Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Saint Joseph’s to play in Old Spice Classic

PHILADELPHIA, PA. - Saint Joseph’s men’s basketball will be one of eight teams competing in the 2013 Old Spice Classic, to be held this 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 the Hawks in the field for the eighth annual event are A-10 foe Butler, LSU, Memphis, Oklahoma State, Purdue Siena and Washington State.

The 2013 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.

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) will serve as the event’s sponsoring conference for the eighth straight year.

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.

Previous winners of the Old Spice Classic have included Dayton, Notre Dame, Florida State, Gonzaga, NC State and Arkansas.
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