Tickets for the 2013 Old Spice Classic will go on sale on Thursday, Aug. 15. The eighth annual Old Spice Classic - slated for Thanksgiving weekend, Thursday, Friday and Sunday, Nov. 28, 29 & Dec. 1, will be held at HP Field House at the ESPN Wide World of Sports at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.
The field for the Old Spice Classic includes Butler, LSU, Memphis, Oklahoma State, Purdue, Saint Joseph's, Siena and Washington State. Butler and Memphis were third-round participants in the NCAA Championship last year, while Oklahoma State played in the second round. Saint Joseph's earned an NIT berth and Purdue reached the College Basketball Invitational quarterfinals.
Fans can purchase tickets to all six sessions (12 games) for $100 each, or single-session tickets (two games) for $20 each. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or through walk-up at the ESPN Wide World of Sports® Complex Box Office.
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 eighth straight year.
Gonzaga won the 2012 Old Spice Classic, its second time winning the event (also 2008). Previous winners also include Dayton in 2011, Notre Dame in 2010, Florida State in 2009, NC State in 2007 and Arkansas in 2006.
For more information about the tournament, please visit the official Web site at http://www.OldSpiceClassic.com, follow on Twitter @OldSpiceClassic and "like" the event on Facebook at facebook.com/OldSpiceClassic. For more information on the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, visit www.espnwwos.com.
The Old Spice Classic is owned and operated by ESPN Regional Television (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN.
Old Spice Classic Schedule
Thursday, Nov. 22
Noon - Purdue vs. Oklahoma State
2 p.m. - Butler vs. Washington State
6:30 p.m. - Memphis vs Siena
8:30 p.m. - LSU vs. Saint Joseph's
Friday, Nov. 23
11 a.m. - Consolation #1
1:30 p.m. - Semifinal #1
5:30 p.m. - Semifinal #2
8 p.m. - Consolation #2
Sunday, Nov. 25
Noon - 5th Place Game
2 p.m. - 3rd Place Game
5 p.m. - 7th Place Game
7:30 p.m. - Championship Game