For the second straight year, Michael Gaughan's South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa in Las Vegas will host 13 days of college basketball action. "The Great Western Shootout," "Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic," "D3Hoops.com Classic" and a game featuring two of the top high school programs in the country will turn the Las Vegas resort into Basketball Central.
Basketball Central kicks off with "The Great Western Shootout" featuring a men's and women's Division II field on December 16 and 17. On December 18, two-time defending national champ and current top-five ranked Findlay Prep (Henderson, NV) and Bishop Manogue (Reno, NV) battle it out in an outstanding high school match-up. The Division I "Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic" features men's and women's Division I teams from the ACC, Big East, Big 12, MAC, Mountain West, Pac 10, WCC and other top conferences. The D3Hoops.com Classic will conclude the action with a ten-team Division III field from December 27 through 29.
South Point Arena GM Steve Stallworth said, "The action on the hardwood in our versatile arena carries over to the rest of the resort. We love the atmosphere that the fans from all over the country bring to Basketball Central."
The casino has room blocks set aside for the fans with special rates being offered of $40 midweek and $65 on Friday & Saturday nights for the dates of December 16 through 29. These rates are not commissionable for travel agents as they have already been contracted at net rates to ensure the lowest possible rates for the fans. Our regular rates which are $56 midweek and $96 Friday & Saturday nights over those dates are commissionable to travel agents at 10 percent.