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Matchups for 2016 ESPN Events Early Season Basketball Tournaments Revealed

The matchups for the DIRECTV Wooden Legacy, owned and operated by ESPN Events, have been released. The three-day, 12-game bracket tournament will be played November 24, 25 and 27 at two sites in Southern California during Thanksgiving weekend.

The DIRECTV Wooden Legacy will be played November 24 and 25 at Titan Gym on the campus of Cal State Fullerton, with the final four games being held at Honda Center on November 27.  The 10th annual event, hosted by  the Big West Conference, will see CSUN, Dayton, Nebraska, New Mexico, Portland, Texas A&M, UCLA and Virginia Tech as participants.

Both Dayton and Texas A&M participated in the 2016 NCAA Championship with the Aggies advancing to the Sweet 16.  CSUN, New Mexico, Portland, Texas A&M, UCLA and Virginia Tech will be participating in the 2016 DIRECTV Wooden Legacy for the second-time.  Dayton is coached by Archie Miller, the brother of Arizona head coach Sean Miller who led the Wildcats to a third-place finish in the 2016 DIRECTV Wooden Legacy.

All 12 games of the 2016 DIRECTV Wooden Legacy will be televised across ESPN Networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3).

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Sun, Nov 13 TBD CSUN at UCLA^ TBD
Thu, Nov 24# 2 p.m. Texas A&M vs. CSUN ESPN3
  4:30 p.m. New Mexico vs. Virginia Tech ESPN
  8:30 p.m. Dayton vs. Nebraska ESPNU
  11 p.m. Portland vs. UCLA ESPN2
Fri, Nov 25# 3 p.m. Consolation #1 ESPNU
  5:30 p.m. Semifinal #1 ESPN2
  9:30 p.m. Consolation #2 ESPN3
  Midnight Semifinal #2 ESPN2
Sun, Nov 27* 2 p.m. 5th Place Game ESPNU
  4 p.m. 3rd Place Game ESPNU
  8:30 p.m. Championship Game ESPN
  11 p.m. 7th Place Game ESPNU

^ – Non-bracketed game

# – Titan Gym, Fullerton, Calif.

* – Honda Center, Anaheim, Calif.

Additional ticket and travel package information can be found on the event web site at www.TheWoodenLegacy.com.

 


ESPN Events ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a large portfolio of 31 collegiate sporting events worldwide. The roster includes three Labor Day weekend college football games; FCS opening-weekend game; 14 college bowl games, 11 college basketball events and two college award shows, which accounts for approximately 300-plus hours of programming, reaches almost 64 million viewers and attracts over 700,000 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); Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl (Florida); Bahamas Bowl (Nassau); Birmingham Bowl (Alabama); Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl (Florida); Camping World Kickoff (Orlando, Fla.); Celebration Bowl (Atlanta); Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Boise); DXL Frisco Bowl (Frisco, Texas); Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque); Guardian Credit Union FCS Kickoff (Montgomery, Ala.); Hawai’i Bowl (Honolulu); Las Vegas Bowl (Nevada); Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth); MEAC/SWAC Challenge (Baton Rouge, La.); Raycom Media Camellia Bowl (Montgomery, Ala.); The Home Depot College Football Awards (Atlanta) and Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth) Collegiate Basketball AdvoCare Invitational (Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.); Armed Forces Classic (Ramstein Air Base, Germany); College Basketball Awards Presented by Wendy’s (Los Angeles); Gildan Charleston Classic (South Carolina); 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 (Hartford, Conn.); NIT Season Tip-Off (Brooklyn, N.Y.); PK80 presented by State Farm (Portland, Ore.); Puerto Rico Tip-Off (San Juan); State Farm Champions Classic (Chicago) and Wooden Legacy (Fullerton, Calif.) For more information, visit the official website, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube pages. -30- ESPN Media Contact: Anna Negron at 860-766-2233 or [email protected]; @Anna_ESPN