New college hoops doubleheader set for Las Vegas - NBC Sports

New college hoops doubleheader set for Las Vegas
Marquette guard Vander Blue (13) celebrates with center Chris Otule (42), Jamil Wilson (0) and guard Trent Lockett (22) after their 71-61 win over Miami in an East Regional semifinal in the NCAA college basketball tournament, Thursday, March 28, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 24, 2013, 8:35 pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) A new men's college basketball doubleheader will feature Colorado, Marquette, New Mexico and Oklahoma State playing in Las Vegas on Dec. 21.

The MGM Grand Showcase will be played at the hotel of the same name, with Marquette vs. New Mexico and Oklahoma State vs. Colorado. The games, to be televised on ESPNU and ESPN2, will partly benefit the Coaches vs. Cancer charity.

The hotel has a three-year deal to host games. It is already home to the Pac-12 Conference men's tournament. The doubleheader will be played in the 16,800-seat Grand Garden arena.

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