Bracket Announced for 2012 Anaheim Classic

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Bracket Announced for 2012 Anaheim Classic

Championship Game to Air Sunday, Nov. 25 on ESPN2

The bracket for the 2012 Anaheim Classic – held Thanksgiving weekend, Thursday, Friday and Sunday, Nov. 22, 23 & 25, at the Anaheim (Calif.) Convention Center, adjacent to Disneyland – has been confirmed for the eight teams competing: Cal, Drake, Drexel, Georgia Tech, Pacific, Rice, Saint Mary’s and Xavier.

ESPNU will carry six of the tournament games, while ESPN2 will air five, including the Championship Game on Sunday, Nov. 25, at 9 p.m. ET. ESPN3 will have the one remaining game and the entire tournament will be available through WatchESPN, accessible online at and through smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.

Tournament highlights:

  • ESPNU will air first-round action between Pacific vs. Xavier at 2 p.m. and Rice vs. Georgia Tech at 9 p.m.
  • ESPN2 will carry the additional first-round games featuring Drexel vs. Saint Mary’s at 4:30 p.m. and Drake vs. Cal at 11:30 p.m.
  • Six of the eight teams advanced to 2012 postseason play, including Cal, Saint Mary’s and Xavier in the NCAA Championship
  • Additional information, including travel packages, can be found on the Anaheim Classic website

The 2012 Anaheim Classic will feature 12 games through three days. Each team will compete in one game per day, advancing through a bracket-tournament format. The two teams that remain undefeated will face off in a championship game Sunday, Nov. 25. The Big West will again serve as the event’s hosting conference.

Travel packages are available for fans and include hotel accommodations at the team hotel, game tickets, exclusive welcome reception and much more. Visit or call 888-632-6951 to make your reservation today! For more information on Disneyland Resort, visit

The Anaheim Classic is owned and operated by ESPN Regional Television (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN.

The inaugural event was played in 2007, with USC capturing the title. In year’s following, Wake Forest (2008), West Virginia (2009), UNLV (2010) and Saint Louis (2011) were all tournament winners.

Anaheim Classic (Schedule subject to change)

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Thu, Nov 22 2 p.m. Pacific vs. Xavier ESPNU
4:30 p.m. Drexel vs. Saint Mary’s ESPN2
9 p.m. Rice vs. Georgia Tech ESPNU
11:30 p.m. Drake vs. Cal ESPN2
Fri, Nov 23 3:30 p.m. Semifinal #1 ESPN2
6 p.m. Consolation #1 ESPNU
9:30 p.m. Consolation #2 ESPNU
Midnight Semifinal #2 ESPN2
Sun, Nov 25 1:30 p.m. 5th-place Game ESPNU
4 p.m. 7th-place Game ESPN3
6:30 p.m. 3rd-place Game ESPNU
9 p.m. Championship Game ESPN2



Rachel Margolis Siegal

As part of the College Sports PR team at ESPN, it has been an exciting adventure for me since I joined the worldwide leader in July 2010, working on college football, college basketball, college lacrosse and WNBA properties. I began my love of sports as the manager of several high school sports teams and continued that hobby into college. While at Quinnipiac, I worked in the Sports Information Department, which led me to a summer internship at the New Haven Ravens, a AA baseball team, and an eventual job with the Athletic Communications Department at the University of Connecticut. After my five-year stint at Connecticut, I spent six years as Director of Communications at the BIG EAST Conference in Providence, R.I. before joining ESPN.
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