In Season Tournaments

Below is the list, in chronological order by start date, of the In-Season Bracketed Events for the 2018-19 college basketball season.  This list only includes events that are bracketed.  It does not include the multitude of round robin exempt events that are scheduled for this season.  In addition, only the bracketed games are listed, even though some events may include additional Regional, Subregional, or other non-bracketed games.  The list will be updated regularly as more information becomes available.

The rules for an exempt tournament/event are very straightforward.  All teams must be from different conferences, teams are allowed to play no more than four games, and all games must be played within 14 days (unless a waiver is granted).  That’s really it.  There are some exempt “tournaments” that aren’t really tournaments at all.  It’s just a group of five teams from five different conferences that all decide to play each other within 14 days and call it an exempt tournament so they can get a few extra games.  Teams that play in exempt events are allowed 27 additional games (not including the conference tournament), which would mean a total of 31 regular season games.

All Times Eastern

Myrtle Beach Invitational (Winner: Central Florida)
Location: Conway, South Carolina
Thursday, November 15 – Quarterfinals
Saint Joseph’s 89, Wake Forest 69
UCF 68, Cal State Fulleston 52
Western Kentucky 83, Valparaiso 71
West Virginia 71, Monmouth 53
Friday, November 16 – Semifinals
[Consolation]: Wake Forest 66, Cal State Fullerton 59
[Semifinal]: UCF 77, Saint Joseph’s 57
[Consolation]: Valparaiso 64, Monmouth 53
[Semifinal]: Western Kentucky 63, West Virginia 57
Sunday, November 18 – Finals
[Fifth Place]: Wake Forest 69, Valparaiso 63
[Seventh Place]: Cal State Fullerton 87, Monmouth 63
[Third Place]: West Virginia 97, Saint Joseph’s 90
[Championship]: UCF 78, Western Kentucky 62

2019 Field: Baylor, Coastal Carolina, Memphis, Middle Tennessee, Mississippi, Ohio, Utah, Villanova

Charleston Classic (Winner: Virginia Tech)
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Thursday, November 15 – Quarterfinals
Virginia Tech 73, Ball State 64
Northeastern 68, Alabama 52
Purdue 92, Appalachian State 70
Davidson 57, Wichita State 53
Friday, November 16 – Semifinals
[Semifinal]: Virginia Tech 88, Northeastern 60
[Consolation]: Alabama 79, Ball State 61
[Consolation]: Wichita State 82, Appalachian State 76
[Semifinal]: Purdue 79, Davidson 58
Sunday, November 18 – Finals
[Seventh Place]: Ball State 94, Appalachian State 86
[Fifth Place]: Alabama 90, Wichita State 86
[Third Place]: Davidson 71, Northeastern 59
[Championship]: Virginia Tech 89, Purdue 83

2019 Field: Connecticut, Florida, Miami, Missouri State, Penn State, Saint Joseph’s, Towson, Xavier

2K Empire Classic – Championship Bracket (Winner: Iowa)
Location: New York City
Thursday, November 15 – Semifinals
Connecticut 83, Syracuse 76
Iowa 77, Oregon 69
Friday, November 16 – Finals
[Third Place]: Oregon 80, Syracuse 65
[Championship]: Iowa 91, Connecticut 72

2019 Field: California, Duke, Georgetown, Texas

2K Empire Classic – Visitors’ Bracket (Winner: Green Bay)
Location: Cheney, Washington
Friday, November 16 – Semifinals
Morehead State 99, UMKC 89
Green Bay 82, Eastern Washington 78
Saturday, November 17 – Finals
[Championship]: Green Bay 87, Morehead State 70
[Third Place]: Eastern Washington 87, UMKC 80

Islands of the Bahamas Showcase (Winner: Georgia Southern)
Location: Nassau, Bahamas
Friday, November 16 – Quarterfinals
Montana 93, Incarnate Word 66
Miami (Ohio) 89, North Dakota State 78
Georgia Southern 80, Florida Atlantic 70
Pepperdine 74, Towson 65
Saturday, November 17 – Semifinals
[Consolation]: Incarnate Word 80, North Dakota State 78 (OT)
[Consolation]: Florida Atlantic 87, Towson 71
[Semifinal]: Montana 73, Miami (Ohio) 71
[Semifinal]: Georgia Southern 88, Pepperdine 78
Sunday, November 18 – Finals
[Seventh Place]: North Dakota State 76, Towson 51
[Fifth Place]: Florida Atlantic 71, Incarnate Word 68
[Third Place]: Pepperdine 86, Miami (Ohio) 80
[Championship]: Georgia Southern 80, Montana 77

Paradise Jam (Winner: Kansas State)
Location: St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
Friday, November 16 – Quarterfinals
Oregon State 61, Old Dominion 56
Missouri 55, Kennesaw State 52
Penn 78, Northern Iowa 71
Kansas State 95, Eastern Kentucky 68
Saturday, November 17 – Semifinals
[Consolation]: Old Dominion 65, Kennesaw State 47
[Consolation]: Northern Iowa 90, Eastern Kentucky 85
Sunday, November 18 – Semifinals
[Semifinal]: Missouri 69, Oregon State 63
[Semifinal]: Kansas State 64, Penn 48
Monday, November 19 – Finals
[Seventh Place]: Eastern Kentucky 100, Kennesaw State 81
[Fifth Place]: Northern Iowa 54, Old Dominion 53
[Third Place]: Oregon State 75, Penn 58
[Championship]: Kansas State 82, Missouri 67

2019 Field: Cincinnati, Fordham, Grand Canyon, Illinois State, Nevada, Valparaiso, Western Kentucky, TBD

Air Force Reserve Hall of Fame Tip-Off – Springfield Bracket (Winner: Holy Cross)
Location: Uncasville, CT
Friday, November 16 – Semifinals
Siena 61, Norfolk State 58
Holy Cross 84, Stony Brook 70
Saturday, November 17 – Finals
[Third Place]: Stony Brook 72, Norfolk State 65
Sunday, November 18 – Finals
[Championship]: Holy Cross 57, Siena 45

Air Force Reserve Hall of Fame Tip-Off – Naismith Bracket (Winner: Michigan)
Location: Uncasville, CT
Saturday, November 17 – Semifinals
Michigan 84, George Washington 61
Providence 76, South Carolina 67
Sunday, November 18 – Finals
[Championship]: Michigan 66, Providence 47
[Third Place]: South Carolina 90, George Washington 55

NIT Season Tip-Off – Gulf Coast Showcase (Winner: Toledo)
Location: Estero, Florida
Monday, November 19 – Quarterfinals
Tulane 84, South Dakota State 80
UC-Irvine 65, Texas-San Antonio 56
Louisiana 91, Colorado State 73
Toledo 90, Florida Gulf Coast 62
Tuesday, November 20 – Semifinals
[Consolation]: South Dakota State 99, Texas-San Antonio 79
[Consolation]: Colorado State 82, Florida Gulf Coast 74
[Semifinal]: UC-Irvine 67, Tulane vs UC-Irvine 55
[Semifinal]: Toledo 77, Louisiana 64
Wednesday, November 21 – Finals
[Seventh Place]: Texas-San Antonio 76, Florida Gulf Coast 65
[Fifth Place]: South Dakota State 78, Colorado State 65
[Third Place]: Louisiana 68, Tulane 61
[Championship]: Toledo 67, UC-Irvine 60

Cayman Islands Classic (Winner: Creighton)
Location: George Town, Cayman Islands
Monday, November 19 – Quarterfinals
Clemson 72, Akron 69
Georgia 80, Illinois State 68
Georgia State 75, St. Bonaventure 65
Creighton 94, Boise State 82
Tuesday, November 20 – Semifinals
[Consolation]: Illinois State 73, Akron 68
[Semifinal]: Clemson 64, Georgia 49
[Consolation]: Boise State 72, St. Bonaventure 52
[Semifinal]: Creighton 93, Georgia State 68
Wednesday, November 21 – Finals
[Seventh Place]: Akron 61, St. Bonaventure 49
[Fifth Place]: Illinois State 73, Boise State 70
[Third Place]: Georgia State 91, vs Georgia 67
[Championship]: Creighton 87, Clemson 82

Cayman Islands Classic – Mainland Bracket (Winner: East Tennessee State)
Location: Johnson City, TN
Monday, November 19 – Semifinals
Sam Houston State 75, Jackson State 60
East Tennessee State 86, Chicago State 61
Tuesday, November 20 – Finals
[Third Place]: Jackson State 81, Chicago State 68
[Championship]: East Tennessee State 77, Sam Houston State 63

Maui Invitational (Winner: Gonzaga)
Location: Lahaina, Hawai’i
Monday, November 19 – Quarterfinals
Auburn 88, Xavier 79
Duke 90, San Diego State 64
Arizona 71, Iowa State 66
Gonzaga 84, Illinois 78
Tuesday, November 20 – Semifinals
[Consolation]: San Diego State 79, Xavier 74
[Consolation]: Iowa State 84, Illinois 68
[Semifinal]: Duke 78, Auburn 72
[Semifinal]: Gonzaga 91, Arizona 74
Wednesday, November 21 – Finals
[Fifth Place]: Iowa State 87, San Diego State 57
[Championship]: Gonzaga 89, Duke 87
[Seventh Place]: Xavier 83, Illinois 74
[Third Place]: Auburn 73, Arizona 57

2019 Field: BYU, Chaminade, Dayton, Georgia, Kansas, Michigan State, UCLA, Virginia Tech

Legends Classic – Championship Bracket (Winner: St. John’s)
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Monday, November 19 – Semifinals
St. John’s 82, California 69
VCU 57, Temple 51
Tuesday, November 20 – Finals
[Third Place]: Temple 76, California 59
[Championship]: St. John’s 87, VCU 86

2019 Field: Auburn, New Mexico, Richmond, TBD

Legends Classic – Visitors’ Bracket (Winner: Detroit)
Location: Detroit, MI
Monday, November 19 – Semifinals
Bowling Green 81, Hampton 79
Detroit 91, Loyola 63
Tuesday, November 20 – Finals
[Third Place]: Loyola 75, Hampton 66
[Championship]: Detroit 82, Bowling Green 67

Hall of Fame Classic (Winner: Texas Tech)
Location: Kansas City, MO
Monday, November 19 – Semifinals
Nebraska 85, Missouri State 62
Texas Tech 78, USC 63
Tuesday, November 20 – Finals
[Third Place]: USC 99, Missouri State 80
[Championship]: Texas Tech 70, Nebraska 52

2019 Field: Butler, Missouri, Oklahoma, Stanford

Fort Myers Tip-Off – Championship Bracket (Winner: Boston College)
Location: Fort Myers, FL
Monday, November 19 – Semifinals
Loyola-Chicago 82, Richmond 66
Boston College 88, Wyoming 76
Wednesday, November 21 – Finals
[Third Place]: Wyoming 68, Richmond 66
[Championship]: Boston College 81, Loyola-Chicago 67

Fort Myers Tip-Off – Visitors’ Bracket (Winner: IUPUI)
Location: Lewiston, NY
Friday, November 23 – Semifinals
Grambling State 74, Niagara 68
IUPUI 68, St. Francis-Brooklyn 48
Saturday, November 24 – Finals
[Championship]: IUPUI 80, Grambling State 69
[Third Place]: St. Francis-Brooklyn 75, Niagara 63

MGM Resorts Main Event – Heavyweight Bracket (Winner: Arizona State)
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Monday, November 19 – Semifinals
Utah State 80, St. Mary’s 63
Arizona State 72, Mississippi State 67
Wednesday, November 21 – Finals
[Third Place]: Mississippi State 61, St. Mary’s 57
[Championship]: Arizona State 87, Utah State 82

MGM Resorts Main Event – Middleweight Bracket (Winner: Utah Valley)
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Monday, November 19 – Semifinals
Utah Valley 72, Hartford 65
Long Beach State 86, Iona 85
Wednesday, November 21 – Finals
[Third Place]: Iona 80, Hartford 75
[Championship]: Utah Valley 87, Long Beach State 72

Cancun Challenge – Riviera Bracket (Winner: Bradley)
Location: Cancun, Mexico
Tuesday, November 20 – Semifinals
Bradley 75, SMU 62
Penn State 77, Wright State 59
Wednesday, November 21 – Finals
[Third Place]: SMU 77, Wright State 76
[Championship]: Bradley 59, Penn State 56

2019 Field: Northern Iowa, South Carolina, West Virginia, Wichita State

Cancun Challenge – Mayan Bracket (Winner: Jacksonville State)
Location: Cancun, Mexico
Tuesday, November 20 – Semifinals
Jacksonville State 84, Western Carolina 53
North Florida 64, Southern Mississippi 48
Wednesday, November 21 – Finals
[Third Place]: Southern Mississippi 68, Western Carolina 63
[Championship]: Jacksonville State 83, North Florida 78

2019 Field: Gardner-Webb, UT-Martin, 2 Teams TBD

Battle 4 Atlantis (Winner: Virginia)
Location: Paradise Island, Bahamas
Wednesday, November 21 – Quarterfinals
Oklahoma 65, Florida 60
Wisconsin 62, Stanford 45
Dayton 69, Butler 64
Virginia 74, Middle Tennessee 52
Thursday, November 22 – Semifinals
[Semifinal]: Wisconsin 78, Oklahoma 58
[Semifinal]: Virginia 66, Dayton 59
[Consolation]: Florida 72, Stanford 49
[Consolation]: Butler 84, Middle Tennessee 53
Friday, November 23 – Finals
[Third Place]: Oklahoma 65, Dayton 54
[Championship]: Virginia 53, Wisconsin 46
[Seventh Place]: Stanford 67, Middle Tennessee 54
[Fifth Place]: Butler 61, Florida 54

2019 Field: Alabama, Gonzaga, Iowa State, Michigan, North Carolina, Oregon, Seton Hall, Southern Miss

NIT Season Tip-Off (Winner: Kansas)
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Wednesday, November 21 – Semifinals
Tennessee 92, Louisville 81
Kansas 77, Marquette 68
Friday, November 23 – Finals
[Third Place]: Marquette 77, Louisville 74
[Championship]: Kansas 87, Tennessee 81

AdvoCare Invitational (Winner: Villanova)
Location: Lake Buena Vista, FL
Thursday, November 22 – Quarterfinals
Villanova 83, Canisius 56
Oklahoma State 84, Memphis 64
LSU 67, College of Charleston 55
Florida State 81, UAB 63
Friday, November 23 – Semifinals
[Semifinal]: Villanova 77, Oklahoma State 58
[Consolation]: Memphis 71, Canisius 63
[Semifinal]: Florida State 79, LSU 76
[Consolation]: College of Charleston 74, UAB 51
Sunday, November 25 – Finals
[Seventh Place]: UAB 68, Canisius 58
[Championship]: Villanova 66, Florida State 60
[Third Place]: Oklahoma State 90, LSU 77
[Fifth Place]: College of Charleston 78, Memphis 75

2019 Field: Davidson, Fairfield, Harvard, Marquette, Maryland, Temple, Texas A&M, USC

Wooden Legacy (Winner: Seton Hall)
Location: Fullerton, CA
Thursday, November 22 – Quarterfinals
Miami 85, La Salle 49
Fresno State 78, Northwestern 59
Seton Hall 82, Grand Canyon 75
Hawai’i 90, Utah 79
Friday, November 23 – Semifinals
[Semifinal]: Miami 78, Fresno State 76
[Consolation]: Northwestern 91, La Salle 74
[Consolation]: Utah 75, Grand Canyon 66
[Semifinal]: Seton Hall 64, Hawai’i 54
Sunday, November 25 – Finals
Fifth Place]: Northwestern 79, Utah 57
[Third Place]: Fresno State 79, Hawai’i 64
[Seventh Place]: Grand Canyon 82, La Salle 70
[Championship]: Seton Hall 83, Miami 81

2019 Field: Arizona, Central Florida, Charleston, Long Beach State, Penn, Pepperdine, Providence, Wake Forest

Las Vegas Holiday Invitational – Championship Bracket (Winner: Nevada)
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Thursday, November 22 – Semifinals
Massachusetts 84, Southern Illinois 62
Nevada 96, Tulsa 86
Friday, November 23 – Finals
[Championship]: Nevada 110, Massachusetts 87
[Third Place]: Southern Illinois 79, Tulsa 69

Las Vegas Holiday Invitational – Visitors’ Bracket (Winner: Arkansas-Pine Bluff)
Location: Little Rock, AR
Friday, November 23 – Semifinals
Arkansas-Pine Bluff 115, Cal Baptist 107
Little Rock 97, Howard 76
Saturday, November 24 – Finals
[Third Place]: Howard 86, Cal Baptist 84
[Championship]: Arkansas-Pine Bluff 75, Little Rock 66

Las Vegas Invitational (Winner: Michigan State)
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Thursday, November 22 – Semifinals
Texas 92, North Carolina 89
Michigan State 87, UCLA 67
Friday, November 23 – Finals
[Third Place]: North Carolina 94, UCLA 78
[Championship]: Michigan State 78, Texas 68

Emerald Coast Classic – Championship Bracket (Winner: Cincinnati)
Location: Niceville. FL
Friday, November 23 – Semifinals
Cincinnati 71, George Mason 55
Ole Miss 78, Baylor 70
Saturday, November 24 – Finals
[Third Place]: Baylor 72, George Mason 61
[Championship]: Cincinnati 71, Ole Miss 57

2019 Field: Florida State, Purdue, Tennessee, VCU

Emerald Coast Classic – Visitors’ Bracket (Winner: Nicholls State)
Location: Niceville. FL
Friday, November 23 – Semifinals
Nicholls State 77, North Carolina Central 63
Western Michigan 85, Southern 70
Saturday, November 24 – Finals
[Third Place]: North Carolina Central 83, Southern 71
[Championship]: Nicholls State 62, Western Michigan 61

Hall of Fame Belfast Classic – Samson Bracket (Winner: Marist)
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Thursday, November 29 – Semifinals
Marist 76, Dartmouth 58
LIU Brooklyn 80, Albany 77
Friday, November 30 – Finals
[Third Place]: Dartmouth 91, Albany 77
[Championship]: Marist 70, LIU Brooklyn 53

Hall of Fame Belfast Classic – Goliath Bracket (Winner: Buffalo)
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Friday, November 30 – Semifinals
Buffalo 96, Milwaukee 77
San Francisco 76, Stephen F Austin 58
Saturday, December 1 – Finals
[Third Place]: Stephen F Austin 66, Milwaukee 51
[Championship]: Buffalo 85, San Francisco 81

Sun Bowl Invitational (Winner: East Tennessee State)
Location: El Paso, TX
Note: This is not an exempt event.
Friday, December 21 – Semifinals
East Tennessee State 76, Wyoming 53
Norfolk State 75, UTEP 62
Saturday, December 22 – Finals
[Third Place]: UTEP 76, Wyoming 65
[Championship]: East Tennessee State 89, Norfolk State 61

Battle of the Boardwalk (Winner: La Salle)
Location: Atlantic City, NJ
Note: This is not an exempt event.
Friday, December 21 – Semifinals
Towson 73, Tulane 55
La Salle 80, Alabama A&M 57
Saturday, December 22 – Finals
[Third Place]: Alabama A&M 67, Tulane 59
[Championship]: La Salle 57, Towson 51

St. Pete Shootout (Winner: Austin Peay)
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Note: This is not an exempt event.
Friday, December 21 – Semifinals
Liberty 73, Alabama State 55
Austin Peay 88, Campbell 75
Saturday, December 22 – Finals
[Third Place]: Campbell 70, Alabama State 69
[Championship]: Austin Peay 75, Liberty 66

Las Vegas Classic – Championship Bracket (Winner: Drake)
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, December 22 – Semifinals
Drake 66, New Mexico State 63
San Diego 82, Washington State 75
Sunday, December 23 – Finals
[Third Place]: New Mexico State 75, Washington State 72
[Championship]: Drake 110, San Diego 103

Las Vegas Classic – Visitors’ Bracket (Winner: Cal State-Northridge)
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, December 22 – Semifinals
Cal State Northridge 85, SIU Edwardsville 79
Rider 74, Northern Colorado 67
Sunday, December 23 – Finals
[Third Place]: SIU Edwardsville 82, Northern Colorado 72
[Championship]: Cal State-Northridge 81, Rider 80

Diamond Head Classic (Winner: TCU)
Location: Honolulu, Hawai’i
Saturday, December 22 – Quarterfinals
Indiana State 72, Colorado 67
UNLV 73, Hawai’i 59
Bucknell 84, Rhode Island 82
TCU 82, Charlotte 57
Sunday, December 23 – Semifinals
[Semifinal]: Indiana State 84, UNLV 79
[Consolation]: Hawai’i 70, Colorado 62
[Semifinal]: TCU 82, Bucknell 65
[Consolation]: Rhode Island 75, Charlotte 61
Tuesday, December 25 – Finals
[Seventh Place]: Colorado 68, Charlotte 53
[Fifth Place]: Hawai’i 68, Rhode Island 60
[Third Place]: Bucknell 97, UNLV 72
[Championship]: TCU 83, Indiana State 69