If you're not a Bulldogs fan, you'd better hope Gonzaga, a Tip-Off Tournament regular, doesn't draw Spokane as the locale
for its opening rounds. The noise would be unbearable, and the competition scarce. Preseason
NIT tickets in Spokane are a great bet for basketball fans who want a break from the football season to see quality NCAA
Division-1 basketball teams, like Duke, Butler, and North Carolina.
1985 saw the invention of the Preseason NIT ( Tip-Off Tournament). Peter Carlesimo is credited with the idea of the tourney,
with the goal of the event to capitalize on bored basketball fans who wanted an early tournament while football season, both
pro and college, is still in full swing. NCAA basketball tickets to an NIT game in
Spokane will get you right in the thick of the action, as top ranked D-1 basketball programs fight for early season rankings.