Cleveland State at #5 Michigan (ESPN2)
8pm: Lehigh at Pittsburgh (ESPNU)
8pm: #3 Kentucky vs #9 Duke
North Texas or Alabama-Huntsville at Kansas State (ESPN2)
Why no, by the time the marathon starts, we still won't know who's participating in the last game, as the North Texas/Alabama-Huntsville Preseason NIT game won't end until after the WVU-Gonzaga game starts. How crazy is THAT?
If you want a breakdown on all the games, Mike Rutherford from Card Chronicle has you covered. He'll also be up for the full 24 hours, so be sure to check in on his running StoryStream here or his Twitter account or the SB Nation college hoops Twitter account! I imagine that the SB Nation account might have a GIF or two by the time things are all done.