Pack to Play in 2009 Glenn Wilkes Classic

RALEIGH, N.C. - Orlando based UCF, ACC power NC State, Southeastern Conference contender Auburn and 2009 NCAA Tournament qualifier Akron highlight the ten-team field for the Glenn Wilkes Classic scheduled for Nov. 20-22.

The third annual event will see its largest field yet and will feature five games each day at the 8,500 seat Ocean Center.

The event, which features five on-campus games in the first round, will see its neutral site portion kick off at 11 a.m. on Friday (Nov. 20) when Howard University of the MEAC faces 2009 NIT participant Niagara. Colonial Athletic Association member Georgia State will play Drake, a 2009 postseason team and member of the Missouri Valley Conference, at 1:15 p.m. which will be followed up by Akron and NC State at 3:30 p.m. Auburn and UCF will square off at 6:00 p.m. before IUPUI of the Summit League and 2009 postseason squad Austin Peay play in the 8:15 p.m. nightcap.

Saturday’s slate of games will again begin at 11 a.m. as Georgia State faces Howard. Drake and Akron play in the 1:15 p.m. game before Niagara and UCF square off at 3:30 p.m. Auburn will play IUPUI at 6 p.m. while Austin Peay again closes the day’s festivities with an 8:15 p.m. showdown with NC State. Akron and Howard will open play in the 11 a.m. game on Sunday while will be followed by IUPUI and Georgia State (1:15 p.m.), UCF and Drake (3:30 p.m.), and Austin Peay versus Niagara at 6:00 p.m. The 2009 Glenn Wilkes Classic will close with an 8:15 p.m. battle between NC State and Auburn.

All games will be played at the Ocean Center, situated on Atlantic Avenue across the street from the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort. The Hilton sits right on the “World’s Most Famous Beach” and serves as the tournament host hotel. Tickets for the event are $25.00 per day or $60.00 for an all-tournament pass (plus applicable fees). To purchase tickets please call TicketMaster at 407-839-3900 or visit For further information on tickets call the Ocean Center box office at 386-254-4545.

For further information on the Glenn Wilkes Classic please contact the tournament organizer Sport Tours International at 414-228-7337 or visit

2009 Glenn Wilkes Classic Game Schedule

FIRST ROUND (Campus Sites)
Georgia State @ NC State

Friday, Nov. 13
Niagara @ Auburn

Saturday, Nov. 14
IUPUI @ Drake

Tuesday, Nov. 17
Austin Peay @ Akron

Wednesday, Nov. 18
Howard @ UCF

Friday, Nov. 20 (Ocean Center)
11 am        Howard v Niagara
1:15 pm     Georgia State v Drake
3:30 pm     Akron v NC State
6:00 pm     Auburn v UCF
8:15 pm     IUPUI v Austin Peay

Saturday, Nov. 21 (Ocean Center)
11 am        Georgia State v Howard
1:15 pm     Drake v Akron
3:30 pm     Niagara v UCF
6:00 pm     Auburn v IUPUI
8:15 pm     NC State v Austin Peay

Sunday, Nov. 22 (Ocean Center)
11 am        Akron v Howard
1:15 pm     IUPUI v Georgia State
3:30 pm     UCF v Drake
6:00 pm     Austin Peay v Niagara
8:15 pm     NC State v Auburn

• all game times local to site
• first team listed is home team

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