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2019 NIT Season Tip-Off Tickets on Sale for Thanksgiving Week at Barclays Center

SYRACUSE, OLE MISS, OKLAHOMA STATE AND PENN STATE IN ACTION ON WEDNESDAY, NOV. 27 AND FRIDAY, NOV. 29

TICKETMASTER LINK: https://www.ticketmaster.com/artist/1710285?venueId=1288

BROOKLYN (August 12, 2019) – The NIT Season Tip-Off will return to Barclays Center for a fifth-straight season this Thanksgiving Week, with games on Wednesday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 29, Tickets are on sale beginning Monday, Aug. 12, at 10 a.m. ET.

On Wednesday of Thanksgiving Week, the SEC’s Ole Miss Rebels meet the Penn State Nittany Lions of the Big Ten at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN2, followed by a matchup between the Oklahoma State Cowboys of the Big 12 Conference and the Syracuse Orange of the ACC, also on ESPN2.

The Friday third-place game will air at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2, ESPNU or ESPNEWS, and the championship follows at 9 p.m. ET, on ESPN2 or ESPNU.

Tickets for the NIT Season Tip-Off can be purchased online at www.barclayscenter.com, or www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are also available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center starting Tuesday, Aug. 13, at noon ET. Group Tickets are available by calling 855-GROUP-BK.

  • Tickets start at just $27.50 per day, plus taxes and fees.
  • All available seating options are in the Barclays Center lower bowl.
  • Bench assignments are as follows:
    • Ole Miss – In front of Section 9 both Wednesday and Friday.
    • Syracuse – In front of Section 7 both Wednesday and Friday.
    • Penn State – In front of Section 7 on Wednesday; in front of Section 9 on Friday.
    • Oklahoma State – In front of Section 9 on Wednesday; in front of Section 7 on Friday.

This fall marks the fifth-straight year at Barclays Center for the NIT Season Tip-Off, which has been played in New York City every November since 1985. The outstanding 2018 field featured four 2019 NCAA Tournament teams in NCAA Sweet 16 participant Tennessee, NIT Season Tip-Off Champion Kansas (NCAA Second Round, Midwest), Marquette (First Round, West) and Louisville (First Round, East).                              

The NIT Season Tip-Off is one of 11 college basketball events owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN.


ESPN Events ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a large portfolio of 35 collegiate sporting events worldwide. The roster includes three Labor Day weekend college football games, the FCS opening-weekend game, 16 college bowl games, 11 college basketball events, a college softball event, an esports event and two college award shows, which accounts for approximately 375-plus hours of live programming, reaches almost 64 million viewers and attracts over 800,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in Albuquerque, Atlanta, Birmingham, Boca Raton, Boise, Dallas-Fort Worth, Frisco, Honolulu, Houston, Las Vegas, Montgomery and Tampa, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans. For more information, visit the official website, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube pages.