Loyolams basketball team will be the newest NCAA team to travel to the NBA after it will play in a game at the start of the 2017-18 season.
The Loyolas Basketball Association announced on Thursday that the Loyols team will play its first NCAA game in the United States on Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Philadelphia.
The game will be broadcast on ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, the SEC Network, ESPN2 Go, WatchESPN and ESPN3.
The announcement comes just weeks after the Loys basketball team announced that it had entered the 2018-19 season, which starts Feb. 20.
The Loyos basketball team currently sits at No. 10 in the country with a record of 23-2.
The 2019-20 season will mark the team’s 20th NCAA tournament appearance and the second time the team has played in the NCAA tournament.
The news was welcomed by the basketball community and the LOYOLA Basketball Association.