2K Sports Classic Preview
Location: Madison Square Garden
Teams: Alabama Crimson Tide, Oregon State Beavers, Villanova Wildcats, and the Purdue Boilermakers
7:00 pm - Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Oregon State Beavers
9:00 pm - Villanova Wildcats vs. Purdue Boilermakers
5:00 pm - Consolation Game
7:30 pm - Championship Game
The 2K Sports Classic is an annual college hoops event benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project. This early season tournament will usually host teams that conquered a huge feat in previous years and looking to continue in the upcoming season.
With Villanova entering the season with 6 freshman and only two seniors on the roster and Alabama which only features one senior on their roster, these are two teams that could have a great run in the coming year's. Oregon State returns four starters from last years break out season putting them back on top for the first time since 2004. Purdue is coming off a streak of winning seasons as they have seen the NCAA Tournament for the past six years and will look to continue a 20 plus win season.
With four teams that are capable of taking it all the way this year the 2k Sports Classic will surely be a sweet introduction to the 2012-2013 NCAA basketball season. Regardless of how the teams perform in this early season tournament expect to see all of them come March when the Madness begins!