ESPN Events has revealed the full schedule for the 2016 NIT Season Tip-Off, including four championship-round games at Barclays Center and 12 non-bracketed games held at campus sites. Detroit, Manhattan, New Hampshire and Winthrop join previously announced Florida State, Illinois, Temple and West Virginia to round out the eight-team field.
Each team will play four games as part of the event. Florida State, Illinois, Temple and West Virginia will each host two games in addition to the bracketed portion in Brooklyn, N.Y., where Barclays Center will host a Thanksgiving afternoon semifinal doubleheader of Temple vs. Florida State, followed by Illinois vs. West Virginia on Thursday, Nov. 24. All four teams will return to action on Friday, Nov. 25, when a championship will be awarded.
Detroit (Horizon League), Manhattan (MAAC), New Hampshire (America East) and Winthrop (Big South) will each host one game in addition to three road contests.
|Mon., Nov. 14||New Hampshire at Temple^||Philadelphia|
|Tue., Nov. 15||Winthrop at Manhattan^||Riverdale, N.Y.|
|Fri., Nov. 18||Winthrop at Florida State^||Tallahassee, Fla.|
|Detroit at Illinois^||Champaign, Ill.|
|Sun., Nov. 20||Manhattan at Temple^||Philadelphia|
|Detroit at Florida State^||Tallahassee, Fla.|
|New Hampshire at West Virginia^||Morgantown, W.Va.|
|Mon., Nov. 21||Winthrop at Illinois^||Champaign, Ill.|
|Wed., Nov. 23||Detroit at New Hampshire^||Durham, N.H.|
|Thu., Nov. 24||Temple vs. Florida State||Brooklyn, N.Y.|
|Illinois vs. West Virginia||Brooklyn, N.Y.|
|Fri., Nov. 25||3rd Place Game||Brooklyn, N.Y.|
|Sat., Nov. 26||Manhattan at Detroit^||Detroit|
|Sun., Nov. 27||New Hampshire at Winthrop^||Rock Hill, S.C.|
|Mon., Nov. 28||Manhattan at West Virginia^||Morgantown, W.Va.|
^ – Non-bracketed game
Tickets for the championship rounds of 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. Groups can purchase tickets by calling 855-GROUP-BK.
Now in its second year at Barclays Center, the NIT Season Tip-Off has been played in New York each November since 1985. Defending NCAA National Champion Villanova won the event in 2015.
The NIT Season Tip-Off is owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN. For more information, please visit the event’s official website at www.nitseasontipoff.com.
Championship Round Bracket