The South Padre Island Invitational, one of college basketball’s elite Thanksgiving tournaments, has put together another impressive field for the ninth annual tourney scheduled for Nov. 25-26 at the SPI Convention Centre.
The SPI invitational annually brings some of the best teams in the country to South Padre Island. The last two champions – BYU (2010) and Richmond (2009) – both advanced to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen last March.
Highlighting this year’s field are four teams from power conferences – Iowa State from the Big 12, Providence College from the Big East, Rice University from Conference USA and Northern Iowa from the Missouri Valley.
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