Television will be teeming with college games this season. Here's a guide to the best matchups.
Oklahoma vs. Ohio State in Maui
This game, between two teams committed to applying pressure from the git-go, will be an early gauge of how good the up-and-coming Buckeyes are.
New Mexico at Arizona
Last year the Lobos won this matchup with the help of their vocal fans in their infamous Pit, knocking off the No. 1 Wildcats. It's payback time in Tucson.
Louisville vs. Indiana
Notre Dame vs. Kentucky in the Hoosier Dome
This is the second of these annual superpower summits, part of a four-year contract.
UNLV at Arizona
This beauty of a game will be spiced up by an incipient feud between the two coaching staffs, arising out of a series of recruiting battles.
Loyola-Marymount at Oklahoma
A match made in TV heaven and one to bamboozle even the most facile scoreboard operator. You read it here first: 132-121, Sooners.
Memphis State at Tennessee
The game no one in the Volunteer State expected to see (the two have played only once, in 1970). First Kentucky-Louisville came to pass, now this.
Evansville at Murray State
ESPN will celebrate New Year's twice: on the set in Connecticut just before tip off at midnight eastern standard time, then again in Murray, Ky., at halftime.
Syracuse at Georgetown, Ohio State at Iowa, Utah State at UC Santa Barbara
The best of four Big Monday triple-headers in February. Owens and Mourning do battle in the opener.
Duke vs. Arizona in East Rutherford, N.J.
The consolation game that wasn't played at last spring's Final Four. Danny Ferry and Sean Elliott duel for Player of the Year.