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first_imgDrake University fans have the opportunity to cheer on the Drake University men’s and women’s basketball teams near the sun and sand of Southwest Florida this fall as both teams were announced as part of the field for the Gulf Coast Showcase in November 2019.Hosted at Hertz Arena in Estero, Fla., the men’s tournament gets underway with three days of games beginning Nov. 25. Following a day off for the Thanksgiving holiday, the women’s tournament follows with three games starting on Nov. 29.Both Bulldog squads are the reigning Missouri Valley Conference champions and will face three days of challenging competition at the seventh-annual Gulf Coast Showcase.Fans and supporters that wish to be notified when details are finalized regarding travel packages please e-mail [email protected] with your name and email address.The men face the Miami University in their first contest Nov. 25 at 12:30 p.m. CDT. The Bulldogs then face either Northeastern or South Alabama Nov. 26. The third and final game will be against either Wright State, Weber State, Murray State or La Salle, Nov. 27.The women’s team takes the court Nov. 29 against Purdue at 6:30 p.m. CDT followed by two games against a field that includes Auburn, Middle Tennessee State, Gonzaga, Dayton Arizona State and Maine.The stout women’s field included four teams that finished in the top 50 of the RPI last season, including Drake and five programs that appeared in the NCAA Tournament. Print Friendly Versionlast_img