Thursday is the day where early season tournaments tip off in earnest, as the Charleston Classic and Puerto Rico Tip-Off get going. Here's what to expect from the day's action.
Maryland has three former McDonald's All-Americans and a starting lineup with four players who have previously averaged double-figures at the high-major level. So the Terrapins and talented, experienced and the pick in the Big Ten.
The biggest teams: Kentucky, North Carolina, Duke, Kansas, Michigan State. The list goes on. They're all playing in something major in college hoops this November.
Nebraska vs. Villanova, Rutgers vs. St. John's, Illinois vs. Providence and Creighton vs. Indiana will be part of the slate of games.
Turn on the lights on both these teams' seasons.
With Kentucky's victory on Tuesday night, the Wildcats became the 12th team ever in men's hoops to reach 30-0. Where do they stack up as of now?
The Spartans gagged away a late lead and lost at home to Minnesota. A tough schedule remains.
Purdue picked up a huge win at Indiana, and filled a big hole in their tournament resume in the process.
North Carolina travels to Raleigh to take on North Carolina State, and Iowa State goes to Waco to take on Baylor. That and much more on Wednesday night.
Gary Parrish and NBC Sports' Rob Dauster discuss Sunday's upsets -- N.C. State over Duke, Oregon State over Arizona, Rutgers over Wisconsin -- plus Virginia's wild win at Notre Dame on Saturday on this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast.

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