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ESPN's College Basketball Marathon schedule

Everyone knows that college basketball lacks punch when it comes to starting the season. Instead of a definitive night where all teams play and all fans tune in, we slowly get acquainted with teams and players.

But ESPN is doing their best to create that "Day One" of the season, with their third edition of a college basketball marathon.

Below is the schedule, beginning with Miami traveling to Memphis. We also get the first couple of "must see" games of the season, as Ohio State will be tipping off in Gainesville right as you arrive home from work, Butler returns to national TV against Louisville, and two of the top teams out West square off in Spokane.

We'll be sleeping for the first four games, but Eamonn Brennan has been assigned with the enviable (or unenviable, depending on how you look at it) task of live blogging for the entire 24-hour even. Good luck, brave man.

Midnight  Miami at Memphis  ESPN/
2 a.m.  St. John's at St. Mary's  ESPN/
4 a.m.  Central Michigan at Hawaii  ESPN/
6 a.m.  Stony Brook at Monmouth  ESPN/
8 a.m.  Robert Morris at Kent State  ESPN/
10 a.m.  Northeastern at So. Illinois  ESPN/
Noon  Oral Roberts at Tulsa  ESPN/
2 p.m.  La Salle at Baylor  ESPN/
4 p.m.  Virginia Tech at Kansas State  ESPN/
5:30 p.m.  Marist at Villanova  ESPNU
6 p.m.  Ohio State at Florida  ESPN/
7 p.m.  Legends Classic: Detroit at Syracuse
7:30 p.m.  Miami (Ohio) at Duke  ESPNU
7:30 p.m.  St. Joseph's at Penn St.
8 p.m.  Butler at Louisville  ESPN/
8 p.m.  North Dakota at Wisconsin
9:30 p.m.  Belmont at Tennessee  ESPNU
10 p.m.  South Carolina at Michigan St.  ESPN/
11 p.m.  San Diego State at Gonzaga  ESPN2/