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Anaheim Classic 2012: Teams, Schedule, Live Stream, Bracket, TV Info

Mar 16, 2012; Omaha, NE, USA; St. Mary's Gaels guard Matthew Dellavedova (4) talks with his teammates during the second half against the Purdue Boilermakers in the second round of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Century Link Center.  Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-US PRESSWIRE
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Tim KeeneyContributor INovember 5, 2016

With yet another week chock full of college basketball tournaments, it's becoming difficult to keep track of them all.

Oh well, I think we'll probably survive. 

March is undoubtedly the best month of the year for basketball fiends out there. But if pre-conference tournaments continue to produce as much thrilling action as they have during the first two weeks of the season, November could have something to say about that—you know, if months could talk.

Next up on the impressive slate: the Anaheim Classic. 

This tourney doesn't necessarily boast the same prestige as some other tournaments going on right now, but with squads like Xavier, Drexel, St. Mary's and Cal, there's no question it will have plenty of impact on March's happenings. 

Let's take a look at everything you need to know.

 

Note: A complete look at the full bracket can be found here.


Game 1: Pacific vs. Xavier

When: Thursday, November 22 at 2:00 p.m. ET

Where: Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA

Watch: ESPNU

Live Stream: WatchESPN

 

Game 2: Drexel vs. St. Mary's

When: Thursday, November 22 at 4:30 p.m. ET

Where: Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA

Watch: ESPN2

Live Stream: WatchESPN

 

Game 3: Rice vs. Georgia Tech

When: Thursday, November 22 at 9:00 p.m. ET

Where: Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA

Watch: ESPNU

Live Stream: WatchESPN

 

Game 4: Drake vs. California

When: Thursday, November 22 at 11:30 p.m. ET

Where: Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA

Watch: ESPN2

Live Stream: WatchESPN

 

Semifinal 1: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2

When: Friday, November 23 at 3:30 p.m. ET

Where: Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA

Watch: ESPN2

Live Stream: WatchESPN

 

Semifinal 2: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4

When: Saturday, November 24 at 12:00 a.m. ET (late Friday night on the West Coast)

Where: Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA

Watch: ESPN2

Live Stream: WatchESPN

 

Championship: Winner of Semifinal 1 vs. Winner of Semifinal 2

When: Sunday, November 25 at 9:00 p.m. ET

Where: Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA

Watch: ESPN2

Live Stream: WatchESPN

 

Player to Watch: Allen Crabbe, G, California

After exploding onto the college basketball scene, averaging 13.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 0.9 steals per game en route to being named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, Crabbe took a step back last season.

Well, more like a step in place. His points increased slightly to 15.2 per game, but his shooting percentage decreased and everything else stayed essentially the same. 

It appears that, as a junior, Crabbe is finally ready to take that next step he was supposed to take last year.

Albeit against inferior competition, the junior is averaging a ridiculous 26.7 points per game this year. Not only that, but he's shooting an absurd .574 from the field, .588 (10-of-17) from long range and .941 from the stripe. 

Can you say lights out?

If Crabbe continues his hot play, California is going to be an extremely tough out this weekend. 

 

Others to Watch

Matthew Dellavedova, St. Mary's

Kammeon Holsey, Georgia Tech

Dee Davis, Xavier

Frantz Massenat, Drexel

Ben Simons, Drake

 

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