Rady Children’s Invitational

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Thanksgiving 2023

Rady Children’s Invitational is a men’s college basketball tournament in San Diego, California. The first-ever Invitational happens on Thanksgiving Day, 2023, at LionTree Arena on the UC San Diego Campus. With four elite college basketball programs committed to the Invitational through 2024, this holiday tournament promises an unforgettable weekend of basketball, beaches, and the best San Diego has to offer.

The 2023 field includes the Iowa Hawkeyes (Big Ten), USC Trojans (Pac-12), Seton Hall Pirates (BIG EAST) and the Oklahoma Sooners (Big 12).

First day matchups feature Oklahoma vs. Iowa at 12PM PT followed by Seton Hall vs. USC at 2:30PM PT. Based on the outcomes of the Thursday games, Oklahoma will play either Seton Hall or USC at 12:30 PM PT, and Iowa will play either Seton Hall or USC at 3:00 PM PT.

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2023 Rady Children’s Invitational

Event Schedule

  • Rady Children’s Invitational Tip Times and First Day Matchups Announced

    August 17, 2023

    Inaugural Event Set for November 23-24 at UC San Diego’s LionTree Arena Each Game to be Nationally Televised on FOX or FS1 SAN DIEGO [...]

  • Our Why: Rady Children’s Invitational

    February 24, 2023

    At Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego, keeping kids healthy is just as important as healing them from illness and injury. And what better way [...]

  • About Rady Children’s

    February 23, 2023

    Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is dedicated to improving the lives of children and families — in our community, throughout the nation, and around the [...]

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