Today, ESPN announced the schedule for the 2015 NIT Season Tip-Off which includes the Villanova Wildcats, Stanford Cardinal, Arkansas Razorbacks and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. You can go ahead and book those travel packages to the Big Apple now!
The schedule is as follows:
Thursday, November 26th (Thanksgiving Day)
Arkansas vs. Georgia Tech: 2pm ET (ESPNU)
Villanova vs. Stanford: 4:30pm ET (ESPN2)
Friday, November 27th
Third-Place Game: 12:30pm ET (ESPNU)
Championship Game: 3pm ET (ESPN2)
Additionally, Villanova confirmed they will host East Tennessee State on Friday November 20th and Akron on Sunday November 22nd as part of the preliminary rounds of the event. Both games will be played on campus at the Pavilion.
This will be the second straight season that Villanova plays at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Last season they won the Legends Classic by defeating VCU and Michigan on back-to-back nights in their first ever games at the new arena.
Campus Site Games
Friday, Nov. 13: Green Bay at Stanford
Sunday, Nov. 15: Charleston Southern at Stanford
Tuesday, Nov. 17: Green Bay at East Tennessee State
Wednesday, Nov. 18: Akron at Arkansas
Thursday, Nov. 19: Green Bay at Georgia Tech
Friday, Nov. 20: East Tennessee State at Villanova; Charleston Southern at Arkansas
Sunday, Nov. 22: Akron at Villanova; East Tennessee State at Georgia Tech
Tuesday, Nov. 24: Akron at Green Bay; East Tennessee State at Charleston Southern
Friday, Nov. 27: Charleston Southern at Akron.
Interested in discounted tickets? Like last year, we will be teaming up with the Barclays Center to offer a special discount to VU Hoops readers. Stay tuned.