The 2019-20 Division I men's college basketball season begins on Tuesday, Nov. 5 when Kansas plays Duke in the Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden. Immediately following that game will be Michigan State vs. Kentucky on the same floor, which should make for an epic opening night of hoops after seven long months off.
The first few weeks of the year will be packed with exciting tournaments like the Champions Classic, as early-season tournaments typically run from mid-November to late-December to kick off the new season.
The entire day-by-day DI men's college basketball schedule can be found here closer to the beginning of the season.
In the meantime, here are some of the best matchups to look forward to in the opening week of college hoops.
Top games to watch in the first week:
Tuesday, Nov. 5
Duke vs. Kansas (Madison Square Garden, New York), time TBA
Michigan State vs. Kentucky (Madison Square Garden, New York, time TBA
Louisville at Miami (Watsco Center, Miami, FL), time TBA
Wednesday, Nov. 6
Notre Dame at North Carolina (Dean Smith Center, Chapel Hill, NC), time TBA
Virginia at Syracuse (Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY), time TBA
Friday, Nov. 8
Colorado State at Duke (Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, NC), time TBA
Saturday, Nov. 9
Boise State at Oregon (Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, OR), time TBA
Texas at Purdue (Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, IN), time TBA
Sunday, Nov. 10
Florida State at Florida (Exatech Arena at Stephen C. O'Connell Center, Gainesville, FL), time TBA
Illinois at Arizona (McKale Memorial Center, Tucson, AZ), time TBA
Tuesday, Nov. 12
Creighton at Michigan (Crisler Center, Ann Arbor, MI), time TBA
North Dakota at Gonzaga (McCarthey Athletic Center, Spokane, WA), time TBA