The top 54 non-conference contests for the 2012-13 campaign

By Jeff Goodman | College Basketball Insider
How could anything but Kentucky-Louisville be the best non-con game of the 2012-13 seasons? (US Presswire)

This is an early look at most of the best non-conference matchups for next season. This is not a final list since some teams still haven't finished their schedule, but this will include most of the "can't miss" non-league games for the 2012-13 campaign.

Are you eager already for college hoops? We are. That's why we couldn't wait to show you what's already on the slate for next season. Although the college hoops campaign is still well more than 100 days away, hopefully this list makes it feel a little closer. What did we get right or wrong? Too high or too low?

2012-13 Top Non-Conference Games

1) Dec. 29 - Kentucky at Louisville

2) Nov. 27 - North Carolina at Indiana (ACC-Big Ten)

3) Nov. 13 - Kentucky vs. Duke, Champions Classic (Atlanta)

4) Nov. 13 - Kansas vs. Michigan State, Champions Classic (Atlanta)

5) Dec. 22 - Kansas at Ohio State

6) Nov. 28 - Ohio State at Duke (ACC-Big Ten)

7) Dec. 15 - Louisville at Memphis

8) Dec. 28 - Missouri at UCLA

9) Dec. 1 - San Diego State vs. UCLA in Wooden Classic

10) Nov. 9 - Syracuse vs. San Diego State in Battle of Midway

11) Dec. 29 - UNLV at North Carolina

12) Nov. 27 - N.C. State at Michigan

13) Dec. 15 - Florida at Arizona

14) Dec. 1 - Baylor at Kentucky

15) Nov. 9 - Ohio State vs. Marquette at Carrier Classic in Charleston

16) Dec. 28 - Baylor at Gonzaga

17) Nov. 14 - Wisconsin at Florida

18) Dec. 5 - Florida at Florida State

19) Nov. 29 - Kentucky at Notre Dame (SEC-Big East)

20) Dec. 15 - Indiana vs. Butler in Indianapolis

21) Dec. 8 - Wisconsin at Marquette

22) Jan. 4 - Memphis at Tennessee

23) Dec. 15 - Alabama at VCU

24) Jan. 19 - Gonzaga at Butler

25) Dec. 22 - Texas at Michigan State

26) Dec. 22 - Florida vs. Kansas State in Kansas City

27) Dec. 19 - North Carolina at Texas

28) Dec. 31 - Gonzaga at Oklahoma State

29) Dec. 8 - Texas vs. UCLA in Houston

30) Dec. 15 - Kansas State at Gonzaga in Seattle

31) Jan. 5 - Temple at Kansas

32) Dec. 8 - Duke vs. Temple in East Rutherford, N.J. (Izod Center)

33) Nov. 28 - Michigan State at Miami

34) Nov. 27 - Minnesota at Florida State

35) Nov. 29 - Marquette at Florida (SEC-Big East)

36) Dec. 22 - Temple vs. Syracuse in the Gotham Classic (NY)

37) Dec. 15 - West Virginia vs. Michigan in Brooklyn

38) Dec. 4 - Texas vs. Georgetown in the Jimmy V Classic (NYC)

39) Dec. 4 - N.C. State vs. UConn in the Jimmy V Classic (NYC)

40) Dec. 9 - Kentucky vs. Maryland in Brooklyn

41) Dec. 29 - Xavier at Tennessee

42) Dec. 5 - South Florida at Oklahoma State

43) Dec. 1 - Alabama at Cincinnati

44) Nov. 25 - San Diego State at USC

45) Dec. 5 - Ohio at Memphis

46) Dec. 18 - Stanford at N.C. State

47) Dec. 9 - UNLV at California

48) Dec. 2 - Wisconsin at California

49) Nov. 28 - Saint Louis at Washington

50) Nov. 30 - Tennessee at Georgetown

51) Dec. 1 - St. Joe's at Creighton

52) Dec. 31 - St. Joe's at Drexel

53) Nov. 30 - Syracuse at Arkansas

54) Nov. 11 - Loyola Marymount at SMU

* TBD - Cincinnati vs. Xavier - No date has been set yet

 
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