VIRGINIA, SETON HALL, RHODE ISLAND AND VANDERBILT IN ACTION THURSDAY, NOV. 23 AND FRIDAY, NOV. 24.
– Tickets On Sale Beginning At $30 –
BROOKLYN (Oct. 6, 2017) – The NIT Season Tip-Off will return to Barclays Center for a third-straight season this Thanksgiving Week, with games on Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24, featuring four 2017 NCAA Tournament teams – Virginia, Vanderbilt, Seton Hall and Rhode Island.
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.
The Friday championship will air at 7:30 p.m. on ESPNU; the third-place game follows at 9:45 p.m. and will air on ESPNEWS.
Tickets for the NIT Season Tip-Off at Barclays Center are currently on sale starting at $30 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.
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.