October 26, 2022
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Back in July 2021, Jordan Brand and the Charlotte Sports Foundation announced a three-year deal to host a new Jumpman Invitational basketball event taking place in Charlotte at Spectrum Center on December 20 and 21, airing on ESPN.
Tickets for the event will finally be available to the public on Thursday at 10 a.m. for the two nights of college basketball games that will feature men’s and women’s matchups: Michigan vs. North Carolina and Florida vs. Oklahoma.
NEWS: We’re partnering with @CLTSports to launch the Jumpman Invitational in Charlotte, starting December 20-21, 2022
— ESPN Events (@ESPNEvents) July 8, 2021
“We are thrilled to have both the men’s and women’s basketball teams from UNC participating in a premier event like the Jumpman Invitational,” UNC Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham communicated in a press release. “It is going to be two nights of incredible basketball in Charlotte, and I hope the stands will be filled with Tar Heels cheering on our student-athletes.”
According to the press release, the Jumpman Invitational will also include programs and workshops by the Jordan Wings Initiative, highlighting community health initiatives.
Jumpman Invitational schedule:
Tuesday, December 20
7:00 p.m. – Michigan vs #12 North Carolina (women)
9:30 p.m. – Florida vs Oklahoma (men)
Wednesday, December 21
7:00 p.m. – #22 Michigan vs #1 North Carolina (men)
9:30 p.m. – Florida vs #15 Oklahoma (women)