Thanksgiving tournament mania is upon us. There are three main categories of tournaments: those sponsored or organized by Basketball Travelers Inc. , corporate sponsored tourneys and school-hosted events. Here is a list of most of the major tournaments this Thanksgiving holiday season. Happy Turkey Day!
- Basketball Travelers Tip-Off Classic, hosted by Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas
Texas Tech, Prairie View A&M, University of San Francisco , University of Texas Arlington
- Junkanoo Jam, hosted by the Bahamas Basketball Federation, Nassau, Bahamas
George Washington, Indiana, Kansas, Marist, Michigan State, Minnesota, UNC Charlotte, Oklahoma State, South Dakota State , TCU, Virginia, Xavier
- Paradise Jam, hosted by the University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Mississippi State, Southern California, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Rutgers, San Diego State, South Carolina, Texas
- WBCA Classic, co-produced with the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and hosted by UConn, Gampel Pavilion, Storrs, Connecticut
Connecticut, Hofstra, Richmond, Clemson
- World Vision Basketball Classic, hosted by Baylor, Waco, Texas
Baylor, Idaho, Lamar, Louisiana-Lafayette
- World Vision Basketball Invitational, hosted by Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
Oregon, Cal State Fullerton, Portland State, Wisconsin
- Caribbean Challenge, Cancun
Arkansas, Cleveland State, Duke, Iona, Marquette, and Western Kentucky
Buckeye Classic, Ohio State, Columbus, Ohio
California, Southern U., IUPUI , Ohio St.
Coors Rocky Mountain Invitational, Fort Collins, Colorado
Colorado State, Texas State, Delaware, Houston
Courtyard by Marriott L.A. Thanksgiving Classic, hosted by Loyola Marymount, Los Angeles
Loyola Marymount, Montana, South Florida
Dead River Company Classic, Orono, Maine
Maine, Penn State, Buffalo, Holy Cross
DoubleTree Thanksgiving Classic, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Chattanooga, Evansville, Kennesaw St., Villanova
FAU/Boca Bridge Hotel Holiday Tournament, Boca Raton, Fla.
Fordham , Florida Atlantic, San Jose State, Ole Miss
FIU Thanksgiving Tournament, Miami
Saint Joseph’s, Florida International, St. John’s, Florida
Georgia State Thanksgiving Tournament, Atlanta
Murray St., Georgia St., Morgan St., Troy
Hampton Inn Invitational, Wilmington, North Carolina
Davidson, Duquesne, Monmouth, UNC Wilmington
Lady Eagle Classic, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Jackson St., Southern Miss.,Texas A&M-Corpus Christi , Georgia
Lady Rebel Round-up, Las Vegas, Nevada
UNLV, Boise St., Bradley, Washington State
LIU Turkey Classic, Brooklyn, New York
Brown, Long Island, Georgia Tech, Seton Hall
Miami Thanksgiving Tournament, Coral Gables, Florida
Nebraska, Binghamton, Long Beach St., Miami
Midtown Thanksgiving Tournament, Albuquerque, N.M.
Yale, Toledo, North Carolina A&T, New Mexico
Northern Arizona Thanksgiving Tournament, Flagstaff, Arizona
Belmont , Oregon St., Siena, N. Arizona
Nugget Classic, Reno, Nevada
Columbia, Nevada, West Virginia, Iowa
Omni Hotels Classic, Boulder, Colorado
Harvard, New Orleans, Georgia Southern, Colorado
Pittsburgh Thanksgiving Tournament, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
Appalachian St., Pittsburgh, Marshall, Miami (Ohio)
Seattle University Thanksgiving Tournament, Seattle, Washington
William & Mary, South Alabama, UW-Milwaukee, Seattle U.
SMU Hoops for the Cure Classic, Dallas, Texas
Boston College, Fresno St. Hampton, SMU
UAB Thanksgiving Classic, Birmingham, Alabama
Norfolk St., North Texas, Georgia, Samford
UTEP Miner Thanksgiving Tournament
UTEP, Louisiana-Monroe, Weber State, Youngstown
Vanderbilt Thanksgiving Tournament, Nashville, Tennessee
Austin Peay, Vanderbilt,, Northwestern St., North Carolina St.
Wingate Inn Thanksgiving Classic, Bozeman, Montana
Utah Valley , Winthrop, Southern Utah, Montana St.