Villanova-Purdue one of 2K Sports Classic semis

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PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) -- Alabama will play Oregon State and Villanova meets Purdue in the semifinals of the 2k Sports Classic benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project.

The 18th edition of the tournament will be played at Madison Square Garden with the semifinals Nov. 15 and the championship game on Nov. 16, it was announced Thursday.

Beginning with this year's event, the Wounded Warrior Project is the beneficiary of the tournament. The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors.

Mississippi State won last year's tournament, beating Arizona in the final.

The matchups for the early rounds of the tournament will be announced later.