Golden Lions to play in Las Vegas Classic

Arkansas-Pine Bluff will apparently go Vegas in December.

UAPB is one of eight men’s basketball teams that will make up the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic field that will commence at Orleans Arena, Dec. 22-23. UAPB’s appearance was confirmed in the Orleans Arena online calendar, but a full tournament bracket was not immediately available.

Texas Tech announced it will play UAPB on Dec. 19 as part of the Classic. UAPB has not confirmed the game.

Each team is expected to play two games away from Orleans Arena before bracket play begins. The Classic field is to include Abilene Christian, Loyola University Chicago, Boise State, Houston, South Carolina State and Southern Utah.

— I.C. Murrell