Men's basketball to play in 2019 NIT Season Tip-Off Thanksgiving week

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – The Penn State men's basketball team will participate in the 2019 NIT Season Tip-Off during Thanksgiving week at the Barclays Center with a field that includes Oklahoma State, Ole Miss and Syracuse.The Nittany Lions will be playing in the event for the first time.

The NIT Season Tip-Off has been played in New York City every November since 1985 and will be held in Barclays Center for the fifth-straight season. Dates, matchups and ticket information will be announced at a later date.

Penn State and Ole Miss have met three times previously, all since 2010, while the Nittany Lions and Syracuse have met 105 times, but not since 1982. A 1952 holiday tournament was the only time Oklahoma State and Penn State have met on the basketball court.

Penn State will be playing in a tournament in the Barclays Center for the second time in three years.

The NIT Season Tip-Off is one of 10 college basketball events owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN.


Last Updated March 22, 2019