WILMINGTON, North Carolina – The 2013-14 season is only three weeks old, but the UNCW men’s basketball team already knows one destination for next year.

The Seahawks will join seven other teams in the 2014 Gulf Coast Showcase, a second-year exempt tournament being staged at Germain Arena in Estero, Fla. In addition to UNCW, the field includes East Carolina, Florida Gulf Coast, High Point, Wisconsin-Green Bay, San Francisco, Fresno State and Evansville.

Organized by BD Global, the men’s tournament will run from Nov. 24-25, 2014, and a women’s event will also be staged from Nov. 28-30, 2014, at the same facility. An eight-team tournament bracket is scheduled to be conducted.