Announced late last week, Nebraska Basketball will be heading to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina next year for the 2020 Myrtle Beach Invitational. Games will be played on November 19, 20, and 22. Match-ups have not been announced, but teams include Utah State, Pittsburgh, Penn, Charlotte, Dayton, and former Big XII foe Missouri.
So go ahead and pencil in the tournament if you need an early jump on excuses for why you can’t spend Thanksgiving with family next year!
From the press release:
“The event, taking place November 19, 20 and 22, at the HTC Center on the campus of Coastal Carolina University in Conway, S.C., will feature Charlotte 49ers (Conference USA), Dayton Flyers (Atlantic 10), Loyola Ramblers (Missouri Valley), Missouri Tigers (Southeastern), Nebraska Cornhuskers (Big Ten), Penn Quakers (Ivy), Pittsburgh Panthers (Atlantic Coast) and Utah State Aggies (Mountain West).”
Entering this week’s play, Utah State is ranked 15th in the Associated Press poll. The Aggies enter the 2019-2020 season after winning 28 of 34 games last year enroute to capturing the Mountain West post-season title to advance to the NCAAs . . .
The appearances by Charlotte and Pittsburgh marks the third-straight year schools from Conference USA and the ACC have competed in the Myrtle Beach Invitational. The Big Ten, Ivy League and Mountain West will be represented in the event for the first time with Nebraska, Penn and Utah State participating next year. The Atlantic 10, Missouri Valley and SEC will have a school competing for the second time.
Owned and operated by ESPN, this year’s Myrtle Beach Invitational, being played this week at the HTC Center, features Baylor Bears (Big 12), Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (Sun Belt), Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (Conference USA), Mississippi State Bulldogs (SEC), Ohio Bobcats (Mid-American), Tulane Green Wave (American Athletic), Utah Utes (Pac-12) and Villanova Wildcats (BIG EAST).
UCF Knights captured the inaugural Myrtle Beach Invitational title by defeating Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 78-62 in the championship game at the HTC Center. The Knights advanced to the second round of the 2019 NCAA Championships were UCF was eliminated 77-76 by Duke.”