Virginia Tech basketball to play in Thanksgiving invitational in field of 6 Tournament teams
Virginia Tech basketball is ready to spend the weekend after Thanksgiving near the happiest place on Earth.
The Hokies have been selected as one of 8 teams to compete in the 2023 ESPN Events Invitational, Nov. 23, 24 and 26, as announced by ESPN Events on Thursday.
The 8-team tournament is held Thanksgiving weekend at the State Farm Field House at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Florida. Orlando native Hunter Cattoor will get the chance to play in front of a hometown crowd in his 5th year of eligibility.
Other teams at the event include Boise State, Butler, Florida Atlantic, Iowa State, Penn State, Texas A&M and VCU. Six of those teams competed in the 2023 NCAA Tournament. Tech concluded its 2022-23 season at 19-15 and return 3 starters in Cattoor, point guard Sean Pedulla and guard MJ Collins.
Each team will play one game per day, in a bracket-tournament format. The undefeated teams at the end will face off in the championship game Sunday, Nov. 26. All games will air on the ESPN family of networks.
Taking @CattoorHunter back to the 4️⃣0️⃣7️⃣ 🌴
𝙀𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙚 field too 🔥🔥
— Virginia Tech Men’s Basketball (@HokiesMBB) May 11, 2023