Iona, Louisiana and Hofstra headline 2023 Gulf Coast Showcase men’s field

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ESTERO, Fla. – Southwest Florida serves as the backdrop to great college basketball action when eight Division I men’s teams visit for the 11th annual Gulf Coast Showcase, Nov. 20‐ 22, at Hertz Arena. The Thanksgiving Week event is operated by bdG Sports.

Headlined by 2023 NCAA Tournament participants Iona and Louisiana, along with 2023 Colonial Athletic Association regular‐season champion and NIT participant, Hofstra, the field also includes: Buffalo, High Point, Illinois State, Long Beach State and Wright State.

Action starts Monday, Nov. 20 with the following matchups:

  • Iona vs. High Point 11 a.m. ET
  • Long Beach State vs. Illinois State – 1:30 p.m.
  • Louisiana vs. Wright State – 5 p.m.
  • Hofstra vs. Buffalo 7:30 p.m.

Game times for Tuesday and Wednesday will be the same with semifinal games on Nov. 21 at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday’s championship game will tip at 7:30 p.m. All games will be streamed live by FloHoops.

The Gulf Coast Showcase will continue to support the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. The hospital is the only children’s hospital between Tampa and Miami and provides vital health care for the region’s sick and injured children and their families. The hospital’s facility provides 300,000 square feet of space, 128 pediatric and NICU beds, a 17‐bay emergency department, a freestanding pediatric pharmacy and in‐hospital school classroom.


Fan travel information, including preferred hotel rates at the official tournament resort, and ticket information can be found at the official event website – Tickets go on sale beginning Monday, July 17.

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