2012 Carrier Classic announced: Ohio State vs Marquette

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Both the Ohio State men’s and women’s college basketball teams will play in the 2012 Carrier Classic Nov. 9, 2012 in Charleston, S.C.

The event is a doubleheader pitting the Ohio State women’s team against NCAA runner-up Notre Dame and the men’s teams of Marquette, who advanced to the Sweet 16 last season, and Final Four participant Ohio State. It will be played on the USS Yorktown, a museum ship at the Patriots Point historical complex in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., in Charleston Harbor.

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College Hoops 101 (11/14/11)

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If you are unfamiliar with College Hoops 101, it is a weekly feature here at The Sports Bank that breaks down everything you need to know going on in the world of college basketball.  Every Monday I will look back at the previous week’s action, break down what to expect in the week ahead, and most importantly, update you on the obscene amount of games I have watched.

24 hours of college basketball begins tonight and pre-season tournaments tip-off on Thursday.  The season is officially in full swing!

Click here in case you missed my 111 team previews in 111 days to check out the in-depth profiles.

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Michigan St. Has Camo Jerseys for Carrier Classic Tonight

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Michigan State basketball will wear specially-designed camouflaged home white uniforms for its game against the North Carolina Tar Heels in the Carrier Classic on Nov. 11 (11-11-11) in San Diego.

“I think the uniforms are pretty cool,” said MSU head coach Tom Izzo. “They definitely put the spotlight on our military and that’s what this is for. I like that instead of player names, they put ‘U.S.A.’ on the back. For once, everybody can be on the same team.

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#1 North Carolina Tar Heels: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s second annual college basketball season preview series.  Last year we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  This year, we are being slightly more aggressive and expanding to 111 teams in 111 days.  We will rank the 74 power conference teams and top 37 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

With all five starters back including the best frontcourt in the country, it is easy to see why North Carolina opens the season at #1 in our college hoops rankings.  The Tar Heels tip-off their campaign to cut down the nets this evening when they take on Michigan State as part of the Carrier Classic.  (By the way… HURRAH to me for making it… 111 team preview in 111 days!)

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