After a one-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, ESPN’s whole slate of males’s faculty basketball multiteam occasions will return for the 2021-22 season.
The fields for the Charleston Traditional, Myrtle Seashore Invitational, NIT Season Tip-Off, ESPN Occasions Invitational, Wood Legacy and Diamond Head Traditional had been introduced Thursday, with 15 groups from the 2021 NCAA match collaborating.
Thursday’s announcement is headlined by the ESPN Occasions Invitational, which is able to happen on the ESPN Extensive World of Sports activities Advanced in Kissimmee, Florida, throughout ESPN’s Feast Week in late November. Its subject is led by preseason top-10 groups Alabama and Kansas, together with potential top-25 group Belmont. Drake, Iona and North Texas — all NCAA match groups final season — may also play within the occasion.
The four-team NIT Season Tip-Off options three projected NCAA match groups — Memphis, Virginia Tech and Xavier — whereas defending Atlantic 10 champion St. Bonaventure might jump-start its top-25 marketing campaign because the potential favourite within the Charleston Traditional.
The State Farm Champions Traditional will tip off the lineup on Nov. 9 and options Duke vs. Kentucky and Kansas vs. Michigan State. Fields for the remaining occasions, together with the Armed Forces Traditional, PK Invitational and males’s and girls’s Jimmy V Traditional, can be introduced at a later date.