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The Tire Pros Puerto Rico Tip-Off – to be held Thursday, Nov. 17, Friday, Nov. 18 and Sunday, Nov. 20 – will move its site for the 2016 event to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla. Previously held at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the tournament has been moved due to concerns over the Zika virus.
One of the largest regular-season tournaments in college basketball history, sporting a field featuring some of the top schools in the nation, will be played Thursday, Nov. 23, Friday, Nov. 24 and Sunday, Nov. 26, from the Rose Quarter’s Moda Center and Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
ESPN’s ninth annual College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon will feature 13 men’s and women’s college basketball games beginning on Monday, Nov. 14 and continuing Tuesday, Nov. 15, across ESPN and ESPN2, bringing more than 24 hours of game action to mark the start of the 2016-17 season.
The event was originally scheduled to take place at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, but has been relocated to provide basketball fans of both the military and the community an opportunity to see the games up close.
The ACC/Big Ten Challenge and SEC/Big 12 Challenge Presented by Sonic early-season men’s basketball events will be played across ESPN networks showcasing every game beginning on Monday, Nov. 28 through Wednesday, Nov. 30 and on a common bye date of Saturday, Jan. 28, respectively.