Paycom Wooden Legacy Championship Notes


Tonight’s Paycom Wooden Legacy championship game will be the 14th meeting between the two schools.  Both USC and San Diego State will be seeking their second Paycom Wooden Legacy title.

CHAMPIONSHIP LEGACY – Ten of the first 12 Paycom Wooden Legacy championship teams went on to play in the NCAA Tournament.  With the 2020 NCAA championships canceled due to Covid, ESPN’s 2020 NCAA bracketology had 2019 Legacy champions Arizona listed as a No. 7 seed in the Midwest Region.

THE WINNING WAYS, PART I – Since the beginning of the 2016 season, USC has picked up 139 victories, which are the 15th-most by any team in the six Power basketball conferences over that period (ACC, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, Pac-12 & SEC). The last three seasons, USC’s 52 total wins are the third most among all six basketball power conference teams through games of Nov. 25.

Friday, November 26 (ET)

Thursday, November 25 (attendance 1,402)

 

 

 

Paycom Wooden Legacy Championship Games

XIV   November 26, 2021          USC (Pac-12) vs. San Diego State (Mountain West)                        Anaheim Arena

XIII   December 1, 2019            Arizona (Pac-12) 73, Wake Forest (Atlantic Coast) 66                                  Anaheim Arena

XII    November 25, 2018          Seton Hall (Big East) 83, Miami (Atlantic Coast) 81                                  Titan Gym

XI     November 26, 2017          Washington State (Pac-12) 93, San Diego State (Mountain West) 86          Titan Gym

X      November 29, 2016          UCLA (Pac-12) 74, Texas A&M (Southeastern) 67                     Honda Center

IX     November 29, 2015          Michigan State (Big Ten) 77, Providence (BIG EAST) 64                          Honda Center

VIII   November 30, 2014          Washington (Pac-12) 68, UTEP (Conference USA) 65                Honda Center

VII    December 1, 2013            San Diego State (Mountain West) 67, Marquette (BIG EAST) 59          Honda Center

VI     November 25, 2012          Cal (Pac-12) 78, Pacific (Big West) 58        Anaheim Arena

V      November 27, 2011          Saint Louis (Atlantic 10) 83, Oklahoma (Big 12) 63                                       Anaheim Arena

IV     November 28, 2010          UNLV (Mountain West) 71, Virginia Tech (Atlantic Coast) 59                     Anaheim Arena

III     November 29, 2009          West Virginia (BIG EAST) 84, Portland (West Coast) 66                        Anaheim Arena

II      November 30, 2008          Wake Forest (Atlantic Coast) 87, Baylor (Big 12) 74                                       Anaheim Arena

I       November 25, 2007          USC (Pac-12) 70, Southern Illinois (Missouri Valley) 45                                 Anaheim Aren 

Championship Game Individual Highs

Points – 30, Malcolm Delaney, Virginia Tech vs. UNLV, 2010

Rebounds – 13, Vince Hunter, UTEP vs. Washington, 2014; Oliver Sarr, Wake Forest vs. Arizona, 2019

Assists – 10, Daniel Hackett, USC vs. Southern Illinois; Lonzo Ball, UCLA vs. Texas A&M, 2016

Steals – 4, Henry Dugat, Baylor vs. Wake Forest, 2008, Trey Kell, San Diego State vs. Washington State, 2017

Blocks – 3, James Johnson, Wake Forest vs. Baylor, 2008; Richard Solomon, Cal vs. Pacific, 2012; Robert Williams, Texas A&M vs. UCLA, 2016; Lonzo Ball, UCLA vs. Texas A&M, 2016

Championship Game Team Highs

Points – 93, Washington State vs. San Diego State, 2017

FG Made-Attempted – 33-74, 44.6%, San Diego St. vs. Wash. St., 2017

FG Pct. – 29-48, 60.4%, Saint Louis vs. Oklahoma, 2011

3P Made-Attempted – 13-30, 46.4%, Wash. St. vs. San Diego St., 2017

3P FG Pct. – 5-7, 71.4%, USC vs. Southern Illinois, 2007

FT Made-Attempted – 34-48, 70.8%, Wake Forest vs. Baylor, 2008

FT Pct. – 23-26, 88.5%, Wake Forest vs. Arizona, 2019

Fouls – 30, Baylor vs. Wake Forest, 2008

Largest Lead – 25 (70-45, 6 seconds left in the game), USC vs. SIU, 2007

Lead Changes – 16, Seton Hall vs. Miami, 2018

Ties – 12, Washington State vs. San Diego State, 2017/ Seton Hall vs. Miami, 2018

 

USC’s ESPN Events In-season Tournaments

San Diego State’s ESPN Events In-season Tournaments

 

Conference          Won   Lost       Pct.      Paycom Wooden Legacy Participating Schools

Atlantic 10               10        12     45.5% – Charlotte, 2008; Saint Louis, 2011, Xavier, 2012; George Washington, 2013, Dayton, 2016; Saint Joseph’s, 2017 & 2021, La Salle, 2018

Big East                   15        16     48.4% – Providence, 2008, 2015 & 2019; W. Va., 2009; DePaul, 2010; Nova, 2011; Creighton & M’quette, 2013, Xavier, 2014, Seton Hall 2018, G’town, 2021

Mountain West       15        10     60.0% – UNLV, 2010; New Mexico, 2011 & 2016; San Diego State, 2013, 2017 & 2021, San Jose State, 2014, Boise State, 2015, Fresno State 2018

Pacific 12                 26        14     65.0% – USC, 2007 & 2021; ASU, 2008 & 2013; UCLA, 2009, 2016, Stanford, 2010; WSU 2011 & 2017, Cal, 2012; Wash., 2014, UA., 2015 & 2019, Utah, 2018