The Eagles will join 11 other teams in tourney and will play one game in Pullman and three in Santa Clara.
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Eastern Washington University, led by second-year head coach Jim Hayford, is among the 12 NCAA Division I men’s basketball teams participating in the 2012 CBE Hall of Fame Classic, the National Association of Basketball Coaches announced Thursday (July 26).
As part of the tournament, Eastern will play at Washington State in Pullman, Wash., on Nov. 10. The Eagles will also play three games in Santa Clara, Calif. – Nov. 20 versus Utah Valley; Nov. 21 against South Carolina-Upstate; and Nov. 23 versus Santa Clara.
The remainder of Eastern’s non-conference schedule is still be finalized and will be announced at a later date.
Kansas, Saint Louis, Texas A&M and WSU will serve as the four host round participants for this year’s CBE Hall of Fame Classic, with the opening round games beginning on Nov. 9. Each team will play two games on campus before advancing to the Championship Rounds on Nov. 19-20 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.
Joining Kansas, Saint Louis, Texas A&M and Washington State in the 2012 CBE Hall of Fame Classic are Eastern, Louisiana Tech, Santa Clara, Southeast Missouri State, Tennessee-Chattanooga, Troy, USC-Upstate and Utah Valley. Santa Clara and Tennessee-Chattanooga will serve as sub-hosts for games played Nov. 18-23.
ESPN Networks will broadcast the four championship round games. The semifinal doubleheader featuring Texas A&M and Saint Louis will be aired on ESPNU at 4:30 p.m. Pacific time, followed by Washington State and Kansas on ESPN2. The next evening, the consolation game will be shown on ESPN3 at 4 p.m. Pacific, followed by the championship game on ESPNU.