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    Default 2011-12 In-Season Tournaments (updated April 29th)

    Here's what I've gathered (some teams are tentative) for next season's in-season tournament fields, with a projected early favorite. Last season's RPI is listed in parentheses. Some new information regarding a couple Big Ten squads. Indiana will get four home games in a 5-team round-robin, most notably an in-state tilt with Butler. Also, Penn State will part of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off. After a couple preliminary rounds, the rebuilding Nittany Lions will play Kentucky, then either ODU or South Florida.

    A special thanks to Chris Dobbertean at bloggingthebracket.com for his help. If college hoops is a 365-24-7 thing for you, I'd recommend visiting Chris' site. Great stuff to read as we build up to the upcoming season.

    (1) Anaheim 76 Classic (8-team bracket/Nov. 24-25, 27): Villanova (38), Boston College (58), New Mexico (66), Washington State (82), Oklahoma (126), Santa Clara (158), St. Louis (175), UC-Riverside (265).

    The Favorite: New Mexico

    (2) Battle 4 Atlantis (8-team bracket/Nov. 23-27): UConn (14), Harvard (35), Florida State (55), UCF (69), College of Charleston (72), Utah (118), UNC-Asheville (147), UMass (151).

    The Favorite: UConn

    (3) Bloomington Exempt Tournament (5 teams/round robin): Butler, Chattanooga, Indiana, 2 teams TBD.

    The Favorite: Indiana

    (4) Cancun Challenge (8 teams/preliminary rounds, then 2 brackets of 4 on Nov. 22-23): (Riviera Division) Richmond (41) vs. Illinois (48), Rutgers (121) vs. Illinois State (255); (Mayan Division) Lipscomb (132), Hampton (153), Sacred Heart (273), SIU-Edwardsville (328).

    The Favorite: Illinois

    (5) Charleston Classic (8-team bracket/Nov. 17-18, 20): VCU (49), Tulsa (81), Seton Hall (102), St. Joseph's (164), Georgia Tech (168), Western Kentucky (196), LSU (227), 1 team TBD.

    The Favorite: St. Joseph's

    (6) Chicago Invitational Challenge (8 teams/preliminary rounds, then 2 brackets of 4 on Nov. 25-26): (Bracket #1) BYU (5), Wisconsin (16), Nevada (193), Bradley (22); (Bracket #2) 4 teams TBD.

    The Favorite: Wisconsin

    (7) Coaches vs. Cancer Classic (12 teams/preliminary rounds, 2 4-team round-robins, then 4-team bracket Nov. 17-18 in New York): Arizona (19), St. John's (26), Texas A&M (29), Mississippi State (119), 8 teams TBD.

    The Favorite: Arizona

    (8) CBE Classic (12 teams/preliminary rounds, 2 4-team round-robins, then 4-team bracket Nov. 21-22 in Kansas City): Notre Dame (9), Missouri (37), Georgia (47), Cal (76), 8 teams TBD.

    The Favorite: Notre Dame

    (9) Diamond Head Classic (8-team bracket/Dec. 22-23, 25): Xavier (22), Kansas State (23), Clemson (57), UTEP (59), Long Beach State (90), Hawaii (162), Southern Illinois (207), Auburn (254).

    The Favorite: Clemson

    (10) Global Sports Cincinnati (5 teams/round robin): Cincinnati (36), Marshall (54), Northwestern State (237), Alabama State (257), Jacksonville State (331).

    The Favorite: Cincinnati

    (11) Global Sports Columbus (5 teams/round robin): Ohio State (2), Florida (8), Wright State (124), North Florida (148), Jackson State (249).

    The Favorite: Ohio State

    (12) Global Sports Des Moines (5 teams/round robin): Creighton (123), Iowa (185), North Carolina A&T (231), Campbell (280), Chicago State (339).

    The Favorite: Iowa

    (13) Great Alaska Shootout (8-team bracket/Nov. 23-26): Southern Miss (63), Murray State (117), San Francisco (120), New Mexico State (139), UC-Irvine (296), Dartmouth (311), Alaska-Anchorage (non-DI), 1 team TBD.

    The Favorite: San Francisco

    (14) Hall of Fame Tip-Off (8 teams/preliminary rounds, then 2 brackets of 4/Nov. 11-12, 14, 16, 23 @ home sites; 19-20 in Uncasville): (Bracket #1) Kentucky (7) vs. Penn State (39), Old Dominion (20) vs. USF (155); (Bracket #2) Long Island (75) vs. Radford (333), Vermont (95) vs. Marist (305).

    The Favorite: Kentucky

    (15) Las Vegas Classic (8 teams/preliminary rounds, then 2 brackets of 4): (Bracket #1) West Virginia (21), Missouri State (43), Baylor (94), 1 team TBD; (Bracket #2) 4 teams TBD.

    The Favorite: West Virginia

    (16) Las Vegas Invitational (8 teams/preliminary rounds, then 2 brackets of 4 on Nov. 25-26): (Bracket #1) North Carolina (6) vs. South Carolina (134), UNLV (25) vs. USC (67); (Bracket #2) Cal Poly (201), Morgan State (209), Mississippi Valley State (250), Tennessee State (232).

    The Favorite: North Carolina

    (17) Legends Classic (12 teams/preliminary rounds, 2 4-team round-robins, then 4-team bracket Nov. 25-26 in Atlantic City): 12 teams TBD.

    The Favorite: TBD

    (18) Maui Invitational (12 teams/preliminary rounds, then 8-team bracket Nov. 21-23): Kansas (1), Duke (4), Georgetown (13), Memphis (28), Tennessee (34), UCLA (44), Michigan (52), Chaminade (non-DI); (Maui on Mainland only) Middle Tennessee State (211), Towson (287), 2 teams TBD.

    The Favorite: Duke

    (19) NIT Season Tip-Off (16-team bracket with all teams guaranteed 4 games/Nov. 23, 25 in New York): George Mason (24) @ Virginia Tech (62); Syracuse (18), Texas-San Antonio (194), 12 teams TBD.

    The Favorite: TBD

    (20) Old Spice Classic (8-team bracket/Nov. 24-25, 27): Dayton (70), Indiana State (84), Minnesota (85), Fairfield (97), Arizona State (161), Texas Tech (165), DePaul (234), Wake Forest (260).

    The Favorite: Minnesota

    (21) Paradise Jam (8-team bracket/Nov. 18-21): Marquette (64), Drexel (74), Ole Miss (83), Virginia (141), TCU (208), Drake (217), Winthrop (222), Norfolk State (270).

    The Favorite: Marquette

    (22) Puerto Rico Tip-Off (8-team bracket/Nov. 17-18, 20): Purdue (12), Temple (30), Wichita State (60), Colorado (65), Iona (68), Alabama (80), Maryland (98), Western Michigan (174).

    The Favorite: Alabama

    (23) South Padre Island Invitational (8 teams/preliminary rounds, then 2 brackets of 4 on Nov. 25-26): (Bracket #1) Northern Iowa (112), Iowa State (138), Providence (154), 1 team TBD; (Bracket #2) Northern Colorado (99), Western Carolina (172), Southern U (344), 1 team TBD.

    The Favorite: Iowa State
    Last edited by SelectionSunday; 04-29-2011 at 07:55 AM.


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