Old Spice Classic Brackets Released

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The brackets for the 2013 Old Spice Bracket have been released and Siena will Memphis face in their opening round game in Orlando. The game will be held on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday 11/28 at 6:30 pm to be broadcast on ESPN 2. The Tigers are ranked No. 15 in ESPN’s early preseason Top 25 and are coming off an overall 31-5 record and 16-0 Conference USA record last season. Other opening round matchups include Purdue vs. Oklahoma St., Butler vs. Washington St. and LSU vs. St. Joseph’s. The Saints will face either LSU or St. Joseph’s on Friday 11/30 and an opponent TBA. (Butler/Washington St./Oklahoma St./Purdue) on Dec. 1.

Here is a link to the full tournament bracket http://assets.espn.go.com/pdf/2013/0715/old_spice_classic.pdf

This will mark the Saints’ second appearance in the event having last played in the 2008 Classic. They will take on Big 10 member Purdue in a non-bracketed Old Spice Classic contest Sunday, November 24 in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Eight teams will compete in the event 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, Florida. This year’s field includes Butler, LSU, Memphis, Oklahoma State, Purdue, Saint Joseph’s, Siena and Washington State.

The 2013 Old Spice Classic consists of 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.

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) will serve as the sponsor for the Classic 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  .

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