The bracket for the 2012 Anaheim Classic – held Thanksgiving weekend, Thursday, Friday and Sunday, Nov. 22, 23 & 25, at the Anaheim (Calif.) Convention Center, adjacent to Disneyland – has been confirmed for the eight teams competing: Cal, Drake, Drexel, Georgia Tech, Pacific, Rice, Saint Mary’s and Xavier.
ESPNU will carry six of the tournament games, while ESPN2 will air five, including the Championship Game on Sunday, Nov. 25, at 9 p.m. ET. ESPN3 will have the one remaining game and the entire tournament will be available through WatchESPN, accessible online at WatchESPN.com and through smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.
· ESPNU will air first-round action between Pacific vs. Xavier at 2 p.m. and Rice vs. Georgia Tech at 9 p.m.
· ESPN2 will carry the additional first-round games featuring Drexel vs. Saint Mary’s at 4:30 p.m. and Drake vs. Cal at 11:30 p.m.
· Six of the eight teams advanced to 2012 postseason play, including Cal, Saint Mary’s and Xavier in the NCAA Championship
· Additional information, including travel packages, can be found on the Anaheim Classic website. The 2012 Anaheim Classic will feature 12 games through three days. Each team will compete in one game per day, advancing through a bracket-tournament format. The two teams that remain undefeated will face off in a championship game Sunday, Nov. 25. The Big West will again serve as the event’s hosting conference.
Travel packages are available for fans and include hotel accommodations at the team hotel, game tickets, exclusive welcome reception and much more. Visit AnthonyTravel.com/AnaheimClassic or call 888-632-6951 to make your reservation today! For more information on Disneyland Resort, visit www.disneyland.com.
The Anaheim Classic is owned and operated by ESPN Regional Television (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN.
The inaugural event was played in 2007, with USC capturing the title. In year’s following, Wake Forest (2008), West Virginia (2009), UNLV (2010) and Saint Louis (2011) were all tournament winners.
Game 1: Xavier vs Pacific - Thurs. Nov 22 2:00 pm ESPNU
Game 2: Drexel vs St. Mary's - Thurs. Nov 22 4:30 pm ESPN2
Game 3: Rice vs Ga Tech - Thurs. Nov 22 9:00 pm ESPNU
Game 4: Drake vs Cal - Thurs. Nov 22 11:30 pm ESPN2
Game 5: Winners of Xavier/Pacific vs Drexel/St. Mary's - Fri. Nov 23 3:30 pm ESPN2
Game 6: Losers of Xavier/Pacific vs Drexel/St. Mary's - Fri. Nov 23 6:00 pm ESPNU
Game 7: Losers of Rice/Ga Tech vs Drake/Cal - Fri. Nov 23 9:30 pm ESPNU
Game 8: Winners of Rice/Ga Tech vs Drake/Cal - Sat. Nov 24 12:00 am ESPN2
Championship game will be played on Sunday at 9:00 pm on ESPN2. The consolation game will be Sunday at 6:30 pm on ESPNU.