NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - This year's Sun Belt Classic basketball tourney will feature Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky hosting the Southeastern Conference's Tennessee and Vanderbilt.
The tourney is scheduled to begin Dec. 11 at the Sommet (soh-MAY) Center in downtown Nashville.
The same teams hosted the classic in its first year in 2007, and drew a record crowd with games against Memphis and Tennessee.
Middle Tennessee's game against Tennessee will be thhe Blue Raiders' home stand in the fourth year of a 5-year contract with the Volunteers.
Western Kentucky will face Vanderbilt for the first time in seven seasons.