Florida State-UConn to Open Ninth Annual College Hoops Tip-off Marathon

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On top of being a nationally-televised ESPN2 matchup, Florida State Women’s Basketball’s home game vs. Connecticut on Monday, Nov. 14, will begin ESPN’s ninth annual College Hoops Tip-off Marathon. Tip time is set for 6 p.m. at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

“It is an honor to have our program showcased on what is becoming one of the best traditions in college basketball,” FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. “To be the first game that starts off the College Hoops Tip-off Marathon against Connecticut is exciting. Our fans need no greater incentive to pack the Tucker Center than this matchup. It’s the first of many great home games we have this season.”

ESPN’s ninth annual College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon will feature 13 men’s and women’s college basketball games beginning on Monday, Nov. 14 and continuing Tuesday, Nov. 15, across ESPN and ESPN2, bringing more than 24 hours of game action to mark the start of the 2016-17 season. The schedule includes 11 men’s games and two top-15 women’s matchups concluding with the sixth annual State Farm Champions Classic from Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Connecticut, which is a four-time defending NCAA champion, is ranked fourth in the ESPNW Way-Too-Early Top 25 poll, while FSU is rated 15th.

ESPN2’s Marathon schedule will include 11 games tipping off about every two hours beginning Monday at 6 p.m. with Florida State and Connecticut. The other women’s matchup follows at 8 p.m. ET on Monday with No. 6 Texas at No. 10 Stanford.

FSU hosts Texas in a big matchup on Monday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.