The wait is over. The games will now count. The college basketball regular season officially begins this week, and FloHoops is the place to be to get it started the right way.
Although the Nebraska men’s and Wisconsin women’s teams still have one final tune-up before their regular-season openers, get set for 13 more games on Friday for a first glimpse of the 2017-18 campaign.
Here is the full rundown of games live on FloHoops this week:
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7
Nebraska vs. Northwood (MBB) — WATCH LIVE
With a roster built around point guard Glynn Watson Jr. and transfer big man Isaac Copeland, the Cornhuskers get one final dress rehearsal to get the chemistry right before opening the regular season on Saturday.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Wisconsin vs. UW-Platteville (WBB) — WATCH LIVE
It might not have been the most ideal first year for head coach Jonathan Tsipis, but the Badgers won a game in the Big Ten tournament last season, giving the program some momentum, and this is the final exhibition game to help jump-start a new season.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10
Rice vs. Eastern Kentucky (MBB) — WATCH LIVE
The Owls lost a lot of scoring production and experience from last season, and it will be up to the likes of sophomores Ako Adams and Austin Meyer to elevate their games and get the season started on a positive note.
No. 20 Purdue vs. SIU-Edwardsville (MBB) — WATCH LIVE
Imagine a talented 7-foot big man surrounded by a group of lethal 3-point snipers. That's Purdue, and this brand of basketball should help the Boilermakers cruise past SIU-Edwardsville.
Illinois vs. Southern (MBB) — WATCH LIVE
It is time to usher in the Brad Underwood era in Champaign, IL, and it is important to keep an eye on graduate transfer Mark Alstork as the program looks to build back to national prominence.
No. 15 Minnesota vs. USC Upstate (MBB) — WATCH LIVE
The Golden Gophers have a host of big-time bucket-getters on their roster, and now one of the best teams in the country will put them on full display following two impressive exhibition contests.
Illinois vs. Fort Wayne (WBB) — WATCH LIVE
Much like the men's program, the Fighting Illini women's team welcomes a new coach in Nancy Fahey to help turn the program back around.
Penn State vs. Campbell (MBB) — WATCH LIVE
Shep Garner looked really sharp in the final exhibition game, but the Nittany Lions will need the sophomore trio of Tony Carr, Lamar Stevens, and Mike Watkins to set the tone early.
Iowa vs. Quinnipiac (WBB) — WATCH LIVE
Megan Gustafson is a star for the Hawkeyes and was just getting warmed up in a 22-point performance to close the exhibition season.
Maryland vs. Stony Brook (MBB) — WATCH LIVE
No Melo Trimble? No problem. The Terrapins have a lot of talent and a potential superstar in the making with Justin Jackson. This is only the beginning for good things to come.
Ohio State vs. Robert Morris (MBB) — WATCH LIVE
The first exhibition game of the Chris Holtmann era went without a hiccup, and now it's all systems go with an experienced roster looking to finish in the top half of the conference.
Wisconsin vs. South Carolina State (MBB) — WATCH LIVE
It might have been only exhibition games, but freshmen Kobe King and Brad Davison appear to be ready to make a major contribution to start the season.
Rutgers vs. City College Of New York (MBB) — WATCH LIVE
After playing St. John's in a charity exhibition game this past weekend, hosting CCNY is a bit of a downgrade in competition, but the Scarlet Knights now have a great game and exciting finish to keep moving forward.
Indiana vs. Indiana State (MBB) — WATCH LIVE
Archie Miller has had time to get his system in place, and now, with his full squad back healthy, it's time to let one of the summer's biggest splash hires to make Indiana a competitive force this year and beyond.
Penn State vs. Siena (WBB) — WATCH LIVE
The Nittany Lions are seeking to take the next step and compete with some of the best teams in the league, and this is a good time to prepare for the challenges to come.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11
Michigan vs. North Florida (MBB)
Charles Matthews was a beast in the Wolverines' exhibition game, scoring 23 points, but it will be interesting to watch if that was just one game or if this will be a consistent thing early in the season.
Nebraska vs. Eastern Illinois (MBB)
Looking to get back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2014, head coach Tim Miles and the Cornhuskers are picked toward the bottom of the Big Ten, but here is the best chance to get the season started with a big win.
Michigan State vs. Robert Morris (WBB)
The Spartans had five players in double figures to close out the exhibition slate, and the same can be expected for Suzy Merchant's squad to open the 2017-18 campaign.
Nebraska vs. SIU-Edwardsville (WBB)
The Cornhuskers aren't shy to shoot the 3-pointer, and they cashed in 11 in their last outing. Look for Taylor Kissinger and company to keep firing away when they get good looks.