2K Sports Classic semifinals set

NEW YORK -- Pittsburgh will face Maryland and Illinois will play Texas in the semifinals of the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer.

The four schools will serve as regional hosts for the 12-team tournament that will begin on Nov. 8, with the semifinals set for Nov. 18 at Madison Square Garden. The championship game will be Nov. 19.

The other eight teams will play in two subregionals from Nov. 19-21. UC Irvine will host Louisiana Tech, Navy and Seattle, while Toledo will host Charleston, Illinois-Chicago and Rhode Island.

All the teams in the tournament are guaranteed playing four games.

Syracuse beat North Carolina in last season's championship game.