INAUGURAL COLLEGE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULED

Four men’s college basketball teams from America’s top conferences will compete in the inaugural Fort Myers Tip-Off from Nov. 19-21 at Suncoast Credit Union Arena.

The early season tournament field includes the Boston College Eagles of the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Loyola Chicago Ramblers of the Missouri Valley Conference, the Richmond Spiders of the Atlantic 10 Conference and the Wyoming Cowboys of the Mountain West Conference.

The Fort Myers Tip-Off has been launched by Intersport, in collaboration with Lee County. It will highlight the Southwest Florida community to a national television audience when it airs on FS1, according to a press release.

The Fort Myers Tip-Off will begin on Nov. 19 when Loyola meets Richmond at 6:30 p.m. and Boston College meets Wyoming at 9 p.m. The games mark the first time these schools have met in their storied histories.

Losing teams will compete for third-place at 5 p.m. on Nov. 21. The winning teams will advance to the championship game that will conclude the tournament at 7:30 p.m. that evening. All four games will be televised live.

Travel packages for the 2018 Fort Myers Tip-Off are now available. Packages include tickets to all four games, accommodations at the official team hotels, ground transportation, and more. For more information on travel packages, visit www.fortmyerstipoff.com/tickets.