ESTERO, Fla. – Two-time defending National Champions Connecticut and three other NCAA Tournament teams headline the pairings for the 2014 Gulf Coast Showcase. All 12 games of the tournament will be played Nov. 28-30, 2014 at Germain Arena in Southwest Florida. First-round play will start on Friday, Nov. 28 with the following match-ups:

  • 12:00 p.m. ET – Georgia Tech vs. Green Bay
  • 2:30 p.m. ET – Arizona State vs. Villanova
  • 6:00 p.m. ET – Vanderbilt vs. Minnesota
  • 8:30 p.m. ET – Connecticut vs. College of Charleston
  • Click here for the official bracket

Game times for Saturday and Sunday will be the same with semifinal games on Nov. 29 at 6:00/8:30. Sunday’s championship game will tip at 8:30.

“In just our second year, the Gulf Coast Showcase looks like an NCAA Tournament field in March,” said Tournament Host and ESPN analyst Debbie Antonelli. “This tournament includes some of the most respected programs and coaches in basketball. I’m thrilled to be a part of a first-class, competitive event and can’t wait for the action to tip in November.”

The pairings for the men’s tournament will be announced at a later date.

SNY to broadcast UConn games

SNY, the official television home of the New York Mets and New York Jets, will broadcast all three Connecticut games of the tournament. The network is available to more than 13 million households throughout New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and northeastern Pennsylvania, and nationally on DIRECTV, Verizon FiOS, Comcast Cable and AT&T U-Verse.

Individual session women’s tournament tickets now available

Individual session tickets for the 2014 Gulf Coast Showcase women’s tournament are now on-sale at or through Ticketmaster. Tickets range from $10 General Admission to $45 Courtside for each two-game session. Each day of the tournament will feature an afternoon session (12 p.m./2:30 p.m.) and evening session (6 p.m./8:30 p.m.) and tickets will be good for both games of a given session. All-session passes have been on-sale since April and will continue to be available to fans.

For complete information, visit or follow on Twitter at @GCShowcase.