July 16, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The bracket for the eighth-annual Old Spice Classic - held Thanksgiving weekend (Thursday, Friday and Sunday, Nov. 28 and 29 and Dec. 1) at the HP Field House on the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Fla. - has been announced.
Purdue will play Oklahoma State in first-round action Nov. 28 at noon ET, and the game will be televised by ESPN2. The Boilermakers and Cowboys are in the same side of the bracket with Butler and Washington State.
First-round winners play Nov. 29 at 1:30 p.m., while the losers meet at 11 a.m.
Sunday's action is set for noon (fifth-place game), 2 p.m. (third-place game), 5 p.m. (seventh-place game) and 7:30 p.m. (championship game).
ESPN2 will carry six of the tournament games ESPNU will air four and ESPN and ESPN3 will both have one game. The championship game will air on ESPN2.
Purdue actually kicks off the Old Spice Classic at Mackey Arena on Sunday, Nov. 24, when it hosts Siena in a non-bracketed game. NCAA legislation permits teams to play a maximum of four games as part of exempt multi-team events, such as the Old Spice Classic. The Boilermakers are thus permitted to play a team in the originally contracted field within 14 days of the start of the Old Spice Classic. The game has been approved by ESPN, the promoter of the Old Spice Classic, and will be considered part of the event in historical records.
Other teams in the field are LSU, Memphis and Saint Joseph's.
The Old Spice Classic, a 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.
Purdue and Oklahoma State have met once previously, with the Cowboys winning 67-48 in Stillwater, Okla., on Nov. 23, 1991.