Aug. 4, 2009
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Baylor will face the Alabama Crimson Tide on Thursday, Nov. 26, in game three of the 2009 Old Spice Classic on ESPN2, ESPN Regional Television announced Tuesday. Tip-off is slated for 5:30 p.m. CT.
The fourth annual Old Spice Classic, which will be held Thanksgiving weekend at the Milk House at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, will include 12 games in three days and will be broadcast on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU. The 2009 Old Spice Classic features eight schools, including six that reached the postseason in 2008-09. The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) will once again serve as the event's sponsoring conference.
Baylor is one of two teams in the tournament that earned a 2009 National Invitation Tournament bid, along with Creighton of the Missouri Valley Conference. Florida State, Marquette, Michigan and Xavier earned NCAA Tournament berths in 2009.
In addition to the Baylor-Alabama first-round game Thanksgiving Day, Creighton will take on Michigan at 11 a.m. CT on ESPN2, followed by Marquette-Xavier at 1 p.m. CT. Florida State and Iona will conclude the first day of competition at 8 p.m. CT on ESPNU.
Each team will compete in one game per day, advancing through a bracket-tournament format. The two teams that remain undefeated throughout the tournament will off in a championship match Sunday, Nov. 29, at 6:30 p.m. CT on ESPN2.
Tickets to the 2009 Old Spice Classic will go on sale Monday, Aug. 17, at www.Ticketmaster.com, or by phone at (407) 839-3900. Fans can purchase official travel packages, which include game tickets and official team hotel accommodations, by going to www.anthonytravel.com (search Old Spice) or by calling (888) 632-6951.
Additional information can be found on the Old Spice Classic's official web site, www.OldSpiceClassic.com. For more information on Disney's Wide World of Sports, visit www.DisneySports.com.
2009 OLD SPICE CLASSIC BRACKET (All Times Central)
(Home team listed in second; Iona will be home team in each of its games)
Thursday, Nov. 26
Game 1 [11 a.m.] - Creighton vs. Michigan (ESPN2)
Game 2 [1 p.m.] - Marquette vs. Xavier (ESPN2)
Game 3 [5:30 p.m.] - Alabama vs. Baylor (ESPN2)
Game 4 [8 p.m.] - Florida State vs. Iona (ESPNU)
Friday, Nov. 27
Game 5 [11 a.m.] - G1 winner vs. G2 winner (ESPN)
Game 6 [1:30 p.m.] - G1 loser vs. G2 loser (ESPNU)
Game 7 [4 p.m.] - G3 winner vs. G4 winner (ESPN2)
Game 8 [6:30 p.m.] - G3 loser vs. G4 loser (ESPNU)
No Games Saturday, Nov. 28
Sunday, Nov. 29
Game 9 [9 a.m.] - G6 loser vs. G8 loser (ESPNU)
Game 10 [11 a.m.] - G6 winner vs. G8 winner (ESPNU)
Game 11 [4 p.m.] - G5 loser vs. G7 loser (ESPNU)
Game 12 [6:30 p.m.] - Championship Game, G5 winner vs. G7 winner (ESPN2)