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2023-24 Men’s College Basketball Early Season Tournaments and Exempt Multi-Team Events (MTEs)

A regularly updated list of the 2023-24 men’s college basketball season’s exempt multiple-team events (MTEs) and non-exempt tournaments, which will eventually include schedule and TV information. If you have any additions (non-Rothstein tweets, I already see those), email them to bloggingthebracket at gmail dot com or tweet them to me @ChrisDobbertean.

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This page is the result of a cooperative effort with The D1 Docket, the default source for any info without a link or tweet. All dates are tentative unless officially announced.

Graphics by Chris Dobbertean using logos from either, Wikimedia Commons, or the institutions’ websites.

An asterisk (*) next to a conference name indicates upcoming realignment.

Bracketed/Off-Campus Tournaments

Note: Tournaments are exempt multiple-team events (MTEs) unless otherwise noted.

Asheville Championship

Friday and Sunday, November 10 and 12: Asheville, N.C.

  • Clemson (ACC)
  • Davidson (Atlantic 10)
  • Maryland (Big Ten)
  • UAB (American*)

Myrtle Beach Invitational

Thursday and Friday, November 16 and 17 and Sunday, November 19: Conway, S.C.

  • Charleston (CAA)
  • Coastal Carolina (Sun Belt)
  • Furman (SoCon)
  • Liberty (C-USA*)
  • Saint Louis (Atlantic 10)
  • Vermont (AE)
  • Wichita State (American)
  • Wyoming (MW)

Shriners Children’s Charleston Classic

Thursday and Friday, November 16 and 17 and Sunday, November 19: Charleston, S.C.

  • Dayton (Atlantic 10)
  • Houston (Big 12*)
  • LSU (SEC)
  • North Texas (American*)
  • St. John’s (Big East)
  • Towson (CAA)
  • Utah (Pac-12)
  • Wake Forest (ACC)

Legends Classic Presented by Old Trapper

Thursday and Friday, November 16 and 17: Brooklyn

  • Auburn (SEC)
  • Notre Dame (ACC)
  • Oklahoma State (Big 12)
  • St. Bonaventure (Atlantic 10)

Baha Mar Bahamas Hoops Championship

Friday and Sunday, November 17 and 19: Nassau, Bahamas (Jon Rothstein, College Hoops Today)

  • Georgia (SEC)
  • Kansas State (Big 12)
  • Miami (Fla.) (ACC)
  • Providence (Big East)

US Virgin Islands Paradise Jam

Friday–Monday, November 17–20: Charlotte Amalie, U.S.V.I. (Rocco Miller via Twitter)

  • Abilene Christian (WAC)
  • Fordham (Atlantic 10)
  • Hampton (CAA)
  • Kent State (MAC)
  • Missouri State (MVC)
  • Norfolk State (MEAC)
  • San José State (MW)

Continental Tire Main Event

Friday and Sunday, November 17 and 19: Las Vegas (Rocco Miller via Twitter; Jon Rothstein, College Hoops Today)

  • Saint Mary’s (WCC)
  • San Diego State (MW)
  • Washington (Pac-12)
  • Xavier (Big East)

Hall of Fame Tip-Off

Saturday and Sunday, November 18 and 19: Uncasville, Conn. (Release)

Semifinals (Sat., Nov. 18)

Mississippi State (SEC) vs. Washington State (Pac-12)
Rhode Island (Atlantic 10) vs. Northwestern (Big Ten)

Finals (Sun., Nov. 19)


Cayman Islands Classic

Sunday–Tuesday, November 19–21: George Town, Cayman Islands

Empire Classic Benefitting Wounded Warrior Project Presented by Continental

Sunday and Monday, November 19 and 20: New York

  • Indiana (Big Ten)
  • Louisville (ACC)
  • Texas (Big 12)
  • UConn (Big East)

Sunshine Slam

Monday and Tuesday, November 20 and 21: Daytona Beach, Fla. (Rocco Miller, The Bracketeer)

Beach Bracket (Hosts)

  • Colorado (Pac-12)
  • Florida State (ACC)
  • Richmond (Atlantic 10)
  • UNLV (MW

Ocean Bracket (Visitors)

  • Sam Houston State (WAC) (Bob Sharka, College Basketball Advancement)
  • Siena (MAAC)
  • Stetson (ASUN)
  • 1 TBD

On-Campus Games

Nov. TBA: Siena at Richmond; Stetson at UNLV; Opponents for Colorado and Florida State to come

Fabletics Jacksonville Classic

Nov. TBA: Jacksonville, Fla. (Rocco Miller via Twitter)

  • Charlotte (American*)
  • George Mason (Atlantic 10)
  • UCF (Big 12*)
  • 1 TBD

Gulf Coast Showcase

Monday–Wednesday, November 20–22: Estero, Fla.

  • Buffalo (MAC)
  • George Washington (Atlantic 10)
  • Valparaiso (MVC)
  • Wright State (Horizon)
  • 4 TBD

Maui Jim Maui Invitational

Monday–Wednesday, November 20–22: Lahaina, Hawai’i

  • Chaminade (D2, PacWest)
  • Gonzaga (WCC)
  • Kansas (Big 12)
  • Marquette (Big East)
  • Purdue (Big Ten)
  • Syracuse (ACC)
  • Tennessee (SEC)
  • UCLA (Pac-12)

Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off

Monday–Wednesday, November 20–22: Fort Myers, Fla.

Beach Division (Hosts)

  • SMU (American)
  • Virginia (ACC)
  • West Virginia (Big 12)
  • Wisconsin (Big Ten)

Palms Division (Visitors)

  • 4 TBD

Vegas 4

Monday–Wednesday, November 20–22: Henderson, Nev.

  • New Mexico (MW)
  • Pepperdine (WCC)
  • Rice (American)
  • Toledo (MAC)
  • UC Irvine (Big West)

Note: One of New Mexico, Pepperdine, Rice or Toledo is likely participating in the Las Vegas Holiday Classic with Evansville (see below).

Cancún Challenge

Tuesday and Wednesday, November 21 and 22, Cancún, Mexico

Riviera Division (Hosts)

  • 4 TBD

Mayan Division (Visitors)

  • Radford (Big South)
  • 3 TBD

Hall of Fame Classic

Wednesday and Thursday, November 22 and 23: Kansas City, Mo.

  • Boston College (ACC)
  • Colorado State (MW)
  • Creighton (Big East)
  • Loyola Chicago (Atlantic 10)

Battle 4 Atlantis

Wednesday–Friday, November 22–24: Paradise Island, Bahamas

  • Arkansas (SEC)
  • Memphis (American)
  • Michigan (Big Ten)
  • North Carolina (ACC)
  • Northern Iowa (MVC)
  • Stanford (Pac-12)
  • Texas Tech (Big 12)
  • Villanova (Big East)

NIT Season Tip-Off

Wednesday and Friday, November 22 and 24: Brooklyn

  • Baylor (Big 12)
  • Florida (SEC)
  • Oregon State (Pac-12)
  • Pittsburgh (ACC)

ESPN Events Invitational

Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24 and Sunday, November 26: Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

  • Boise State (MW)
  • Butler (Big East)
  • Florida Atlantic (American*)
  • Iowa State (Big 12)
  • Penn State (Big Ten)
  • Texas A&M (SEC)
  • VCU (Atlantic 10)
  • Virginia Tech (ACC)

Acrisure Invitational

Nov. TBA: Campus sites
Thursday, November 23: Palm Springs, Calif. (Arizona)

Thurs., Nov. 23: Michigan State (Big Ten) vs. Arizona (Pac-12), 4:30 p.m. (Fox)

Rady Children’s Invitational

Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24: San Diego, Calif. (Iowa)

  • Iowa (Big Ten)
  • Oklahoma (Big 12)
  • Seton Hall (Big East)
  • USC (Pac-12)

Vegas Showdown

Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24: Las Vegas

  • Arizona State (Pac-12)
  • BYU (Big 12*)
  • NC State (ACC)
  • Vanderbilt (SEC)

Baha Mar Nassau Championship

Friday–Sunday, November 24–26: Nassau, Bahamas

  • Brown (Ivy)
  • Delaware (CAA)
  • East Carolina (American)
  • Kansas City (Summit)
  • Middle Tennessee (C-USA)
  • Ohio (MAC)
  • UIC (MVC)
  • 1 TBD

Emerald Coast Classic

Nov. TBA: Campus sites
Friday and Saturday, November 24 and 25: Niceville, Fla. (Jon Rothstein, FanDuel; Rocco Miller via Twitter)

Hosts’ Semifinals (Fri., Nov. 24)

Alabama (SEC) vs. Ohio State (Big Ten), 7 p.m.
Oregon (Pac-12) vs. Santa Clara (WCC), approx. 9:30 p.m.

Hosts’ Finals (Sat., Nov. 25)

Championship, 7 p.m.
Consolation, 4 p.m.

Visitors’ Semifinals (Fri., Nov. 24)

Mercer (SoCon) vs. Tennessee State (OVC), 12 p.m.
Southeastern Louisiana (Southland) vs. Western Michigan (MAC), approx. 2:30 p.m.

Visitors’ Finals (Sat., Nov. 25)

Championship, approx. 1:30 p.m.
Consolation, 11 a.m.

On-Campus Games

Fri., Nov. 17: Mercer at Alabama and Tennessee State at Oregon
Sat., Nov. 18: Southeastern Louisiana at Santa Clara
Sun., Nov. 19: Western Michigan at Ohio State

Hostilo Hoops Community Classic

Friday–Sunday, November 24–26: Savannah, Ga. (Nathan Dominitz, Savannah Morning News)

Las Vegas Holiday Classic

Friday and Saturday, November 24 and 25: Las Vegas

  • Evansville (MVC)
  • 3 TBD

Arizona Tip-Off

Nov. TBA: Glendale, Ariz. (Rocco Miller via Twitter; Jeff Goodman, Stadium)

Cactus Division (Hosts)

  • DePaul (Big East)
  • Grand Canyon (WAC)
  • San Francisco (WCC)
  • South Carolina (SEC)

Desert Division (Visitors)

  • Northern Arizona (Big Sky)
  • Purdue Fort Wayne (Horizon)
  • South Dakota (Summit)
  • VMI (SoCon)

On-Campus Games

Nov. TBA: VMI at South Carolina (The D1 Docket)

Big 5 Classic (Non-Exempt)

Nov. TBA: Campus sites (pod play)
Saturday, December 2: Philadelphia (Wells Fargo Center) (finals)

Pod 1: Drexel (CAA), La Salle (Atlantic 10), Temple (American)
Pod 2: Penn (Ivy), Saint Joseph’s (Atlantic 10), Villanova (Big East)

Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic

Friday and Saturday, December 22 and 23 and Monday, December 25: Honolulu

  • Georgia Tech (ACC)
  • Hawai’i (Big West)
  • Nevada (MW)
  • Old Dominion (Sun Belt)
  • Saint Mary’s (WCC) (Jon Rothstein, College Hoops Today)
  • TCU (Big 12)
  • Temple (American)
  • UMass (Atlantic 10)
  • 1 TBD

Events With Pre-Determined Matchups

Note: Events are exempt multiple-team events (MTEs) unless otherwise noted.

Fighting Illini Showcase

Nov. TBA: Campus sites

  • Illinois (Big Ten)
  • 2 or 3 TBD

Duke Blue Devil Challenge

Tuesday–Friday, November 14–24: Campus sites

Tues., Nov. 14: Bucknell (Patriot) at La Salle (Atlantic 10)
Fri., Nov. 17: Bucknell at Duke (ACC); Southern Indiana (OVC, reclassifying) at La Salle
Mon., Nov. 20: Southern Indiana at Bucknell
Tues., Nov. 21: La Salle at Duke
Fri., Nov. 24: Southern Indiana at Duke

Minnesota MTE

Tuesday–Tuesday, November 14–21: Campus sites (Rocco Miller via Twitter; Jeff Goodman, Stadium)

  • USC Upstate (Big South) at Minnesota (Big Ten)
  • USC Upstate at Ball State (MAC)
  • Ball State at Minnesota
  • Arkansas-Pine Bluff (SWAC)

Nebraska MTE

Nov. TBA: Campus sites (Rocco Miller via Twitter)

Nov. TBA: Duquesne (Atlantic 10) at Nebraska (Big Ten); Rider (MAAC) at Nebraska; Stony Brook (CAA) at Nebraska; Rider at Duquesne; Stony Brook at Duquesne; Rider at Stony Brook

Cincinnati/Ole Miss (MTE)

Nov. TBA: Campus sites (Rocco Miller via Twitter)

  • Cincinnati (Big 12*)
  • Detroit Mercy (Horizon)
  • Eastern Washington (Big Sky)
  • Ole Miss (SEC)

Air Force MTE

Nov. TBA: Colorado Springs, Colo. (Rocco Miller via Twitter)

  • Air Force (MW)
  • Lindenwood (OVC, reclassifying)
  • Omaha (Summit)
  • William & Mary (CAA)

South Alabama MTE

Wednesday–Saturday, November 15–18: Mobile, Ala. (USA Director of Men’s Basketball Ops Mikel Kosich via email)

  • Denver (Summit)
  • Nicholls State (Southland)
  • South Alabama (Sun Belt)
  • 1 TBD

Atlantic Slam

Thursday–Sunday, November 16–19: Moncton, N.B., Canada (Brett Hein, Standard-Examiner and Rocco Miller via Twitter)

  • Gardner-Webb (Big South)
  • Weber State (Big Sky)
  • Yale (Ivy)
  • Others TBD


Thursday–Saturday, November 16–18: Jacksonville, Fla. (Jeff Goodman, Stadium)

  • Maine (AE)
  • North Florida (ASUN)
  • Northwestern State (Southland)
  • Presbyterian (Big South)

Georgia State MTE

Friday–Sunday, November 17–19: Atlanta (Rocco Miller via Twitter)

  • Georgia State (Sun Belt)
  • Little Rock (OVC)
  • Northeastern (CAA)
  • Northern Illinois (MAC)

The Lancer Joust

Friday–Sunday, November 17–19: Riverside, Calif.

Fri., Nov. 17: Portland State (Big Sky) at Cal Baptist (WAC); Cal Poly (Big West) vs. St. Thomas (Summit)
Sat., Nov. 18: St. Thomas at Cal Baptist; Cal Poly vs. Portland State
Sun., Nov. 19: Cal Poly at Cal Baptist; Portland State vs. St. Thomas

Georgetown MTE

Nov. TBA: Campus sites (Rocco Miller via Twitter)

  • American (Patriot)
  • Georgetown (Big East)
  • Mount St. Mary’s (MAAC)

Kentucky MTE

Nov. TBA: Campus sites (Rocco Miller via Twitter, update)

  • Kentucky (SEC)
  • Saint Joseph’s (Atlantic 10)
  • Stonehill (NEC, reclassifying)
  • 1 TBD

Brock Classic

Friday–Sunday, November 24–26: Farmville, Va. (Rocco Miller via Twitter, Jeff Goodman, Stadium)

  • Bethune-Cookman (SWAC)
  • Delaware State (MEAC)
  • Lamar (Southland)
  • Longwood (Big South)

Central Arkansas MTE

Saturday and Sunday, November 25 and 26: Conway, Ark. (Rocco Miller via Twitter)

Sat., Nov. 25: New Orleans (Southland) vs. North Dakota (Summit) and LIU (NEC) at Central Arkansas (ASUN)
Sun., Nov. 26: North Dakota vs. LIU and New Orleans at Central Arkansas

Robert Morris MTE

Friday–Sunday, November 24–26: Moon Township, Pa. (Jeff Goodman, Stadium)

  • Fairleigh Dickinson (NEC)
  • Jacksonville (ASUN)
  • Robert Morris (Horizon)

Montana State MTE

Nov. TBA: Campus sites (Parker Cotton via Twitter)

  • Green Bay (Horizon)
  • Montana State (Big Sky)
  • Southern Utah (WAC)
  • 1 TBD?

Seattle MTE

Wednesday–Sunday, November 22–26: Seattle, Wash. (The D1 Docket via Twitter; Jeff Goodman, Stadium)

  • Idaho (Big Sky)
  • Seattle U (WAC)
  • UC San Diego (Big West, reclassifying)

Southeastern Triangular MTE

Sunday–Thursday, November 26–30: Campus sites (Rocco Miller via Twitter)

Sun., Nov. 26: North Alabama (ASUN) at Western Carolina (SoCon)
Tues., Nov. 28: Western Carolina at Tennessee Tech (OVC)
Thurs., Nov. 30: Tennessee Tech at North Alabama

Northeastern Triangular MTE

Nov. TBA: Campus sites (each team hosts 1 game) (Rocco Miller via Twitter)

  • Albany (AE)
  • Army West Point (Patriot)
  • Quinnipiac (MAAC)

Pacific MTE

Nov. TBA: Campus sites (Rocco Miller via Twitter)

  • CSUN (Big West)
  • Mississippi Valley State (SWAC)
  • Pacific (WCC)

Field of 68 Tip-Off (Not Exempt)

Thursday, November 30–Saturday, December 2: Boca Raton, Fla. (Release)

Thurs., Nov. 30: Liberty at Florida Atlantic
Fri., Dec. 1: Charleston vs. Liberty
Sat., Dec. 2: Charleston at Florida Atlantic

Teams Not Yet Tied To An Exempt Event

Conferences Completely Booked (4/32): ACC, Atlantic 10, Big 12, Big East

American Athletic (4/14): South Florida, Tulane, Tulsa, UTSA*

Big Ten (1/14): Rutgers

MW (1/11): Fresno State

Pac-12 (1/12): California

SEC (1/14): Missouri

WCC (2/9): Portland, San Diego

America East (6/9): Binghamton, Bryant, New Hampshire, NJIT, UMass Lowell, UMBC

ASUN (6/12): Austin Peay, Bellarmine, Eastern Kentucky, Kennesaw State, Lipscomb, Queens

Big Sky (4/10): Idaho State, Montana, Northern Colorado, Sacramento State

Big South (4/9): Charleston Southern, High Point, UNC Asheville, Winthrop

Big West (6/11): Cal State Bakersfield, Cal State Fullerton, Long Beach State, UC Davis, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara

CAA (7/14): Campbell*, Drexel, Elon, Hofstra, Monmouth, North Carolina A&T, UNCW

C-USA (6/9): FIU, Jacksonville State*, Louisiana Tech, New Mexico State*, UTEP, Western Kentucky

Horizon (5/11): Cleveland State, IUPUI, Milwaukee, Northern Kentucky, Youngstown State

Independent (1/1): Chicago State

Ivy (6/8): Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton

MAAC (7/11): Canisius, Fairfield, Iona, Manhattan, Marist, Niagara, Saint Peter’s

MAC (5/12): Akron, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Miami (Ohio)

MEAC (6/8): Coppin State, Howard, Maryland-Eastern Shore, Morgan State, North Carolina Central, South Carolina State

MVC (6/12): Belmont, Bradley, Illinois State, Indiana State, Murray State, Southern Illinois

NEC (6/9): Central Connecticut State, Le Moyne*, Merrimack, Sacred Heart, St. Francis, Wagner

OVC (6/11): Eastern Illinois, Morehead State, SIU Edwardsville, Southeast Missouri State, UT Martin, Western Illinois*

Patriot (7/10): Boston University, Colgate, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Lehigh, Loyola Maryland, Navy

SoCon (6/10): Chattanooga, ETSU, Samford, The Citadel, UNCG, Wofford

Southland (5/10): Houston Christian, Incarnate Word, McNeese State, Texas A&M-Commerce, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

SWAC (9/12): Alabama A&M, Alabama State, Alcorn State, Florida A&M, Grambling State, Jackson State, Prairie View A&M, Southern, Texas Southern

Summit (4/9): North Dakota State, Oral Roberts, South Dakota State

Sun Belt (9/14): App State, Arkansas State, Georgia Southern, James Madison, Louisiana, Southern Miss., Texas State, Troy, ULM

WAC (5/11): Tarleton State, UT Arlington, UTRGV, Utah Tech, Utah Valley