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Elkhart's Karvel Anderson, Robert Morris on ESPN at 7 p.m.

Posted on March 25, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on March 25, 2013 at 12:21 p.m.

It’ll be another busy week of college basketball with local ties.

Elkhart’s Karvel Anderson and Robert Morris will get another chance to shine on a national stage Monday, March 25, when they take on Providence in the NIT. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. on ESPN. Anderson is a Memorial graduate and the leading scorer for the Colonials at 12.3 points.

Last week, Robert Morris (24-10) upended Kentucky. The Friars are 18-14. The winner of tonight’s game will turn right around and play at Baylor on Tuesday.

Also tonight at 7 p.m. in the NCAA Women’s Championships, Michigan State (25-8) takes on Maryland (25-7) in College Park, Md. That game can be seen on ESPN2.

Elkhart Memorial grad Akyah Taylor is a red-shirt freshman for the Spartans.

In the NCAA Women’s Championships, Notre Dame (32-1) will play its second game Tuesday against Iowa (21-12). The game is schedule for approximately 9:30 p.m. on ESPN2. ND knocked off Tennessee-Martin on Sunday in Ames, Iowa.

If the Irish win, they’d play the winner of South Carolina (25-7) and Kansas (19-13) on Sunday in Norfolk, Va. The Gamecocks and Jayhawks play Tuesday in Boulder, Colo.

Indiana, which eliminated Temple Sudnay, also will get a late start Thursday night against Syracuse in the NCAA Men’s Championship. The Hoosiers (29-6) and Orangemen (28-9) are scheduled for a 9:50 tipoff in Washington, D.C., following Miami, Fla. (29-6) and Marquette (25-8).

Thursday’s winners in D.C. will play in the regional final on Saturday.

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