November 16, 2012

RAMS SET TO BE FEATURED IN HIGHLY-TOUTED FIELD AT 2013 PUERTO RICO TIP-OFF

BRISTOL, Conn. - The Havoc world tour has added a new stop for next year. A stop in Puerto Rico has been added to the VCU men's basketball schedule for next November.

The Rams were announced as part of highly-touted eight-team field for the 2013 Puerto Rico Tip-Off. In addition to the Black & Gold, the field for the seventh annual event includes Auburn, Charlotte, Florida State, Georgetown, Kansas State, Long Beach State and Michigan.

The 2013 Puerto Rico Tip-Off will feature a bracket format with 12 games over three days. Each team will compete in one game per day, advancing through the bracket. The two teams that remain undefeated throughout will face off in a  game on the final day of competition.

Exact dates and games for the event will be announced at a later date.

Previous winners of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off include Alabama, Minnesota, Villanova, Xavier and Miami (Fla.).

The family-friendly tournament and resort destination of Puerto Rico host the teams to three days of play, practices and immersion into the Puerto Rican culture and landscape.

Additional information, including travel packages, can be found on the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Web site at www.puertoricotipoff.com.

The Puerto Rico Tip-Off is owned and operated by ESPN Regional Television (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN.

ESPN Regional Television/Event Ownership
The nation's largest syndicator of collegiate sports programming, ESPN Regional Television (ERT) annually produces more than 1,200 sporting events. Content includes action from NCAA football, basketball and Olympic sports, NHRA and professional and amateur golf, accounting for more than 3,400 live and/or original hours of programming. ERT's owned and operated events reach over a million fans a year and provides more than 200 additional hours of programming.

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