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Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Canisius men’s basketball selected to play in 2018 AdvoCare Invitational

All WNY News     Wednesday, January 03, 2018    



CANISIUS COLLEGE ATHLETICS



Canisius head men's basketball coach Reggie Witherspoon announced Wednesday that the Golden Griffins have joined the field of the 2018 AdvoCare Invitational, which is set to be played Nov. 22-25 at HP Field House at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
 
Canisius will join Charleston, Florida State, LSU, Memphis, Oklahoma State, UAB and Villanova in the AdvoCare Invitational field. This will mark the first time the Griffs have participated in this Thanksgiving-holiday event.
 
"This is an exciting time for us to be a part of a tremendous event against high-level programs with great tradition," Witherspoon said. "We are delighted to be chosen to represent the conference in one of the nation's most high-profile holiday tournaments."
 
The AdvoCare Invitational just wrapped up its 12th year, as West Virginia won the tournament's crown. Other previous AdvoCare Invitational champions include Gonzaga (2016, 2012, 2008), Xavier (2015), Kansas (2014), Memphis (2013), Dayton (2011), Notre Dame (2010), Florida State (2009), NC State (2007) and Arkansas (2006).
 
Travel packages are available for fans and include resort accommodations at the team hotel, game tickets, theme park tickets and much more. Visit AnthonyTravel.com/AdvoCare-Invitational or call 888-632-6951 to make your reservation today.

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