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Hoops News: Old Spice Bracket Released; Pokes Play Purdue in Opener

by John Helsley Published: July 16, 2013
Le'Bryan Nash and the Cowboys get Purdue in their Old Spice Classic opener.
Le'Bryan Nash and the Cowboys get Purdue in their Old Spice Classic opener.

Oklahoma State has big plans for the Thanksgiving weekend, with a trip to Disney World and the Old Spice Classic.

Specific plans, beyond mugging for photos with Mickey, are coming into view.

The Cowboys will open the bracket portion of the tournament against Purdue on Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, with an 11 a.m. tip, a game that will be televised on ESPN2. From there, OSU will face either Butler or Washington State, in either the winner’s or loser’s bracket the following day.

The other half of the bracket features LSU, Memphis, Saint Joseph’s and Siena.

The championship game is set for Dec. 1, with a day off scheduled for Nov. 30.

The full bracket breakdown can be found here.

A potential Game 3 matchup with Memphis could be an instant rematch, considering the Tigers will visit Gallagher-Iba Arena on Nov. 19 in what is now being billed as a “non-bracketed game” in the Old Spice Classic.

The Memphis matchup in Stillwater, part of a home-and-home series announced in May, will be televised by ESPN with a 6:30 p.m. tip.

Purdue went 16-18 a year ago (8-10 in the Big Ten), falling to Santa Clara in the quarterfinals of the CBI.

The Cowboys and Boilermakers have met only once previously, a 67-48 OSU win in Stillwater in 1991.

Purdue will play Sienna in a non-bracketed Old Spice home game on Nov. 24.

Travel packages are available for fans and include team hotel accommodations at the Walt Disney Resort, game tickets, theme park tickets and more. Details are available at or by calling 888-632-6951.

by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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