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Previewing Kentucky, Duke, Kansas and Michigan State in the Tip-Off Marathon

Previewing every game in the 24-hour event
<p> Previewing Kentucky, Duke, Kansas and Michigan State in the Tip-Off Marathon</p>

The opening of the college basketball season garnered a little more buzz this season, even if some of the key games didn’t go as planned.

Even if the aircraft carrier games -- two of which were canceled and one was postponed -- didn’t go off without a hitch, the effort was in the right place. Teams like Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan State and Connecticut were in early action in key games, a trend that will continue with ESPN’s tipoff marathon beginning Tuesday morning at midnight.

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