The 2011 Las Vegas Invitational will conclude on Saturday evening from the Orleans Arena, with the No. 1 North Carolina Tar Heels battling the host UNLV Runnin' Rebels in the tournament final. The third-place tilt is the battle of USC, with the USC Trojans facing the South Carolina Gamecocks. Here is a look at the Saturday tournament schedule:
11:30 a.m. PST - Tennessee State vs. Morgan State
2 p.m. PST - Mississippi Valley State vs. Cal Poly
4:30 p.m. PST - USC vs. South Carolina (third place game, on ESPN3.com)
7:30 p.m. PST - North Carolina vs. UNLV (tournament final)
The final is a battle of undefeated teams. UNLV pulled away in the second half on Friday night for a 66-55 win over USC, while North Carolina cruised to an 87-62 win over South Carolina. The final will be televised by ESPN2.
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