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Morehead to play in Las Vegas Invitational

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Pairings for the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational were announced today and Morehead State could possibly face UCLA and Missouri in the event.

The tournament will be held November 28-29 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

Nov. 28 11:30 AM GARDNER WEBB VS IUPUI
2:00 PM MOREHEAD ST VS CHATTANOOGA
4:30 PM UCLA VS. NEVADA
7:30 PM MISSOURI VS NORTHWESTERN

Nov. 29 12:30 PM LOSER GWU/IUPUI VS LOSER MSU/UTC
3:00 PM WINNER GWU/IUPUI VS WINNER MSU/UTC
5:30 PM MISSOURI VS NEVADA
8:30 PM UCLA VS NORTHWESTERN

Always one of the top early season tournaments of the college basketball season, the past champions of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational reads like a “Who’s Who” of college basketball: Illinois (2005), Kansas (2006 and 2010), North Carolina (2007), Kentucky (2008) and Oklahoma State (2009). In the 2011 title game, UNLV upset #1 North Carolina 90-80. The 2012 tourney was won by 21st-ranked Creighton, who defeated Arizona State 87-73 in the championship game.

Each team will play four games in the Invitational – the first two at on-campus sites and the final two rounds at the Orleans Arena November 28-29. Hosting more than 200 events each year, the Orleans Arena is located just west of the Las Vegas strip and was recently named the #1 mid-size arena in the USA by Venues Today magazine.

Tickets for the final rounds in Las Vegas are available at the Orleans Arena box office (1.888.234.2334 or 702.284.7777) and via the internet at www.orleansarena.com.


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