2018 NIT Season Tip-Off Bracket Released

BROOKLYN, NY – The NIT Season Tip-Off will return to Barclays Center for a fourth-straight season this Thanksgiving Week, with games on Wednesday, Nov. 21 and Friday, Nov. 23, featuring four 2017 postseason-qualifying teams – Kansas, Louisville, Marquette and Tennessee.

On Wednesday, the Louisville Cardinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference meet the Tennessee Volunteers of the Southeastern Conference at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN2, followed by a matchup between perennial Big 12 power Kansas and BIG EAST Conference squad Marquette, also on ESPN2.

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

Tickets for the NIT Season Tip-Off at Barclays Center are on sale now 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. Group Tickets are available by calling 855-GROUP-BK.

November’s event marks the fourth-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. November 2016 saw eventual NCAA No. 3 seed Florida State and fourth-seeded West Virginia featured in the annual event. Three of the four teams from the 2017 NIT Season Tip-Off – No. 1 seed Virginia, No. 7 Rhode Island and No. 8 Seton Hall – were selected to the 2018 NCAA Tournament field.

The NIT Season Tip-Off is one of 10 college basketball events owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN.