Men’s Hoops Draws Long Beach State To Open Puerto Rico Tip-Off
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The University of Michigan men’s basketball team has drawn Long Beach State as its opening game of the 2013 Puerto Rico Tip-Off announced today (Tuesday, July 16) by ESPN Regional Television. The Wolverines’ first game is scheduled Thursday, Nov. 21 with a 6 p.m. Atlantic Time (AT) tipoff and will be televised on ESPN2.
U-M will face either Florida State or VCU in its second game of the tournament on Friday, Nov. 22. If the Wolverines win their opening game, they will play the winner of that match-up at 6 p.m. AT on either ESPN2 or ESPNU; if they lose, they will play the loser at 8:30 p.m. AT on ESPNU.
In its seventh year, the Puerto Rico Tip-Off will feature a highly touted eight-team field including Charlotte, Florida State, Georgetown, Kansas State, Long Beach State, U-M, Northeastern and VCU. The preseason event will feature all 12 games televised on an ESPN Network — ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3.
The tournament marks the second time the Wolverines have played an in-season event in Puerto Rico. During the 1997-98 season, U-M competed in the 1997 Puerto Rico Holiday Classic in San Juan at the Eugene Guerra Sports Complex. The Wolverines went 3-0 at the event before the season was vacated due to NCAA Sanctions.
Additional information, including travel packages, can be found on the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Web site.
2013 Puerto Rico Tip-Off Schedule
Thursday, November 21
G1: Northeastern vs. Kansas State, 11:30 a.m. AT, ESPNU
G2: Charlotte vs. Georgetown, 2 p.m. AT, ESPNU
G3: Long Beach State vs. Michigan, 6 p.m. AT, ESPN2
G4: Florida State vs. VCU, 8:30 p.m. AT, ESPNU
Friday, November 22
G5: G1 & G2 losers, 1 p.m. AT, ESPNU or ESPN3
G6: G1 & G2 winners, 3:30 p.m. AT, ESPN2 or ESPNU
G7: G3 & G4 winners, 6 p.m., AT, ESPN2 or ESPNU
G8: G3 & G4 losers, 8:30 p.m., AT, ESPNU
Saturday, November 23
Sunday, November 24
Seventh Place: G5 & G8 losers, 12:30 p.m. AT, ESPN3
Fifth Place: G5 & G8 winners, 3:00 p.m. AT, ESPNU
Third Place: G6 & G7 losers, 5:30 p.m. AT, ESPN2
Championship: G6 & G7 winners, 8 p.m. AT, ESPN2
Atlantic Time Zone is one hour ahead of Eastern Time Zone
Tipoff times and ESPN networks are subject to change