2014-15 College Basketball Early Season Tournaments And Events

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A regularly updated list of the 2014-15 men's college basketball season's early season tournaments and showcases, which will eventually include schedule and TV information. If you have any additions, email them to bloggingthebracket at gmail dot com.

Bracketed Tournaments

Puerto Rico Tip-Off

Campus sites: TBA
Bayamon, PR: Nov. 20, 21, 23

Teams (8)

Quarterfinalists
Boston College Eagles (ACC)
College of Charleston Cougars (CAA)
Connecticut Huskies (American)
Dayton Flyers (A 10)
George Mason Patriots (A-10)
New Mexico Lobos (MW)
Texas A&M Aggies (SEC)
West Virginia Mountaineers (Big 12)

Non-Bracketed Games

College of Charleston at West Virginia (CofCFans.com)

Quarterfinals (Nov. 20)

TBA

Semifinals (Nov. 21)

TBA

Consolation Semifinals (Nov. 21)

TBA

Finals (Nov. 23)

TBA

Charleston Classic

Charleston, SC: Nov. 20, 21, 23

Teams (8)

Quarterfinalists
Akron Zips (MAC)
Charlotte 49ers (C-USA) (Niner Nation)
Cornell Big Red (Ivy)
Drexel Dragons (CAA) (Niner Nation)
Miami Hurricanes (ACC)
Penn State Nittany Lions (Big Ten)
South Carolina Gamecocks (SEC)
USC Trojans (Pac-12)

Quarterfinals (Nov. 20)

TBA

Semifinals (Nov. 21)

TBA

Consolation Semifinals (Nov. 21)

TBA

Finals (Nov. 23)

TBA

2K Sports Classic Benefitting The Wounded Warrior Project

Campus Sites: TBA
Subregionals: TBA
Finals at New York City: Nov. 20-21

Teams (12)

Hosts and Semifinalists
California Golden Bears (Pac-12)
Iowa Hawkeyes (Big Ten)
Syracuse Orange (ACC)
Texas Longhorns (Big 12)

Visitors (8)
TBA

Campus Site Games

TBA

Subregionals

TBA

Semifinals (Nov. 20)

TBA

Finals (Nov. 21)

TBA

Paradise Jam

Campus sites: TBA
St. Thomas, VI: Nov. 21-24

Teams (8)

Quarterfinalists
Clemson Tigers (ACC)
Gardner-Webb Bulldogs (Big South)
Illinois State Redbirds (MVC)
LSU Tigers (SEC)
Nevada Wolf Pack (MW)
Old Dominion Monarchs (C-USA)
Seton Hall Pirates (Big East)
Weber State Wildcats (Big Sky)

Non-Bracketed Games

TBA

Quarterfinals (Nov. 21)

TBA

Consolation Semifinals (Nov. 22)

TBA

Semifinals (Nov. 23)

TBA

Finals (Nov. 24)

TBA

Coaches vs. Cancer Classic

Campus Sites: TBA
Subregionals: TBA
Finals at Brooklyn: Nov. 21-22

Teams (12)

Hosts and Semifinalists
Duke Blue Devils (ACC)
Stanford Cardinal (Pac-12)
Temple Owls (American)
UNLV Runnin' Rebels (MW)

Visitors
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (C-USA) (Bulldog Barks and Bytes)
5-7 TBA

Campus Site Games

TBA

Subregionals

At Ruston, La. (Bulldog Barks and Bytes)

Semifinals (Nov. 21)

TBA

Finals (Nov. 22)

TBA

Hall of Fame Tip-Off

Campus Sites: TBA
Finals at Uncasville, CT: Nov. 22-23

Teams (8)

Naismith Bracket (Hosts and Semifinalists)
Florida State Seminoles (ACC)
UMass Minutemen (A 10)
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (ACC)
Providence Friars (Big East)

Springfield Bracket (Visitors)
Binghamton Bearcats (AE)
Manhattan Jaspers (MAAC)
Navy Midshipmen (Patriot)
Northeastern Huskies (CAA)

Campus Site Games

TBA

Springfield Bracket Semifinals
(Nov. 22)

TBA

Naismith Bracket Semifinals
(Nov. 22)

TBA

Springfield Bracket Finals
(Nov. 23)

TBA

Naismith Bracket Finals
(Nov. 23)

TBA

Gulf Coast Showcase

Campus Sites: TBA
Fort Myers, Fla.: Nov. 24-26

Teams (8+TBD)

Florida Bracket Teams
East Carolina Pirates (American)
Evansville Aces (MVC)
Florida Gulf Coast Eagles (A-Sun)
Fresno State Bulldogs (MW)
Green Bay Phoenix (Horizon)
High Point Panthers (Big South)
San Francisco Dons (WCC)
UNC Wilmington Seahawks (CAA)

Visiting Teams
TBA

Campus Site Games

TBA

Quarterfinals (Nov. 24)

TBA

Semifinals (Nov. 25)

TBA

Consolation Semifinals (Nov. 25)

TBA

Finals (Nov. 26)

TBA

Maui Invitational

Campus Sites: TBA
Maui on the Mainland: TBA
Lahaina, Hawai `i: Nov. 24-26

Teams (12)

Maui Teams
Arizona Wildcats (Pac-12)
BYU Cougars (WCC)
Chaminade Silverswords (DII, PacWest)
Kansas State Wildcats (Big 12)
Missouri Tigers (SEC)
Pittsburgh Panthers (ACC)
Purdue Boilermakers (Big Ten)
San Diego State Aztecs (MW)

Maui on the Mainland Teams 
4 TBA

Campus Site Games

TBA

Maui on the Mainland

TBA

Quarterfinals (Nov. 24)

TBA

Semifinals (Nov. 25)

TBA

Consolation Semifinals (Nov. 25)

TBA

Finals (Nov. 26)

TBA

Legends Classic

Campus Sites: TBA
Subregional: TBA
Finals at Brooklyn: Nov. 24-25

Teams (8-12)

Hosts and Semifinalists
Michigan Wolverines (Big Ten)
Oregon Ducks (Pac-12)
VCU Rams (A 10)
Villanova Wildcats (Big East)

Visitors (Detroit Titan Hoops/The Launchpad)
Bucknell Bison (Patriot)
Detroit Titans (Horizon)
Florida Atlantic Owls (C-USA)
Toledo Rockets (MAC)
2-4 TBD

Campus Site Games

TBA
Bucknell at Michigan (Basketball U.)

Subregionals

Nov. 14-16

At Toledo
Bucknell, Detroit, Florida Atlantic, Toledo

Semifinals (Nov. 24)

TBA

Finals (Nov. 25)

TBA

CBE Hall of Fame Classic

Campus Sites: TBA
Subregionals: TBA
Finals at Kansas City: Nov. 24-25

Teams (8-14)

Host Teams
Alabama Crimson Tide (SEC)
Arizona State Sun Devils (Pac-12)
Iowa State Cyclones (Big 12) 
Maryland Terrapins (Big Ten)

Visiting Teams
Chicago State Cougars (WAC)
Georgia State Panthers (Sun Belt)
Oakland Golden Grizzlies (Horizon)
Western Carolina Catamounts (SoCon)
2-4 TBD

Campus Site Games

Georgia State at Iowa State (PantherTalk)

Subregionals

At Oakland

Chicago State, Georgia State, Oakland, Western Carolina

Semifinals (Nov. 24)

TBA

Finals (Nov. 25)

TBA

Cancun Challenge

Campus Sites: TBA
Finals at Cancun: Nov. 25 and 26

Teams (8)

Host Teams
Northern Iowa Panthers (MVC) (MVCFans.com)
Northwestern Wildcats (Big Ten) (Panther Nation)
Virginia Tech Hokies (ACC) (Panther Nation)
1 TBA

Visiting Teams
4 TBA

Campus Site Games

TBA

Mayan Division Semifinals
(Nov. 25)

TBA

Riviera Division Semifinals
(Nov. 25)

TBA

Mayan Division Finals
(Nov. 26)

TBA

Riviera Division Finals
(Nov. 26)

TBA

Battle 4 Atlantis

Campus Sites: TBA
Subregional: TBA
Paradise Island, Bahamas: Nov. 26-28 (ESPN MediaZone)

Teams (12)

Bahamas Teams
UAB Blazers (C-USA)
Butler Bulldogs (Big East)
Florida Gators (SEC)
Georgetown Hoyas (Big East)
North Carolina Tar Heels (ACC)
Oklahoma Sooners (Big 12)
UCLA Bruins (Pac-12)
Wisconsin Badgers (Big Ten)

U.S. Teams
TBA

Campus Site Games

TBA

Subregional

TBA

Quarterfinals (Nov. 26)

TBA

Semifinals (Nov. 27)

TBA

Consolation Semifinals (Nov. 27)

TBA

Finals (Nov. 28)

TBA

NIT Season Tip-Off

Campus Sites: TBA
Consolation Round: TBA
Finals at New York City: Nov. 26 and 28

Teams (16)

Regional Hosts (4) (Andy Katz, ESPN.com)
Georgia Bulldogs (SEC)
Gonzaga Bulldogs (WCC)
Minnesota Golden Gophers (Big Ten)
St. John's Red Storm (Big East)

Visitors (12)
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (C-USA) (Park City Daily News)
11 TBA

Regional Semifinals

TBA

Regional Finals

TBA

Consolation Round

TBA

Semifinals (Nov. 26)

TBA

Finals (Nov. 28)

TBA

Great Alaska Shootout

Anchorage: Nov. 26-29

Teams (8)

Quarterfinalists (Coloradan.com)
Alaska Anchorage Seawolves (DII, GNAC)
Colorado State Rams (MW)
Mercer Bears (SoCon)
Missouri State Bears (MVC)
Pacific Tigers (WCC)
Rice Owls (C-USA)
UC Santa Barbara Gauchos (Big West)
Washington State Cougars (Pac-12)

Quarterfinals (Nov. 26-27)

Nov. 26
TBA

Nov. 27
TBA

Semifinals (Nov. 28)

TBA

Consolation Semifinals (Nov. 28)

TBA

Finals (Nov. 29)

TBA

Old Spice Classic

Campus sites: TBA
Lake Buena Vista, FL: Nov. 27-28, 30

Teams (8)

Quarterfinalists (Old Spice Classic)
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (ACC)
Kansas Jayhawks (Big 12)
Marquette Golden Eagles (Big East)
Michigan State Spartans (Big Ten)
Rhode Island Rams (A 10)
Rider Broncs (MAAC)
Santa Clara Broncos (WCC)
Tennessee Volunteers (SEC)

Non-Bracketed Games

Santa Clara at Michigan State (SCUFans.com)

Quarterfinals (Nov. 28)

TBA

Semifinals (Nov. 28)

TBA

Consolation Semifinals (Nov. 28)

TBA

Finals (Nov. 30)

TBA

The Wooden Legacy

Campus sites: TBA
Fullerton, CA: Nov. 27 and 28 
Anaheim, CA: Nov. 30

Teams (8)

Quarterfinalists
Long Beach State 49ers (Big West)
Princeton Tigers (Ivy)
San Diego Toreros (WCC)
San Jose State Spartans (MW)
UTEP Miners (C-USA)
Washington Huskies (Pac-12)
Western Michigan Broncos (MAC)
Xavier Musketeers (Big East)

Non-Bracketed Games

TBA

Quarterfinals (Nov. 27)

TBA

Semifinals (Nov. 28)

TBA

Consolation Semifinals (Nov. 28)

TBA

Finals (Nov. 30)

TBA

Las Vegas Invitational

Campus Sites: TBA
Finals at Las Vegas, NV: Nov. 27 and 28

Teams (8)

Host Teams (Illinois Loyalty)
Baylor Bears (Big 12)
Illinois Fighting Illini (Big Ten)
Indiana State Sycamores (MVC)
Memphis Tigers (American)

Visiting Teams
Brown Bears (Ivy)
Eastern Washington Eagles (Big Sky)
Prairie View Panthers (SWAC)
Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (Southland)

Campus Site Games

Brown at Indiana State (MVCFans.com)
Eastern Washington at Indiana State

Visitors' Semifinals
(Nov. 27)

TBA

Hosts' Semifinals
(Nov. 27)

Indiana State vs. Illinois (MVCFans.com)
Baylor vs. Memphis

Visitors' Finals
(Nov. 28)

TBA

Hosts' Finals
(Nov. 28)

TBA

Emerald Coast Classic

Campus Sites: Nov. 23-25
Finals at Niceville, Fla.: Nov. 28-29

Teams (8)

Host Teams (Cincinnati.com)
Cincinnati Bearcats (American)
Creighton Bluejays (Big East)
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (C-USA)
Mississippi Rebels (SEC)

Visiting Teams
Eastern Illinois Panthers (OVC)
N.C. Central Eagles (MEAC)
2 TBA

Campus Site Games

Nov. 23 (Cincinnati.com)
Eastern Illinois at Cincinnati

Nov. 25
N.C. Central at Cincinnati

Visitors' Semifinals
(Nov. 28)

TBA

Hosts' Semifinals
(Nov. 28)
(Cincinnati.com)

Middle Tennessee vs. Cincinnati
Creighton vs. Mississippi

Visitors' Finals
(Nov. 29)

TBA

Hosts' Finals
(Nov. 29)

TBA

Corpus Christi Challenge

Campus Sites: TBA
Finals at Corpus Christi, TX: Nov. 28-29

Teams (8)

Host Teams
Bradley Braves (MVC) (Peoria Journal-Star message board)
Saint Louis Billikens (A 10) (Peoria Journal-Star message board)
2 TBA

Visiting Teams
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders (Southland) (Corpus Christi Caller)
3 TBA

Campus Site Games

TBA

Visitors' Semifinals
(Nov. 28)

TBA

Hosts' Semifinals
(Nov. 28)

TBA

Visitors' Finals
(Nov. 29)

TBA

Hosts' Finals
(Nov. 29)

TBA

Barclays Center Classic

Campus Sites: TBA
Subregional: TBA
Finals at Brooklyn: Nov. 28-29

Teams (8)

Host Teams
La Salle Explorers (A 10)
Rutgers Scarlet Knights (Big Ten)
Vanderbilt Commodores (SEC)
Virginia Cavaliers (ACC)

Visiting Teams
4 TBA

Campus Site Games

TBA

Visitors' Semifinals
(Nov. 28)

TBA

Hosts' Semifinals
(Nov. 28)

TBA

Visitors' Finals
(Nov. 29)

TBA

Hosts' Finals
(Nov. 29)

TBA

Las Vegas Classic

Campus Sites: TBA
Finals at Las Vegas, NV: TBA

Teams (8)

Host Teams
4 TBA

Visiting Teams
4 TBA

Campus Site Games

TBA

Visitors' Semifinals

TBA

Hosts' Semifinals

TBA

Visitors' Finals

TBA

Hosts' Finals

TBA

Diamond Head Classic

Campus sites: TBA
Honolulu: Dec. 22, 23. 25

Teams (8)

Quarterfinalists
Colorado Buffaloes (Pac-12)
DePaul Blue Demons (Big East) (DePaul)
George Washington Colonials (A 10)
Hawai `i Rainbow Warriors (Big West)
Loyola Marymount Lions (WCC)
Nebraska Cornhuskers (Big 12) 
Ohio Bobcats (MAC)
Wichita State Shockers (MVC)

Non-Bracketed Games

TBA

Quarterfinals (Dec. 22)

TBA

Semifinals (Dec. 23)

TBA

Consolation Semifinals (Dec. 23)

TBA

Finals (Dec. 25)

TBA

Round-Robin Events

Note: The majority of these events are here as placeholders.

Global Sports Shootout

TBA

Teams (5)

TBA

Schedule

TBA

Global Sports Main Event

TBA

Teams (5)

TBA

Schedule

TBA

Global Sports Challenge

TBA

Teams (5)

TBA

Schedule

TBA

Global Sports Invitational

TBA

Teams (5)

TBA

Schedule

TBA

Rainbow Classic

Honolulu: TBA

Teams (4)

Hawai `i Rainbow Warriors (Big West)
3 TBA

Schedule

TBA

Eastern Kentucky Tournament

Richmond, Ky.: Nov. 14-16 (Basketball Travelers)

Teams (4)

Eastern Kentucky Colonels (OVC)
3 TBA

Schedule

TBA

Kentucky Tournament

Campus sites: Nov. 14-27 (Basketball Travelers)

Teams (5)

Kentucky Wildcats (SEC)
4 TBA

Schedule

TBA

Portland State Tournament

Portland, Ore.: Nov. 21-23 (Basketball Travelers)

Teams (4)

Portland State Vikings (Big Sky)
3 TBD

Schedule

TBA

Eastern Michigan Tournament

Ypsilanti, Mich.: Nov. 21-23 (Basketball Travelers)

Teams (4)

Eastern Michigan Eagles (MAC)
3 TBA

Schedule

TBA

USC Upstate Tournament

Spartanburg, S.C.: TBA (Basketball Travelers)

Teams (4)

USC Upstate Spartans (A-Sun)
3 TBA

Schedule

TBA

Global Sports Showcase

Campus sites: Nov. 14-28 (Basketball Travelers)

Teams (5)

Cleveland State Vikings (Horizon)
Jacksonville State Gamecocks (OVC)
Louisville Cardinals (ACC)
Marshall Thundering Herd (C-USA)
Savannah State Tigers (MEAC)

Schedule

Nov. 14 (Marshall Thundering Herd)
Jacksonville State at Marshall

Nov. 16
Savannah State at Marshall

Nov. 21
Marshall at Louisville

Nov. 28
Cleveland State at Marshall

N.C. State/USF Tournament

Campus sites: TBA (Basketball Travelers)

Teams (5)

Jackson State Tigers (SWAC)
Jacksonville Dolphins (A-Sun)
N.C. State Wolfpack (ACC)
USF Bulls (AAC)
1 TBA

Schedule

TBA

Indiana/SMU Tournament

Campus sites: TBA (The Hoosier Scoop)

Teams (5)

Indiana Hoosiers (Big Ten)
SMU Mustangs (American)
3 TBD

Schedule

TBA

On-Campus Round Robin

TBA

Teams (4)

TBA

Schedule

TBA

TBD On-Campus Tournament

TBA

Teams (4)

TBA

Schedule

TBA

TBD On-Campus Tournament

TBA

Teams (5)

TBA

Schedule

TBA

Golden Gate Challenge/Hilltop Classic/USF Tournament

San Francisco, Calif.: TBA

Teams (4)

TBA

Schedule

TBA

Cure UCD Classic

Campus Sites: TBA
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico: TBA

Teams (8)

TBA

Campus Site Games

TBA

Mexico Games

TBA

Cable Car Classic

Santa Clara, Calif.: Dec. 20-22 (Basketball Travelers)

Teams (4)

Santa Clara Broncos (WCC)
3 TBD

Schedule

TBA

Gotham Classic

Campus sites: TBA
Showcase Games in New York City: TBA

Teams (5)

TBA

Schedule

Utah State Tournament

Logan, Utah: TBA

Teams (4)

TBA

Schedule


Conference Challenges

Big Ten/ACC Challenge

TBA

Big 12/SEC Challenge

TBA

Neutral Site Showcases

Armed Forces Classic
Nov. 14: U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen, P.R. (Andy Katz, ESPN.com)
Louisville vs. Minnesota

Champions Classic
Nov. 18: Indianapolis (ESPN MediaZone)
Kansas vs. Kentucky
Michigan State vs. Duke

Big Four Classic
TBD: Des Moines, Iowa 
Iowa State vs. Drake
Iowa vs. Northern Iowa

Jimmy V Classic
Dec. 9: New York City
Indiana vs. Louisville (Card Chronicle)
Maryland vs. Villanova (Washington Post)

Sprint Center Showcase
Dec. 13: Kansas City, Mo.
Utah vs. Kansas (Salt Lake Tribune)

Capital City Classic
Dec. 14: Charleston, W.V.
West Virginia vs. Marshall (Marshall Thundering Herd)

Crossroads Classic
Dec. 20: Indianapolis (Indiana Hoosiers)
Indiana vs. Butler
Purdue vs. Notre Dame

Non-Exempt Tournaments

Loyola Marymount Tournament (Basketball Travelers)
Nov. 14-15: Los Angeles
Loyola Marymount Lions (WCC), San Diego Toreros (WCC), others TBD

Central Michigan Tournament (Basketball Travelers)
Nov. 21-22: Mount Pleasant, Mich.
Central Michigan Chippewas (MAC), others TBD

Stanford Classic (Basketball Travelers)
Nov. 29-30: Stanford, Calif.
Stanford Cardinal (Pac-12), others TBD

ETech Classic (Basketball Travelers)
Dec. 5-6: Nacogdoches, Tex.
Sam Houston State Bearkats (Southland), Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (Southland), other TBD

Northern Colorado Tournament (Basketball Travelers)
Dec. 5-6: Greeley, Colo.
Northern Colorado Bears (Big Sky), others TBD

Cable Car Classic (Basketball Travelers)
Dec. 19-20/20-21: Santa Clara, Calif.
Santa Clara Broncos (WCC), others TBD

Shamrock Classic (Basketball Travelers)
Dec. 20-22: Moraga, Calif.
St. Mary's Gaels (WCC), others TBD

Towson Classic (Basketball Travelers)
Dec. 29-30: Towson, Md.
Towson Tigers (CAA), 3 TBD

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