Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Duke to host NIT Season Tip-Off regional

Charlotte, Coastal Carolina and Elon will visit Duke on Nov. 16 and 17 to take part in the East Regional of the NIT Season Tip-Off, Duke officials announced Wednesday.

In first-round games, Duke will meet Coastal Carolina and Charlotte will play Elon. The following day, the losers will meet in a consolation game, and the winners will play for the right to advance to the tournament semifinals held Nov. 25 and 27 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Each team in the tournament is guaranteed four games, so there will be consolation rounds at sites to be determined on Nov. 23 and 24. Arizona State, LSU and Connecticut are the other three regional hosts.

ESPN's various networks will provide television coverage of the tournament.
Duke is 18-2 all-time in five appearances in the tournament, with championships in 1985, 2000 and 2005.

Ken Tysiac


Anonymous said...

some tough competition for duke there

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