Blog – MSU basketball to play in Corpus Christi Coastal Classic

MSU continues to fill its non-conference basketball slate.

It was announced Wednesday that the Bulldogs will participate in the Corpus Christi Coastal Classic at the American Bank Center. The event will take place during Thanksgiving week, Nov. 28 and 29. MSU opens the tournament against St. Louis.

The Bulldogs will then either play TCU or Bradley. St. Louis went 27-7 last year before being defeated by Louisville in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

“I am excited to be a part of this tournament,” MSU head coach Rick Ray said in a school release. “This challenge gives us an opportunity to prepare for SEC competition. Our first opponent, St. Louis, had an RPI of 27 last season and has been to the NCAA Tournament for three-straight years. Our players look forward to playing in this demanding tournament.”

MSU and St. Louis have only met once, with the Billikens claiming a 63-46 win in 1950.

MSU will also play Oregon State, Florida State and Tulane this season.

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