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Top 25 college basketball schedule, odds for November 9th

A huge doubleheader in Madison Square Garden, and some big favorites playing paycheck games at home

The Kansas Jayhawks basketball team pose for a group photo Tuesday at Allen Fieldhouse for media day. Evert Nelson/The Capital-Journal / USA TODAY NETWORK

The best of college basketball gets on the board tonight as most of the AP Preseason Top 25 is in action on Opening Night, November 9th.

Most of the focus will be on Madison Square Garden, with a Champion’s Classic doubleheader to remember as No. 3 Kansas faces Michigan State, and No. 10 Kentucky takes on No. 9 Duke. Those are the only games that see a ranked team not at home, as all the rest are “paycheck games” where the visitor gets a nice donation to the athletic department in exchange for being a double-digit underdog on the road.

For the big favorite teams and coaches, it can be as much about working out the kinks and rotations of new rosters as anything else. But the usual pattern of college basketball is at least one of these games ends up as a loss for the home team, and the chatter will begin about their viability for the NCAA Tournament and beyond. Will there be an unsuspecting victim be this evening?

Here is the complete schedule of Top 25 teams for college basketball on November 9th, with odds from DraftKings Sportsbook:

Top 25 November 12th

Time Visitor Home Network Spread Total
Time Visitor Home Network Spread Total
7:00 PM Army #9 Duke ACCN
7:00 PM Robert Morris RMU #10 Kentucky UK
7:00 PM Niagara NIAG #17 Ohio State OSU BTN+
7:00 PM Radford RAD #25 Virginia UVA ACCN Extra
8:00 PM Rice RICE #15 Houston HOU
8:00 PM Tarleton TAR #3 Kansas KU ESPN+
8:00 PM South Dakota State SDST #14 Alabama ALA
8:00 PM UL Monroe ULM #22 Auburn AUB
8:30 PM Indiana State INST #7 Purdue PUR BTN
8:30 PM Incarnate Word UIW #8 Baylor BAY ESPN+
9:00 PM Arkansas State ARST #11 Illinois ILL BTN+
9:00 PM Brown BRWN #19 North Carolina UNC ACCN
11:00 PM SMU SMU #13 Oregon ORE PAC12
11:30 PM #4 Villanova VILL #2 UCLA UCLA

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