Thursday, August 5, 2010

Early-Season Tournament Fields Announced

Posted by CoHoops Paul Seaver

ESPN's Andy Katz broke down the keys to many of the early-season tournaments here.

Ranging from the Maui Invitational to the 2KSports Coaches vs. Cancer Classic to O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE Class, here's a look at many of the top teams in each of the early-season tournaments.

2KSports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer:
Featured teams: Maryland, Pittsburgh, Texas, Illinois.

All four of the above mentioned teams automatically qualify for the semifinals at Madison Square Garden in New York City on November 20-21.

O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic:

Featured teams: Duke, Kansas State, Gonzaga, San Diego State, Marquette

A potential Kansas State, Duke final may feature two teams in the top 5.

Puerto Rico Tip-Off:
Featured teams: West Virginia, Vanderbilt, North Carolina, Minnesota

It will be one of the early national televised appearances for North Carolina freshman Harrison Barnes.

EA Sports Maui Invitational:
Featured teams: Kentucky, Michigan State, Connecticut, Washington, Virginia, Oklahoma

Could Kentucky freshman Terrence Jones end up with a second-round match up against Washington? Or how about a potential Michigan State, Kentucky championship?

Old Spice Classic:
Featured teams: Boston College, Texas A&M, Wisconsin, Georgia, Notre Dame, Temple, California

Plenty of potential NCAA Tournament teams in this one.

76 Classic:
Featured teams: Virginia Tech, DePaul, Oklahoma State, Stanford, UNLV, Murray State

Tre'Von Willis' court date is right before the start of the tournament, will he be on the court for Lon Kruger's squad?

*Photo: EA Sports Maui Invitational *Credit:

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