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2017-18 Early Season Events

2017 Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis Primer

Two potential No. 1 seeds will make the trip to the Bahamas over Thanksgiving week.

2017 NIT Season Tip-Off Primer

The quartet set to take the floor for Thanksgiving Day’s semifinals in Brooklyn is among the top exempt tournament lineups of the season.

2017 Round-Robin Single-Site MTE Primer

Just seven of these events are scheduled for this season, with two needing to involve teams from outside of Division I to fill their fields.

2017 Progressive Legends Classic Primer

Texas A&M, quite possibly the only NCAA Tournament-quality squad traveling to Brooklyn for this event, looks like a heavy favorite to sweep its way to the title.

2017 Maui Jim Maui Invitational Primer

Wichita State’s 2010 trip to the islands didn’t work out as anticipated. Marquette, Michigan, and Notre Dame would love to ruin the Shockers’ second visit to Lahaina.

2017 Gulf Coast Showcase Primer

Eight mid-majors will take the floor in Southwest Florida during Thanksgiving week, and four of them have a legitimate shot at winning their conference’s crown.

2017 Islands Of The Bahamas Showcase Primer

This new mid-major-focused tournament features three 2017 NCAA teams, all of whom could make repeat visits in March 2018.

2017 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam Primer

This season’s event will take place on Liberty’s campus due to the devastation Hurricanes Irma and Maria unleashed upon the Virgin Islands

2017 Round-Robin Multi-Site MTE Primer

Not every team is participating in a traditional bracketed event this November and December. Several big names—like Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, and Syracuse—will anchor round-robin events of varying quality.

2017 2K Classic Benefitting Wounded Warrior Project Primer

Providence and Virginia Tech, a pair of 2017 NCAA Tournament teams, tussle with Saint Louis and Washington for the title in New York.

2017 Hall Of Fame Tip Off Primer

Northwestern’s road to a second straight NCAA trip and BC’s path to respectability both find their way to Connecticut in mid-November.