Villanova, Temple, St. Joe's in 2011 tourneys

Posted: November 11, 2010

Villanova, Temple and Saint Joseph's will compete in basketball tournaments in November 2011, ESPN announced yesterday.

Villanova is among eight teams in the field for the 76 Classic to be held Nov. 24, 25 and 27 at the Anaheim (Calif.) Convention Center adjacent to Disneyland.

Seven teams are confirmed: Boston College, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Saint Louis, Santa Clara, Washington State and Villanova. The eighth team is to be announced.

West Virginia won the 76 Classic last season, part of the Mountaineers' run to the NCAA Final Four. Wake Forest was crowned the 2008 champion of the 76 Classic.

Temple will play in the 2011 Honda Puerto Rico Tip-Off, to be held Nov. 17, 18 and 20, in San Juan. The other teams invited are: Alabama, Colorado, Iona, Maryland, Wichita State and Purdue. The final team will be announced at a later date.

Saint Joseph's will play in the 2011 Charleston (S.C.) Classic, to be held Nov. 17, 18 and 20.

The Hawks are part of an eight-team field that includes Baylor, Georgia Tech, LSU, Seton Hall, Tulsa, Virginia Commonwealth and Western Kentucky. *

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