Brackets are available online here: Online Brackets On Thursday, Jan. 21 at 12 p.m., basketball teams travelling to NEO will tip-off for the 71st Annual NEO High School Basketball Tournament. There are 48 teams participating in this NEO recruiting event and basketball tradition with thousands of fans attending to cheer on their favorite players and teams. The tournament will include high performing teams like #9 Tulsa Memorial men’s team and the women from Edmond North, fresh off their Duncan Tournament win. Teams play in four different facilities. Games will be held on campus in the College Gym and the Student Activity Center. Other game locations include the Miami Activity Center at Miami High School and the Miami Civic Center. Tickets will be available at any of the locations listed above during the tournament. “All tournament” passes may be purchased for $20 for adults and/or students. The “all-tournament” pass will allow fans to attend any of the games in any of the locations for all three days of the tournament. Day passes are also available for $8 per day for adults and $7 per day for students and senior citizens.
More than 2,500 players, coaches, and fans are estimated to attend the tournament. Many of the visitors will stay in Miami hotels, eat at local restaurants, and visit downtown shops. The recruiting event is an opportunity for potential students to see NEO and the entire community of Miami. “While we are very proud of our College, we are equally proud of this community, its merchants, and its people. We encourage all of our visitors to visit downtown Miami, explore our unique sightseeing opportunities, shop, eat, and enjoy being in Miami and on Route 66,” said NEO President Dr. Jeff Hale. For more information, contact Lisa Severe at firstname.lastname@example.org. Brackets are now available through the neo.edu and neoathletics.com websites.