First-year USF men’s basketball head coach Brian Gregory and his team will get an opportunity to showcase themselves in an early-season tournament this November. Yesterday USF officially announced they would be one of five schools participating in the 2017 Hoosier Tip-Off Classic hosted by Indiana from November 12-26.
The two-week tournament will feature host Indiana, USF, Howard, Eastern Michigan, and an Arkansas State team fresh off an NCAA Tournament appearance.
Each team will get four games out of this tournament. For USF fans, the headliner is Sunday, November 19, when the Bulls travel to historic Assembly Hall to take on the Hoosiers and first-year IU head coach Archie Miller. (ed. note: the old-timers around here are disappointed that USF doesn’t get another shot at Tom Crean)
Here’s the full schedule of the tournament:
Sunday, Nov. 12 — Howard at Indiana Thursday, Nov. 16 — Arkansas State at Eastern Michigan Saturday, Nov. 18 — Howard at Eastern Michigan Sunday, Nov. 19 — USF at Indiana Monday, Nov. 20 — Howard at Arkansas State Wednesday, Nov. 22 — Arkansas State at Indiana, Howard at USF Friday, Nov. 24 — Eastern Michigan at Indiana, Arkansas State at USF
Sunday, Nov. 26 — Eastern Michigan at USF
Coach Gregory told GoUSFBulls.com: “We are happy to be a part of the Hoosier Tip-Off Classic. This will be a great road challenge I know our guys will embrace. We are also looking forward to hosting some of the Tip-Off Classic games at the Sun Dome and building a strong home environment here in Tampa.”