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College Basketball Tourneys -Early Season Schedule and Changes

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There is a host of early college basketball tourneys that will likely have changes before they are scheduled.

There is a host of tournaments going on to happen but with the pandemic things are likely to change. The format and dates along with locations are likely to change.

Some places, such as Hawaii, have restricted travel, will not be hosting the early season college basketball tournaments.

Here is a list of several of them but not a complete list and as they change we will edit this article.

A Few Early Season College Basketball Tourneys

CHAMPIONS CLASSIC (Chicago – United Center)
Michigan State vs. Duke; Kansas vs. Kentucky

HALL OF FAME SHOOTOUT (Charlotte – Spectrum Center)
Virginia vs. Temple; Virginia Tech vs. Davidson; East Carolina vs. Liberty

PAC-12 CHINA OPENER (Shanghai, China)
Washington vs. Tulane

EMPIRE CLASSIC (New York City – Madison Square Garden)
Baylor, Michigan, NC State, Villanova

Charlotte, Dayton, Loyola, Missouri, Nebraska, Penn, Pittsburgh, Utah State

CHARLESTON CLASSIC (Charleston, S.C. – TD Arena)
Charleston, Florida State, Houston, Oklahoma State, Penn State, Seton Hall, Tennessee, VCU

JUNKANOO JAM (Bimini, Bahamas)
BYU, Boston College, Tulsa, George Mason

MGM RESORTS MAIN EVENT (Las Vegas – T-Mobile Arena)
Louisville, Arkansas, Colorado State, San Francisco

JAMAICA CLASSIC (Montego Bay, Jamaica)
Wake Forest, Missouri State, UMass, UNCG

PARADISE JAM (St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – UVI Sports & Fitness Center)
Little Rock, St. Bonaventure, Bradley, Long Beach State, FIU, Weber State, Buffalo, Cleveland State

HALL OF FAME AIR FORCE RESERVE TIP-OFF (Uncasville, Conn. – Mohegan Sun)
Marquette, Minnesota, Rhode Island, UCF

LEGENDS CLASSIC (Brooklyn – Barclays Center)
UConn, Notre Dame, USC, Vanderbilt

HALL OF FAME CLASSIC (Kansas City – Sprint Center)
California, Northwestern, South Carolina, TCU

CAYMAN ISLANDS CLASSIC (Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands – John Gray Gymnasium)
Kansas State, Oregon State, Miami, Ole Miss, Nevada, Western Kentucky, Northern Iowa, La Salle

MAUI INVITATIONAL (Maui, Hawaii – Lahaina Civic Center)
Alabama, Davidson, Indiana, UNC, Providence, Stanford, Texas, UNLV

FORT MYERS TIP-OFF (Fort Myers, Fla. – Suncoast Credit Union Arena)
Butler, Colorado, South Florida, Wisconsin

Akron, Delaware, East Carolina, Fordham, Indiana State, Middle Tennessee, Omaha, Vermont

CANCUN CHALLENGE (Cancun – Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya)
Clemson, Illinois State, Mississippi State, Purdue


Duke, Ohio State, Creighton, Memphis, Texas A&M, Utah, West Virginia, Wichita State

NIT SEASON TIP-OFF (Brooklyn – Barclays Center)
Arizona, Cincinnati, St. John’s, Texas Tech

ORLANDO INVITATIONAL (Orlando – Wide World of Sports)
Auburn, Belmont, Boise State, Gonzaga, Michigan State, Saint Louis, Siena, Xavier

WOODEN LEGACY (Anaheim, Calif. – Anaheim Convention Center)
Georgetown, Kansas, UCLA, Virginia

LAS VEGAS INVITATIONAL* (Las Vegas – Orleans Arena)
New Mexico, DePaul, Santa Clara, Grand Canyon

EMERALD COAST CLASSIC (Niceville, Fla. – Northwest Florida State College)
Florida, Illinois, Iowa State, Oregon

Kentucky vs. Michigan; Marist vs. UMBC

JIMMY V CLASSIC (New York City – Madison Square Garden)
Baylor vs. Rutgers; Gonzaga vs. Tennessee

HOLIDAY HOOPSGIVING (Atlanta – State Farm Arena)
Clemson vs. Alabama; Mississippi State vs. Dayton; LSU vs. South Florida; Auburn vs. Memphis

West Virginia vs. Purdue; Florida vs. Penn State; Stanford vs. Georgia Tech

CBS SPORTS CLASSIC (TBD – possibly Brooklyn)
North Carolina vs. Ohio State; Kentucky vs. UCLA

PHOENIX SHOWCASE (Phoenix – Talking Stick Resort Arena)
Texas Tech vs. Gonzaga; BYU vs. Arizona State; Grand Canyon vs. USF; San Diego vs. Northern Arizona

CROSSROADS CLASSIC (Indianapolis – Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
Butler vs. Indiana; Notre Dame vs. Purdue

DIAMOND HEAD CLASSIC (Honolulu – Stan Sheriff Center)
Arizona State, Hawaii, Oklahoma, Saint Mary’s, San Diego State, Seattle, Temple, Western Michigan


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