Nov 12, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Michigan State Spartans center Adreian Payne (5) grabs a loose ball against the Kentucky Wildcats during the first half at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

College Basketball Tip-Off Marathon scores


The college basketball season is here, and ESPN showcased many of the nation’ top teams in the College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon. They did this by showing more than 24 hours of consecutive basketball coverage over Monday, Nov. 11 and Tuesday, Nov. 12. The schedule included 16 men’s matchups and two top-25 women’s games across ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU, and ended with the third installment of the State Farm Champions Classic.

There’s been some highly contested games that featured teams that could end up winning it all in this year’s NCAA Tournament. The biggest game of the marathon sae the No. 2 Michigan State Spartans hold off a late rally by the No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats, and MSU will likely open next week as the No. 1 team in college basketball.

Here are some of the notable scores from the marathon:

(2) Michigan State 78, (1) Kentucky 74
(3) Louisville Cardinals 97, Hofstra 69
(7) Michigan 93, South Carolina State 59
(8) Oklahoma State 93, Utah Valley 40
(9) Syracuse 89, Fordham 74
(10) Ohio State Buckeyes 79, Ohio Bobcats  69
(20) Wisconsin 59, (11) Florida 53
(14) Virginia Commonwealth Rams 59, (25) Virginia Cavaliers 56
(17) Marquette Golden Eagles 114, Grambling State 71
(23) Baylor 66, South Carolina 64
(24) UCLA Bruins 91, Oakland 60


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