2017 NIT Season Tip-Off Bracket Announced

2018 ESPN MM Bracket-NIT-ET (1)

Tickets to go on Sale Tuesday, August 1 at 10 a.m. ET

BROOKLYN (July 26, 2017) – The NIT Season Tip-Off will return to Barclays Center for a third-straight season Thanksgiving Week 2017, with games on Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24, featuring four NCAA Tournament teams.

On Thursday, University of Virginia of the Atlantic Coast Conference meets Vanderbilt University of the Southeastern Conference at 4 p.m. ET on ESPNU, followed by a matchup between BIG EAST Conference squad Seton Hall University and 2017 Atlantic 10 Conference Champion University of Rhode Island, also on ESPNU. Friday game times and television coverage will be announced at a later date.

Tickets for the NIT Season Tip-Off at Barclays Center will go on sale Tuesday, August 1 at 10 a.m. ET and can be purchased via Ticketmaster by visiting www.barclayscenter.com, or www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center beginning Wednesday, August 2 at noon. Tickets are available for groups by calling 855-GROUP-BK.

Non-bracketed NIT Season Tip-Off games at campus sites feature Austin Peay, Fairleigh Dickinson, Monmouth, Oakland City and UNC Asheville.

November’s event marks the third-straight year at Barclays Center for the NIT Season Tip-Off, which has been played in New York City every November since 1985. Eventual NCAA National Champion Villanova won the event in 2015. Last November saw eventual NCAA No. 3 seed Florida State and fourth-seeded West Virginia featured in the 2016 NIT Season Tip-Off at Barclays Center.

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