We continue our look at our favorite games for every day of the season, our ultimate dream road trip through an entire college basketball season.
To refresh: in some cases they’re the biggest matchup of the day, in others they may be what we think will be the best game for any reason, whether it be competitiveness, rivalry, atmosphere, etc. We started on Monday with November, continued with December on Tuesday, and today we move into January:
Jan. 1: UAB at Middle Tennessee State. The new year starts with a matchup between perhaps the top two teams in Conference USA, winners in each of the last two NCAA tourneys (UAB in 2015, MTSU last year) and both capable of competing for an NCAA berth again this year. This is a game worthy of national television, and it’s an example of how poorly this sport handles TV coverage that Penn State against Rutgers will be on nationally this day but this one will not. Honorable mention: Michigan at Iowa