Midnight Madness: what college basketball fans long for from April to November. It’s the beginning of the best time of the year—College Basketball Season. The schedule for the Tip-Off Marathon was released yesterday, and GU made the cut.
For the second straight year, Gonzaga will begin the night, which begins at 12am EST on November 13th. Of course it is exciting that the Zags get to play the first game of the year on ESPN, at home nonetheless, but what really makes this game stand out is that it will pick up right where the season left off—for West Virginia that is.
In March, the Bulldogs took on the challenge of poor seeding in the NCAA Tournament and travelled to Pittsburgh to face nearby West Virginia. Of course GU came out on top, but the great story is that now, the Mountaineers will get to see Gonzaga do what they do best, win at home in front of one of the best crowds in the nation.
While WVU will look for revenge in the rematch, the Bulldogs will aspire to make another bold statement against the Mountaineers. It may be several months away, but don’t count out this first game being one of the best games in the 24 hour marathon hosted by ESPN.