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SALT LAKE CITY — The upcoming college basketball season has a start date: Nov. 25.

Multiple national media outlets reported that, as expected the NCAA made the determination during its Division I Council meeting on Wednesday afternoon.

It’s done. Nov. 25 will be first day of the season, per sources. https://t.co/MmX0CzY5ah

— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) September 16, 2020

National college basketball writer Jon Rothstein reported that practices will begin Oct. 14, six weeks prior to the first day teams can play games.

Andy Katz, a longtime college basketball reporter who now works for the NCAA, tweeted that teams will be able to play a maximum of 27 games (down from 31, with a minimum of 13) and that there will be no scrimmages or exhibitions.

D-1 Council: Start date of college basketball season: Nov. 25; Start of practice: Oct. 14; Max number of games: 27 (reduced by 4); Minimum number of games: 13; No scrimmages/exhibitions. Recommendation for minimum 4 non-conference. Video breakdown coming w/NCAA SVP Dan Gavitt.

— Andy Katz (@TheAndyKatz) September 16, 2020

This story will be updated.

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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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