Michigan State basketball has locked in its preseason tournament for the 2018-19 campaign.
On Thursday, the Spartans announced they will compete in the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational on Nov. 22-23. The four-team event, which includes Michigan State, North Carolina, UCLA and Texas, will take place at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.
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For the first time, the Spartans will play in the 18th annual Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational Nov. 22-23 ‼️
— Spartan Basketball (@MSU_Basketball) April 5, 2018
Michigan State, the reigning Big Ten regular season champions, will open the 2018-19 college basketball season with a showdown against Kansas in the Champions Classic on Nov. 6.
Less than three weeks later, the Spartans will travel to Las Vegas in search of their fourth preseason tournament title in the past six years. This past season, they won the PK80 Phil Knight Invitational championship by shellacking North Carolina, which they could face again early next season.
Each team will play four games at the event, the first two occurring at on-campus sites. FOX Sports will then televise the semifinals, consolation game and championship from Nov. 22-23.