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Rice Owls Men's Hoops to Face a Trio of Postseason Teams in Ball Dawgs Classic

POSTED: August 3, 2023 -- 7:13 a.m. CT

The Rice men's basketball team will participate in the inaugural Ball Dawgs Classic, November 21-24.

The tournament will be played at the Dollar Loan Center in Henderson, NV.

Rice opens the tournament against fellow CBI participant Indiana State on Nov. 21 at 5:30 p.m. CT. The Sycamores were 23-13 last year and participated in the CBI.

The following day, the Owls will face NIT participant New Mexico at approximately 8:45 p.m. The Lobos finished last year 22-12.

Rice closes the tournament on Nov. 24 when it faces Big West regular season champion UC-Irvine at 3:15 p.m. The Anteaters went 23-12 and participated in the NIT.

bdG Sports has partnered with Ball Dawgs, a fast-rising sports content provider with more than 825,000 followers on its social media platforms, to promote the games and showcase the action on the court.

Tickets for the event will go on-sale on July 21, at 10 a.m. PT at and Full event information can be found at and on social media at @VegasMainEvent on all social media channels as well as @BallDawgs on Instagram and @TheBallDawgs on Twitter.

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