Bracket Announced for 2012 Old Spice Classic

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Bracket Announced for 2012 Old Spice Classic

Championship Game to Air Sunday, Nov. 25 on ESPN2

The bracket for the 2012 Old Spice Classic – held Thanksgiving weekend, Thursday, Friday and Sunday, Nov. 22, 23 & 25, at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Fla. – has been confirmed for the eight teams competing: Clemson, Davidson, Gonzaga, Marist, Oklahoma, UTEP, Vanderbilt and West Virginia.

ESPN2 will carry seven of the tournament games, including all four first-round games. ESPNU will air three and ESPN and ESPN3 will each have one game. The Championship Game will air Sunday, Nov. 25, at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2. 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. The on-site games from the Old Spice Classic will air on ESPN3D.

Tournament highlights:

  • In an early men’s preseason top 25 poll, Gonzaga is ranked No. 20 and will face Clemson in first-round action at 9 p.m. on ESPN2
  • Additional first-round games on ESPN2 feature West Virginia vs. Marist at noon; Vanderbilt vs. Davidson at 2 p.m.; and UTEP vs. Oklahoma at 7 p.m.
  • Four of the eight teams earned 2012 NCAA Championship berths

The 2012 Old Spice Classic, a bracket-format tournament, will feature 12 games over the three days. Each team will compete in one game per day, advancing through a bracket-tournament format. The two teams that remain undefeated throughout will face off in a championship match Sunday, Nov. 25.

The 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. Travel packages are available for fans and include resort accommodations at the team hotel, game tickets, theme park tickets and much more. Visit or call 888-632-6951 to make your reservation today.

Sponsors include Old Spice, Samsonite and ESPN’s Wide World of Sports. The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) will serve as the event’s sponsoring conference for the seventh straight year.

Dayton won the 2011 Old Spice Classic title, while Notre Dame captured the 2010 title. Florida State won the 2009 Classic, and additional winners include Gonzaga in 2008, North Carolina State in 2007 and Arkansas in 2006.

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

Old Spice Classic (Schedule subject to change)

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Mon, Nov 12 11:59 p.m. College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon:West Virginia at Gonzaga^ ESPN
Thu, Nov 22 Noon West Virginia vs. Marist ESPN2 / ESPN3D
2 p.m. Vanderbilt vs. Davidson ESPN2 / ESPN3D
7 p.m. UTEP vs. Oklahoma ESPN2 / ESPN3D
9 p.m. Clemson vs. Gonzaga ESPN2 / ESPN3D
Fri, Nov 23 12:30 p.m. Semifinal #1 ESPN / ESPN3D
3 p.m. Consolation #1 ESPNU / ESPN3D
5:30 p.m. Consolation #2 ESPN2 / ESPN3D
7:30 p.m. Semifinal #2 ESPN2 / ESPN3D
Sun, Nov 25 11:30 a.m. 5th-place Game ESPNU / ESPN3D
2 p.m. 7th-place Game ESPN3 / ESPN3D
4:30 p.m. 3rd-place Game ESPNU / ESPN3D
7 p.m. Championship Game ESPN2 / ESPN3D

^ – Non-bracketed game






Rachel Margolis Siegal

A part of the Internal Communications team at ESPN, I began with the network in 2010 as part of the College Sports PR team. Always an avid sports fan and not an athlete – I grew up a huge fan of the Hartford Whalers, while also watching my brother compete at different levels. I became 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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