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Premier Men’s College Basketball Tournament Returns to Walt Disney World Resort Thanksgiving Weekend

If you’re planning a trip to Walt Disney World Resort around Thanksgiving and love college basketball, then you’ve struck gold.

As you plan your visits to Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios or Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, you can also add a college hoops game or two to your vacation, because the AdvoCare Invitational will be underway at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

The tournament runs Nov. 22-25 and includes a loaded field lauded by college basketball experts as one of the most competitive preseason tournaments in the nation this year.

Three of the eight teams in the AdvoCare Invitational are ranked in preseason top-25 polls – Florida State, LSU and 2018 NCAA National Champion Villanova. Alabama-Birmingham, Canisius College, College of Charleston, Memphis and Oklahoma State round out the field.

The tournament bracket features 12 games taking place over three days, with each team competing in one game per day. The AdvoCare Invitational championship game is Nov. 25.

So, in between exploring all of the fall magic taking place across Walt Disney World, be sure to visit ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex for some great college hoops action! Visit to purchase tickets for the AdvoCare Invitational.