It's disappointing that college basketball's Opening Day isn't more eventful, or even an event of some kind. There's no Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game, no Black Eyed Peas concert, no nothing. Just four games that are, on paper, mismatches with Florida International's Isiah Thomas coaching against North Carolina serving as the only notable storyline.
That'll be fun until tipoff.
Then we'll have a blowout on our hands.
So, no, the nation is not buzzing about college hoops today.
Why would it?
But college basketball is here, regardless.
And for that, I'm thankful (even if I'm convinced there's got to be a better way to open the season).
Anyway, here's Monday's schedule:
- Florida International at No. 6 North Carolina (at 7 p.m. ET)
- Alcorn State at No. 16 Ohio State (7 p.m. ET)
- Albany at Syracuse (9 p.m. ET)
- Murray State at California (11 p.m. ET)