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Monday, August 4, 2014
Iona, Manhattan part of Tip-Off Marathon

By Kieran Darcy

Manhattan and Iona will both participate in this year's ESPN College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon.

The marathon features more than 24 consecutive hours of college basketball action, beginning Monday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. ET with a game between Florida and Miami.

Iona will play at Wofford at 7 a.m. -- yes, 7 a.m.! -- on Tuesday, Nov. 18, airing on ESPN2.

Manhattan will play at UMass at 11 a.m., also on ESPN2.

The marathon concludes with the Champions Classic doubleheader Tuesday evening in Indianapolis, featuring Michigan State versus Duke followed by Kansas versus Kentucky.

Iona and Manhattan finished 1-2 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference last season, with Manhattan beating Iona in the MAAC championship game and nearly knocking off Louisville in the NCAA tournament. Iona lost to Louisiana Tech in the first round of the NIT.

Wofford finished tied for third in the Southern Conference, won the Southern tournament and lost by 17 to Michigan in the round of 64 of the NCAA tournament as a No. 15 seed.

UMass finished tied for fifth in the Atlantic 10 and lost to Tennessee in the round of 64 of the NCAA Tournament as a No. 6 seed.

To see the complete schedule for the Tip-Off Marathon, click here.