San Diego hopes for a new Turkey Day hoops tradition
We've got our typical full slate of football on Thanksgiving Thursday, but San Diego could also be looking at a new college hoops tradition.
Driving the news: Four perennial NCAA Tournament teams are playing in the inaugural Rady Children's Invitational, which kicks off with two games Thursday and another two Friday at UCSD's LionTree Arena.
- Thursday: The University of Oklahoma vs. University of Iowa at noon; Seton Hall University vs. University of Southern California at 2:30pm.
- Friday: Oklahoma vs. either Seton Hall or USC at 12:30pm; Iowa vs. either Seton Hall or USC at 3pm.
Zoom in: Two-day passes for the event start at $60, and $5 from each ticket goes to Rady Children's Hospital.
- Organizers already announced next year's participants as they work to build the event into a mainstay among other major Thanksgiving weekend basketball tournaments: Arkansas, BYU, Notre Dame and Purdue.
Zoom out: Fresh off winning the Continental Tire Main Event tournament in Las Vegas, SDSU's men's team is headed up the coast for a big game of its own.
- The 4-1 Aztecs are facing the 2-2 Cal Bears on Saturday at 4pm for the showcase game in the SoCal Challenge at the Pavilion in San Juan Capistrano.
- Five games in, the answer has been emphatic: TCU transfer Jaedon LeDee has dominated to start the season, averaging 26.8 points a game.
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