Season kickoff will be an ESPN marathon

ESPN’s third annual College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon on Tuesday, Nov. 16 will be highlighted by 12 live college basketball games in 24 consecutive hours on ESPN for the second straight season. Overall, ESPN’s celebration of the opening of the college basketball season will include 21 live games -- 20 men’s and one women’s -- in a minimum of 25.5 hours across ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU. ESPN3.com will offer two exclusive games as well as a simulcast of every ESPN and ESPN2 telecast.

The schedule will include three teams from last season’s men’s NCAA Tournament Final Four (defending National Champion Duke, Butler and Michigan State), defending women’s NCAA National Champion Connecticut, the first game at Louisville’s new arena and the debut of new St. John’s coach Steve Lavin.

ESPN games are scheduled to tip off every two hours beginning at midnight ET with Miami at Memphis, marking the second time Memphis has hosted a midnight game as part of the College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon.

Here's the schedule (all games start Nov. 16):

2010-11 College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon Schedule for ESPN family of networks (all times ET)