Hofstra, Manhattan draw big-time foes

The brackets for several early-season college basketball tournaments were released Thursday afternoon, and Hofstra and Manhattan can both look forward to matching up against premier programs this coming November.

Hofstra will face North Carolina in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off, being held from Nov. 18-21 in San Juan. And Manhattan will take on Wisconsin in the Old Spice Classic, being held from Nov. 25-28 in Orlando.

The Hofstra-North Carolina game is on Thurs., Nov. 18 at 5 p.m. ET, and will air on ESPN2.

The Manhattan-Wisconsin game is on Thurs., Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving Day) at 2 p.m. ET, and will also air on ESPN2.

Click here to read Andy Katz's thoughts on the early-season hoops tourneys.