NCAA basketball season starts Nov. 25: What to know about 2020-21 schedule

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It’s game on for college basketball.

Six months after the coronavirus pandemic ended March Madness before it started, the NCAA announced parameters for the 2020-21 season. 

Here they are:

– A start date of Nov. 25, Thanksgiving eve, two weeks later than originally planned. Full practices begin Oct. 14. 

–The minimum number games has been drastically lowered to 13 and the maximum lowered to 27 (four less than usual). 

– A recommended minimum of four non-conference games.

– No scrimmages or exhibitions. 

– An NCAA Tournament in March.

Here are five takeaways from the announcement: 

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