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Brenden Welper | NCAA.com | September 16, 2019

When does the 2019-20 men's college basketball season start?

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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

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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

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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

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