Tigers basketball to play in pre-season NIT

Tigers basketball to play in pre-season NIT
Memphis forward DeAndre Williams (12) and guard Lester Quinones (11) trap Dayton guard Koby Brea (4) along the sidelines in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the first round of the NIT Tournament, Saturday, March 20, 2021, in Denton, Texas. Memphis won 71-60. (AP Photo/Matt Strasen) (Source: Matt Strasen)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The University of Memphis was selected to participate in a prestigious tournament to start next season.

The Tigers are invited to play in the annual NIT Season Tip-Off, according to John Rothstein of cbssports.com.

The tournament, which didn’t take place last year because of the pandemic, is in late November.

Games will be played on campus sites in the opening rounds, which means the Tigers could get a home matchup at FedExForum with the semi finals and finals scheduled for the Barclay’s Center in New York City.

Other teams reportedly in the NIT Season Tip-Off are Virginia Tech, Iowa State and Xavier, so the Tigers will get an early chance to prove themselves against level one competition.

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