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.