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Pairings Announced For NIT Season Tip-Off

David Silverman photo
David Silverman photo

Bulldogs Face Oklahoma State, Penn State, Head To Florida

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Yale will rack up a lot of miles in the 2019 NIT Season Tip-Off. The pairings were announced on Thursday, and the Bulldogs will travel to Oklahoma State and Penn State for campus games before heading to ESPN's Wide World Of Sports Complex to compete for the Orlando Subregional championship.

Yale, the defending Ivy League regular season and tournament champions, open play at Oklahoma State on Sunday, Nov. 17. The Bulldogs will be playing in Stillwater for the second time. During the 2002-03 season, they dropped a 68-59 decision to a Cowboy team that featured three future NBA players.

The matchup at Penn State is set for Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Bryce Jordan Center where Yale is undefeated. The Bulldogs knocked off the Nittany Lions in both 2001 (87-74) and 2002 (84-68) in the 15,000-seat arena.

From there, Yale is off to Florida for two games. The Bulldogs face Western Michigan on Monday, Nov. 25 in the opener of a doubleheader. Bucknell and Seattle meet in the second game.

The consolation and Orlando Subregional championship games are set for Tuesday, Nov. 26.

All four games at the HP Field House at the ESPN complex will be televised on ESPNU.

Look for the complete 2019-20 Yale schedule to be published in the coming days.

Yale's 2019 NIT Season Tip-Off Schedule

Sunday, Nov. 17: at Oklahoma State

Saturday, Nov. 23: at Penn State

Monday, Nov. 25: vs. Western Michigan (ESPN's Wide World Of Sports Complex, Orlando, Fla.)

Tuesday, Nov. 26: vs. Bucknell/Seattle (ESPN's Wide World Of Sports Complex, Orlando, Fla.)

Report filed by Tim Bennett (, Yale Athletics Strategic Communications