2023 Elevance Health Women’s Fort Myers Tip-Off Field Announced

2023 Elevance Health Women’s Fort Myers Tip-Off Field Announced

July 11, 2023

Eight-time national champion Tennessee, 2023 NCAA Tournament No. 1 seed Indiana and six other power conference programs will head to Southwest Florida this November to take part in the Elevance Health Women’s Fort Myers Tip-Off, which is scheduled for Nov. 23-25 at Suncoast Credit Union Arena on the campus of Florida SouthWestern State College in Fort Myers, Fla.

Eight teams will participate in one of two divisions over the three days of the event. Tennessee, Indiana, Oklahoma and Princeton make up the Island Division, with games set for Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, and Nov. 25. FOX will provide a national television platform for the Elevance Heath Women’s Fort Myers Tip-Off on Thanksgiving night when the network broadcasts the Tennessee-Indiana contest at 6 p.m. ET. Oklahoma and Princeton will open the event with a 3 p.m. ET tipoff on Thanksgiving Day. On Nov. 25, Indiana will face Princeton and Tennessee takes on Oklahoma.

Shell Division games are set for Nov. 24 and 25 and will follow a traditional bracket format. Boston College faces Marquette and Wisconsin takes on Arkansas in opening-round games on Nov. 24, with the third-place and championship games of the Shell Division set for Nov. 25.

Distribution plans for remaining Island and Shell Division contests will be announced at a later date.

Combined, the eight programs boast 123 NCAA Tournament appearances and 79 conference regular season and tournament championships. Indiana, Marquette, Oklahoma, Princeton and Tennessee each earned NCAA Tournament berths last season, with the Hoosiers earning their first No. 1 seed in program history. Tennessee’s eight national championships and 18 Final Four appearances rank second in NCAA history.

The complete schedule of Elevance Health Women’s Fort Myers Tip-Off games is below:

DateDivisionMatchupTime (ET)
Thursday, Nov. 23Island DivisionOklahoma vs. Princeton3 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 23Island DivisionTennessee vs. Indiana6 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 24Shell DivisionWisconsin vs. Arkansas2 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 24Shell DivisionBoston College vs. Marquette4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 25Island DivisionIndiana vs. Princeton11 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 25Island DivisionTennessee vs. Oklahoma1:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 25Shell DivisionShell Division Third-Place5 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 25Shell DivisionShell Division Championship7:30 p.m.

Travel packages for the Elevance Health Women’s Fort Myers Tip-Off are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting www.womensfortmyerstipoff.com/travel. The Westin Cape Coral and Marina Village (Shell Division) and the Marriott Sanibel Harbor (Island Division) are the event’s host hotels and fans will have the opportunity to stay where the teams stay and experience resort life to the fullest. Additionally, the Luminary Hotel & Co., a boutique hotel that opened in September 2020, is the premium destination to enjoy the many attractions of historic and lively downtown Fort Myers. Ticket-only packages will become available in September.

“We’re excited to build on the momentum of a very successful inaugural year of the Elevance Women’s Fort Myers Tip-Off by doubling the number of participating teams and adding a network television broadcast for what should be one of the top college basketball games of the young 2023-24 season,” said Mark Starsiak, vice president of basketball at Intersport and the Tip-Off event director. “The collection of programs set to participate in this year’s event will make the Elevance Health Women’s Fort Myers Tip-Off one of the top early-season showcases in the sport.”

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