The Oklahoma men's basketball team will open the 2012 Old Spice Classic by playing UTEP on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22. The bracket for the eight-team tournament near Orlando, Fla., was announced Thursday by ESPN Regional Television.


The Oklahoma men's basketball team will open the 2012 Old Spice Classic by playing UTEP on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22. The bracket for the eight-team tournament near Orlando, Fla., was announced Thursday by ESPN Regional Television.

 

The OU-UTEP matchup will start at 6 p.m.  and be televised by ESPN2.

 

The winner of the OU-UTEP game will play the winner of the Clemson-Gonzaga first-round matchup on Nov. 23 at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN2. The first-round losers will meet Nov. 23 at 4:30 p.m. on ESPN2. Clemson finished 16-15 last year while Gonzaga posted a 26-7 record and went 1-1 in the NCAA Tournament.

 

The other side of the bracket has West Virginia (19-14) meeting Marist (14-18) and Vanderbilt (25-11) taking on Davidson (25-8) in the opening round. All games will be played at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.