TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Florida State will play Winthrop and Detroit in the first two on-campus rounds of the 2016 NIT Tip-Off as ESPN Events released 12 non-bracketed games in addition to the previously announced semifinal and championship rounds. The Seminoles will play host to Winthrop on Nov. 18 and Detroit on Nov. 20 before travelling to Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. for the final two rounds.
The Seminoles will play four games with two coming at home (Nov. 18 and Nov. 20) before they travel to Brooklyn to play Temple on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 24) at 12:30 pm and either West Virginia or Illinois on Nov. 25 at 12:30 pm in the consolation game or at 3:00 in the championship game of the event.
Florida State’s game against Winthrop of the Big South Conference in the first round of the NIT Season Tip-Off will be held at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee. The game between the Seminoles and the Eagles marks the first time the two teams will meet in the sport of basketball.
The Seminoles’ game against Detroit in the second round the NIT Season Tip-Off will also be played at home at the Tucker Center. The Seminoles hold a 1-0 series lead over the Titans with the only game of the series coming as an 84-83 win for Florida State on December 29, 1994. That game was also played in Tallahassee. Florida State was led in scoring in that win over Detroit by All-American Bob Sura who scored 28 points.
Each of the eight teams in the event will play four games. Florida State, Illinois, Temple and West Virginia will each host two games in addition to the bracketed portion in Brooklyn, N.Y. Detroit (Horizon League), Manhattan (MAAC), New Hampshire (America East) and Winthrop (Big South) will each host one game in addition to playing three road contests.
Season tickets for the Seminoles’ 18-game home schedule are on sale now and can be purchased by logging on to www.seminoles.com or by calling the FSU Ticket Office at 1-888-FSU NOLE.
Tickets for the NIT Season Tip-Off at Barclays Center are on sale now and can be purchased via Ticketmaster by visiting www.barclayscenter.com, or www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center beginning July 23 at noon. Tickets are available for groups by calling 855-GROUP-BK.