As we approach the hardwood action of the 2017-18 college basketball season it will be good to see the ball bouncing on Friday night.  Rather than headlines of the recruiting scandals this offseason. Additionally it will be a welcome change to separate oneself from the lopsided exhibition games that litter early November. Odds to Win 2018 College Basketball Championship (November 7, 2017)

Yes, there were a number of interesting fake games the past two week. Hence the preseason affair that saw Kansas versus Missouri last week renewing the one time longstanding Border War rivalry. The exhibition event between the two former Big 8 and Big 12 schools was played at the Sprint Center in Kansas City and titled the “Showdown for Relief“. Consequently a game that was streamed and available via pay-per-view basis for charity.

How entertaining was the contest and how profitable was the event you ask?

The Jayhawks and Tigers generated $1.75 million dollars.

There was a Michigan State and Georgia affair that raised $339,000. The Lone Star game between Baylor and Houston brought in $20,000.

Furthermore doesn’t it make perfect sense to have Kansas and Mizzou, Michigan State vs. Georgia, the Baylor’s and Houston’s of the college hoops scene raising money for projects in need rather than Kansas versus Fort Hays State?

No offense Hays, Kansas.

Most Noteworthy we are less than 48 hours from the first official shoot-around for the 2017-18 College Basketball season and the Friday night schedule is large. Below you will find the games sorted by game number and the injury concerns for each team.

And at the bottom of the page you will find South Point of Las Vegas’ College Hoop Futures, Odds to Win 2017-18 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship.


Friday’s College Basketball Opening Night Schedule

6:00 PM
517 Texas AM
F Robert Williams/Suspension/returns 11/20 vs Oklahoma State
G JJ Caldwell/Suspension/returns 11/24 vs Pepperdine
518 West Virginia
G Brandon Knapper/Knee/out indefinitely

7:00 PM
519 Elon
520 Duke
G’s Alex O’Connell, Jordan Goldwire & Trevon Duval/ questionable

7:00 PM
521 Delaware
522 Richmond
G Khwan Fore/Foot/out indefinitely

7:00 PM
523 Towson
524 Old Dominion

8:00 PM
525 Wright State
G Grant Benzinger/Undisclosed/out indefinitely
526 Loyola-Chicago

6:00 PM
527 Detroit Mercy
528 Virginia Tech
G Chris Clarke/ACL/questionable

7:00 PM
529 Cornell
530 Syracuse

7:00 PM
531 Bowling Green State
G Antwon Lillard/Suspension/returns second semester
532 Drexel

7:00 PM
533 Ball State
G Sean Sellers/Foot/questionable
C Trey Moses/Undisclosed/questionable
534 Dayton

7:00 PM
535 Miami (OH)
536 Fordham

8:00 PM
537 Louisiana-Lafayette
538 Mississippi
F Karlis Silins/Knee/out indefinitely

7:00 PM
539 Indiana State
540 Indiana

7:00 PM
541 Northern Iowa
G Hunter Rhodes/Foot/questionable
C Justin Dahl/Neck/questionable
G Wyatt Lohaus/Toe/questionable
542 North Carolina
G Joel Berry II/Hand/out indefinitely

7:00 PM
543 Cal Poly Slo
544 Stanford

7:30 PM
545 Georgia Southern
546 Wake Forest

8:00 PM
547 Arkansas State
548 Evansville

8:00 PM
549 Missouri State
F Alize Johnson/Knee/questionable
550 Western Kentucky
G Josh Anderson/Academics/out indefinitely
G Lamonte Bearden/Ankle/questionable
F Moustapha Diagne/Eligibility/out indefinitely

9:00 PM
551 Iowa State
552 Missouri

8:00 PM
553 Florida Atlantic
554 South Florida
G Troy Holston/Knee/out indefinitely

8:30 PM
555 Pepperdine
556 Oklahoma State
G Davon Dillard/Undisclosed/out indefinitely
F Yankuba Sima/Ineligible/returns second semester

8:30 PM
557 Columbia
558 Villanova

9:00 PM
559 South Alabama
560 Texas Tech

9:00 PM
561 Louisiana-Monroe
562 Texas Christian
G Jaylen Fisher/Knee/questionable

9:00 PM
563 Yale
G Makai Mason/Foot/probable
564 Creighton

10:00 PM
565 CS Fullerton
566 Southern Cal

11:00 PM
567 CS Long Beach
568 San Francisco

11:30 PM
569 Georgia Tech
G Josh Okogie/Finger/out indefinitely
G Tadric Jackson/Suspension/out indefinitely
570 UCLA

6:30 PM
573 Alabama
G Ar’Mond Davis/Knee/questionable
F Braxton Key/Knee/out indefinitely
G Riley Norris/Hip/out indefinitely
G Collin Sexton/Ineligible/out indefinitely
574 Memphis

9:00 PM
575 Pittsburgh
576 Navy

9:30 PM
577 North Dakota
578 Troy

9:00 PM
581 Utah State
582 Weber State

7:00 PM
583 East Tennessee St.
F Jeromy Rodriguez/Shoulder/out for season
584 Northern Kentucky

7:00 PM
585 Siena
586 College of Charleston

7:00 PM
587 Western Carolina
588 Clemson

7:00 PM
589 IUPU-Fort Wayne
590 Oakland
C Brad Brechting/Foot/out indefinitely
F Jalen Hayes/Suspension/returns 11/24 vs. Kansas

8:00 PM
591 UT Martin
592 Marshall
G Rondale Watson/Eligibility/out indefinitely

7:00 PM
593 South Carolina
594 Wofford

7:00 PM
595 UNC Greensboro
596 Virginia

7:00 PM
597 Morehead State
598 Xavier
G Trevon Bluiett/Shoulder/questionable

7:00 PM
599 Virginia Military
600 North Carolina State

8:00 PM
601 SIU Edwardsville
602 Purdue

8:00 PM
603 Eastern Kentucky
604 Rice

8:00 PM
605 Northern Colorado
606 Colorado
F Evan Battey/Academics/out for season

8:00 PM
607 Mercer
608 Central Florida
F Aubrey Dawkins/Undisclosed/out indefinitely

9:30 PM
609 Austin Peay State
610 Vanderbilt

8:00 PM
611 Niagara
612 St. Bonaventure

8:00 PM
613 Nebraska-Omaha
614 Montana State

8:00 PM
615 Samford
616 Arkansas
F Dustin Thomas/Suspension/out indefinitely
F Arlando Cook/Suspension/out indefinitely
G Khalil Garland/Undisclosed/out indefinitely

8:00 PM
617 Northern Arizona
618 Arizona
G Brandon Randolph/Concussion/doubtful
G Dylan Smith/Suspension/Out
G Rawle Alkins/Foot/out indefinitely

9:00 PM
619 Tennessee State
620 Kansas

9:00 PM
621 UT Chattanooga
622 Wyoming
G Anthony Mack/Concussion/questionable
F Hunter Thompson/Ankle/out indefinitely
G Justin James/Ankle/probable
G Louis Adams/Academics/questionable

9:15 PM
623 UC Irvine
624 South Dakota State

9:30 PM
625 CS Sacramento
626 Colorado State

10:00 PM
627 Idaho
628 Nevada
F Cody Martin/Foot/out indefinitely

10:00 PM
629 Belmont
630 Washington

10:00 PM
631 Southern Utah
632 Oregon State
F Ben Kone/Knee/out indefinitely
C Cheikh N’diaye/Shoulder/out indefinitely

10:00 PM
633 Idaho State
634 Arizona State
F Mickey Mitchell/Transferred

6:30 PM
635 Fairleigh Dickinson
636 Seton Hall

7:00 PM
637 Utah Valley
638 Kentucky
G Jemarl Baker/Knee/out indefinitely

8:00 PM
639 North Florida
640 Michigan State


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