DUNMORE, PA - The PSU Scranton Men's Basketball team will host its 3rd Annual Tip-Off Tournament in the Multi-Purpose Building on the Scranton campus from Friday, November 16 through Sunday, November 18. Due to positive feedback and the success of the first two tournaments, this season's Tip-Off is extended from a four-team two-day format to a six-team three-day format.
This year's field features familiar faces and newcomers as two-time defending tournament champions Williamson Trade School returns eying this year's title and a three-peat. New additions to the tournament include PSUAC rival, PSU Wilkes Barre, USCAA newcomer, Bryant & Stratton College (Albany), 2017-18 USCAA National Championship Quarter-finalists, Central Penn College and rounding out the field, Five Towns College.
The action tips off with Williamson Trade and PSU Wilkes Barre at 4:00 PM, followed by the host team, PSU Scranton taking on Bryant & Stratton (Albany) at 6:30 PM. Wrapping up the first night of competition USCAA powerhouse Central Penn College will face Five Towns College at 9:00 PM. An All-Tournament team and Tournament MVP will be selected following the conclusion of the tournament.
Tickets are available now for purchase in the Athletic office, 102 Multi-Purpose Building or at the door the day of the tournament. Single day game passes are available for $5.00 and three-day tournament passes are available for $10.00. Students who present their PSU IDs get in free.
For further game information and updates see the schedule below :
2018 Tip Off Tournament
Friday, Nov. 16
4:00pm Williamson vs. PSU Wilkes Barre (game A)
6:30pm PSU Scranton vs. Bryant and Stratton (Albany) (game B)
9:00pm Five Towns vs. Central Penn College (game C)
Saturday, Nov. 17
11:00am 1st consolation game Losers of Games A,B,C that did not make the bracket round. (game D)
1:30pm Semi final #1 Winner game B vs. Loser of Game A,B,C with the least pt margin
for 1st rd.) (game E)
4:00 pm Semi final #2 Winner game C vs. Winner game A (game F)
Sunday, Nov. 18
1:00 pm 2nd consolation game
(Loser of game D vs. Loser of games E, F with the most pt. margin in bracket rd)
3:30 pm 3rd consolation game
(winner of game D vs. Loser of games E, F with the leastpt. margin in bracket rd)
6:00 pm Championship
(winner of game E vs. winner of game F)
***if there is a match-up of the same teams...Tournament Director will switch teams so that each team plays 3 different opponents in the weekend.