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 special 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
Location: Conway, South Carolina
Thursday, November 15 – Quarterfinals
11:30 AM: Saint Joseph’s vs Wake Forest, ESPNU
2:00 PM: UCF vs Cal State Fulleston, espn3
5:00 PM: Valparaiso vs Western Kentucky, ESPNU
7:30 PM: Monmouth vs West Virginia, ESPNU
Friday, November 16 – Semifinals
11:00 AM [Consolation]: Saint Joseph’s/Wake Forest vs UCF/Cal State Fullerton, ESPN2 or ESPNU
1:30 PM [Semifinal]: Saint Joseph’s/Wake Forest vs UCF/Cal State Fullerton, ESPN2 or ESPNU
6:30 PM [Consolation]: Valparaiso/Western Kentucky vs Monmouth/West Virginia, espn3
9:00 PM [Semifinal]: Valparaiso/Western Kentucky vs Monmouth/West Virginia, ESPNU
Sunday, November 18 – Finals
10:30 AM [Fifth Place]: ESPNU
1:00 PM [Seventh Place]: espn3
4:00 PM [Third Place]: ESPNU
6:30 PM [Championship]: ESPN2

Charleston Classic
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Thursday, November 15 – Quarterfinals
11:30 AM: Ball State vs Virginia Tech, ESPN2
2:00 PM: Alabama vs Northeastern, ESPNU
5:00 PM: Purdue vs Appalachian State, ESPN2
7:30 PM: Wichita State vs Davidson, espn3
Friday, November 16 – Semifinals
11:00 AM [Semifinal]: Ball State/Virginia Tech vs Alabama/Northeastern, ESPN2 or ESPNU
1:30 PM [Consolation]: Ball State/Virginia Tech vs Alabama/Northeastern, ESPN2 or ESPNU
4:30 PM [Consolation]: Purdue/Appalachian State vs Wichita State/Davidson, ESPNU
7:00 PM [Semifinal]: Purdue/Appalachian State vs Wichita State/Davidson, ESPNU
Sunday, November 18 – Finals
11:00 AM [Seventh Place]: espn3
1:30 PM [Fifth Place]: ESPNU
6:00 PM [Third Place]: ESPNU
8:30 PM [Championship]: ESPN2

2K Empire Classic – Championship Bracket
Location: New York City
Thursday, November 15 – Semifinals
7:00 PM: Syracuse vs Connecticut, ESPN2
9:30 PM: Oregon vs Iowa, ESPN2
Friday, November 16 – Finals
4:30 PM [Third Place]: ESPN2
7:00 PM [Championship]: ESPN2

2K Empire Classic – Visitors’ Bracket
Location: Cheney, Washington
Friday, November 16 – Semifinals
5:30 PM: Morehead State vs UMKC, No TV or Streaming
8:80 PM: Green Bay at Eastern Washington, pluto.tv
Saturday, November 17 – Finals
4:00 PM [Third Place or Championship]: TBA
6:30 PM [Third Place or Championship]: TBA

Islands of the Bahamas Showcase
Location: Nassau, Bahamas
Friday, November 16 – Quarterfinals
11:o0 AM: Montana vs Incarnate Word, bdglobal.inplayer.com
2:00 PM: Miami (Ohio) vs North Dakota State, bdglobal.inplayer.com
5:00 PM: Georgia Southern vs Florida Atlantic, bdglobal.inplayer.com
8:00 PM: Towson vs Pepperdine, bdglobal.inplayer.com
Saturday, November 17 – Semifinals
11:00 AM [Consolation]: Montana/Incarnate Word vs Miami (Ohio)/North Dakota State, bdglobal.inplayer.com
2:00 PM [Consolation]: Georgia Southern/Florida Atlantic vs Towson/Pepperdine, bdglobal.inplayer.com
5:00 PM [Semifinal]: Montana/Incarnate Word vs Miami (Ohio)/North Dakota State, bdglobal.inplayer.com
8:00 PM [Semifinal]: Georgia Southern/Florida Atlantic vs Towson/Pepperdine, bdglobal.inplayer.com
Sunday, November 18 – Finals
11:00 AM [Seventh Place]: bdglobal.inplayer.com
2:00 PM [Fifth Place]: bdglobal.inplayer.com
5:00 PM [Third Place]: bdglobal.inplayer.com
8:00 PM [Championship]: bdglobal.inplayer.com

Paradise Jam
Location: St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
Friday, November 16 – Quarterfinals
1:o0 PM: Oregon State vs Old Dominion, flohoops.com
3:30 PM: Kennesaw State vs Missouri, flohoops.com
7:30 PM: Northern Iowa vs Penn, flohoops.com
10:00 PM: Eastern Kentucky vs Kansas State, flohoops.com
Saturday, November 17 – Semifinals
3:00 PM [Consolation]: Oregon State/Old Dominion vs Kennesaw State/Missouri, flohoops.com
5:30 PM [Consolation]: Northern Iowa/Penn vs Eastern Kentucky/Kansas State, flohoops.com
Sunday, November 18 – Semifinals
5:30 PM [Semifinal]: Oregon State/Old Dominion vs Kennesaw State/Missouri, flohoops.com
8:00 PM [Semifinal]: Northern Iowa/Penn vs Eastern Kentucky/Kansas State, flohoops.com
Monday, November 19 – Finals
1:00 PM [Seventh Place]: flohoops.com
3:30 PM [Fifth Place]: flohoops.com
6:00 PM [Third Place]: flohoops.com
8:30 PM [Championship]: flohoops.com

Air Force Reserve Tip-Off – Springfield Bracket
Location: Uncasville, CT
Friday, November 16 – Semifinals
6:00 PM: Norfolk State vs Siena, espn3
8:30 PM: Stony Brook vs Holy Cross, espn3
Saturday, November 17 – Finals
8:30 PM [Third Place]: espn3
Sunday, November 18 – Finals
11:00 AM [Championship]: espn3

Air Force Reserve Tip-Off – Naismith Bracket
Location: Uncasville, CT
Saturday, November 17 – Semifinals
12:00 PM: Michigan vs George Washington, espn3
2:30 PM: South Carolina vs Providence, espn3
Sunday, November 18 – Finals
1:30 PM [Championship]: ESPN
4:00 PM [Third Place]: ESPN2

NIT Season Tip-Off – Gulf Coast Showcase
Location: Estero, Florida
Monday, November 19 – Quarterfinals
11:o0 AM: South Dakota State vs Tulane, bdglobal.inplayer.com
1:30 PM: UC-Irvine vs Texas-San Antonio, bdglobal.inplayer.com
5:00 PM: Louisiana vs Colorado State, bdglobal.inplayer.com
7:30 PM: Florida Gulf Coast vs Toledo, bdglobal.inplayer.com
Tuesday, November 20 – Semifinals
11:00 AM [Consolation]: South Dakota State/Tulane vs UC-Irvine/Texas-San Antonio, bdglobal.inplayer.com
1:30 PM [Consolation]: Louisiana/Colorado State vs Florida Gulf Coast/Toledo, bdglobal.inplayer.com
5:00 PM [Semifinal]: South Dakota State/Tulane vs UC-Irvine/Texas-San Antonio, bdglobal.inplayer.com
7:30 PM [Semifinal]: Louisiana/Colorado State vs Florida Gulf Coast/Toledo, bdglobal.inplayer.com
Wednesday, November 21 – Finals
11:00 AM [Seventh Place]: bdglobal.inplayer.com
1:30 PM [Fifth Place]: bdglobal.inplayer.com
5:00 PM [Third Place]: bdglobal.inplayer.com
7:30 PM [Championship]: bdglobal.inplayer.com

Cayman Islands Classic
Location: George Town, Cayman Islands
Monday, November 19 – Quarterfinals
12:00 PM: Akron vs Clemson, Stadium Facebook Live
2:30 PM: Georgia vs Illinois State, Stadium Facebook Live
5:00 PM: St. Bonaventure vs Georgia State, Stadium Facebook Live
7:30 PM: Boise State vs Creighton, Stadium Facebook Live
Tuesday, November 20 – Semifinals
12:00 PM [Consolation]: Akron/Clemson vs Georgia/Illinois State, Stadium Facebook Live
2:30 PM [Semifinal]: Akron/Clemson vs Georgia/Illinois State, Stadium Facebook Live
5:00 PM [Consolation]: St. Bonaventure/Georgia State vs Boise State/Creighton, Stadium Facebook Live
7:30 PM [Semifinal]: St. Bonaventure/Georgia State vs Boise State/Creighton, Stadium Facebook Live
Wednesday, November 21 – Finals
12:00 PM [Seventh Place]: Stadium Facebook Live
2:30 PM [Fifth Place]: Stadium Facebook Live
5:00 PM [Third Place]: Stadium Facebook Live
7:30 PM [Championship]: Stadium Facebook Live

Cayman Islands Classic – Mainland Bracket
Location: Johnson City, TN
Monday, November 19 – Semifinals
4:00 PM: Jackson State vs Sam Houston State, TBA
7:00 PM: Chicago State at East Tennessee State, TBA
Tuesday, November 20 – Finals
4:00 PM [Third Place or Championship]: TBA
7:00 PM [Third Place or Championship]: TBA

Maui Invitational
Location: Lahaina, Hawai’i
Monday, November 19 – Quarterfinals
2:30 PM: Auburn vs Xavier, ESPN2
5:00 PM: Duke vs San Diego State, ESPN2
9:30 PM: Arizona vs Iowa State, ESPNU
11:00 PM: Gonzaga vs Illinois, ESPN2
Tuesday, November 20 – Semifinals
2:30 PM [Consolation]: Auburn/Xavier vs Duke/San Diego State, ESPN2
5:00 PM [Consolation]: Arizona/Iowa State vs Gonzaga/Illinois, ESPN2
8:00 PM [Semifinal]: Auburn/Xavier vs Duke/San Diego State, ESPN
10:30 PM [Semifinal]: Arizona/Iowa State vs Gonzaga/Illinois, ESPN
Wednesday, November 21 – Finals
2:30 PM [Fifth Place]: ESPN2
5:00 PM [Championship]: ESPN
9:00 PM [Seventh Place]: ESPNU
11:30 PM [Third Place]: ESPN2

Legends Classic – Championship Bracket
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Monday, November 19 – Semifinals
7:00 PM: St. John’s vs California, ESPN2
9:30 PM: Temple vs VCU, espn3
Tuesday, November 20 – Finals
5:00 PM [Third Place]: ESPNU
7:30 PM [Championship]: ESPN2

Legends Classic – Visitors’ Bracket
Location: Detroit, MI
Monday, November 19 – Semifinals
5:00 PM: Bowling Green vs Hampton, flohoops.com
7:30 PM: Loyola at Detroit, flohoops.com
Tuesday, November 20 – Finals
5:00 PM [Third Place]: flohoops.com
7:30 PM [Championship]: flohoops.com

Hall of Fame Classic
Location: Kansas City, MO
Monday, November 19 – Semifinals
7:00 PM: Missouri State vs Nebraska, ESPNU
9:30 PM: Texas Tech vs USC, ESPN2
Tuesday, November 20 – Finals
7:00 PM [Third Place]: espn3
9:30 PM [Championship]: ESPN2

Fort Myers Tip-Off – Championship Bracket
Location: Fort Myers, FL
Monday, November 19 – Semifinals
6:30 PM: Loyola-Chicago vs Richmond, FS1
9:00 PM: Boston College vs Wyoming, FS1
Wednesday, November 21 – Finals
5:00 PM [Third Place]: FS1
7:30 PM [Championship]: FS1

Fort Myers Tip-Off – Visitors’ Bracket
Location: Lewiston, NY
Friday, November 23 – Semifinals
4:00 PM: Grambling State at Niagara, TBA
7:00 PM: St. Francis-Brooklyn vs IUPUI, TBA
Saturday, November 24 – Finals
4:00 PM [Third Place or Championship]: TBA
7:00 PM [Third Place or Championship]: TBA

MGM Resorts Main Event – Heavyweight Bracket
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Monday, November 19 – Semifinals
8:30 PM: St. Mary’s vs Utah State, espn3
11:00 PM: Arizona State vs Mississippi State, ESPNU
Wednesday, November 21 – Finals
8:30 PM [Third Place]: bdglobal.inplayer.com
11:00 PM [Championship]: ESPNU

MGM Resorts Main Event – Middleweight Bracket
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Monday, November 19 – Semifinals
2:00 PM: Hartford vs Long Beach State, bdglobal.inplayer.com
5:00 PM: Iona vs Utah Valley, bdglobal.inplayer.com
Wednesday, November 21 – Finals
2:00 PM [Third Place]: bdglobal.inplayer.com
5:00 PM [Championship]: bdglobal.inplayer.com

Cancun Challenge – Riviera Bracket
Location: Cancun, Mexico
Tuesday, November 20 – Semifinals
6:00 PM: SMU vs Bradley, CBS Sports Network
8:30 PM: Penn State vs Wright State, CBS Sports Network
Wednesday, November 21 – Finals
6:00 PM [Third Place]: CBS Sports Network
8:30 PM [Championship]: CBS Sports Network

Cancun Challenge – Mayan Bracket
Location: Cancun, Mexico
Tuesday, November 20 – Semifinals
12:30 PM: Jacksonville State vs Western Carolina, collegesportslive.com
3:00 PM: Southern Mississippi vs North Florida, collegesportslive.com
Wednesday, November 21 – Finals
12:30 PM [Third Place]: collegesportslive.com
3:00 PM [Championship]: collegesportslive.com

Battle 4 Atlantis
Location: Paradise Island, Bahamas
Wednesday, November 21 – Quarterfinals
12:00 PM: Florida vs Oklahoma, ESPN
2:30 PM: Wisconsin vs Stanford, ESPN or ESPN2
7:00 PM: Butler vs Dayton, ESPNEWS or espn3
9:30 PM: Virginia vs Middle Tennessee, ESPN2
Thursday, November 22 – Semifinals
1:30 PM [Semifinal]: Florida/Oklahoma vs Wisconsin/Stanford, ESPN or ESPN2
4:00 PM [Semifinal]: Butler/Dayton vs Virginia/Middle Tennessee, ESPN or ESPN2
7:00 PM [Consolation]: Florida/Oklahoma vs Wisconsin/Stanford, ESPN2 or ESPNU
9:30 PM [Consolation]: Butler/Dayton vs Virginia/Middle Tennessee, ESPN2 or ESPNU
Friday, November 23 – Finals
11:30 AM [Third Place]: ESPN or ESPN2
2:00 PM [Championship]: ESPN or ESPN2
7:00 PM [Seventh Place]: ESPNU or ESPNEWS or espn3
9:30 PM [Fifth Place]: ESPNU

NIT Season Tip-Off
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Wednesday, November 21 – Semifinals
5:00 PM: Louisville vs Tennessee, ESPN2
7:30 PM: Marquette vs Kansas, ESPN2
Friday, November 23 – Finals
7:00 PM [Third Place]: ESPN2
9:30 PM [Championship]: ESPN2

AdvoCare Invitational
Location: Lake Buena Vista, FL
Thursday, November 22 – Quarterfinals
1:30 PM: Villanova vs Canisius, ESPN or ESPN2
4:00 PM: Oklahoma State vs Memphis, ESPN or ESPN2
7:00 PM: College of Charleston vs LSU, ESPN2 or ESPNU
9:30 PM: UAB vs Florida State, ESPN2 or ESPNU
Friday, November 23 – Semifinals
11:30 AM [Semifinal]: Villanova/Canisius vs Oklahoma State/Memphis, ESPN or ESPN2
2:00 PM [Consolation]: Villanova/Canisius vs Oklahoma State/Memphis, ESPN2 or ESPNU
4:30 PM [Semifinal]: College of Charleston/LSU vs UAB/Florida State, ESPN2 or ESPNU
7:00 PM [Consolation]: College of Charleston/LSU vs UAB/Florida State, ESPNU or espn3
Sunday, November 25 – Finals
10:30 AM [Seventh Place]: ESPNU
1:00 PM [Third Place or Championship]: ESPN or ESPN2
4:00 PM [Third Place or Championship]: ESPN or ESPN2
6:30 PM [Fifth Place]: ESPNU

Wooden Legacy
Location: Fullerton, CA
Thursday, November 22 – Quarterfinals
2:30 PM: La Salle vs Miami, ESPNU
5:00 PM: Northwestern vs Fresno State, ESPNU
9:00 PM: Seton Hall vs Grand Canyon, espn3
11:30 PM: Hawai’i vs Utah, ESPN2
Friday, November 23 – Semifinals
2:00 PM [Semifinal]: La Salle/Miami vs Northwestern/Fresno State, ESPN2 or ESPNU
4:30 PM [Consolation]: La Salle/Miami vs Northwestern/Fresno State, ESPN2 or ESPNU
9:00 PM [Consolation]: Seton Hall/Grand Canyon vs Hawai’i/Utah, espn3
11:30 PM [Semifinal]: Seton Hall/Grand Canyon vs Hawai’i/Utah, ESPN2
Sunday, November 25 – Finals
2:00 PM [Fifth Place]: ESPNU
4:30 PM [Third Place]: ESPNU
8:00 PM [Seventh Place]: espn3
10:30 PM [Championship]: ESPN2

Las Vegas Holiday Invitational – Championship Bracket
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Thursday, November 22 – Semifinals
1:30 PM: Massachusetts vs Southern Illinois, FS1
4:00 PM: Tulsa vs Nevada, FS1
Friday, November 23 – Finals
10:00 PM [Third Place]: FS1
12:30 AM [Championship]: FS1

Las Vegas Holiday Invitational – Visitors’ Bracket
Location: Little Rock, AR
Friday, November 23 – Semifinals
2:00 PM: Cal Baptist vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff, TBA
4:30 PM: Howard at Little Rock, TBA
Saturday, November 24 – Finals
2:00 PM [Third Place]: TBA
4:30 PM [Championship]: TBA

Las Vegas Invitational
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Thursday, November 22 – Semifinals
7:30 PM: North Carolina vs Texas, FS1
10:00 PM: UCLA vs Michigan State, FS1
Friday, November 23 – Finals
4:00 PM [Third Place]: FOX
6:30 PM [Championship]: FOX

Emerald Coast Classic – Championship Bracket
Location: Niceville. FL
Friday, November 23 – Semifinals
7:00 PM: George Mason vs Cincinnati, CBS Sports Network
9:30 PM: Baylor vs Ole Miss, CBS Sports Network
Saturday, November 24 – Finals
4:00 PM [Third Place]: TBA
7:00 PM [Championship]: CBS Sports Network

Emerald Coast Classic – Visitors’ Bracket
Location: Niceville. FL
Friday, November 23 – Semifinals
12:00 PM: Nicholls State vs North Carolina Central, TBA
2:30 PM: Southern vs Western Michigan, TBA
Saturday, November 24 – Finals
11:00 AM [Third Place]: TBA
1:30 PM [Championship]: TBA

Hall of Fame Belfast Classic – Samson Bracket
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Thursday, November 29 – Semifinals
11:30 AM: Marist vs Dartmouth, CBS Sports Network
2:00 PM: LIU Brooklyn vs Albany, CBS Sports Network
Friday, November 30 – Finals
12:00 PM [Third Place]: CBS Sports Network
2:30 PM [Championship]: CBS Sports Network

Hall of Fame Belfast Classic – Goliath Bracket
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Friday, November 30 – Semifinals
5:30 AM: Milwaukee vs Buffalo, TBA
8:00 AM: San Francisco vs Stephen F Austin, TBA
Saturday, December 1 – Finals
8:00 AM [Third Place]: CBS Sports Network
10:30 AM [Championship]: CBS Sports Network

Sun Bowl Invitational
Location: El Paso, TX
Note: This is not an exempt event.
Friday, December 21 – Semifinals
7:00 PM: East Tennessee State vs Wyoming, TBA
9:30 PM: Norfolk State at UTEP, TBA
Saturday, December 22 – Finals
7:00 PM [Third Place]: TBA
9:30 PM [Championship]: TBA

Battle of the Boardwalk
Location: Atlantic City, NJ
Note: This is not an exempt event.
Friday, December 21 – Semifinals
5:00 PM: Tulane vs Towson, TBA
7:30 PM: Alabama A&M vs La Salle, TBA
Saturday, December 22 – Finals
TBA [Third Place]: TBA
TBA [Championship]: TBA

St. Pete Shootout
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Note: This is not an exempt event.
Friday, December 21 – Semifinals
12:00 PM: Liberty vs Alabama State, TBA
2:30 PM: Austin Peay vs Campbell, TBA
Saturday, December 22 – Finals
TBA [Third Place]: TBA
TBA [Championship]: TBA

Las Vegas Classic – Championship Bracket
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, December 22 – Semifinals
7:30 PM: Drake vs New Mexico State, FS2
10:00 PM: San Diego vs Washington State, FS1
Sunday, December 23 – Finals
7:30 PM [Third Place]: FS1
10:00 PM [Championship]: FS1

Las Vegas Classic – Visitors’ Bracket
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, December 22 – Semifinals
2:00 PM: SIU Edwardsville vs Cal State Northridge, TBA
4:30 PM: Northern Colorado vs Rider, TBA
Sunday, December 23 – Finals
2:00 PM [Third Place]: TBA
4:30 PM [Championship]: TBA

Diamond Head Classic
Location: Honolulu, Hawai’i
Saturday, December 22 – Quarterfinals
3:00 PM: Indiana State vs Colorado, ESPNU
5:30 PM: UNLV vs Hawai’i, ESPNU
10:00 PM: Charlotte vs TCU, TBA
12:30 AM: Rhode Island vs Bucknell, TBA
Sunday, December 23 – Semifinals
4:30 PM [Semifinal]: Indiana State/Colorado vs UNLV/Hawai’i, ESPN2
7:00 PM [Consolation]: Indiana State/Colorado vs UNLV/Hawai’i, ESPNU
10:00 PM [Semifinal]: Charlotte/TCU vs Rhode Island/Bucknell, ESPN2
12:30 AM [Consolation]: Charlotte/TCU vs Rhode Island/Bucknell, ESPNU
Tuesday, December 25 – Finals
1:00 PM [Seventh Place]: ESPNU
3:30 PM [Fifth Place]: ESPNU
6:30 PM [Third Place]: ESPNU
9:00 PM [Championship]: ESPN2