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LSU To Play Basketball At Disney World, November 2018

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BATON ROUGE – As LSU returns home from the Maui Jim Maui Invitational on Thanksgiving evening, the site of next year’s Thanksgiving playing site was announced by ESPN.

The field for the 2018 AdvoCare Invitational – to be held Thursday, Nov. 22 through Sunday, Nov. 25, at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World of Sports near Orlando, Fla. – will include Charleston, Florida State, LSU, Memphis, Oklahoma State, UAB and Villanova. The eighth team will be announced at a later date.

The family-friendly tournament is a weekend-long affair at the Walt Disney World Resort, where participating teams practice, play and enjoy the Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks. 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.

Gonzaga won the 2016 AdvoCare Invitational with the 2017 event beginning this afternoon. Previous winners also include Xavier in 2015, Kansas in 2014, Memphis in 2013, Gonzaga in 2008 and 2012, Dayton in 2011, Notre Dame in 2010, Florida State in 2009, NC State in 2007 and Arkansas in 2006.

LSU went 2-1 in the 2013 edition and finished third with bookend wins over St. Joseph’s and Butler with a loss to Memphis in the semifinals.

Additional information, including travel packages, can be found on the AdvoCare Invitational web site.

The AdvoCare Invitational is one of 11 college basketball events owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN.

ESPN Events
ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a large portfolio of 31 collegiate sporting events worldwide. The roster includes three Labor Day weekend college football games; FCS opening-weekend game; 14 college bowl games, 11 college basketball events and two college award shows, which accounts for approximately 300-plus hours of programming, reaches almost 64 million viewers and attracts over 700,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in Albuquerque, Birmingham, Boca Raton, Boise, Dallas-Fort Worth, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Montgomery and St. Petersburg, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.

Collegiate Basketball
AdvoCare Invitational (Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.); Armed Forces Classic (Ramstein Air Base, Germany); College Basketball Awards Presented by Wendy’s (Los Angeles); Gildan Charleston Classic (South Carolina); Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Honolulu); Jimmy V Men’s Classic presented by Corona (New York City); Jimmy V Women’s Classic presented by Corona (Hartford, Conn.); NIT Season Tip-Off (Brooklyn, N.Y.); PK80 presented by State Farm (Portland, Ore.); Puerto Rico Tip-Off (San Juan); State Farm Champions Classic (Chicago) and Wooden Legacy (Fullerton, Calif.).

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