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Schedule announced for 2012 24-hour hoops marathon

Jul 11, 2012, 11:58 AM EST

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UPDATED 11 July 2012, 1:01 PM

Fans see this like Christmas in November. For those who cover the game, it calls for the biggest caffeine binge of the year.

The match-ups for the 2012 24-hour hoops marathon were released Wednesday, set to take place Tuesday, Nov. 13. Just as it has been in the past, that day will see 11 games over the course of the day, beginning at midnight and ending close to midnight the coming day.

Here is the full slate:

Midnight: West Virginia at Gonzaga
2 a.m.: Davidson at New Mexico
4 a.m.: Houston Baptist at Hawaii
6 a.m.: Stony Brook at Rider
8 a.m.: Northern Illinois at Valparaiso
10 a.m.: Harvard at Massachusetts
12 p.m.: Temple at Kent State
2 p.m.: Detroit at St. John’s
4 p.m.: Butler at Xavier
7 p.m.: Michigan State vs. Kansas (Champions Classic, Georgia Dome — Atlanta)
30 minutes following MSU/KU: Duke vs. Kentucky (Champions Classic)

The two best games of the day are saved for primetime, obviously, but you’ll find solid games throughout the day.

It begins with West Virginia, now a member of the Big 12 and without Kevin Jones, against Kevin Pangos and Gonzaga. New Mexico comes into the season having to compensate for the loss of Drew Gordon and they’ll take on Davidson.

Other games that should catch some attention: Steve Lavin leads another big group of St. John’s youth against Ray McCallum and Detroit. Following that game, Xavier welcomes Brad Stevens and Butler to the A-10.

As for the marquee games, Tom Izzo welcomes a four-man recruiting class to Michigan State against national runner-up Kansas.

Top that off with Duke vs. a reloaded Kentucky squad and it looks like we’re in for a good day of basketball.

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at JohnnyJungle.com, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

  1. fatediesel - Jul 11, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    “As for the marquee games, Tom Izzo welcomes a four-man recruiting class to Michigan State against James Michael McAdoo, who many expect to break out this year.

    Top that off with national runner-up Kansas vs. a reloaded Kentucky squad and it looks like we’re in for a good day of basketball.”

    You might want to take another look at the schedule. Michigan State will be facing the reloaded Kentucky team and runner-up Kansas will be facing Duke. James Michael McAdoo and North Carolina aren’t involved in any way.

    • lastsuhn - Jul 11, 2012 at 12:52 PM

      actually you got it wrong also…Kansas will be playing Michigan State and Duke is playing Kentucky.

      • fatediesel - Jul 11, 2012 at 12:57 PM

        Yep, I was in such a hurry to correct him for putting North Carolina in there that I didn’t take the proper time to look at the schedule.

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