Matchups Set for the 2022 Legends Classic


August 22, 2022

PRINCETON, N.J./BROOKLYN, N.Y. – The match-ups and schedule are set for the 16th annual Legends Classic presented by Old Trapper (@legendsbball), which will take place Nov. 16-17, 2022 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Semifinal Doubleheader – Wednesday, Nov. 16 Championship Doubleheader – Thursday, Nov. 17
6pm – Michigan vs. Pitt (ESPNU) 7pm – Consolation Game (ESPN2)
8:30pm – VCU vs. Arizona State (ESPN+) 9pm – Championship Game (ESPN2)

National programs Michigan, Pitt, Arizona State, and VCU form a field where each team has played in at least one previous Legends Classic.

Michigan (2010, 2014) will compete for the third time in the Legends Classic, looking for its first championship title. The Wolverines advanced to the championship game in 2014.

Pitt (2008, 2013, 2017) will make its fourth Legends Classic appearance and seek its third title. The Panthers won the crown in 2008 and 2013.

VCU (2014, 2018) will be playing in its third Legends Classic. The Rams dropped a championship game decision in 2018.

Arizona State will head back to Brooklyn looking to avenge a loss in the 2015 title game.

Tickets for the Legends Classic presented by Old Trapper are currently on sale online at or in-person at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center.

In the 2021 Legends Classic, Virginia’s stifling defense limited Georgia and Providence to a combined 30% shooting from the field in winning the championship in its first-ever appearance. Jayden Gardner earned MVP honors for averaging 18.0 ppg and 9.9 rpg.

About the Legends Classic presented by Old Trapper
First played in 2007, the Legends Classic has become one of college basketball’s premier early-season tournaments. Featuring four teams from across the nation, the Legends Classic annually attracts the top programs in the sport with an opportunity to win a championship in downtown Brooklyn and the home of the Brooklyn Nets – Barclays Center.

About the Gazelle Group
The Legends Classic presented by Old Trapper is produced by the Gazelle Group of Princeton, N.J. The Gazelle Group is a sports marketing firm, specializing in event production and management, client representation, and sponsorship consulting. In addition to the Legends Classic, Gazelle produces numerous nationally-recognized college basketball events, such as the Empire Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project presented by Continental Tire, the Gotham Classic, the Sunshine Slam, and the College Basketball Invitational, as well as the Kwik Trip Holiday Face-Off hockey tournament. For more information on the Gazelle Group, please visit

About the Northeast Conference
The Northeast Conference (NEC) is the sponsoring conference of the Legends Classic. Entering its 42nd season, the NEC is a NCAA Division I collegiate athletic association consisting of 10 institutions of higher learning located throughout seven states. For more information on the NEC, visit the official website at or follow on Twitter @NECsports.

About Barclays Center
Barclays Center is a major sports and entertainment venue in the heart of Brooklyn, New York. The arena is home to the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets and the WNBA’s New York Liberty. Since opening in 2012 with eight consecutive sold out shows by JAY-Z, Barclays Center has established itself as an industry leading arena, hosting some of the greatest entertainers in the world including Barbra Streisand, Beyoncé, Bruce Springsteen, Drake,  Justin Bieber, Madonna, Mary J. Blige, Paul McCartney, Rihanna, and The Rolling Stones, as well as major events such as the MTV Video Music Awards, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, 2015 NBA All-Star weekend, nine NBA Drafts, nationally broadcast New Year’s Eve shows, and the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament.  Barclays Center has been consistently ranked as a top venue by Billboard, Pollstar, and Venues Now.

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