USC, OU, Seton Hall, Iowa in brand-new hoops tourney
SAN DIEGO– The group that places on the Holiday Bowl is branching off with a college basketball competition that will include an inaugural field of Southern California, Oklahoma, Seton Hall and Iowa during the Thanksgiving holiday.The Rady Children
‘s Invitational will be played Nov. 23-24 at UC San Diego’s 4,000-seat Lion Tree Arena and televised by Fox Sports.The idea for the hoops tourney came about after the Vacation Bowl promoted a football game between Notre Dame and Navy in San Diego in 2018.”We can do a lot more than just the Holiday Bowl,”Mark Neville, CEO of Sports San
Diego, said Tuesday.”One of the things that we’ve been kicking around was doing a basketball competition. For us it was a natural because our objective is to drive tourist, financial advantages, civic pride and exposure for San Diego. If we’re going to go in, we wish to go huge.”Neville said Purdue, which invested several weeks ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 and is currently No. 5, has actually been signed for the 2024 tournament.Steve Fisher, the former San Diego State and Michigan coach, is working as an ambassador for the tournament and is helping to line up groups for future fields.Fisher stated his first journey to San Diego was for the 1975 Last Four, when UCLA won the title in John Wooden’s final game as coach.” I ran to the lobby when I got here and called my other half, Angie, and informed her,’If there is a piece of paradise in the world, I discovered it. We’re going to conserve sufficient money to holiday here,
‘” Fisher stated at a press conference at a dining establishment on San Diego Bay. “Lo and see I’ve lived here 24 years and this is home for me. So to have this location to begin with, and all these other facilities we have to offer, no pun planned, it’s a slam dunk that this occasion will be among the most magnificent ones in the nation as it grows in its stature being part of the exempt occasions in our college basketball world, “Fisher said.Rady Kid’s Hospital-San Diego is among the largest children’s medical facilities on the West Coast.