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2021-2022 Men’s College Basketball Neutral Site Games and Special Events

For more information on Exempt Multi-Team (MTE) events, like the Maui Invitational, NIT Season Tip-Off, and Battle 4 Atlantis, visit this page.

For more information on the challenges of the conference (Big 12 / Big East, ACC / Big Ten, etc.), visit this page.

Dates and matches are all tentative, thanks to CoVID-19. All hours are oriental.

Tuesday, November 9: New York
Kansas v Michigan State, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Duke vs. Kentucky, approx. 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Sanford Pentagon Showcase 1

Thursday November 11: Sioux Falls, SD (South Dakota)
Air Force vs. South Dakota, 2:30 p.m. (Midco Sports / ESPN + ($))

Friday November 12: Annapolis, Maryland (Marine)
Utah State vs. Richmond, 6 p.m. (CBSSN)
Virginia Tech to the Navy, approx. 8:30 p.m. (CBSSN)

HBCU Invitational Gateway

Saturday November 13: College Park, Georgia. (State of Tennessee)
Miles (excluding D1) vs Oakwood (excluding D1)
State of Norfolk v State of Tennessee

Showcase of the pursuit center

Saturday November 13: San Francisco (Chase Center) (Jon Rothstein via Twitter)
Davidson vs. San Francisco, 8:30 p.m. (WCCN)

Coaches Against Racism

Sat, November 13: Washington, DC (Michigan)
Michigan vs Prairie View A&M, 8 p.m. (B1G network)

Tuesday November 16: Portland, Ore.
BYU vs. Oregon, 10 p.m. (ESPN)

Tampa storefront

Friday, November 19: Tampa, Florida (Amalie Arena) (Jon Rothstein via Twitter; The D1 file via Twitter)
Auburn vs South Florida, 7 p.m. (ESPN + ($))

MAAC / ASUN Challenge

Fri and Sat November 19 and 20: Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (A SUN)

Fri 19 Nov
Liberty vs. Iona, 5 p.m. (ESPNU)
Northern Alabama vs. Manhattan, approx. 7:30 p.m. (ESPN3)

Sat 20 Nov
Liberty vs. Manhattan, 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
Northern Alabama vs. Iona, approx. 8:30 p.m. (ESPN3)

UTRGV South Padre Island Battle on the Beach

Saturday November 20: South Padre Island, Texas (UTRGV)
Incarnate Word vs. Texas Tech, 5 p.m. (ESPN + ($))
Northern Arizona vs UTRGV, 8 p.m. (ESPN + ($))

Friday November 26: Las Vegas (T-Mobile Arena)
Duke vs. Gonzaga, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Boost Mobile HBCU Classic presented by Chris Paul

Sun. and Monday, November 28 and 29: Phoenix, Arizona (Footprint Center) (Jon Rothstein via Twitter)

Sun 28 Nov
Norfolk State (MEAC) vs. Hampton (Big South), 8 p.m. (ESPN2)
Morgan State (MEAC) v Grambling State (SWAC), approx. 10:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Mon 29 Nov
Norfolk State vs. Grambling State, 6 p.m. (ESPNU)
Hampton vs. Morgan State, approx. 8:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Battle in Seattle

Saturday December 4: Seattle, Washington (Climate Pledge Arena) (Exit)
Alabama vs. Gonzaga, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)

Wichita State at InTrust Bank Arena

Sunday December 5: Wichita, Kan. (InTrust Bank Arena)
Kansas State vs. Wichita State, 6 p.m. (ESPNU)

Tuesday December 7: New York (Exit)
Texas Tech vs. Tennessee, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Villanova vs. Syracuse, approx. 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Kansas to Kansas City, Missouri.

Tuesday, December 7: Kansas City, Missouri (T-Mobile Center) (Kansas)
UTEP vs. Kansas, 8 p.m. (ESPN + ($))

Simmons Bank Showdown

Wednesday December 8: Fort Worth, Texas (Dickies Arena) (TCU)
Utah vs. TCU, 8 p.m. (ESPN + ($))

UNLV at Mandalay Bay (Game 1)

Wednesday December 8: Las Vegas (Michelob Ultra Arena) (UNLV)
Seattle at UNLV, 10 p.m.

Friday December 10: Rock Hill, South Carolina (Sports and event center)
High Point v South Carolina State, 7 p.m.

Never Forget Classic Tribute

Sat December 11: Newark, NJ (Jon Rothstein, College Hoops Today)
UConn v. Saint-Bonaventure, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

Sat December 11: Rock Hill, South Carolina (Sports and event center)
Clinton (non-D1) vs. Edward Waters (non-D1), 4:30 p.m.
Winthrop vs. Carver (non-D1), approx. 7:00 p.m.

Sat December 11: Atlanta (State Farm Arena) (HHoopsgiving via Twitter; Georgia Tech via Twitterr)
Nebraska vs. Auburn, 11:30 a.m. (ESPN2)
Drake vs. Clemson, approx. 2 p.m. (ACCN)
LSU vs. Georgia Tech, 6 p.m. (ESPN2)
Western Kentucky vs. Ole Miss, approx. 8:30 p.m. (SECN)

Sanford Pentagon Showcase 2

Sat December 11: Sioux Falls, SD (BYU)
BYU vs. Creighton, 12 p.m. (FS1)

Tulsa showcase

Sat December 11: Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Arkansas)
Arkansas vs. Oklahoma, 1:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

Basketball Hall of Fame Classic

Sat December 11: Dallas (American Airlines Arena) (Exit)
Mississippi State vs. Colorado State, 2 p.m. (ESPNU)
UMass vs. North Texas, approx. 4:30 p.m. (FloHoops ($))
Stephen F. Austin vs. Liberty, approx. 7 p.m. (FloHoops ($))

UNLV at Mandalay Bay (game 2)

Sat December 11: Las Vegas (Michelob Ultra Arena) (UNLV)
Hartford at UNLV, 3 p.m.

Washington State to Spokane (Game 1)

Sat December 11: Spokane, Washington.
South Dakota State v Washington State, 3 p.m. (Pac-12 networks)

Sat December 11: Houston (Toyota Center) (Battleground2k via Twitter)
TCU vs. Texas A&M, 6:30 p.m. (SECN)
UTSA v Sam Houston State

Sunday December 12: Rock Hill, South Carolina (Sports and event center)
Florida State vs. South Carolina, 12 p.m. (ESPN2)

Sunday December 12: Brooklyn (Barclays Center) (Exit)
Fordham vs. Miami (Florida), 11:30 a.m. (FloHoops ($))
Purdue vs. NC State, 2 p.m. (B1G Network)
Florida vs. Maryland, approx. 4.30 p.m. (B1G network)
Iona vs. Yale, approx. 7 p.m. (FloHoops ($))

Friday December 17: Charlotte, North Carolina (Spectrum Center) (Exit)
East Carolina vs Liberty, 1:30 p.m. (ESPN + ($))
Saint-Bonaventure vs. Virginia Tech, approx. 4 p.m. (ESPN2)
Richmond v NC State, approx. 6.30 p.m. (ACCN)
Wake Forest vs. Charlotte, approx. 9 p.m. (ACCN)

Friday December 17: Phoenix, Arizona (Footprint Center) (SDSU)
Saint Mary’s vs. San Diego State, 10 p.m. (FloHoops ($))

Classic Dream Hoop

Saturday December 18: Newark, NJ (Prudential Center) (Exit; Steven J. Gaither via Twitter; Deadline)
North Carolina A&T vs. Howard, TBD (TNT)
Hampton vs. North Carolina Central, TBD (TNT)

Big 4 Triple Header

Saturday December 18: Buffalo, NY (KeyBank Center) (Canisius)
Franklin Pierce (non-D1) vs. Daemen (non-D1), 11 a.m.
Niagara vs. Albany, 2 p.m.
Buffalo vs. Canisius, 5 p.m.

Sat December 18: New York (Calendar)
Pittsburgh v. St. John’s (exempt event presentation), 12 p.m. (FS1)
Seton Hall vs. Iona (not exempt), approx. 2:30 p.m.

Classic Carrefour

Saturday December 18: Indianapolis (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
Purdue vs. Butler, 12 p.m. (Fox)
Notre Dame vs. Indiana, approx. 2:30 p.m. (Fox)

Nashville Storefront

Saturday December 18: Nashville, Tennessee (Bridgestone Arena) (Rocco Miller, The Bracketeer)
Tennessee vs. Memphis, 12 p.m. (ESPN2)

Saturday December 18: Sunrise, Florida
South Florida vs. Florida, 1 p.m. (Bally Sports Sun)
UCF vs. Florida State, approx. 3:30 p.m. (Bally Sports Sun)

Saturday December 18: Phoenix, Arizona (Phoenix Suns Arena) (Exit)
Gonzaga vs. Texas Tech, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Georgia Tech vs. USC, 4 p.m. (Pac-12 networks)
Grand Canyon vs San Francisco, 7:30 p.m. (FloHoops ($))
Northern Arizona vs. San Diego, approx. 10 p.m. (FloHoops ($))

Sat December 18: Las Vegas (Kentucky)
UCLA v North Carolina, 3 p.m. (CBS)
Kentucky v Ohio State, approx. 5:30 p.m. (CBS)

Saturday December 18: Fort Worth, Texas (Dickies Arena) (Hoop Hype XL via Twitter; Colorado State)
Colorado State vs. Tulsa, 4:30 p.m.
Oklahoma State vs. Houston, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)

Sanford Pentagon Showcase 3

Saturday December 18: Sioux Falls, SD (Jon Rothstein, College Hoops Today)
Utah State vs. Iowa, 9 p.m. (B1G Network)

Arkansas to North Little Rock

Saturday December 18: North Little Rock, Ark. (Arkansas)
Hofstra vs. Arkansas

UAB at Legacy Arena

Sat December 18: Birmingham, Alabama.
West Virginia vs. UAB, 5 p.m. (CBSSN)

Showcase of the town of Bossier

Sat December 18: Bossier City, La. (Rocco Miller, The Bracketeer)
LSU vs. Louisiana Tech, 7 p.m. (CBSSN)

Akron showcase

Sunday December 19: Akron, Ohio (St. Vincent / St. Mary’s HS) (Rocco Miller via Twitter)
UC Irvine vs. Duquesne, 1 p.m.

Coast to Coast Challenge Pac-12

Sunday December 19: Las Vegas (T-Mobile Arena) (Exit)
Texas vs.Stanford, 3 p.m. (ABC)

Oakland to Detroit

Tuesday, December 21: Detroit, Michigan (Little Caesars Arena) (Oakland)
Michigan State vs. Oakland, TBD (My20)

Competition 4 Cause Classic

Tuesday December 21: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Paycom Center) (U-Sports Group via Twitterr)
North Texas vs. Tulsa, 6:30 p.m. (ESPN + ($))
USC vs. Oklahoma State, approx. 9 p.m. (ESPNU)

UBS Arena showcase

Tuesday, December 21: Elmont, NY (UBS Arena) (Jon Rothstein via Twitter)
Delaware vs. Iona, 7:30 p.m.

CM Newton Classic

Tuesday, December 21: Birmingham, Alabama (Legacy Arena) (Alabama)
Colorado State vs. Alabama, 7 p.m. (SECN +)

Bragging rights

Wednesday December 22: St. Louis, Missouri (Illinois via Twitter)
Illinois vs. Missouri, 9 p.m. (B1G Network)

Washington State to Spokane (Game 2)

Wednesday December 22: Spokane, Washington. (Jon Rothstein, College Hoops Today)
Boise State vs. Washington State, 8 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks)

Las Vegas storefront

Wednesday December 22: Las Vegas (South Point Arena) (Saint Louis)
Saint Louis vs Drake, 3 p.m. (FloHoops ($))