Thanksgiving Weekend College Basketball Tournament to be Played in Southern California
The bracket for the 2014 Wooden Legacy – to be played Thursday, Nov. 27, Friday, Nov. 28, and Sunday, Nov. 30, in Orange County, Calif. – has been set. The eight competing teams include Long Beach State, Princeton, San Diego, San Jose State, UTEP, Washington, Western Michigan and Xavier.
The multi-day, destination event will feature 12 games through three days. Each team will compete in one game per day, advancing through a bracketed-tournament format. Five of the 12 matchups, including the championship game, will be showcased on ESPN2. ESPNU will carry four games, and three will be exclusive to ESPN3.
The opening two days of competition, Thursday and Friday, will be staged at Titan Gym on the campus of Cal State Fullerton. Four games, including the title game, will be played Sunday at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.
The tournament tips off Thanksgiving Day with Princeton (Ivy League) facing UTEP (Conference USA) at 2 p.m. ET on ESPNU. The opener will be immediately followed by San Diego (West Coast) versus Xavier (BIG EAST) at 4:30 p.m. on ESPN2. Thursday’s evening session will showcase Long Beach State (Big West) versus Western Michigan (Mid-American) at 8:30 p.m. on ESPNU and wrap with a battle between San Jose State (Mountain West) and Washington (Pac-12) at 11 p.m. on ESPN2.
Five of the eight teams in the 2014 Wooden Legacy competed in the 2013-14 postseason. Western Michigan and Xavier earned berths in the NCAA tournament, while Princeton and UTEP participated in the College Basketball Invitational and San Diego reached the quarterfinals of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament.
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Wooden Legacy (Schedule subject to change)
|Tue, Nov 18||TBD||Long Beach at Xavier^||TBD|
|Mon, Nov 24||10 p.m.||Western Michigan at San Diego^||TBD|
|Thu, Nov 27#||2 p.m.||Princeton vs. UTEP||ESPNU|
|4:30 p.m.||San Diego vs. Xavier||ESPN2|
|8:30 p.m.||Long Beach State vs. Western Michigan||ESPNU|
|11 p.m.||San Jose State vs. Washington||ESPN2|
|Fri, Nov 28#||3:30 p.m.||Semifinal #1||ESPN2|
|5:30 p.m.||Consolation #1||ESPN3|
|9 p.m.||Consolation #2||ESPN3|
|11:30 p.m.||Semifinal #2||ESPN2|
|Sun, Nov 30*||2 p.m.||5th-place Game||ESPNU|
|4 p.m.||3rd-place Game||ESPNU|
|7:30 p.m.||7th-place Game||ESPN3|
|10 p.m.||Championship Game||ESPN2|
^ – Non-bracketed game
# – Titan Gym, Fullerton, Calif.; * – Honda Center, Anaheim, Calif.
ESPN Media Contact: Rachel Margolis Siegal at 860-766-2798, or [email protected]
Wooden Legacy Contact: Tim Simmons at 720-244-6580, or [email protected]
Wooden Legacy Contact (Brener Zwikel & Associates): Liz McCollum at 813-421-0550, or [email protected]
Cal State Fullerton / Titan Gym Contact: Andria Wenzel at 657-278-3970, or [email protected]
Honda Center Contacts: Merit Tully at 714-704-2412, or [email protected] and
Tracy Richmond at 714-704-2988, or [email protected]