What is the Wooden Legacy?
The Wooden Legacy is a multi-team collegiate basketball tournament that has historically been played during Thanksgiving weekend in Orange County, California.
What is the connection or relationship with the Anaheim Classic?
The former John R. Wooden Classic will combine with the Anaheim Classic, the eight-team, three-day, 12-game bracketed event that has been staged for the past six years in Anaheim. The Anaheim Classic started in 2007, and the John R. Wooden Classic was established in 1994 as an annual tribute to the legendary coach (who passed away in 2010 at the age of 99).
When and where will the games be held?
The Wooden Legacy will be held at two sites. The opening two rounds will be played at Titan Gym on the campus of Cal State Fullerton on Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25. The games then move to the Honda Center, where four placement contests will take place, including the championship game Sunday, Nov. 27, between the two teams that remain undefeated. All 12 games will air on the ESPN family of networks.
Which schools make up the 2016 Wooden Legacy field?
The eight schools competing in the Wooden Legacy in 2016 will be CSUN, Dayton, Nebraska, New Mexico, Portland, Texas A&M, UCLA and Virginia Tech.
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