Las Vegas Invitational (basketball)

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Las Vegas Invitational
Sport College basketball
Founded 2000
No. of teams 8
Country United States
Venue(s) Orleans Arena
Most titles Illinois (2)
Kansas (2)
TV partner(s) Fox Sports 1

The Las Vegas Invitational is an 8 team college basketball tournament held during Thanksgiving of NCAA Division I men's basketball season annually since 2003. The Tournament was held at Valley High School in Las Vegas. The event used to be sponsored by Findlay Toyota, until moving to the current site the Orleans Arena in 2006. From 2006 to 2013 the sponsor of the tournament was IBN Sports. Continental Tire is the current sponsor of the tournament.

2018 teams[edit]

Source[1]

2017 bracket[2][edit]

Campus Site Games[edit]

  Game 1
November 13
Fox Sports 1
    Game 8
November 20
Fox Sports 1
                 
      Hampton 60
    Rider 75     15 Xavier 96
  15 Xavier 101  
  Game 2
November 17
Pac-12 Network
    Game 5
November 19
Pac-12 Network
                 
      UC Irvine 78
    Northern Arizona 62       Arizona State 99
    Arizona State 97  
  Game 3
November 17
Fox Sports Kansas City
    Game 7
November 20
Fox Sports Kansas City
                 
      Northern Arizona 58
    UC Irvine 49       Kansas State 80
    Kansas State 71  
  Game 4
November 18
    Game 6
November 20
                 
      Rider 67
    Hampton 57       George Washington 65
    George Washington 65  

Championship Round[edit]

  Third Round
November 23
Fox Sports 1
    Championship Round
November 24
FOX
                 
  15 Xavier 83  
    George Washington 64    
      15 Xavier 86
        Arizona State 102
    Arizona State 92    
    Kansas State 90   3rd Place Game
Fox Sports 1
 
  George Washington 59
    Kansas State 67
  Third Round
November 23
    Championship Round
November 25
                 
    Hampton 76  
    Northern Arizona 66    
        Hampton 80
        Rider 94
    Rider 90    
    UC Irvine 82   3rd Place Game
November 25
 
  Northern Arizona 71
    UC Irvine 77

2016 bracket[3][edit]

  Third Round
November 24
Fox Sports 1
    Championship Round
November 25
Fox Sports 1
                 
  8 Arizona 69  
  Santa Clara 61    
      8 Arizona 65
      Butler 69
    Butler 76    
  Vanderbilt 66   3rd Place Game
Fox Sports 1
 
  Vanderbilt 76
  Santa Clara 66
  Third Round
November 24
    Championship Round
November 25
                 
  Bucknell 84  
  Norfolk State 58    
      Bucknell 75
      Northern Colorado 63
  Sacred Heart 59    
  Northern Colorado 81   3rd Place Game
 
Sacred Heart 61
  Norfolk State 59

2015 bracket[edit]

[4]

  Third Round
November 26
Fox Sports 1
    Championship Round
November 27
Fox Sports 1
                 
  Richmond 59  
  West Virginia 67    
      West Virginia 72
      San Diego State 50
  14 California 58    
  San Diego State 72   3rd Place Game
Fox Sports 1
 
Richmond 94
  14 California 90

Note:

  • Arkansas Little Rock will only Participate on Day 1
  • On November 27 East Carolina will play winner of Bethune–Cookman/Stetson, Sam Houston State will play loser of Bethune–Cookman/Stetson

2014 bracket[edit]

The Tournament will go back to the traditional format,[5] There will be two brackets

[6]

  Third Round
November 27
Fox Sports 1
    Championship Round
November 28
Fox Sports 1
                 
  Illinois 88  
  Indiana State 62    
      Illinois 62
      Baylor 54
  Baylor 71    
  Memphis 47   3rd Place Game
Fox Sports 1
 
Indiana State 62
  Memphis 72
  Third Round
November 27
    Championship Round
November 28
                 
  Austin Peay 79  
  Brown 58    
      Austin Peay 62
      Stephen F. Austin 83
  Stephen F. Austin 73    
  Prairie View A&M 61   3rd Place Game
 
Brown 81
  Prairie View A&M 71

2013 participants and bracket[edit]

The tournament's championship format was changed to a four-round round robin this year, with the final two rounds being played in Las Vegas. UCLA and Missouri were the co-champions of the tournament, both teams finishing with a 4-0 record; Kyle Anderson (UCLA) was the tournament's MVP.

All-tournament team

Tournament MVP: Kyle Anderson, UCLA[7]

2012 participants and bracket[edit]

[8]

  Semifinals
November 25
    Championship
November 26
                 
  Arizona State 83  
  Arkansas 68    
      Arizona State 73
      12 Creighton 87
  12 Creighton 84    
  Wisconsin 74   3rd Place Game
 
Arkansas 70
  Wisconsin 77

2011 participants and bracket[edit]

[9]

  Semifinals
November 25
    Championship
November 26
                 
  USC 55  
  UNLV 66    
      UNLV 90
      1 North Carolina 80
  1 North Carolina 87    
  South Carolina 62   3rd Place Game
 
USC 66
  South Carolina 63

2010 participants and bracket[edit]

[10]

  Semifinals     Championship
                 
  Arizona 82  
  Santa Clara 59    
      Arizona 49
      6 Kansas 87
  6 Kansas 64    
  Ohio 41   3rd Place Game
 
Ohio 78
  Santa Clara 72

2009 bracket[edit]

[11] Games at Campus Sites Saturday, November 14
Oklahoma State 86, Seattle 64

Wednesday, November 18
Oklahoma State 93, Southern 61
Saturday, November 21
Utah 88, Southern 48
Illinois 94, Presbyterian 48

Sunday, November 22
Bradley 56, Wofford 54

Tuesday, November 24
Seattle 77, Utah 74
Illinois 78, Wofford 64
Bradley 71, Presbyterian 58

  Semifinals
November 27
    Championship
November 28
                 
  Oklahoma State 68  
  Bradley 57    
      Oklahoma State 77
      Utah 55
  Utah 60    
  Illinois 58   3rd Place Game
November 28
 
Bradley 72
  Illinois 68
  Semifinals
November 27
    Championship
November 28
                 
  Wofford 66  
  Southern 66    
      Seattle 83
      Wofford 84
  Seattle 67    
  Presbyterian 63   3rd Place Game
November 28
 
Southern 69
  Presbyterian 71

2008 participants and bracket[edit]

[12]

  Semifinals     Championship
                 
  Kentucky 74  
  Kansas State 72    
      Kentucky 54
      West Virginia 43
  Iowa 68    
  West Virginia 87   3rd Place Game
 
Iowa 65
  Kansas State 63

2007 participants and bracket[edit]

[13]

  Semifinals     Championship
                 
  1 North Carolina 99  
  Old Dominion 82    
      1 North Carolina 73
      BYU 63
  Louisville 76    
  BYU 86   3rd Place Game
 
Louisville 64
  Old Dominion 53

2006 participants and bracket[edit]

[14]

  Semifinals     Championship
                 
  1 Florida 101  
    WKU 68    
      1 Florida 80
      10 Kansas 82
  10 Kansas 64    
  Ball State 46   3rd Place Game
 
WKU 76
  Ball State 66

2005 participants and bracket[edit]

[15]

  Semifinals     Championship
                 
  TCU 58  
  Oklahoma State 66    
      Oklahoma State 68
      Boston College 76
  Boston College 87    
  Drake 84   3rd Place Game
 
Drake 86
  TCU 79

2004 participants and bracket[edit]

[16]

  Semifinals     Championship
                 
  UTEP 66  
  Arizona State 65    
      UTEP 62
      Southern Illinois 68
  Vanderbilt 53    
  Southern Illinois 67   3rd Place Game
 
Arizona State 87
  Vanderbilt 68

2003 participants and bracket[edit]

[17]

Championship Game
   
Miami (FL) 82
Bradley 83

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018-19 College Basketball Early Season Tournaments, Events, And Neutral-Site Games". Blogging the Bracket. Retrieved 2017-12-01. 
  2. ^ "Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational". Orleans Arena. Retrieved 2017-08-04. 
  3. ^ "Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational". ORLEANS CASINO. BOYD GAMING. Retrieved 27 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "Richmond basketball to play West Virginia in Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational". AugustaFreePress. AugustaFreePress. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  5. ^ Johnson, Raphielle. "Report: Las Vegas Invitational semifinal matchups set". CollegeBasketballTalk. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational Schedule" (PDF). Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "Burton named to Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational all-tournament team". NevadaWolfPack.com. Dec 1, 2013. Retrieved Mar 2, 2014. 
  8. ^ http://www.bloggingthebracket.com/pages/2012-college-basketball-early-season-tournaments-and-events
  9. ^ http://basketball.realgm.com/ncaa/tournaments/Non-Conference/Las_Vegas_Invitational/49/Bracket/2012/451
  10. ^ http://basketball.realgm.com/ncaa/tournaments/Non-Conference/Las_Vegas_Invitational/49/Bracket/2011/400
  11. ^ http://basketball.realgm.com/ncaa/tournaments/Non-Conference/Las_Vegas_Invitational/49/Bracket/2010/287
  12. ^ http://basketball.realgm.com/ncaa/tournaments/Non-Conference/Las_Vegas_Invitational/49/Bracket/2009/288
  13. ^ http://basketball.realgm.com/ncaa/tournaments/Non-Conference/Las_Vegas_Invitational/49/Bracket/2008/289
  14. ^ http://basketball.realgm.com/ncaa/tournaments/Non-Conference/Las_Vegas_Invitational/49/Bracket/2007/290
  15. ^ http://basketball.realgm.com/ncaa/tournaments/Non-Conference/Las_Vegas_Invitational/49/Bracket/2006/346
  16. ^ http://basketball.realgm.com/ncaa/tournaments/Non-Conference/Las_Vegas_Invitational/49/Bracket/2005/345
  17. ^ http://basketball.realgm.com/ncaa/tournaments/Non-Conference/Las-Vegas-Invitational/49/Bracket/2004/347/