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COLLEGE HOOPS: THE WEEK AHEAD
November 20, 2005

SCS.comA variety of preseason tournaments from around the country continue to sprinkle the coming week's college basketball schedule, and a number of intriguing non-conference matchups are also on this week's agenda. Looking ahead to the week's action, SCS.com glances at twenty games and four of the preseason tournaments you may want to keep an eye as you enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday.

Bucknell at Syracuse
Tuesday 6:00 PM CST

With 'Cuse reeling from CvC defeat, can a good Bison team pull the upset?

Detroit at Oklahoma State
Tuesday 7:00 PM CST

Inexperienced Cowboys face a tough team from a very good Horizon League.

Pacific at Oregon
Tuesday 9:30 PM CST

Ducks want to right the ship after last season. A win over the Tigers would be huge.

Nevada at Vermont
Wednesday 6:00 PM CST

Two of last year's Cinderellas, but only one (the Wolfpack) is expected to contend this year.

South Carolina State at Clemson
Wednesday 6:30 PM CST

An in-state battle between the MEAC's best team and a lower-level ACC squad.

Mississippi State at Charlotte
Wednesday 6:30 PM CST

Dawgs have almost no experience, but Charlotte has struggled so far this season.

Florida State at Florida
Friday 6:30 PM CST

This one gets the Seminole/Gator weekend started. UF looks like a top ten team.

Eastern Kentucky at Tennessee
Friday 6:30 PM CST

EKU nearly took down Wisconsin on Saturday and now faces UT and new coach Bruce Pearl.

Holy Cross at Cincinnati
Friday 7:00 PM CST

Bearcats survived a scare from Murray State and now face one of the Patriot League's best teams.

Gardner-Webb at Auburn
Friday 7:00 PM CST

The Runnin' Bulldogs nearly knocked off UNC so Jeff Lebo's squad better watch out.

Vanderbilt at Georgetown
Saturday 12:00 PM CST

The Commodores and Hoyas are always tough foes in their respective conferences.

Chattanooga at Minnesota
Saturday 3:00 PM CST

The Mocs went down hard at Mississippi State, but here's another chance for an upset.

LSU at West Virginia
Saturday 3:30 PM CST

This may be the best non-tournament matchup of the week. Winner gains big RPI points.

NC State at Notre Dame
Saturday 6:00 PM CST

Both teams lost key players from a year ago, so the winner gains some early-season confidence.

Georgia at Western Kentucky
Saturday 7:00 PM CST

After a loss at ODU, will UGA Coach Dennis Felton lose to his former team too?

Colorado State at Denver
Saturday 7:00 PM CST

The Pioneers are one of the Sun Belt's best teams. Can they knock off in-state rival CSU?

Dayton at Creighton
Saturday 7:05 PM CST

A matchup of two traditional mid-major powers. Great to see these teams meet.

Nevada at UNLV
Saturday 9:30 PM CST

Another tough matchup for the 'Pack this week, this one against the in-state rival Rebels.

Virginia at Arizona
Sunday 6:00 PM CST

After a week in Maui, how will the Wildcats perform at home?

ALSO: PRESEASON TOURNAMENTS THROUGHOUT THE WEEK

Guardian's Classic
Monday-Tuesday
Teams to watch: Iowa, Kentucky, Texas, West Virginia

Maui Invitational
Monday-Wednesday
Teams to watch: Entire field

Preseason NIT
Wednesday, Friday
Teams to watch: Entire field

Great Alaska Shootout
Wednesday-Saturday
Oral Roberts, South Carolina, Southern Illinois

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