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NCAA basketball back at The Orleans Arena

23 July 2018

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Returning for its 13th year to The Orleans Arena, the action-packed NCAA basketball tournament, Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational, announces the matchups and game times for this year’s tournament on 22-23 November.

The college basketball teams participating in this year’s early season tournaments include The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), Michigan State University (MSU), University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Texas at Austin (UT).

Each team will play four games – the first two at campus sites and the final two at the Orleans Arena. The matchups and tournament schedule is as follows:

Thursday, 22 November
4:30 p.m. – UNC vs. UT
7 p.m. – UCLA vs. MSU

Friday, 23 November at 1 p.m.
1 p.m. – UNC/UT vs. UCLA/MSU
3:30 p.m. – UNC/UT vs. UCLA/MSU
Team matchups are dependent upon who wins or loses Thursday’s games.

The FOX Broadcast network and FS1 will present coverage of four 2018 Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational games played at Orleans Arena, televising two opening-round games on Thursday, 22 November, and the championship and consolation games on Friday, 23 November.

Event packages are available from $135 to $185, plus taxes and fees, and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000; online; or in-person at the gift shops inside The Orleans, Suncoast Hotel and Casino, Gold Coast Hotel and Casino and Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the game (depending on availability) at the venue box office.

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