Puerto Rico Tip-Off Bracket Revealed

Puerto Rico Tip OffESPN has released the schedule and bracket for the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. VCU will face off against Florida State in their first tournament game, their first rematch since VCU beat Florida State by a single point to advance to the Elite 8 in 2011. It will also be an opportunity for Florida State transfer Terrance Shannon (Senior, PF) to prove his worth to his former team. The winner of the first match-up will advance to play either Michigan (REVENGE!!!) or Long Beach State.

While perhaps not as strong a field as last year’s Battle For Atlantis, this year’s Puerto Rico Tip-Off offers a nice range of teams:

  • Northeastern
  • Kansas State
  • Charlotte
  • Georgetown
  • Long Beach State
  • Michigan
  • Florida State
  • VCU

ESPN’s Myron Medcalf published an article this morning which has 5 out of 6 analysts selecting VCU to win the whole thing:

Bracket Reveal: Puerto Rico Tip-Off

Full bracket and schedule information available below:

Bracket:

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2013 Puerto Rico Tip-Off Schedule:

Thursday, November 21

Game No. 1 - Northeastern vs. Kansas State, 11:30 a.m. AT, ESPNU

Game No. 2 - Charlotte vs. Georgetown, 2 p.m. AT, ESPNU

Game No. 3 - Long Beach State vs. Michigan, 6 p.m. AT, ESPN2

Game No. 4 - Florida State vs. VCU, 8:30 p.m. AT, ESPNU

Friday, November 22

Game No. 5 - Game 1 & 2 losers, 1 p.m. AT, ESPNU or ESPN3

Game No. 6 - Game 1 & 2 winners, 3:30 p.m. AT, ESPN2 or ESPNU

Game No. 7 - Game 3 & 4 winners, 6 p.m., AT, ESPN2 or ESPNU

Game No. 8 - Game 3 & 4 losers, 8:30 p.m., AT, ESPNU

Sunday, November 24

Game No. 9 - Game 5 & 8 losers, 12:30 p.m. AT, ESPN3

Game No. 10 - Game 5 & 8 winners, 3:00 p.m. AT, ESPNU

Game No. 11 - Game 6 & 7 losers, 5:30 p.m. AT, ESPN2

Championship, Game No. 12 - Game 6 & 7 winners, 8 p.m. AT, ESPN2

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