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Cougs, Eagles Invited to CBE Classic

KANSAS CITY, Mo.- Washington State University men's basketball will face 2012 NCAA Tournament runner-up, Kansas, in the semifinals of the 2012 College Basketball Experience (CBE) Hall of Fame Classic, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced Thursday.

Washington State and Kansas are joined by Saint Louis and Texas A&M as the four Host Round participants for this year's CBE Hall of Fame Classic, with the opening round games beginning Nov. 9. Each team will play two games on campus before advancing to the Championship Rounds, Nov. 19-20, at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.

The Cougars' first two games of the 2012-13 season will be their Host Round games as Eastern Washington comes to Pullman , Saturday, Nov. 10, followed by Utah Valley, Wednesday, Nov. 14. Saturday's game time with the Eagles is yet to be determined because it falls the same day the WSU football team hosts UCLA at Martin Stadium. The matchup with Utah Valley is set for 7 p.m. PT.

Joining Kansas, Saint Louis, Texas A&M, Washington State, Eastern Washington and Utah Valley in the 2012 CBE Hall of Fame Classic are Louisiana Tech, Santa Clara, Southeast Missouri State, Tennessee-Chattanooga, Troy, and USC Upstate. Santa Clara and Chattanooga will serve as Sub-Hosts for games played November 18-23.

ESPN Networks will televise the four Championship Round games. The Semifinal Doubleheader featuring Texas A&M and Saint Louis will air on ESPNU at 4:30 p.m. PT, followed by Washington State and Kansas on ESPN2. The next evening, the Consolation Game will be shown on ESPN3 at 4 p.m. PT, followed by the Championship Game on ESPNU.

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