Hurricanes Open ESPN's College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon

Hurricanes Open ESPN's College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon

Aug. 16, 2010

CORAL GABLES, FLA. – The University of Miami men’s basketball team will travel to Memphis to open ESPN’s third annual College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon on Tues., Nov. 16, at midnight. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN and simulcast online at


ESPN’s annual celebration of the opening of college basketball season will broadcast 20 live games – 19 men’s and one women’s – in a minimum of 25.5 hours across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and


Games are scheduled to tip off every two hours, beginning with the Hurricanes versus the Tigers at midnight.


“It’s a tremendous opportunity for our program to participate in a nationally-recognized event that celebrates college basketball,” said head Miami coach Frank Haith. “The team will certainly be amped to play on national television versus great competition. FedExForum is a tough arena to play in, so it will be a good challenge for this squad early in the season.”


It marks the 12th meeting between the programs and the first since Dec. 21, 2000, when Miami defeated Memphis, 66-57, at home. Although the Tigers hold the one-game series advantage, 6-5, the Hurricanes have won three of the last four meetings between the programs – including two of their last three games at Memphis.


Miami returns eight letterwinners from its 2009-10 squad that finished 20-13, including four starters from its ACC Tournament semifinal run – All-ACC Rookie and All-Tournament First Team selection Durand Scott, All-Tournament Second Team pick Reggie Johnson, DeQuan Jones and Julian Gamble.



College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon Schedule

Miami at Memphis — Midnight (ESPN/

St. John’s at Saint Mary’s — 2 a.m. (ESPN/

Central Michigan at Hawaii — 4 a.m. (ESPN/

Stony Brook at Monmouth — 6 a.m. (ESPN/

Robert Morris at Kent State — 8 a.m. (ESPN/

Northeastern at Southern Illinois — 10 a.m. (ESPN/

Oral Roberts at Tulsa — Noon (ESPN/

La Salle at Baylor — 2 p.m. (ESPN/

Virginia Tech at Kansas State — 4 p.m. (ESPN/

Marist at Villanova — 5:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Ohio State at Florida — 6 p.m. (ESPN/

Baylor (Women) at UConn (Women) — 6 p.m. (ESPN2/

Miami (Ohio) at Duke — 7:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Butler at Louisville — 8 p.m. (ESPN/

Belmont at Tennessee — 9:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

South Carolina at Michigan State — 10 p.m. ((ESPN/

San Diego State at Gonzaga — 11 p.m. (ESPN2/

Nevada/Pacific at UCLA — 11:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

St. Joseph’s at Penn State — TBD (

North Dakota at Wisconsin — TBD (