The Georgia Tech men’s basketball team has been named to the eight-team field for the 2014 Old Spice Classic, which features the current No. 1 and No. 2-ranked teams, Michigan State and Kansas, along with Georgia Tech, Marquette, Rider, Tennessee, Santa Clara and Xavier.
The ninth annual event will be held Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 27, 28 and 30, at the HP Field House at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Kissimmee, Fla. This will be the Yellow Jackets’ first appearance in the this early season event.
The 2014 Old Spice Classic is bracket-format tournament that will feature 12 games over the 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 match Sunday, Nov. 30.
This will be an excellent opportunity for the Yellow Jackets to be seen on a national stage against some of the top competition in the NCAA, and could be a great way to gauge what Tech needs to work on prior to entering difficult conference play and possible postseason tourneys.
Past winners of the tournament include 2012 winner Gonzaga, its second tournament championship (also 2008), Dayton (2011), Notre Dame (2010), Florida State (2009), North Carolina State (2007) and Arkansas (2006).
For more information, including travel packages, visit the Old Spice Classic web site at www.oldspiceclassic.com.