VANCOUVER, B.C. – Basketball fans in Vancouver will now have an additional opportunity to watch some of the best programs in U.S. college basketball when the Vancouver Showcase tips-off at the Vancouver Convention Centre. A revised men’s format, featuring a newly confirmed match-up between Washington vs. Minnesota on Nov. 21 was announced today as organizers released the final schedule for the week-long event on Nov. 18-24.
The final schedule for the men’s field will feature evening doubleheaders on Sunday, Nov. 18 and Tuesday, Nov. 20 with the additional game on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 3:30 p.m. PT.
“College basketball has seen a shift in scheduling this offseason. These changes have given us the opportunity to review our line-up and we ultimately decided that a round-robin schedule with four iconic men’s programs playing five games was better value for our fans,” said Brooks Downing, President of bd Global, the tournament organizer. “The strength of these four men’s teams will ensure we kick-off the Vancouver Showcase with some amazing basketball. For local basketball fans, this is a huge win.”
The full men’s schedule is as follows:
Sunday, Nov. 18
- Washington vs. Santa Clara – 5 p.m. PT
- Texas A&M vs. Minnesota – 7:30 p.m. PT
Tuesday, Nov. 20
- Santa Clara vs. Minnesota – 6 p.m. PT
- Washington vs. Texas A&M – 8:30 p.m. PT
Wednesday, Nov. 21
- Minnesota vs. Washington – 3:30 p.m. PT
The loaded women’s field remains an eight-team tournament featuring the past two National Champions. Defending champ Notre Dame leads a field that is unrivaled for an early season tournament. The Fighting Irish will be joined by 2017 National Champion South Carolina, Pac-12 power Oregon State, defending West Coast Conference champion Gonzaga, defending Missouri Valley champion Drake, defending Conference USA champion Western Kentucky, Rutgers and ETSU. Women’s tournament games will be played on Nov. 22-24.
Tickets for both Men’s and Women’s sessions are on-sale now at TicketsTonight.ca or order by phone at 877.840.0457 (additional $5 per order). Tickets for the Washington-Minnesota game on Wednesday, Nov. 21, starting at $32 CAD including fees, are available now.
For those who have purchased tickets to the afternoon sessions of the men’s tournament, full refunds will be processed this week (partial refunds for those who purchased all-session passes). Ticket customers may contact email@example.com with any questions.
Full tournament info can be found at VanShowcase.com and on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @VanShowcase.