In case you haven't heard, we're now into the start of the 2012-13 college basketball season. The season officially tipped off with Eastern Michigan hosting NAIA school Rochester College at high noon, Eastern time.
Many teams return with multiple reasons to look forward to this campaign, while others come charging in with something to prove.
Early-season non-conference matchups can settle disputes about which All-American is a better player, decide arguments over which championship coach can more effectively prepare his team and put unheralded teams on the radar with wins that will still resonate in March.
Here are 10 games tipping off this weekend that every college hoop fan should make some effort to watch.
And we promise that none involve NAIA teams. Sorry, Rochester.