Frequently Asked Questions


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What is the NIT Season Tip-Off?

Formed in 1985 as a complement to the postseason National Invitation Tournament, the NIT Season Tip-Off is one of the longest-running early season college basketball tournaments in the nation. After an initial run in Manhattan, the event’s championship round made its way across the East River to Barclays Center starting with the 2015 tournament.

Where is it played?

All games will be played at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The 2020 event will take place on each side of Thanksgiving – Wednesday, November 25 and Friday, November 27.

Where do fans purchase tickets?

Tickets for the 2020 NIT Season Tip-Off will go on sale this summer. To sign up for our early-access pre-sale please visit the Tickets page.