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Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-off 2012: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Bracket and More

NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 31:  Aaron Craft #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts in the first half in front of Kevin Young #40 of the Kansas Jayhawks during the National Semifinal game of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on March 31, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Mike HoagCorrespondent IINovember 8, 2012

The 2012 Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off is about to get underway this weekend, but the actual tournament will not take place until Nov. 16-18.

This year’s field is full of talented teams, including notables Ohio State of the Big Ten, Washington of the Pac-12 and Seton Hall of the Big East.

While those three may be the biggest names in this year’s tourney, there’s sure to be a surprise or two as there usually is this early in the college basketball season.

Take a look for viewing info and predictions for this year’s Naismith Tip-Off Tournament.

 

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.

 

The Field

University of Rhode Island, University of Albany, Seton Hall, Loyola Maryland, UMKC Roos, Norfolk State University, Ohio State, Washington

 

TV Schedule

Not televised unless indicated otherwise

 

Live Streaming

Naismith Bracket games will be available for live streaming on ESPN3

Seton Hall Campus Round games available on school website

 

Brackets
Springfield

Norfolk State, Loyola-MD, UMKC, Albany

Naismith

Ohio State, Rhode Island, Seton Hall, Washington

 

Schedule
*All times in Eastern Standard Time

Saturday, November 17 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT

Game 1: Norfolk State vs. Loyola-MD at 12 p.m.

Game 2: UMKC vs. Albany at 2:30 p.m.

Game 3: Ohio State vs. Rhode Island at 5 p.m.

Game 4: Seton Hall vs. Washington at 7:30 p.m.

 

Sunday, November 18 at Mohegan Sun Arena

Springfield Bracket consolation: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 at 11:30 a.m.

Springfield Bracket championship: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 at 2 p.m.

Naismith Bracket consolation or championship: Ohio State vs. Washington OR Seton Hall at 4:30 p.m.

Naismith Bracket consolation or championship: Rhode Island vs. Washington OR Seton Hall at 7 p.m.

 

Campus Round Schedule

Friday, November 9 

Norfolk State University at University of Rhode Island

UMKC at Seton Hall University 

 

Sunday, November 11

Loyola University-Maryland at University of Washington

University of Albany at Ohio State University

 

Monday, November 12

Norfolk State at Seton Hall University

 

Tuesday, November 13

University of Albany at University of Washington

 

Friday, November 23

UMKC at Ohio State University

Loyola University-Maryland at University of Rhode Island

 

Players to Watch

Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State

Thomas will be the central figure in a Buckeyes offense after Jared Sullinger left in the most recent NBA draft. He was already emerging as an integral cog in the Buckeyes’ frontcourt but now will be given the charge of holding it down as its main piece. His performance will be telling of how the new-look Buckeyes’ season will unfold.

 

C.J. Wilcox, Washington

Wilcox is one of the biggest names of the tournament. He’s taken over the lead role in the Huskies offense due to departures to the NBA. He’s shown he can handle it, scoring at will a season ago and putting up over 16 ppg in the 2012 NIT.

 

Naismith Bracket Prediction: Ohio State

The fourth-ranked Buckeyes are the class of this tournament. Thad Matta’s teams are rarely unprepared, meaning they’ll be ready for this early-season test of their resolve following the loss of Sullinger to the NBA. They won’t get to steamroll through the lesser competition of the Springfield bracket but they’ll get their shot at those schools during the Campus Round.

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