Saturday, November 24, 2012

Siena included in 2013 Old Spice field

The Siena men's basketball team will participate in the 2013 Old Spice Classic.

The games, held Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 28-Dec. 1), are at the HP Field House at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Fla.

In addition to the Saints, the 8-team field includes Butler, LSU, Memphis, Oklahoma State, Purdue, Saint Joseph's and Washington State.

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference will serve as the event's sponsoring conference for the eighth straight year. 

Siena last competed in the Old Spice in 2008. The Saints lost to Tennessee, Wichita State and Oklahoma State, but did go on to win their second straight MAAC title and trip to the NCAA tournament.

Also announced over the Thanksgiving holiday is that the Siena game against St. Bonaventure, on Tuesday, Dec. 4, will be televised nationally on NBC Sports Network.  The game time has also been moved and now will be a 9 p.m. tip from the Reilly Center, in Olean.

The game is a battle for the Franciscan Cup, which the Bonnies hold possession of.

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