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USC men's basketball to play in Rady Children’s Invitational over Thanksgiving 2023

Iowa, Seton Hall and Oklahoma will be the other three teams included

The USC men's basketball program is putting all of its efforts into qualifying for the NCAA Tournament. With so many marquee games coming up, the focus is on the here and now. 

But for the fans who like to look ahead, some scheduling news for next season dropped on Tuesday afternoon.

USC will be in the field of the inaugural Rady Children’s Invitational, a four team tournament that will take place in San Diego over Thanksgiving 2023. Iowa, Oklahoma and Seton Hall are the other teams included. The games will be held at UC San Diego’s LionTree Arena on Nov. 23 and 24 and be televised by FOX Sports. 

Here's more information on the event courtesy of a press release from the San Diego Bowl Game Association and Rady Children’s Hospital:

Sports San Diego, producers of the Holiday Bowl and the non-profit organization responsible for driving sports tourism to San Diego, announced today it is teaming up with Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, one of the nation’s top children’s hospitals and one of the largest on the West Coast, to create the Rady Children’s Invitational, an annual college basketball tournament that will take place during the Thanksgiving holiday. Featuring four NCAA Division 1 teams from top conferences, the inaugural event is positioned to be one of the premier invitational tournaments in the country.

First day matchups and tip times will be announced in the coming months. The third place and championship games will take place on Day 2. Fields for future years will be announced at a later date.

Ticket prices range from $35 to $125 per session. Full tournament tickets will be available. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 31. Fans wanting to receive the first opportunity to purchase tickets are encouraged to visit www.RadyChildrensInvitational.com. In addition, $5 per ticket sold will be donated to Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego.