2013 Bracket Announced
Championship Game to Air Sunday, Dec. 1 on ESPN2
The bracket for the 2013 Old Spice Classic – held Thanksgiving weekend, Thursday, Friday and Sunday, Nov. 28, 29 & Dec. 1, at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Fla. – has been confirmed for the eight teams competing: Butler, LSU, Memphis, Purdue, Oklahoma State, Saint Joseph’s, Siena and Washington State.
ESPN2 will carry six of the tournament games, including all four first-round games. ESPNU will air four and ESPN and ESPN3 will each have one game. The Championship Game will air Sunday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
- In an ESPN.com early men’s preseason top 25 poll, Oklahoma State is ranked No. 11 and will face Purdue in first-round action at Noon on ESPN2
- In the same poll, Memphis is ranked No. 15 and will face Siena at 6:30 p.m.
- Additional first-round games on ESPN2 feature Butler vs. Washington State at 2 p.m.; and LSU vs. Saint Joseph’s at 8:30 p.m.
- Butler and Memphis were third-round participants in the NCAA Tournament, and Oklahoma State advanced to the second round
- Saint Joseph’s earned a NIT berth and Purdue participated in the CBI quarterfinals
The 2013 Old Spice Classic, a bracket-format tournament, will feature 12 games over the three days. Each team will compete in one game per day, advancing through a bracket-tournament format. The two teams that remain undefeated throughout will face off in a championship match Sunday, Dec. 1.
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. Travel packages are available for fans and include resort accommodations at the team hotel, game tickets, theme park tickets and much more. Visit AnthonyTravel.com/OSC or call 888-632-6951 to make your reservation today.
Sponsors include Old Spice, Samsonite and ESPN’s Wide World of Sports. The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) will serve as the event’s sponsoring conference for the seventh straight year.
Gonzaga won the 2012 Old Spice Classic, its second tournament victory after claiming the 2008 title. Previous winners were Dayton in 2011, Notre Dame in 2010, Florida State in 2009, North Carolina State in 2007 and Arkansas in 2006.
The Old Spice Classic is owned and operated by ESPN Regional Television (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN.
Old Spice Classic (Schedule subject to change)
|Mon, Nov 19||TBD||Memphis at Oklahoma State^||TBD|
|Sun, Nov 24||TBD||Siena at Purdue^||TBD|
|Thu, Nov 28||Noon||Purdue vs. Oklahoma State||ESPN2|
|2 p.m.||Butler vs. Washington State||ESPN2|
|6:30 p.m.||Memphis vs. Siena||ESPN2|
|8:30 p.m.||LSU vs. Saint Joseph’s||ESPN2|
|Fri, Nov 29||11:00 am||Consolation #1||ESPNU|
|1:30 pm||Semifinal #1||ESPN|
|5:30 p.m.||Consolation #2||ESPN2|
|8:00 p.m.||Semifinal #2||ESPNU|
|Sun, Dec 1||Noon||5th-place Game||ESPNU|
|2:00 p.m.||3rd-place Game||ESPNU|
|5 p.m.||7th -place Game||ESPN3|
|7:30 p.m.||Championship Game||ESPN2|
^ – Non-bracketed game
ESPN Events a division of ESPN Regional Television (ERT), owns and operates a large portfolio of collegiate sporting events worldwide. The roster includes two Labor Day weekend college football games; 11 college bowl games and eight college basketball events, which accounts for approximately 200 hours of programming, reaches almost 64 million viewers and attracts over a half a million attendees each year. With satellite offices in Boise, Birmingham, Dallas-Fort Worth, Albuquerque, St. Petersburg and Las Vegas, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.
A subsidiary of ESPN, ERT is also the production headquarters for ESPNU; syndication rights-holder and producer of national and regional shows for college conferences (American, Big 12, Mid-American, SEC) and manages the Big 12 Corporate Partner Program.
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