LSU Rounds Out Four-Team Greenbrier Tip-Off Field

LSU Rounds Out Four-Team Greenbrier Tip-Off Field

May 8, 2024

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – The LSU Tigers will join Wisconsin, Pitt and UCF at the inaugural Greenbrier Tip-Off. The event is set for Nov. 22-24 at The Greenbrier Resort, which is located in the picturesque foothills of the Allegheny Mountains.

The four teams will participate as part of the Tip-Off’s Mountain Division in a two-game bracketed tournament. Official matchups, game times and television details will be announced at a later date. Intersport, the Chicago-based agency that will operate the event, is also planning to host a second, four-team tournament as part of the Greenbrier Tip-Off.  Additional teams will be announced later this summer.

Travel packages will be available on May 21 for fans looking to join their favorite team at The Greenbrier Tip-Off. Packages will include game tickets, good for each game of the Tournament, and accommodations at the historic resort. Fans interested in securing packages and receiving additional event updates from the Tournament can register to receive email alerts at Due to the intimate setup of the venue, travel packages are the only way to guarantee tickets to the Greenbrier Tip-Off. Ticket-only packages, based on availability, may go on sale in the fall.

The Resort has become synonymous with world-class, authentic, southern hospitality. Founded in 1778, The Greenbrier is the premium vacation destination fit for any personality, from luxury shopping and dining experiences to championship-level golf and other outdoor adventures. In total, the resort features more than 55 indoor and outdoor activities, more than 35 retail shops, five golf courses, 20 dining and lounge venues, signature spa services and an on-property casino on more than 11,000 acres.

In 2023, Intersport and The Greenbrier entered into a long-term partnership to bring major college basketball to the mountain resort destination. Radford and Marshall met in a standalone contest on Nov. 10 in front of a sold-out crowd of more than 1,000 fans at Colonial Hall at the famed resort.

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About the Teams of The Greenbrier Tip-Off
Wisconsin Badgers
• Head coach Greg Gard is in this 10th season at the helm for the Badgers and has led the program to a pair of Big Ten regular-season titles since 2020.
• Last year, Wisconsin appeared as high as No. 6 in the national polls, advanced to the Big Ten Tournament title game and earned a No. 5 seed in the NCAA Tournament
• Winners of the 2023 Fort Myers Tip-Off, the Badgers eye a second straight non-conference tournament title and third in four seasons.
• All time, Wisconsin has won 20 Big Ten regular-season titles, three conference tournament crowns and has made 27 NCAA Tournament appearances.

UCF Knights
• Johnny Dawkins is entering his ninth season as the head coach of the Knights, who has won 60 percent of his games with the program, second highest in UCF history.
• UCF recently completed its first season as one of the newest members of the Big 12 Conference, having made its mark with signature wins over ranked conference rivals Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas Tech.
• The team will be looking for its third straight early season tournament championship, having won championships in Jacksonville (2023) and the Bahamas (2022).
• All-time the program has made nine postseason appearances as a Division I program, including four times in Dawkins’ tenure and highlighted by an appearance in the NCAA Tournament Round of 32 in 2019

Pitt Panthers
• Pitt begins its seventh season under the direction of head coach Jeff Capel
• The Panthers won 22 games last season, following up their 24-win campaign in 2022-23, securing consecutive 20-win seasons for the first time since 2012-13 and 2013-14.
• After starting just 1-5 in ACC play last season, Pitt finished the year winning 11 of its final 14 games.
• In their history, the Panthers have appeared in 27 NCAA Tournaments and a combined 15 conference championships – 11 regular-season and four tournament titles.

LSU Tigers
• The Tigers will be entering their third season under Matt McMahon, who in nine seasons as a head coach has won five regular season conference championships and three conference tournament titles
• Last season, McMahon led the Tigers to nine wins in the ultra-competitive SEC, including victories over NCAA Tournament programs Kentucky, South Carolina and Texas A&M, and a postseason NIT berth
• LSU boasts 24 all-time NCAA Tournament berths, including three straight trips in 2019, 2021 and 2022
• LSU had the second-largest conference turnaround in the Power 6 during the 2023-24 season, notching a seven-win improvement during SEC play from the prior year