ESPN Events has announced the tournament fields for six of its owned and operated events during the 2023-24 men’s college basketball season with all but one of the events being held around the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Shriners Children’s Charleston Classic and Myrtle Beach Invitational will be held from November 16-19 while the NIT Tip-Off, Vegas Showdown and ESPN Events Invitational will be held from November 22-26. The Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic will be from December 22-25.
In all, 17 conferences will be represented in the six tournaments, including The American, America East, ACC, Atlantic 10, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Big West, Colonial, Conference USA, Metro Atlantic, Mountain West, Pac-12, SEC, Sun Belt, West Coast and Western Athletic.
Fifteen teams scheduled to participate earned berths in the 2023 NCAA Men’s Tournament, including Final Four participant Florida Atlantic and No. 1 seed Houston, which advanced to the Sweet Sixteen. Other NCAA qualifiers include: Arizona State, Baylor, Boise State, Charleston, Iowa State, Nevada, NC State, Penn State, Pitt, Saint Mary’s, Texas A&M, TCU and Vermont. In addition, North Texas, which will play in Charleston, captured the 2023 NIT Championship.
Shriners Children’s Charleston Classic (November 16-19 at TD Arena, Charleston, S.C.): Dayton, Houston, LSU, North Texas, St. John’s, Towson, Utah, Wake Forest
Myrtle Beach Invitational (November 16-19 at HTC Center, Conway, S.C.): Coastal Carolina, Charleston, Furman, Liberty, Saint Louis, Vermont, Wichita State, Wyoming
NIT Season Tip-Off (November 22 and 24 at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.): Baylor, Florida, Oregon State, Pitt
Vegas Showdown (November 23-24 at Michelob Ultra Arena, Las Vegas): Arizona State, BYU, NC State, Vanderbilt
ESPN Events Invitational (November 23-26 at State Farm Field House, Kissimmee, Fla.): Boise State, Butler, Florida Atlantic, Iowa State, Penn State, Texas A&M, Virginia Tech
Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (December 22-25 at SimpliFi Arena, Honolulu, Hawaii): Georgia Tech, Hawaii, UMass, Nevada, Old Dominion, St. Mary’s, TCU, Temple
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