College hoops is kicking off on a Friday night, an unusual move, given that most Fridays during basketball season is reserved for the Ivy league and scattered division III games.
Tonight's slate of games is extensive, with 18 of the top 25 teams in action, headlined by #1 Kentucky, hosting UNC Asheville and #2 Michigan State holding court with McNeese State, both games tipping off at 7:00 pm ET.
Also tipping at 7:00, Davidson takes to the court at #4 Duke, in a game that could produce a surprise, but will surely be the unveiling of some of college basketball's top recruits.
Another game of interest includes Georgetown vs. #18 Oregon in the Armed Forces Classic, the contest being held at the Humphreys Community Fitness Center on a military base in South Korea, Camp Humphreys. The game will be televised live on ESPN, beginning at 8:00 pm ET.
Beginning tomorrow morning, after all the evening's results come in, College Basketball Daily will begin the annual ritual of identifying its unofficial college basketball player of the day. Stay tuned for a long, exciting season.