College hoops hit Strand with CCU, MB Invitational

The college basketball season tips off in earnest this week on the Grand Strand with more than a dozen games and 10 different teams from around the country in action over the next 10 days.

On Tuesday, the Coastal Carolina men and women open the 2018-19 season at home with a double header at the HTC Center.

The Chanticleers face Ferrum for the first time in the 7:30 p.m. nightcap, while the Lady Chants play Western Carolina at 5 p.m.

Next Thursday at the HTC Center, the second annual Myrtle Beach Invitational opens four days of play with 10 top teams, including Wake Forest, West Virginia and St. Joseph.

All 12 games of the 2018 Myrtle Beach Invitational will be televised on ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS or ESPN3. Visit https://espnevents.com/myrtle-beach-invitational/tickets/ for ticket information. See the full schedule listed below:

Thursday, November 15
* Game 1 – Saint Joseph’s vs. Wake Forest, 11:30 a.m., ESPNU
* Game 2 – UCF vs. Cal State Fullerton, 1:30 p.m., ESPN3
* Game 3 – Valparaiso vs. Western Kentucky, 5 p.m. ESPNU
* Game 4 – Monmouth vs. West Virginia, 7 p.m., ESPNU
Friday, November 16
* Game 5 – SJU/WFU loser vs. UCF/CSF loser, 11 a.m., ESPN2/ESPNU
* Game 6 – SJU/WFU winner vs. UCF/CSF winner, 1 or 1:30 p.m., ESPN2/ESPNU
* Game 7 – Valpo/WKU loser vs. Monmouth/West Virginia loser, 6:30 p.m., ESPN3
* Game 8 – Valpo/WKU winner vs. Monmouth/West Virginia winner 9 p.m., ESPNU
Sunday, November 18
* Game 9 – Game 5 and Game 7 winners, 10:30 a.m., ESPNU
* Game 10 – Game 5 and Game 7 losers, 12:30 p.m., ESPN3
* Game 11 – Game 6 and Game 8 losers, 4 p.m., ESPNU
* Game 12, Championship – Game 6 and Game 8 winners, 6:30 p.m., ESPN2

– Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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