April 27, 2011
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Maryland is one of eight teams that will compete in the 2011 Puerto Rico Tip-Off on Nov. 17, 18, and 20 at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico in San Juan.
In addition to the Terps, the field for the fifth annual Puerto Rico Tip-Off includes Alabama, Colorado, Iona, Purdue, Temple, Western Michigan and Wichita State. Both Purdue and Temple reached the second round of the NCAA Championship.
The 2011 Puerto Rico Tip-Off, a bracket-format tournament, will feature 12 games over three days. Each team will compete in one game per day, advancing through a bracket-tournament format. The two teams that remain undefeated throughout will face off in a championship match Sunday, Nov. 20.
For the fifth straight year, the BIG EAST will serve as the event's sponsoring conference.
Minnesota topped West Virginia 74-70 for the 2010 Puerto Rico Tip-Off title. Other former winners were Villanova in 2009, Xavier in 2008 and Miami (Fla.) in 2007.