ESPN is hosting its second annual Myrtle Beach Invitational on November 21, 22 and 24. Come catch eight men’s college basketball teams over three action-packed days compete to crown the king of hardwood in Myrtle Beach, SC. This early-season tournament is hosted at Coastal Carolina University’s HTC Center.
These teams will vie for Myrtle Beach bragging rights:
- Villanova University
- Middle Tennessee State University
- Mississippi State University
- Tulane University
- Ohio University
- Baylor University
- University of Utah
- Coastal Carolina University
Each team plays a game every day, regardless of the outcomes of the previous games—so you’re guaranteed a full slate of hoops.
Last year’s inaugural event concluded with a final matchup between the University of Central Florida Knights and the Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers. Who knows who will come out on top this year! Come see for yourself—check out Vantage’s Myrtle Beach, SC, listings for a rental that’s front row to all the excitement.
Game 1: Villanova University vs. Middle Tennessee State University — 11/21, 11:30 am
In this year’s first matchup, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders take on the Villanova Wildcats. ESPN ranked Villanova ninth in its most recent preseason predictions, making them the highest-ranked team in the Big East Conference.
After the Wildcats secured their second and third national championship titles in 2016 and 2018, there’s no sign of them slowing down in the upcoming season. Can the Blue Raiders shock them and upset the favorites?
Game 2: Mississippi State University vs. Tulane University — 11/21, 1:30 or 2 pm
Shortly after the final buzzer sounds on Villanova-Middle Tennessee State, the Mississippi State Bulldogs will face off against Tulane’s Green Wave. The Bulldogs were the fifth seed in the East division of last year’s NCAA tournament, but they’re looking to rebound from a first-round elimination.
Game 3: Ohio University vs. Baylor University — 11/21, 4:30 pm
For the day’s third game, the Ohio Bobcats match up against the Baylor Bears. The Bears hold the 17th spot in ESPN’s preseason rankings and defeated Syracuse in last season’s national tournament.
Game 4: University of Utah vs. Coastal Carolina University — 11/21, 7 pm
The Utah Utes play the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers in the final first-day game. Not only were the Chanticleers semifinalists in the 2019 College Basketball Invitational, they will have homecourt advantage.
On the tournament’s second day, 11/22, the winning teams from games one and two will challenge each other in the semifinals, while the winners of games three and four face off. The teams who didn’t score a victory on the first day will also compete, with the winners of those games playing against one another on the final day.
Be sure to check out the bracket for a full list of matchups.
After taking a break on Saturday—a perfect opportunity to explore all the attractions of Myrtle Beach, SC—the excitement continues on 11/24 with the final games of the tournament.
Get a courtside seat for the action
When you’re not at the HTC Center watching all the men’s basketball exciting games, you’ll want to kick back in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Helping you find your perfect vacation rental is a slam dunk for our team.
Contact our friendly reservation specialists at 888-303-4110 today to secure your spot for all the action. It’s also easy to browse and book direct at www.VantageMyrtleBeach.com. Remember, booking direct through Vantage ensures you get the lowest possible rates and the best selection.
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