I understand that the nature of the sports and non-conference games are much different, but college basketball has really got to do a better job emulating college football when it comes to some of these non-conference matchups. I’m excited to make the easy trip to see NC State play Tennessee in Charlotte in football next season; I’m not and was never interested in seeing NC State and Tennessee play a basketball game in San Antonio late at night. This is dumb as hell.
If it’s a one-off game and not part of some larger tournament, then why are you putting the game where nobody from either school is interested in going, a week before Christmas? Same thing with playing Vanderbilt in Chicago last year.
Wolfpack vs. Volunteers
Tip time: 10 p.m. ET for some reason
TV: ESPN2 (Kevin Fitzgerald, Carolyn Peck)