Tickets on Sale for the 2023 Legends Classic presented by Old Trapper
March 15, 2023
PRINCETON, N.J./BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Tickets for the 2023 Legends Classic, featuring Auburn, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State and St Bonaventure will go on sale Wednesday, March 15 at 10:00am.
Three of the four teams in the 2023 Legends Classic presented by Old Trapper field return to the event. Auburn won the championship in 2019; Notre Dame won the 2016 championship; and Oklahoma State won the consolation game in 2017. St. Bonaventure will be making its first appearance in the event.
Auburn is 20-12 and earned a #9 seed in this year’s NCAA Tournament. Currently in his ninth season with the Tigers, Bruce Pearl, the 2021-22 SEC Coach of the Year, has guided Auburn to their 4th NCAA trip in his tenure, including a 2019 Final Four appearance.
will have a new head coach for the first time in 24 years replacing the recently retired and all time winningest coach in program history, Mike Brey.
is 18-15 and earned a #1 seed in the NIT this season under the direction of head coach and Brooklyn native Mike Boynton, Jr. is in his sixth season with the Cowboys.
will be competing to return to the NCAA Tournament. In his 16 years at the helm of the Bonnies, Mark Schmidt has recorded more wins (282) than the previous five St. Bonaventure coaches combined.
The 2022 Legends Classic was captured by Arizona State which, after beating VCU 63-59 in the semifinals, led from start to finish in a most convincing way in recording an 87-62 win over then-No. 20 Michigan in the championship game.
First played in 2007, the Legends Classic presented by Old Trapper has become one of college basketball’s premier early-season tournaments. Featuring four teams from across the nation, the Legends Classic presented by Old Trapper 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.
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, 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 www.gazellegroup.com.
The Northeast Conference (NEC) is the sponsoring conference of the Legends Classic. Now in its 42nd season, the NEC is a NCAA Division I collegiate athletic association consisting of nine institutions of higher learning located throughout five states. For more information on the NEC, visit the official website at www.northeastconference.org or follow on Twitter @NECsports.
Barclays Center opened on September 28, 2012 and 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 with the first of eight consecutive sold out shows by JAY-Z, Barclays Center has established itself as an industry leader in sports and entertainment, 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, and nationally broadcast New Year’s Eve shows. Barclays Center has become one of the most popular and recognizable arenas in the world – consistently ranked as a top venue by Billboard, Pollstar, and Venues Now.
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