FULLERTON, Calif. – The bracket for the inauguarl Myrtle Beach Invitational was announced on Wednesday and Cal State Fullerton men's basketball will square off against UCF at 10:30 a.m. PT on Nov. 15 in the opening matchup. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN3.
Along with CSF, the eight-team event consists of West Virginia, Wake Forest, Valparaiso, UCF, Saint Joseph's, Western Kentucky and Monmouth.
Each team will play three games in the event on November 15, 16 and 18 at the HTC Center on the campus of Coastal Carolina in Conway, S.C.
"We are excited to launch the Myrtle Beach Invitational," said Pete Derzis, ESPN senior vice president of college sports programming and ESPN Events. "After collaborating with Visit Myrtle Beach and the city of Myrtle Beach to move last year's Puerto Rico Tip-Off to the area due to the effects of Hurricane Maria, we saw first-hand the community's outstanding facilities and passion for college basketball. Based on that experience, we determined that Myrtle Beach would be an ideal location for college basketball teams and their fans to visit each November."
2017-18 was one of the best seasons in program history, as the Titans racked up 20 wins for just the seventh time in school history and made their third trip to the Big Dance. Fullerton has qualified for the NCAA Tournament in 2018, 2008 and 1978. The 20 victories were the most since the Titans captured 21 wins during the 2011-12 campaign.
CSF went 2-1 in its early-season tournament last season as it beat Sacramento State and Harvard in the Wooden Legacy here at Titan Gym.
For more information on the Myrtle Beach Invitational, including travel packages, visit www.myrtlebeachinvite.com.
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