Cougars to Compete in 2013 Old Spice Classic
Nov. 23, 2012
ORLANDO, Fla. - Washington State University men's basketball is one of eight teams confirmed for the complete field of the 2013 Old Spice Classic, to be held Thanksgiving weekend, Thursday, Friday and Sunday, Nov. 28, 29 and Dec. 1, at the HP Field House at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Fla.
Joining Washington State for the eighth annual event are; Butler, LSU, Memphis, Oklahoma State, Purdue, Saint Joseph's, and Siena.
The 2012 Old Spice Classic will feature a bracket format with 12 games over three days. Each team will compete in one game per day, advancing through the bracket. The two teams that remain undefeated throughout will face off in a championship game on the final day of competition.
This will mark the first time WSU will participate in the Old Spice Classic, as previous tournaments have included the Great Alaska Shootout (2009) in Anchorage, Alaska, the Diamond Head Classic (2010) in Honolulu, Hawaii, the 76 Classic (2011) in Anaheim, Calif., and most recently the CBE Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City, Mo., this season. The Old Spice Classic will also be WSU's first tournament played in the state of Florida.
The family-friendly tournament is a weekend-long affair at the Walt Disney World Resort where participating teams practice, play and enjoy the Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks.
The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) will serve as the event's sponsoring conference for the eighth straight year.
Previous winners of the Old Spice Classic have included Dayton, Notre Dame, Florida State, Gonzaga, NC State and Arkansas.
Additional information, including travel packages, can be found on the Old Spice Classic Web site at www.oldspiceclassic.com.
The Old Spice Classic is owned and operated by ESPN Regional Television (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN.
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