With talk of a bubble heating up for college basketball, one mimicking the NBA bubble in Orlando right now, this gives the college basketball season some hope.
The bubble talked about will take place in Orlando and is being discussed for many early season tournaments, according to Jon Rothstein. Rothstein also says that four events have taken a priority lead over any others; The Champions Classic, Jimmy V Classic, The ACC/Big Ten Challenge, and the SEC/Big 12 challenge.
The Champions Classic will feature Kentucky Wildcats vs. Kansas Jayhawks and Duke blue Devils vs. Michigan State Spartans, as we already knew. The other two games being preserved right now is Baylor Bears vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights and Tennessee Volunteers vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs, both taking place in the Jimmy V Classic.
The SEC/Big 12 challenge games have not yet been determined and the same goes for the ACC/Big Ten challenge.
Champions Classic: Michigan State/Duke, Kansas/Kentucky— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) September 8, 2020
Jimmy V Classic: Baylor/Rutgers, Tennessee/Gonzaga
ACC/Big Ten Challenge: TBD
SEC/Big 12 Challenge: TBD https://t.co/fjAC78Z3HZ
With Kentucky playing Kansas is the Champions Classic, the Jayhawks are out the window for the SEC/Big 12 challenge. That leaves teams such as Baylor, Texas Tech, West Virginia, or even an Oklahoma State matchup as potential Big 12 opponents.