The matchups look like this:
(Rankings reflect the preseason Top 25 (and one).)
- No. 4 Wisconsin vs. UAB
- No. 6 Florida vs. Georgetown
- No. 16 Oklahoma vs. UCLA
- No. 7 North Carolina vs. Butler
Those games will be played Nov. 26. The Wisconsin-UAB winner will then play the Florida-Georgetown winner the following day while the UCLA-Oklahoma winner plays the UNC-Butler winner. The title game is Nov. 28 and will likely feature two ranked teams.
(The actual bracket can be viewed here.)
Yes, notable individuals will also be involved.
All-American candidates Frank Kaminsky (Wisconsin), Sam Dekker (Wisconsin) and Marcus Paige (North Carolina) -- all of whom were highlighted here yesterday -- will be on display along with projected future NBA big Chris Walker (Florida). Add it up, and this is the most-compelling college basketball event scheduled for the week of Thanksgiving. Villanova won the event last year. The previous two champions were Harvard (2011) and Duke (2012).