The 43rd Annual Sierra Providence SunClassic
EL PASO, Texas (June 30, 2003) - For the first time since
1997, two teams from BCS conferences will highlight the field for the 2003
Sierra Providence SunClassic Basketball Tournament. This year's tournament will
feature Northwestern University of the Big Ten Conference, Mississippi Valley
State University of the Southwestern Athletic Conference, Rutgers University of
the Big East Conference and the University of Texas at El Paso of the Western
UTEP will be making its 43rd consecutive appearance
in the oldest continuous holiday championship tournament in the nation, while
this year will mark Mississippi Valley State's second SunClassic appearance and
first-ever appearances for Northwestern and Rutgers.
In its 43rd year,
the Sierra Providence SunClassic will be Saturday, Dec. 27, and Sunday, Dec. 28,
at the Don Haskins Center. Sierra Providence has been the title sponsor of the
tournament since 1991.
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