Wooden Legacy Makes Venue Change for the 2017 & 2018 Events


The 2017 and 2018 Wooden Legacy– the three-day, multi-team men’s college basketball event played yearly over the Thanksgiving holiday – will be played in its entirety at California State University, Fullerton’s Titan Gym. In previous years, the final day of competition was held at the Honda Center in Anaheim after playing the opening days on CSUF campus.

The 2017 Wooden Legacy will be held on Thursday, Nov. 23, Friday, Nov. 24 and Sunday, Nov. 26. The field consists of Cal State Fullerton, DePaul, Georgia, Harvard, Saint Joseph’s, Saint Mary’s (Calif.), San Diego State and Washington State. The bracket – including game times and networks – will be released this summer.

  • Cal-State Fullerton makes its third appearance in the Wooden Legacy (2008 & 2013) and advanced to the 2017 Postseason Tournament
  • DePaul will appear in the Wooden Legacy for the second time (2010)
  • Georgia and Saint Joseph’s will be making their first appearances in the Wooden Legacy
  • Harvard has appeared in the NCAA Championship four of the last six seasons
  • No. 12 Saint Mary’s earned its 10th-straight postseason berth advancing to the NCAA Championship Round of 32 as a No. 7 seed
  • The 2013 Wooden Legacy champion—San Diego State—has advanced to the postseason 11 of the past 12 season
  • Washington State will make its second appearance in the Wooden Legacy (2011)
  • Additional information, including travel packages, can be found on

The 2018 field will be announced in conjunction with the opening day of the 2017 event. The Wooden Legacy is one of 11 college basketball events owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN.

ESPN Events ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a large portfolio of 32 collegiate sporting events worldwide. The roster includes three Labor Day weekend college football games; FCS opening-weekend game; 15 college bowl games, 10 college basketball events, a college softball event and two college award shows, which accounts for approximately 375-plus hours of live programming, reaches almost 64 million viewers and attracts over 800,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in Albuquerque, Birmingham, Boca Raton, Boise, Dallas-Fort Worth, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Montgomery and St. Petersburg, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans. ESPN Events also manages the Big 12 Corporate Partner Program. Collegiate Football Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl (Houston); AdvoCare Texas Kickoff (Houston); Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl (Atlanta); Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl (Tampa, Fla.); Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl (Florida); Camping World Kickoff (Orlando, Fla.); Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Boise); DXL Frisco Bowl (Texas); Guardian Credit Union FCS Kickoff (Montgomery, Ala.); Jared Birmingham Bowl (Alabama); Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth); Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl (Nassau);  MEAC/SWAC Challenge (Atlanta); Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl (Nevada); Myrtle Beach Bowl (South Carolina); New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque); Raycom Media Camellia Bowl (Montgomery, Ala.); SERVPRO First Responder Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth); SoFi Hawai’i Bowl (Honolulu); The Home Depot College Football Awards (Atlanta) Collegiate Basketball AdvoCare Invitational (Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.); Armed Forces Classic (Fort Bliss, Texas); Charleston Classic (South Carolina); College Basketball Awards Presented by Wendy’s (Los Angeles); Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Honolulu); Jimmy V Men’s Classic presented by Corona (New York City); Jimmy V Women’s Classic Presented by Corona (South Bend, Ind.); Myrtle Beach Invitational (Conway, S.C.); NIT Season Tip-Off (Brooklyn, N.Y.); State Farm Champions Classic (Indianapolis) and Wooden Legacy (Fullerton, Calif.) Collegiate Softball St. Pete/Clearwater Elite Invitational (Clearwater, Fla.) For more information, visit the official website, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube pages.