Nov 10 2011

The ultimate checklist of the Top 50 games of the 2011-12 college basketball campaign.  From Jeff Goodman:

8. Memphis at Louisville, Dec. 17 (4 p.m. ET on CBS) — The former C-USA rivalry has been renewed and the timing is ideal — as both programs have no shortage of talent.

17. Xavier at Memphis, Feb. 4 (1 p.m. ET on FOX) — Two of the elite non-Power Six programs square off — and two of the rising young coaches in the game, Xavier’s Chris Mack and Memphis’ Josh Pastner.

39. Memphis vs. Michigan, Nov. 21 in Maui (3 p.m. ET on ESPNU) — This is a big-time first-round matchup in the Maui Invitational. Memphis’ talent vs. John Beilein’s system. Interesting.