NCAA College Basketball Team Matchups Announced for the 18th Annual


NCAA College Basketball Team Matchups Announced for the 18th Annual Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational at Orleans Arena Nov. 22-23

Returning for its 13th year to the Orleans Arena, the action-packed NCAA basketball tournament, Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational, announces the matchups and game times for this year’s tournament on Nov. 22-23.

The college basketball teams participating in this year’s early season tournaments include The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), Michigan State University (MSU), University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Texas at Austin (UT).

Each team will play four games – the first two at campus sites and the final two at the Orleans Arena. The matchups and tournament schedule is as follows:

Thursday, Nov. 22
4:30 p.m. – UNC vs. UT
7 p.m. – UCLA vs. MSU

Friday, Nov. 23 at 1 p.m.
1 p.m. – UNC/UT vs. UCLA/MSU
3:30 p.m. – UNC/UT vs. UCLA/MSU
Team matchups are dependent upon who wins or loses Thursday’s games.

The FOX Broadcast network and FS1 will present coverage of four 2018 Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational games played at Orleans Arena, televising two opening-round games on Thursday, Nov. 22, and the championship and consolation games on Friday, Nov. 23.

Event packages are available from $135 to $185, plus taxes and fees, and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000; online at; or in-person at the gift shops inside The Orleans, Suncoast, Gold Coast and Sam’s Town. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the game (depending on availability) at the venue box office.

About Orleans Arena
The Orleans Arena, a Boyd Gaming facility located just west of the Las Vegas Strip, is one of the nation’s leading multi-purpose sports and entertainment facilities and the 2014 recipient of the Venue Excellence Award from the International Association of Venue Managers. In addition, the Orleans Arena is one of only a handful of arenas in the United States to achieve LEED Gold Certification and is part of the largest company in Nevada to achieve SHARP Certification for commitments to safe venue operations. According to Venues Today magazine, the Orleans Arena, which hosts more than 200 events each year, consistently ranks in the Top 10 for ticket sales in the United States and internationally among venues of similar size. These events include nationally touring concerts, NCAA basketball conference tournaments, family shows, motorsports and other unique events. For more information, call 702-365-7469 or visit Stay connected to the Orleans Arena on Facebook and on Twitter (@orleansarena). The Orleans Arena is a property of Boyd Gaming. Founded in 1975, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) is a leading geographically diversified operator of 24 gaming entertainment properties in seven states. With one of the most experienced leadership teams in the casino industry, Boyd Gaming prides itself on offering its guests an outstanding entertainment experience, delivered with unwavering attention to customer service. For additional Company information and press releases, visit

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NCAA College Basketball Team Matchups Announced for the 18th Annual
NCAA College Basketball Team Matchups Announced for the 18th Annual