Toreros face Xavier in first round
The bracket for the 2014 Wooden Legacy - to be played Thursday, Friday and Sunday, Nov. 27, 28 & 30 in Orange County, Calif. - has been set for the eight competing teams: Long Beach State, Princeton, San Diego, San Jose State, UTEP, Washington, Western Michigan and Xavier. The USD Toreros will open up play against Xavier.
The multi-day, destination event will feature 12 games over 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 Thursday with Princeton (Ivy League) pitted against 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 Championships, 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)
Date, Time (ET), Game, Network
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.
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