FORT MYERS, Fla. (Sept. 16, 2019) – Full-Tournament tickets for the 2019 Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans Fort Myers Tip-Off will go on sale at 10 a.m. ET Wednesday. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.fortmyerstipoff.com/tickets or by calling 217-414-1571. The second-annual event will be staged November 25 and 27 at Suncoast Credit Union Arena in Fort Myers, Fla.
Full-Tournament tickets start at just $40 and include one ticket for each day of the tournament. Semifinal matchups, scheduled for November 25, include Pitt squaring off with Kansas State at 6 p.m. ET and Northwestern taking on Bradley at 8:30 p.m. The third-place and championship contests, scheduled for 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., respectively, will be held on November 27. All games of the Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off will be televised by FS1.
Two incredible resorts are available for fans looking to book area hotel accommodations. With luxury resorts Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort and Spa and Westin Cape Coral Resort and Spa serving as team hotels, fans will have the opportunity to stay where the teams stay and experience resort life to the fullest. The Bradley and K-State traveling parties will stay at the Westin Cape Coral, and the Northwestern and Pitt travel parties will stay at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott. Three-, four- and five-night itineraries are available at each of the event’s host hotels. For more information on these properties and to book your hotel accommodations, log on to www.fortmyerstipoff.com/hotels.
Single-day tickets, based on availability, will go on sale in late October.
Northwestern owns an 8-1 all-time edge in the series with Bradley, but it was the Braves who earned a 76-72 win in the most recent meeting between the programs in 1985. Fresh off its first MVC Tournament title in 31 years, Bradley will take on a Wildcat program that welcomes one of the most highly anticipated recruiting classes under seventh-year coach Chris Collins.
Pitt and K-State have faced only once, with the Panthers defeating the Wildcats 70-47 in Maui in 2014. The reigning Big 12 Champions, K-State has put together consecutive 25-win seasons for the first time in program history, and will face a Pitt squad led by sophomore Xavier Johnson, who was named to the 2019 ACC All-Freshman Team in a conference loaded with Top 100 recruits.
The Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off has quickly become a staple of the Southwest Florida sports calendar, and this year’s programs will only add to that excitement. Overall, the teams of the 2019 Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off boast a combined 111 postseason tournament appearances, including 67 NCAA Tournament bids, seven Final Four berths and 48 conference championships. Bradley and K-State each claimed their respective conference championships a season ago, with the Braves clinching the Missouri Valley Tournament and the Wildcats winning the Big 12 title. Bradley (Cancun Challenge), K-State (Paradise Jam) and Pitt (Barclays Classic) each won their respective preseason tournaments to help kick off the 2018-19 campaign.
About the Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans Fort Myers Tip-Off
Launched in 2018, the Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off brings the nation’s top college basketball programs together for two days of incredible competition to see which team and their fans will #OwnTheFort during Thanksgiving Week. Contested at Suncoast Credit Union Arena, the home of Florida SouthWestern State College, the four-team tournament has quickly become a staple of the Southwest Florida sports calendar. For more information on the Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off, please visit www.fortmyerstipoff.com.
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