Old Spice Tournament 2012: Teams, Schedule, Live Stream, Bracket, TV Info

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Old Spice Tournament 2012: Teams, Schedule, Live Stream, Bracket, TV Info
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The 2012 Old Spice Classic promises to be one of the most exciting early-season college basketball tournaments of the year.

With an eight-team field that includes a ranked team and numerous squads that made the 2012 NCAA tournament, you can expect stellar play, at least one major upset and plenty of information to glean from the results going forward.

Let’s take a look at where and when to catch all the action, the field of teams, some players to keep an eye on, an updated bracket and much more.

 

When: Thursday, Nov. 22; Friday, Nov. 23; Sunday, Nov. 25

Where: HP Field House, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Orlando, Fla.

Watch: ESPN / ESPN2 / ESPNU / ESPN3D

Live Stream: ESPN3

 

Field

Clemson Tigers (2-0) – ACC

Davidson Wildcats (1-2) – Southern Conference

No. 19 Gonzaga Bulldogs (3-0) – WCC

Marist Red Foxes (1-2) – MAAC

Oklahoma Sooners (2-0) – Big 12

UTEP Miners (1-1) – WAC

Vanderbilt Commodores (1-1) – SEC

West Virginia (0-1) – Big 12

 

Old Spice Classic Bracket and Schedule (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

 

Players to Watch

Jake Cohen, F, Davidson

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The senior forward is going to be key for the Wildcats and any upset chance the team may have. He’s a sturdy 6’10”, 235 pounds and is already averaging 10.0 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and 1.7 assists.

Cohen has range out to the three-point line and isn’t afraid to bang inside—his versatility having become a key to the success of this Davidson program over the past few years.

If he can put together a solid performance against Vanderbilt in the first round, there is a good shot the ‘Cats are moving on.

 

Kevin Pangos, G, Gonzaga

Gonzaga is ranked No. 19 in the nation right now, and this undersized gunner is a large reason the mid-major program is getting so much respect.

Pangos stands at just 6’1”, but he’s averaging 11.0 points and dishing 5.0 assists, while nailing 46.2 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc. Considering he attempts over four treys per game, it’s quite an impressive figure.

As long as the ‘Zags guard is dropping in long-range buckets and setting up his teammates, this team is going to go far.

 

Milton Jennings, F, Clemson

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At 6’9”, 225 pounds, Jennings can do it all. Through two games, he’s averaging 10.5 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals.

This jack-of-all-trades finally has a chance to take the spotlight for the Tigers, after being a relative disappointment over his first few years with on Clemson’s roster.

If Jennings answers the call, the Tigers are going to make a deep run in this early-season event.

 

Prediction: Gonzaga over Davidson

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The Bulldogs are ranked No. 19 in the nation for a reason, and they aren’t going to be stopped by any of the upset-minded teams in this tourney.

While they may be involved in some close calls, we don’t expect that Pangos and co. will have much trouble taking down either Davidson or West Virginia in the title game.

Barring a major injury or something equally as drastic occurring, you can pencil in Gonzaga to take the 2012 Old Spice Classic championship trophy home. 

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