College B-ball comes to SPI

Special to the PRESS

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.

To see this story in print, pick up a copy of the Nov. 3 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here.

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