Butler has had a lot of success in exempt tournaments over the years and they look to continue that success at the Old Spice Classic just outside of Orlando this Thanksgiving.
The pairings were announced today and Butler will face Washington State in the 1st round.
Game1: Oklahoma State v Purdue (11/28 12pm ESPN2)
Game2: Butler v Washington State (11/28 2pm ESPN2)
Game3: Siena v Memphis (11/28 6:30pm ESPN2)
Game 4: LSU v St Joe's (11/28 8:30pm ESPN2)
Game 5: Winner Game 1 v Winner Game 2 (11/29 1:30pm ESPN)
Game 6: Winner Game 3 v Winner Game 4 (11/29 5:30pm ESPN2)
Game 7: Loser Game 1 v Loser Game 2 (11/29 11:00am ESPNU)
Game 8: Loser Game 3 v Loser Game 4(11/29 8:00pm ESPNU)
Championship: Winner Game 5 v Winner Game 6 (12/1 7:30pm ESPN2)
3rd Place: Loser Game 5 v Loser Game 6 (12/1 2:00pm ESPNU)
5th Place: Winner Game 7 v Winner Game 8 (12/1 12:00pm ESPNU)
7th Place: Loser Game 7 v Loser Game 8 (12/1 5:00pm ESPN3)
Butler could not be matched up with Purdue in the first round due to their game at the Crossroads Classic in December.
In the 2012 Old Spice Classic, Gonzaga defeated Davidson 81-67 in the championship game.
The games for the 2013 Old Spice Classic will be aired on the ESPN family of networks.
We will have a full preview and breakdown of each team in the Old Spice Classic later in the year.