Four of the nation’s top men’s mid-major programs will descend upon the heart of Texas this Thanksgiving as the second annual Lone Star Showcase is held at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, Monday, November 21 – Wednesday, November 23, 2016.
Defending conference champions and top-50 RPI teams headline the field – Little Rock, one of last year’s Cinderella’s of the NCAA Tournament, and St. Bonaventure. Little Rock finished with a school-record 30 wins and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament while the Bonnies earned a share of the Atlantic 10 regular season title. Central Michigan, one year removed from a Mid-American regular crown, and Pepperdine round out the field.
2016 LONE STAR SHOWCASE TEAMS
Central Michigan (Mid-American Conference) – 17-16 record last season | CIT
Little Rock (Sun Belt Conference) – 30-5 record | NCAA Tournament Second Round
Pepperdine (West Coast Conference) – 18-14 record | CBI
St. Bonaventure (Atlantic 10 Conference) – 22-9 record | NIT