BYU will play in CBE basketball tourney in Kansas City next season
The BYU Cougars won't be playing in the NIT championship game tonight at Madison Square Garden (Iowa and Baylor will), but part of their 2013-14 schedule was announced on Thursday. BYU has been invited to play in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City, Mo., in November, the National Association of Basketball Coaches announced Thursday. Football fans traveling to South Bend for the BYU-Notre Dame football game on Nov. 23 might be able to catch the basketball tournament on the way back, if they are so inclined. The tournament's semifinals are Monday, Nov. 25 and the championship game/consolation game is Tuesday, Nov. 26. ESPN will broadcast the games on of its networks. The other teams in the field are Final Four participant Wichita State, Texas and DePaul. Which team the Cougars will draw first has not been announced. DePaul (11-21) and Texas (16-18) had losing seasons last year, while the Shockers, of course, played in SLC in second and third round NCAA Tournament games two weeks ago. - BYU senior forward Brandon Davies has been invited to play in the NABC's Division I College All-Star Game, which is Friday in Atlanta. The all-star game is part of the NCAA's Final Four events and will be played at 3 p.m. MDT at the Georgia Dome. Davies was selected to the East squad, which will be coached by Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin. Iowa State's Fred Hoiberg will direct the West. Here are the rosters: WEST No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. College/Hometown 1 Pierre Jackson G 5-10 180 Baylor/Las Vegas, Nev. 3 Kwamain Mitchell G 5-10 175 St. Louis/Milwaukee, Wis. 11 Mfon Udofia G 6-2 195 Georgia Tech/Stone Mountain, Ga. 13 Ramon Galloway G 6-3 180 LaSalle/Philadelphia, Pa. 15 Troy Daniels G 6-4 200 VCU/Roanoke, Va. 21 Durand Scott G 6-5 203 Miami/Bronx, N.Y. 23 Will Clyburn F 6-7 210 Iowa State/Detroit, Mich. 25 Richard Howell F 6-8 257 NC State/Marietta, Ga. 31 Jack Cooley F 6-9 246 Notre Dame/Glenview, Ill. 33 Mouphtaou Yarou F/C 6-10 255 Villanova/Natitingou, Benin 35 Mike Muscala F/C 6-11 239 Bucknell/Roseville, Minn. EAST No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. College/Hometown 2 D.J. Cooper G 6-0 176 Ohio/Chicago, Ill. 4 Larry Drew II G 6-2 180 UCLA/Encino, Calif. 10 Carrick Felix G 6-6 197 Arizona State/Goodyear, Ariz. 12 Rodney McGruder G 6-4 205 Kansas State/Washington, D.C. 14 E.J. Singler F 6-6 215 Oregon/Medford, Ore. 20 James Ennis F 6-7 210 Long Beach State/Ventura, Calif. 22 Brandon Davies F 6-9 235 BYU/Provo, Utah 24 Gregory Echenique F 6-9 260 Creighton/Guatire, Venezuela 30 Jake Cohen F 6-10 235 Davidson/Berwyn, Pa. 32 Jared Berggren F/C 6-10 235 Wisconsin/Princeton, Minn. 34 Zeke Marshall C 7-0 235 Akron/McKeesport, Pa.