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Fifth Annual Myrtle Beach Invitation Set to Showcase Three South Carolina Schools On CCU Court Nov. 16, 17 and 19

  By  Visit Myrtle Beach
2022 Myrtle Beach Invitational game

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.— For the first time in its five-year history, the Myrtle Beach Invitational college basketball tournament held on the campus of Coastal Carolina University (CCU) will showcase three South Carolina schools: CCU, the College of Charleston and Furman University.

Their men’s college basketball teams will join the teams for Liberty, St. Louis, Vermont, Wichita State and Wyoming for this exciting, three-day early season tournament held Nov. 16, 17 and 19, 2023, at CCU’s HTC Center in Conway, S.C. This bracket-busting, mid-major lineup of teams includes three teams that participated in the NCAA Tournament in 2023. Furthermore six of the eight have participated in invitational in the past three years.

“The chance to watch high-level NCAA Division I Basketball in our own backyard is an exciting opportunity for spectators and this year with CCU, Charleston and Furman playing, the tournament will have a South Carolina feel,” said Jonathan Paris, Executive Director of Sports Tourism for Visit Myrtle Beach.

Spectators can purchase dual-game tickets in advance at or at the door.

On Thursday, in the quarter finals, Session One starts at 11:30 a.m. with Charleston playing Vermont followed by St. Louis taking on Wyoming. Then Session Two begins at 4:30 p.m. with Wichita State against CCU followed by Furman versus Liberty.

A full bracket can be found online and all 12 games are broadcast live on the ESPN family of networks. Beach.

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Editor’s Note: The media contact for the Myrtle Beach Invitational is Tim Simmons, (720) 244-6580, [email protected]. Media assets from ESPN Events can be found HERE. Images of the previous Invitationals from Visit Myrtle Beach can be downloaded HERE.

About Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau:

Since 1938, the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (MBACC) has stood as the unified voice of the Grand Strand's business community — serving Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Little River, Loris, Atlantic Beach, Carolina Forest, Conway, Aynor, Socastee, Surfside Beach, Garden City Beach, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded MBACC its five-star accreditation — one of only a few chambers in South Carolina to earn this distinction. The Myrtle Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and its destination marketing arm, Visit Myrtle Beach, promote tourism through various partnerships and initiatives to advance the economic success of the Grand Strand. For more information, visit, and