Rady Children’s Invitational College Basketball Tournament release tipoff times

By SDCN Editor

San Diego, CA–The Sports San Diego announced the tipoff times and first-day matchups for the inaugural Rady Children’s Invitational Basketball Tournament this fall.

The early season Thanksgiving holiday tournament will take place November 23 and 24 at LionTree Arena on the campus of UC San Diego in La Jolla. Each of the games will be televised on FOX or FS1. The event is produced by Sports San Diego and sponsored by Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego. 

The first-year event includes the Iowa Hawkeyes from the Big Ten, Oklahoma Sooners from the Big 12, Seton Hall Pirates from the Big East, and USC Trojans from the Pac-12. 

On November 23, the Oklahoma and Iowa game will begin at 12:00 p.m. on FS1.

At 2:30 p.m., the Seton Hall versus USC game will be on FS1.

On November 24, the Oklahoma and Seton Hall or USC game will begin at 12:30 p.m. on FOX.

At 3:00 p.m., the Iowa Hawkeyes and Seton Hall or USC game will be broadcast on FOX.

“Sports events have been a pillar of the tourism industry in San Diego,” said Dennis DuBard, 2023 president of Sports San Diego. “Together with Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, FOX Sports, UC San Diego Athletics, and Global Sports and Events – we endeavor to produce the best and most special early season college basketball tournament in the country. San Diego is the perfect place to do this, and we cannot wait to tip off the inaugural event.”

The Iowa Hawkeyes have played in 29 NCAA tournaments, and eight NIT tournaments, won eight Big Ten regular-season conference championships, and won the Big Ten tournament three times. Iowa has played in the Final Four on three occasions.

USC Trojans have notched 14 conference championships, and 21 NCAA tournament appearances, played in five Sweet 16s, four Elite Eights, and two Final Fours.

Seton Hall Pirates has logged 14 appearances in the NCAA Tournament. They were the tournament runner-up in 1989 and have played in four Sweet Sixteen and two Elite Eight games.

The Oklahoma Sooners have earned a spot in the NCAA tournament 33 times, advancing to the Sweet Sixteen on 11 occasions, making the Final Four five times, and appearing in the championship game twice. OU has been crowned regular season conference champs on 14 occasions and earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament with seven conference tournament titles.  In addition to their team success, the Sooners boast 33 All-American honors, including National Players of the Year – Buddy Hield and Blake Griffin.

Ticket prices range from $35 to $125 per two-game session. For tickets, fans can visit www.RadyChildrensInvitational.com. $5 for each ticket sold will be donated to Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego.

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