FAQ

What is the Wooden Legacy?

The Wooden is an eight-team early season men’s college basketball tournament that includes 12 games through three days, with each team playing one game per day. The tournament has historically been played during Thanksgiving weekend in Orange County, California. The 2019 event will be played November 28, 29 & December 1.

What is the connection or relationship with the Anaheim Classic?

The former John R. Wooden Classic combined with the Anaheim Classic in 2013 to create the Wooden Legacy. 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 in Anaheim, CA Thursday, Nov. 28, Friday, Nov. 29, and Sunday, Dec. 1.  The exact location will be announced later this summer. All 12 games will air on the ESPN family of networks. A complete bracket and schedule can be viewed here.

Which schools make up the 2019 Wooden Legacy field?

Arizona, Charleston, Long Beach State, Penn, Pepperdine, Providence, UCF, and Wake Forest

When will tickets go on sale?

Tickets for the 2019 Wooden Legacy will go on sale late this summer or early fall.

Are travel packages available?

Discounted hotel rates at the Hilton Anaheim are now available through our travel partner Anthony Travel. Click here for more information.