"My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house.
That's not my world. My world was a cracked sidewalk." —Al McGuire

Sunday, November 30, 2008

MU named to 2009 Old Spice Classic field

Gary Parrish of FoxSports is reporting that Buzz Williams' squad will be part of the 2009 Old Spice Classic in Orlando, FL. The tournament is typically played in late November over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Seven teams were announced today for the field:

  • Alabama
  • Baylor
  • Creighton
  • Iona
  • Marquette
  • Michigan
  • Xavier
The eighth team will be announced at a later date according to Parrish. Three Jesuit schools are in the field (MU, Creighton, Xavier) along with a fourth Catholic school, Iona College.

Marquette will be talented, but young next season. It may well be the first tournament in a number of years that MU is not considered a good shot to be in the finals.

1 comment:

John said...

We may have another pleasant surprise like the Great Alaskan Shootout with the Three Amigos during their freshman year.