New Mexico might be getting ready for the Charleston Classic, but the eight-team field for the 2014 Puerto Rico Tip-Off has been announced, featuring the Lobos. The field will also include Boston College, College of Charleston, Connecticut, Dayton, George Mason, Texas A&M and West Virginia. The eighth playing of this annual event will be held Thursday, Friday and Sunday, Nov. 20, 21 and 23, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The Puerto Rico Tip-Off is the second of four ESPN Tournaments that the Lobos have signed up for as part of a four-year agreement. The team will also play at the Diamond Head Classic in 2015 and the 76 Anaheim Classic in 2016.
Four of the teams will be making their second appearance in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off: College of Charleston (2007); Dayton (2009); George Mason (2009) and West Virginia (2010).
The 2014 Puerto Rico Tip-Off will showcase 12 games over the three days. Each team will compete in one game per day, advancing through a bracketed-tournament format. The undefeated teams after the first two days of competition will face off in the championship game on Sunday Nov. 23.
Previous winners of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off include: Miami (FL) (2007); Xavier (2008); Villanova (2009); Minnesota (2010); Alabama (2011) and Oklahoma State (2012). The 2013 champion will be crowned on Sunday Nov. 24, at 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
For more information, including travel packages, please visit the Puerto Rico Tip-Off website at www.puertoricotipoff.com
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