2016 AdvoCare Invitational Tips Off Thanksgiving Day at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

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The 11th annual AdvoCare Invitational, a premier Division I men’s college basketball tournament begins on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 24 and continues through Sunday, Nov. 27, from HP Field House at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort.

This year, the field features three teams that advanced to the Sweet 16 in last year’s NCAA Tournament – Gonzaga, Iowa State and Miami – as well as Big East champion Seton Hall. Other participants include Florida, which advanced to the third round of the NIT Postseason tournament last season, Indiana State, Quinnipiac and Stanford.

Xavier won the 2015 AdvoCare Invitational. Previous winners also include Kansas in 2014, Memphis in 2013, Gonzaga in 2008 and 2012, Dayton in 2011, Notre Dame in 2010, Florida State in 2009, NC State in 2007 and Arkansas in 2006.

Teams competing in the tournament will hold shootarounds at HP Field House on Wednesday (Nov. 25), from 9 a.m. to 4:55 p.m.,  and will make players and coaches available to the media immediately after scheduled shootarounds.

Among the Central Florida players competing in the tournament are Florida’s  Kasey Hill (Umatilla), Kevarrius Hayes (Live Oak) and Schuyler Rimmer (Orlando).

Below is the shootaround schedule for each team:


 9:00 – 9:55 a.m.             Indiana State (Open to media, interviews after)

10:00 – 10:55 a.m.         Stanford (Shootaround closed to media, interviews after)

11:00 – 11:55 a.m.         Iowa State (Shootaround closed to media, interviews after)

Noon – 12:55 p.m.          Miami (Open to media, interviews after)

1:00 – 1:55 p.m.             Quinnipiac (Open to media, interviews after)

2:00 – 2:55 p.m.             Seton Hall (Shootaround closed to media, interviews after)

3:00 – 3:55 p.m.             Gonzaga (Shootaround closed to media, interviews after)

4:00 – 4:55 p.m.             Florida (Shootaround closed to media, interviews after)

All interview requests must be coordinated through Charley Green, Trenise Ferreira or school SID staff. Interviews will be conducted courtside. There is no formal press conference. This will be the only official media availability prior to the tournament (Nov. 24, 25 and 27).

Contacts:      Charley Green, Media Coordinator – Cell: 214-734-8028;  cgreen@breakaway-sports.com

Trenise Ferreira, Disney Sports Content Relations – Office: 407-566-5493

Cell: 707-592-6766, Trenise.Ferreira@disney.com


Below is a schedule for the 2016 AdvoCare Invitational Tournament, as well as TV listing information:

Date Time Game Network
Thu, Nov 24 12:30 p.m. Indiana State vs. Iowa State ESPN2 or ESPNU
2:30 p.m. Stanford vs. Miami ESPN2 or ESPNU
6:30 p.m. Gonzaga vs. Quinnipiac ESPN2
8:30 p.m. Seton Hall vs. Florida ESPN2
Fri, Nov 25 11 a.m. Semifinal #1 ESPN2
1:00 p.m. Consolation #1 ESPN3
7:30 p.m. Consolation #2 ESPN2
9:30 p.m. Semifinal #2 ESPN2
Sun, Nov 27 11 a.m. 7th Place Game ESPNU
1:30 p.m. Championship Game ESPN
4:30 p.m. 3rd Place Game ESPN2
7 p.m. 5th Place Game ESPNU

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