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Joe Boozell | NCAA.com | October 14, 2016

When does college basketball season start?

  Kris Jenkins celebrates with Villanova fans after winning the 2016 national championship.

The 2015-16 college basketball season ended with one of the greatest shots in the history of the sport, and the 2016-17 season is rapidly approaching.

Regular season play will begin on Friday, Nov. 11. Here are some of the best games on the docket for opening night:

Notable games
Matchup Venue
Indiana vs. Kansas Armed Forces Classic
Arizona vs. Michigan State Armed Forces Classic
Duke vs. Grand Canyon Cameron Indoor Stadium
Kentucky vs. Stephen F. Austin Rupp Arena
Xavier vs. Lehigh Cintas Center
North Carolina vs. Tulane Devlin Fieldhouse
Oregon vs. Army Matthew Knight Arena

Nov. 11 marks the beginning of the college basketball journey. The end will look something like this:

Bring on the basketball.