The Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball team will play Big 12 foe Kansas State in the first-round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off, Thursday, November 21 at 10:30 a.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPNU. This game will mark the first-ever meeting between Charlotte and Kansas State.
Joining the 49ers and Kansas State in the field for the seventh annual event is Florida State, Georgetown, Long Beach State, Northeastern, Michigan and VCU.
Charlotte will play either Northeastern or Georgetown in their second game at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off, Friday, November 22. Charlotte defeated Northeastern in the Championship game of this 2012 Great Alaska Shootout.
The Puerto Rico Tip-Off will be played at the Roberto Clemente Coliseo in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, November 21, Friday, November 22 and Sunday, November 24. All the games in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off will be broadcast on either ESPN2, ESPNU or ESPN3.
Each team will play one game each day with the two teams that are undefeated after two days meeting in the championship game, Sunday, November 24 at 6:30 pm.
Previous winners of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off include Oklahoma State, Alabama, Minnesota, Villanova, Xavier and Miami (Fla.).
The Puerto Rico Tip-Off is owned and operated by ESPN Regional Television (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN.
Game tickets will be available for fans traveling to Puerto Rico on Thursday, August 1, through Ticketpop at 787-294-0001 or by logging on to www.ticketpop.com. Travel packages and discounted hotel accommodations will be available through Anthony Travel, the official travel provider of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. Visit www.anthonytravel.com/espn/puerto-rico-tipoff or call 888-632-6951 to make your reservation today.
The 49ers return four starters and eight letterwinners off a 2012-13 team that won 21 games and reached postseason play for the first time since 2008 with a bid to the NIT.