NICEVILLE, Fla. — Cincinnati and Mississippi will make return trips to the Emerald Island Classic in November.

Both schools competed in the inaugural tournament in 2014, when the Rebels defeated the Bearcats 66-54 in the final.

Global Sports announced four of the eight teams on Thursday. The tournament will take place Nov. 23-24 at Northwest Florida State College.

Cincinnati was ranked sixth in the final Associated Press poll but was upset in the second round of the NCAA Tournament by Nevada. Ole Miss will have a new coach in Kermit Davis

Baylor and George Mason will also take part, with the rest of the field to be announced at a later date.

TCU won last year’s tournament. Recent champions also include Virginia (2016) and Iowa State (2015).


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