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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.

 Minnesota Twins' Danny Santana, right, doubles off Detroit Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello as he beat the tag by Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Updated at 11:05 p.m.
 Chicago Cubs starter Jake Arrieta delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Chicago, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Updated at 11:01 p.m.
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