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Friday, July 18, 2008

OU's Vegas tournament

I just got a press release about the tournament in Las Vegas Oakland will be playing in this year. It is the Findlay Toyota Las Vegas Invitational on Nov. 28-29 at Orleans Arena. According to the release only a few hundred tickets remain on sale. For ticket information call 702-284-7777 or visit

The schedule is as follows

Nov. 28
Third round (All times Pacific)
Longwood vs. Southeast Missouri, 1 p.m.
Oakland vs. Delaware State, 3:30 p.m.
West Virginia vs. Iowa, 6 p.m.
Kentucky vs. Kansas State, 9 p.m. ESPNU

Nov. 29
Championship round
Loser LU/SEMO vs. OU/DSU, 11:30 a.m.
Winner LU/SEMO vs. Winner OU/DSU, 2 p.m.
Loser WVU/Iowa vs. Loser UK/KSU, 4:30 p.m.
Winner WVU/Iowa vs. Winner UK/KSU, 7:30 p.m. ESPN2

Oakland’s opponent Delaware State went 14-16 overall and 10-6 in the MEAC. The Hornets return all their leading scorers from last season. Another interesting side note is when Oakland made the NCAA tournament and lost to North Carolina, Delaware State was at the same site as a No. 16 seed taking on Duke. If I remember correctly the Hornets made a game of it so this should be an interesting game.

I will be attending the tournament. Las Vegas and college basketball, it doesn't get much better than that. Hopefully Oakland can get some fans to make the trip.

The Grizzlies will play in two other roads games as part of the tournament, but I’m not sure which two teams are their opponents.



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