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Chris Dobbertean
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After spending a few weeks looking at November and December, my attention today turns to March, to the madness before the Madness. Here's a rather quick recap of changes to anticipate during conference tournament season.
March of 2016 is quite a way's off, but it's not too early to take a look at what's on the horizon for the 2015-16 season's set of conference tournaments.
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The Global Sports Classic in Las Vegas is an event that's not new, but it's not exactly established either. Houston, Wyoming, Grand Canyon​, and Marshall​ will serve as the host schools for this Christmas-week tournament.
In this series, Blogging the Bracket's Chris Dobbertean examines this season's exempt tournaments, providing facts that will probably only be interesting to him. Today's event is one that happens occasionally in Las Vegas.
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Today, I also updated the Early Season Events page to reflect all of the tip time and TV info released this morning. 
A regularly updated list of the 2015-16 men's college basketball season's early season tournaments and showcases, which will eventually include schedule and TV information. If you have any additions, email them to bloggingthebracket at gmail dot com.
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Yesterday, I looked at the AdvoCare Invitational at Walt Disney World. Up today is its California equivalent, the Wooden Legacy. This season's event in Orange County will be anchored by Arizona and Michigan State. 
In this series, Blogging the Bracket's Chris Dobbertean examines this season's exempt tournaments, providing facts that will probably only be interesting to him. Today, he looks at an event that's played not too far from Disneyland.
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Maryland will enter this season's Cancún Challenge as an overwhelming favorite in a field featuring Illinois State, Rhode Island, and TCU in the headliners' bracket. Here's my primer. 
In this series, Blogging the Bracket's Chris Dobbertean examines this season's exempt tournaments, providing facts that will probably only be interesting to him. Today, it's the only event scheduled for Mexico in the 2015-16 season.
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Florida, ODU, Purdue, and Saint Joseph's head up the Naismith Bracket of the 2015 Hall of Fame Tip-Off. Here's my primer for this event, which takes place in Connecticut, not the first place you think of when it comes to holiday basketball. 
In this series, Blogging the Bracket's Chris Dobbertean examines this season's exempt tournaments, providing facts that will probably only be interesting to him. It's the Hall of Fame Tip-Off's turn today.
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American Athletic champion SMU is the main attraction in this season's Las Vegas Classic, but Colorado​, Penn State​, and Kent State will all attempt to keep the Mustangs from claiming the trophy. 
In this series, Blogging the Bracket's Chris Dobbertean examines this season's exempt tournaments, providing facts that will probably only be interesting to him. A Christmas week event in Las Vegas is in today's spotlight.
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The Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic​ is the focus of my final early season tournament primer, at least when it comes to bracketed tournaments. Oklahoma Sooners, UNI, Harvard​, and BYU​ are the four 2015 NCAA qualifiers who will head to Honolulu for Christmas.
In this series, Blogging the Bracket's Chris Dobbertean examines this season's exempt tournaments, providing facts that will probably only be interesting to him. This series concludes, for now, with a look at a Christmas week event in Hawaii.
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WVU, Richmond, Cal, and San Diego State are the four host schools for the 2015 Las Vegas Invitational, which should not be confused with the Las Vegas Classic. This is the one that's over Thanksgiving weekend, not Christmas.

In any case, here's my primer.

In this series, Blogging the Bracket's Chris Dobbertean examines this season's exempt tournaments, providing facts that will probably only be interesting to him. Today, it's a look at the original Las Vegas event--the Las Vegas Invitational.
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Five winners from the 2015 NCAA Tournament--Dayton, Iowa, Notre Dame, Wichita State, and Xavier anchor this season's Advocare Invitational, formerly known as the Old Spice and Orlando Classic. Here's my primer for my hometown tournament. 
In this series, Blogging the Bracket's Chris Dobbertean examines this season's exempt tournaments, providing facts that will probably only be interesting to him. Today, we look at a pre-Thanksgiving tournament in historic Charleston.
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Clemson, Creighton, UMass, and Rutgers are the four host schools for this season's MGM Grand Main Event in Las Vegas. Here's my primer on this event that's entering its second season. 
In this series, Blogging the Bracket's Chris Dobbertean examines this season's exempt tournaments, providing facts that will probably only be interesting to him. Today, it's a preview of a newer tournament in Las Vegas.
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The rest of the way, my Early Season Tourney series, will focus on those events that released brackets already, or had them leaked before the planned run date. Today, I look at the Paradise Jam, featuring DePaul, Florida State, Hofstra, Indiana State, Norfolk State, Ohio, South Carolina, and Tulsa.

In this series, Blogging the Bracket's Chris Dobbertean examines this season's exempt tournaments, providing facts that will probably only be interesting to him. Today, it's a look at a tourney that released its bracket months ago, the Paradise Jam.
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