LSU hoops invited to 2013 Old Spice Classic

LSU coach Johnny Jones

It was announced Friday that LSU basketball will be part of an eight-team tournament in Orlando next Thanksgiving. The field of teams in the 2013 Old Spice Classic includes some big names.

LSU will participate in the 2013 Old Spice Classic Basketball Tournament, as announced by the tournament organizers Friday.

The tournament will be held in Orlando with games played over Thanksgiving week on Nov. 28, 29 and Dec. 1, 2013.

Joining the Tigers in the eight-team field is an impressive list of basketball schools. Butler, Memphis, Oklahoma State, Purdue, Saint Joseph's, Siena and Washington State round out the invited programs.

All games will be played at the HP Field House at the Disney ESP Wide World of Sports Complex.

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) will serve as the event's sponsoring conference for the eighth straight year.

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