Thursday , Apr , 01 , 2010 C.Y. Ellis

Iowa, Kentucky and Texas highlight Guardians Classic field

Princeton, NJ (Sports Network) – Iowa, Kentucky, Texas, and West Virginia are
the schools hosting the regional rounds of the Guardians Classic, to be held
this November.

The National Association of Basketball Coaches is the sponsor of the event,
which features 16 teams.

“This event exemplifies the strength and positive message from our Guardians
of the Game program,” said Jim Haney, Executive Director of the National
Association of Basketball Coaches. “The 2005 Guardians Classic will
demonstrate the positive nature of college basketball, the role coaches play
in the lives of student-athletes, and the contributions that coaches make to
their communities.”

The tournament starts November 12 with games in Morgantown, as West Virginia
plays Louisiana Monroe and Fairleigh Dicksinson tangles with Wofford.

Kentucky will play South Dakota State on November 13 at Rupp Arena, while
Lipscomb faces Northern Colorado.

On November 14, Iowa faces Maryland-Eastern Shore and Colgate plays Utah
Valley State at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

On November 15 in Austin, Texas battles Southern, and Samford goes against
Sacramento State.

The championship rounds will be held at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City.
The semifinals will take place November 21 and the final the following night.

Creighton won the Guardians Classic last year, defeating Ohio State, 65-63, in