PITTSBURGH – The Pitt women’s basketball team will compete in the inaugural Elevance Health Fort Myers Tip-Off Women’s Basketball Tournament Nov. 25-27 at Suncoast Credit Union Arena in Fort Myers, FL, it was announced Wednesday afternoon.
The Panthers are among four participants in the first-year Thanksgiving week tournament in Fort Myers, FL. The other three schools that Pitt will play during the tournament are Maryland, DePaul and Towson.
Pitt will open play on Friday, November 25 against Towson at 2:00 pm followed by DePaul on Saturday, November 26 at 2:00 pm and Maryland on Saturday, November 27 at 11:30 am. All three games for the Panthers will be available on a streaming platform to be announced in the coming weeks.
Travel packages for the Elevance Health Women’s Fort Myers consultation are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting www.womensfortmyerstipoff.com/travel-packages/ The Westin Cape Coral and Marina Village is the host hotel for the event, and fans will have the opportunity to stay where the teams stay and experience the resort life at its best. Additionally, Luminary Hotel & Co., a boutique hotel that opened in September 2020, is the premium destination to enjoy the many attractions of historic and vibrant downtown Fort Myers.
The Elevance Health Women’s Fort Myers tip is the third event as part of Intersport’s basketball tournament series held in Southwest Florida during Thanksgiving Week. What began as a four-team, four-game event in 2018 has expanded into a 12-team, 14-game celebration of men’s and women’s college basketball in 2022. After initially hosting a four-team men’s event in the season earlier in 2018, the Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off expanded to two men’s divisions, Beach and Palms, in 2021, before this year’s addition of the Elevance Health Fort Myers Tip-Off.
So far, four non-conference games have been announced for the Panthers as they will play Illinois at home for the B1G/ACC Challenge and Maryland, DePaul and Towson in the Fort Myers Tip-Off. The Panthers’ complete 2022-23 nonconference schedule will be announced in the coming days. Season tickets for next season are now on sale for just $50. Click here to order your season tickets.