Monday, December 3, 2007

Wake, Arkansas joining Niners in Anaheim

Fresh off a victory over Wake Forest, the Charlotte 49ers may not have to wait too long for a rematch.

The 49ers had already accepted an invitation to play in the eight-team Anaheim Classic during the Thanksgiving weekend next season and on Monday they found out who else is joining them.
As it turns out, it may be one of the strongest early-season tournaments next season. In addition to Charlotte, the Anaheim Classic will feature Wake Forest, Arkansas, Providence, Arizona State, UTEP, Cal State Fullerton and Baylor.

Baylor was in this season's Paradise Jam tournament along with Charlotte, but the two teams never met. In the teams' only other meeting, Baylor won 94-93 in 1992. The 49ers have never played Arkansas, Providence or Cal State Fullerton.

Charlotte lost its only meeting with Arizona State, 91-78, in 2000. The 49ers are 2-0 against UTEP, winning 86-58 in the team's most recent meeting in 2001.

The bracket for the tournament has not been set. Each team will play three games in four days.


Anonymous said...

Great field. Even greater for Mike Gerrity. We need to play in events with strong fields.
BTW, screw Monmouth.