ESTERO, Fla. - The bracket for the 2014 Gulf Coast Showcase was announced on Friday, August 8. The eight team tournament will be played from Nov. 28-30 at Germain Arena in Ft. Myers, Fla.
Villanova will play Arizona State on Friday, Nov. 28, at 2:30 p.m. The Wildcats will play either Georgia Tech or Wisconsin Green Bay in the second round. Arizona State went 23-10 last year and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Joining these four teams in the field are Connecticut, Vanderbilt, Minnesota and the College of Charleston.
Of the eight teams in the Gulf Coast Showcase, four participated in last yearfs NCAA Tournament, including two-time defending national champion Connecticut. Vanderbilt, Arizona State and Georgia Tech were also 2013 NCAA Tournament teams.
"In just our second year, the Gulf Coast Showcase looks like an NCAA Tournament field in March,h said Tournament Host and ESPN analyst Debbie Antonelli. gThis tournament includes some of the most respected programs and coaches in basketball. I'm thrilled to be a part of a first]class, competitive event and canft wait for the action to tip in November."
2014 GULF COAST SHOWCASE SCHEDULE:
Friday, November 28
Green Bay vs. Georgia Tech Noon
VILLANOVA vs. Arizona State 2:30 p.m.
Vanderbilt vs. Minnesota 6 p.m.
Connecticut vs. College of Charleston 8:30 p.m.