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November 21, 2006
Tournaments bring early excitement
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The NCAA Tournament is still about four months away, but diehard college basketball fans are already printing out brackets. Tournament week has arrived.
The Maui Invitational, the NIT Tip-Off (formerly known as the preseason NIT), the Great Alaska Shootout, the South Padre Invitational, the Old Spice Classic and the College Basketball Experience Classic are all being played this week.
Some events are loaded with intriguing games; others have matchups that are less attractive.
We sort through them all and break down each of the eight teams in the Maui Invitational, which boasts the best field. We also preview the NIT Tip-Off semifinals, the Old Spice Classic and explain how the format of each tourney works.
We also take a look at the biggest matchup of the young season so far, a neutral-court showdown between No. 1 Florida and No. 12 Kansas on Saturday in Las Vegas, in this week's version of A Look Ahead: