LAS VEGAS, Nev. — It’s only fitting that four of the biggest programs in all of college basketball ascend on Sin City for a two-day event.
During the 2018-19 season, that’s exactly what will happen at the 18th annual Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational. The event will take place over Thanksgiving on November 22nd and 23rd at the Orleans Arena. The ‘city that never sleeps’ will give its residents and visitors alike another attraction to enjoy for two days.
On Thursday, the field for the 2018 edition of the event was released, and it will be a star-studded affair to say the least. Four of the nation’s biggest programs will bring their talents to Las Vegas for the event.
The Michigan State Spartans, Texas Longhorns, UCLA Bruins, and North Carolina Tar Heels will all vie for the tournament title when the time rolls around. They will also be looking to bolster their tournament resumes with some quality wins early on in the season.
EAST LANSING, Mi. — It’s been an interesting couple of days for head coach Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans on the recruiting trail.
On Thursday, East Lansing native Brandon Johns committed to the Spartans’ biggest rival, the Michigan Wolverines. After a losing a top-100 recruit from their own neighbourhood, the Spartans turned their attention elsewhere.
It didn’t take long for the Spartans to bounce back on the recruiting trail, as they landed a top-100 recruit of their own within 24 hours of Johns committing to Michigan.