Five season-starters to watch

Don’t miss these early games:


No. 10 Arizona vs. No. 12 Michigan State

Spartans and Wildcats tip off college hoops’ opening night in the Armed Forces Classic in Hawaii.

No. 3 Kansas vs. No. 11 Indiana

Defending Big 12 and Big Ten champions collide in the Armed Forces second game.


No. 1 Duke vs. No. 3 Kansas

Two teams who could potentially meet in the NCAA title game in Phoenix will square off at Madison Square Garden.

No. 2 Kentucky vs. No. 12 Michigan State

Huge statement for the Big Ten if Tom Izzo’s squad can take down a national power at MSG.

No. 4 Villanova at No. 15 Purdue

The ’Cats get their first test as defending national champions, on the road as part of the Gavitt Tipoff Games.