NIU Basketball to Open 2017 Gulf Coast Showcase

The Huskies will face the University of Pennsylvania is tournament opener.

DEKALB - The Gulf Coast Showcase announced on Friday that the Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team will open the tournament against Penn on Monday, Nov. 20. The 2017 Gulf Coast Showcase will take place Nov. 20-22 at Germain Arena in Estero, Fla.

In the second round of the tournament on Tuesday, Nov. 21, NIU will face either Florida Atlantic or Towson, depending on the results of Monday’s games. The opposite side of the bracket features Georgia Souther, Manhattan, Missouri State and UMKC.

Penn is coming off a 13-15 season in 2016-17, finishing fourth in the Ivy League. The Tigers fell to Princeton in the semifinals of the Ivy League Tournament. A.J. Brodeur was the leading scorer for the Tigers, averaging 13.8 points per game.

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