July 28, 2021
Matchups for 2021 Myrtle Beach Invitational Revealed
The matchups for the 2021 Myrtle Beach Invitational have been unveiled. The third annual event will be played November 18, 19 and 21 at the HTC Center in Conway, S. C.
The Myrtle Beach Invitational showcases 2021 post-season participants Davidson (Atlantic 10), Oklahoma (Big 12), and Utah State (Mountain West) along East Carolina (The American), Indiana State (Missouri Valley), New Mexico State (Western Athletic), Old Dominion (Conference USA) and Penn (Ivy).
- Oklahoma posted a 16-11 record last season and split a pair of NCAA Tournament games by defeating Missouri and losing to eventual national runner-up Gonzaga.
- Utah State finished with a 20-9 record last season and lost to Texas Tech in the NCAA first-round.
- Davidson was 13-9 for the 2020-2021 campaign and competed in the NIT as Bob McKillop returns for his 33rd season with the Wildcats where he has compiled 607 wins and netted 18 post-season appearances.
- East Carolina’s 2020-21 season was highlighted by an upset win over Final Four participant Houston.
- Only Gonzaga, Virginia, Houston and Belmont have a better winning percentage (95-25, 79.2%) than New Mexico State since the start of the 2017-2018 season (357 Division I schools) with the win total tied for 15th on the list.
- Porter Moser (Oklahoma), Ryan Odum (Utah State) and Josh Schertz (Indiana State) will be coaching their first-seasons at their respective schools.
- Appearances by East Carolina. Oklahoma and Old Dominion marks the third-straight year schools from The American, Big 12 and Conference USA have competed in the Myrtle Beach Invitational; Atlantic 10 (Davidson) and Missouri Valley (Indiana State) will have a school competing for the second time; The Ivy League (Penn), Mountain West (Utah State) and the Western Athletic (New Mexico State) will be represented in the event for the first time.
Myrtle Beach Invitational Schedule
|Thu, Nov. 18||Noon||Davidson vs. New Mexico State||ESPNU|
|2 p.m.||Penn vs. Utah State||ESPNU|
|7 p.m.||Oklahoma vs. East Carolina||ESPNU|
|9 p.m. or 9:30 p.m.||Indiana State vs. Old Dominion||ESPNU|
|Fri, Nov. 19||Noon||Semifinal #1||ESPN2 or ESPNU|
|2 p.m. or 2:30 p.m.||Consolation Game #1||ESPNU|
|5 p.m.||Semifinal #2||ESPN2|
|7:30 p.m.||Consolation #2||ESPNU|
|Sun, Nov. 21||12:30 p.m.||Seventh Place Game||ESPNEWS|
|6 p.m. or 8:30 p.m.||Fifth Place Game||ESPN2 or ESPNU|
|Third Place Game||ESPN2 or ESPNU|
Owned and operated by ESPN Events, the pre-sale for All-Tournament tickets will be running from July 28 through August 31. Regular priced All-Tournament tickets will begin September 1 with the sale of single-session tickets starting November 1.
Pre-sale ticket costs range from $105 to $135 starting today (July 28). Regular ticket costs starting September 1 will range from $130 to $145. Additional ticket information is available at https://MyrtleBeachInvite.com.
UCF captured the inaugural Myrtle Beach Invitational by defeating Western Kentucky in 2018. Baylor topped Villanova for the 2019 Myrtle Beach Invitational title.
ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a portfolio of 34 collegiate sporting events nationwide. The roster includes five early-season college football games, 17 college bowl games, 11 college basketball events and a college softball event, which accounts for approximately 400 hours of live programming, reaches nearly 64 million viewers and attracts over 800,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in more than 10 markets across the country, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.
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Printable Bracket: 2021 Myrtle Beach Invitational Bracket