Teams Announced For 2024 Acrisure Series In Largest Collection of Multiple Team Events in the Country

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Acrisure Series comes to Acrisure Arena November 26-29

Featuring Both Women’s and Men’s College Basketball Teams Taking Place Over Four Days November 26 – 29, 2024

Acrisure Arena in Greater Palm Springs is thrilled to announce the return of the Acrisure Series, which includes the Acrisure Classic, Acrisure Invitational and the inaugural Acrisure Holiday Invitational. Twenty-one of the nation’s top men’s and women’s college basketball teams will gather in Greater Palm Springs for the second annual Acrisure Series including top programs like USC, ASU, TCU and New Mexico competing from Tuesday, November 24 to Friday, November 29, 2024. The Acrisure Series presented by Visit Greater Palm Springs and Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella will be the nation’s largest combined multiple team event at a single site.

The series of separate MTE’s (Multi Team Events) will be held at the beautiful 11,000-capacity Acrisure Arena and will feature ten teams that played in the 2024 NCAA men’s and women’s tournaments. Seven former Pac 12 schools will be participating either on the men’s or women’s side, with both USC’s teams in the respective tournaments.

The Acrisure Series will showcase some of the best talent in the country, including the University of Southern California’s Juju Watkins on the women’s side along with several other projected men’s and women’s first-round draft picks.

TICKETS
Tickets for the Acrisure Series go onsale Friday, June 7, at 10:00 a.m. PST (1:00 p.m. EST) and will be available at the Acrisure Arena box office, online at acrisurearena.com/series and Ticketmaster.com, the official ticketing provider of Acrisure Arena. One ticket is admission for the entire day and can be used to watch all games played in Acrisure Arena on that day.

Groups of 10 or more save when booking through the Acrisure Arena Group Sales team. Groups receive reduced ticket prices and processing fees, opportunity to reserve seats and pay later, and group seating options. Learn more at AcrisureArena.com/Groups.

2024 Acrisure Series includes the Acrisure Classic, Acrisure Invitational, and new this year, the Acrisure Holiday Invitational

“We are excited to have creatively scheduled four full days of high-quality men’s and women’s college basketball at Acrisure Arena,” said co-Tournament Director Dan Shell. “We are very grateful to our partners at Acrisure and Visit Greater Palm Springs who made this event possible, and for TNT Sports for jumping into this with us for the years to come to take this event to the next level. We think the Acrisure series of college basketball events will be among the best holiday events in the country.”

“Sponsoring the Acrisure Series is a testament to our commitment to excellence and community engagement,” said Acrisure’s chairman and CEO Greg Williams. “We are thrilled to see the tournament expand in 2024, bringing fans from across the country to Acrisure Arena for an unforgettable celebration of top-tier college basketball. We are proud to play a hand in creating and growing this premier event on the basketball calendar.”

“We’re gearing up for the second annual Acrisure college tournament series with excitement and anticipation,” said Scott White, President & CEO at Visit Greater Palm Springs. “Spectators will experience our oasis of picturesque mountains, endless sunshine, palm-tree filled vistas and world-class accommodations. Greater Palm Springs is a quintessential destination for visitors interested in a variety of unforgettable experiences in an iconic setting, and we are thrilled to be the host destination.”

“The Tribe has always supported sports at all levels, and as a founding partner of Acrisure Arena, we’re proud to take part in bringing College level Tournaments to the Coachella Valley.” said Spotlight29 Casino Chairman Darrell Mike. “We can help turn the Valley into the premier sports destination in Southern California.”

“We are excited to once again host the Acrisure Classic / Acrisure Invitational at Acrisure Arena,” said John Page, senior vice president, of Acrisure Arena and Coachella Valley Firebirds. “This year’s tournament promises to be our biggest and best yet, with an expanded lineup of teams and exciting events planned for fans. We can’t wait to welcome basketball fans nationwide to Greater Palm Springs for this Thanksgiving tradition.”

2024 NCAA tournament teams include:

Men’s Teams – Texas Christian University, Washington State University, University of New Mexico, Colorado State University, St. Mary’s College, and Grand Canyon University

Women’s Team’s – University of Arizona, Vanderbilt University, Michigan State University, and University of Southern California

The Acrisure Series “Pods” include:

  • Acrisure Holiday Invitational (Men’s) includes Washington State University, California Baptist University, Fresno State University, and Southern Methodist University
  • Acrisure Holiday Classic (Men’s) includes Grand Canyon University and Stanford University
  • Acrisure Classic (Women’s) includes University of Arizona, Michigan State University, University of California, and Vanderbilt University
  • Acrisure Classic (Men’s) includes University of Southern California, University of New Mexico, Arizona State University, and St. Mary’s College
  • Acrisure Invitational (Men’s) – Texas Christian University, Colorado State University, Santa Clara University, and Washington State University

Single Games (Women’s) – University of Southern California and Seton Hall University

OVERALL SCHEDULE (tentative and subject to change for television):

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26th (PST)
Get Tickets for Tuesday at Ticketmaster.com

  1. Cal vs Michigan State (W) – 10:30 AM
  2. Vanderbilt vs Arizona (W) – 1:00 PM
  3. SMU vs Cal Baptist (M) 3:30 PM
  4. Fresno State vs Washington State (M) 6:00 PM
  5. Grand Canyon vs Stanford (M) 8:30 PM

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27th (PST)
Get Tickets for Wednesday at Ticketmaster.com

  1. Acrisure Classic 3rd place game – 10:30 am
  2. Acrisure Classic Championship (W) – 1:00 pm
  3. USC vs Seton Hall (W) 3:30 pm – Acrisure Holiday Invitational (W)
  4. Acrisure Holiday Invitational 3rd place game (M)– 6:00 pm
  5. Acrisure Holiday Invitational Championship game (M) – 8:30 pm

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28th (PST)
Get Tickets For Thursday at Ticketmaster.com

  1. TCU vs Santa Clara (M) – 1:00 pm – Acrisure Invitational
  2. Washington vs Colorado State (M) 3:30 pm – Acrisure Invitational
  3. USC vs Saint Mary’s (M) 6:00 pm – Acrisure Classic
  4. New Mexico vs Arizona State (M) 8:30 pm – Acrisure Classic

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29th (PST)
Get Tickets for Friday at Ticketmaster.com

  1. Acrisure Invitational 3rd place (M) – 10:30 am
  2. Acrisure Invitational Championship (M) – 1:00 pm
  3. USC (W) vs Saint Louis University (W) – 3:30 pm – Acrisure Holiday Invitational (W)
  4. 3rd place Acrisure Classic (M) – 6:00 pm
  5. Championship Acrisure Classic (M) – 8:30 pm

For more information about the 2024 Acrisure Series including the Acrisure Classic, Acrisure Invitational and Acrisure Holiday Invitational, visit AcrisureArena.com/Series or follow Acrisure Arena on social media for updates.