What NBA & College Basketball Games Are on TV Today for Thanksgiving?
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What NBA & College Basketball Games Are on TV Today for Thanksgiving?

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Florida is one of several top teams who are spending their Thanksgiving on the hardwood.

The NBA may be taking the day off, but there are plenty of college basketball matchups to get you through the Thanksgiving holiday. Several marquee tournaments tip-off today setting the stage for a weekend full of great hoops matchups.

There is so much hoops action you will have to prioritize which games you watch in the midst of a festive holiday. If you can only watch a few of the games, here are some of the top options: Texas-Butler (7 p.m./ESPN), Oregon-UConn (9 p.m./ESPN U), Florida-Stanford (10 p.m./ESPN 2) and Gonzaga-Ohio State (11:59 p.m./ESPN 2)

One new edition to this year’s holiday slate is the PK80-Phil Knight Invitational in Portland, Oregon. Nike is putting on the tournament as a celebration of founder Phil Knight’s 80th birthday. The tournament features the following 16 teams: Arkansas, Butler, UConn, DePaul, Duke, Florida, Gonzaga, Michigan State, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Portland, Portland State, Stanford and Texas.

The Battle 4 Atlantis, a college basketball staple for Thanksgiving week, is back for another year. This year’s field of teams is Villanova, Arizona, Purude, NC State, Tennessee, SMU, Western Kentucky and Northern Iowa.

Disney hosts the Advocare Invitational which features the following teams: Missouri, Long Beach State, St. John’s, Oregon State, UCF, Nebraska, West Virginia and Marist.

Missouri fans received disappointing news after learning Michael Porter Jr. will be out for the tournament, and is likely to miss the rest of the season. Missouri released a statement on Porter’s injury.

Michael Porter, Jr. will undergo surgery on Tuesday, Nov. 21, in Dallas, Texas. The procedure, a microdiscectomy of the L3 and L4 spinal discs, has a projected recovery time of three-four months and will likely cause him to miss the remainder of the season. Michael is expected to make a complete recovery, and the Mizzou Men’s Basketball program wishes Michael the best during this process.

The NBA is taking the Thanksgiving holiday off with no games on the schedule, but returns to action on Friday with 10 games on the slate. NBA TV will have a Friday doubleheader with the Hornets taking on the Cavaliers followed by the Bulls squaring off with the Warriors. The games tip-off at 8 p.m. Eastern and 10:30 p.m.

Here’s a look at the TV schedule for a Thanksgiving full of college basketball action.


College Basketball TV Schedule Thanksgiving 2017

GAME TIME (ET)/TV Channel
Missouri vs. Long Beach State 11:30 a.m./ ESPN 2
Chicago State at UMBC 12 p.m./ESPN 3
Battle 4 Atlantis 12:30 p.m./ESPN
St. John’s vs. Oregon State 2 p.m./ESPN U
Portland vs. North Carolina 2:30 p.m./ESPN
Battle 4 Atlantis 3 p.m./ESPN 2
St. Mary’s vs. Harvard 4 p.m./ESPN News
Virginia vs. Vanderbilt 4 p.m./ESPN U
Portland St. vs. Duke 4:30 p.m./ESPN
Xavier vs. George Washington 5 p.m./FS1
Arkansas vs. Oklahoma 5 p.m./ESPN 2
Rhode Island vs. Seton Hall 6 p.m./ESPN U
UCF vs. Nebraska 6 p.m./ESPN 3
St. Joe’s vs. Washington State 6:30 p.m./ESPN 3
Butler vs. Texas 7 p.m./ESPN 2
Battle 4 Atlantis 7 p.m./ESPN 3
Kansas State vs. Arizona State 7:30 p.m./FS1
West Virginia vs. Marist 8:30 p.m./ESPN News
Uconn vs. Oregon 9 p.m./ESPN U
Battle 4 Atlantis 9:30 p.m./ESPN 3
Florida vs. Stanford 10 p.m./ESPN 2
Georgia at C.S. Fullerton 10:30 p.m./ESPN News
Michigan State vs. DePaul 11:30 p.m./ESPN
Gonzaga vs. Ohio State 11:59 p.m./ESPN 2
San Diego State vs. Sacramento State 1 a.m./ESPN U

 

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