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NIT Season Tip-Off Tickets

Preseason NIT Finals tickets

2014 NIT Season Tip-Off Basketball

When the NIT Season Tip-Off heats up, it doesn't get much better than watching some of the elite programs in the country battling it out with everything on the line. You never know when you're going to see the next great moment that will be headed straight to the highlight reels, as the NIT Season Tip-Off is filled with some of the most dynamic amateur athletes in the entire game. Come out and see all the rim-rocking jams and bench-gripping moments as the NIT Season Tip-Off looks to get the season started the right way. There is nothing quite like being there in the middle of an epic matchup featuring two talented teams, each trying to bring their game to the next level, as you'll get a great sneak preview for the upcoming season.

One look at the schedule and you'll see that the NIT Season Tip-Off has some very strong programs that come to New York City to compete, ensuring that Madison Square Garden will be absolutely rocking from the get-go. This time around, St. John's, Minnesota, Georgia, Gonzaga, LIU Brooklyn, Stony Brook, Western Kentucky and St. Joe's will all be competing at this one, bringing together some of the best teams in the nation and some of the strongest fan bases to boot. Put it all together and the NIT Season Tip-Off is simply the place to be if you're looking for a little hoops to start the college season, providing more than enough incentive to head out and join in the rim-rocking excitement this year.

NIT Season Tip-Off Info

When basketball season gets rolling, analysts and pundits all over the nation turn their attention to the NIT Season Tip-Off, as this is where you can see some of the top teams in college hoops bring their new squads onto the floor for exhilarating matchups. The NIT Season Tip-Off is the type of basketball tournament that has a little something for everyone, as it doesn't get any better than this if you're a spectator sports fan. Programs from all corners of the country tend to come together for this one, which means that the true victors are actually the fans who show up to jump right into the action.

NCAA Basketball Experience

It's pretty hard to top the type of experience that you'll have watching two strong teams battling it out on the hardwood, particularly when we're talking about a renowned early-season series of matchups like this one. We know the pros are exciting to watch too, but watching a big game when it's only university pride on the line is the type of thing that can take the whole experience to the next level. With some great fan bases showing their support in a very big way and the NIT Season Tip-Off heating up, the experience will pretty much speak for itself.

NIT Season Tip-Off History

Not to be confused with the year-end NIT Tournament, the NIT Season Tip-Off has been around since the mid-1980s, developing into an important part of the beginning of basketball season and a place where powerhouse programs come to warm up for the season. These days, the NIT Season Tip-Off actually begins at regional sites, though all of the excitement still ends up in Madison Square Garden for the semifinals and the finals. Considering Madison Square Garden is one of the most celebrated sports venues in the entire world, it's not hard to imagine that there is a great atmosphere from one season to the next as players and teams eagerly hit the hardwood looking to make their mark on the young season. With some great basketball down on the court and an electrified crowd of fans at your side, the NIT Season Tip-Off continues to be one of the best ways to get in sync with the college basketball season from the get-go.

NIT Season Tip-Off Trivia

Do you know who played in the very first NIT Season Tip-Off back in 1985?

The answer is Duke and Kansas, getting the whole thing off to a great start with an exciting matchup that ended up with a Blue Devils' win over the Jayhawks.

NIT Season Tip-Off Fans

When two strong teams are locked in an amazing battle brimming over with superstars, the whole nation of college basketball fans will be watching, but you'll have a different level of experience if you're actually there in the stands watching the drama unfold before your very eyes. Will you be there when your favorite team is pulls off a huge win that sends them into the season on a high note? The fans who come out to this one know what's at stake, and it's more than just your typical wins and losses. Put together a strong showing in the NIT Season Tip-Off and a team can get propelled right into the regular season in a very big way, helping to create plenty of intensity both on the court and up in the stands.

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