Bracket And Television Coverage Announced for 2012 Anaheim Classic

Xavier head coach Chris Mack will take his team to Ahaheim this Thanksgiving.

Xavier head coach Chris Mack will take his team to Ahaheim this Thanksgiving.

July 26, 2012

CINCINNATI --- The bracket for the 2012 Anaheim Classic – held Thanksgiving weekend, Thursday, Friday and Sunday, Nov. 22, 23 & 25, at the Anaheim (Calif.) Convention Center, adjacent to Disneyland – has been confirmed for the eight teams competing: Cal, Drake, Drexel, Georgia Tech, Pacific, Rice, Saint Mary’s and Xavier.

Xavier will open against Pacific on Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PST) on ESPNU. XU’s second game will be against either Drexel or Saint Mary’s on Nov. 23 on either ESPN2 (winner’s bracket at 3:30 p.m. ET) or ESPNU (loser’s bracket at 6 p.m. ET). XU’s third and final game will be Nov. 25 on one of the ESPN networks.

ESPNU will carry six of the tournament games, while ESPN2 will air five, including the Championship Game on Sunday, Nov. 25, at 9 p.m. ET. ESPN3 will have the one remaining game and the entire tournament will be available through WatchESPN, accessible online at and through smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.

Tournament highlights:

  • ESPNU will air first-round action between Pacific vs. Xavier at 2 p.m. and Rice vs. Georgia Tech at 9 p.m.
  • ESPN2 will carry the additional first-round games featuring Drexel vs. Saint Mary’s at 4:30 p.m. and Drake vs. Cal at 11:30 p.m.
  • Six of the eight teams advanced to 2012 postseason play, including Cal, Saint Mary’s and Xavier in the NCAA Championship
  • Additional information, including travel packages, can be found on the Anaheim Classic website

The 2012 Anaheim Classic will feature 12 games through three days. Each team will compete in one game per day, advancing through a bracket-tournament format. The two teams that remain undefeated will face off in a championship game Sunday, Nov. 25. The Big West will again serve as the event’s hosting conference.



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The Anaheim Classic is owned and operated by ESPN Regional Television (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN.

The inaugural event was played in 2007, with USC capturing the title. In year’s following, Wake Forest (2008), West Virginia (2009), UNLV (2010) and Saint Louis (2011) were all tournament winners.