Virginia, Seton Hall, Rhode Island and Vanderbilt Headline 2017 Field


BROOKLYN (November 25, 2016) – The NIT Season Tip-Off will return to Barclays Center for a third straight season Thanksgiving Week 2017, featuring nationally-ranked teams from America’s top conferences.

The field includes the University of Virginia of the Atlantic Coast Conference, 2016 BIG EAST Conference Champion Seton Hall University, the University of Rhode Island of the Atlantic 10 Conference, and Vanderbilt University of the Southeastern Conference.

Next year will mark 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. Defending NCAA National Champion Villanova won the event in 2015, and the current field features Florida State, West Virginia, Illinois, and Temple.

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