FULLERTON, Calif. – Cal State Fullerton is in the final days of preparation to host the DIRECTV Wooden Legacy, an all-new multi-team collegiate basketball tournament which begins on Thanksgiving Thursday.
The eight teams confirmed to compete in the highly-anticipated event include Arizona State (5-0), Cal State Fullerton (2-3), College of Charleston (2-3), No. 18 Creighton (4-0), George Washington (4-0), Marquette (3-1), Miami (3-2) and San Diego State (2-1).
The tournament will be held at two sites over the 2013 Thanksgiving weekend, with the opening two rounds being played at Cal State Fullerton on Thursday and Friday, and four placement contests featuring the championship game Sunday at the Honda Center.
Individual session tickets featuring two games each for the DIRECTV Wooden Legacy are currently on sale for the for the days being played next week at Titan Gym on the campus of Cal State Fullerton.
Tickets can be purchased in person at the Cal State Fullerton Athletics Ticket Office or by telephoning 657-278-2783. Individual session tickets are $20 each for general admission seating. Each session ticket is good for both games within the session. After completion of each day's first session, Titan Gym will be cleared out and the next session ticket will be needed for entry.
All-session tickets and individual tickets for Championship Sunday are available at www.ticketmaster.com, via phone at (800) 745-3000, and all Ticketmaster, and at the Honda Center Box Office. Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets by calling (714) 940-2859.
Titan Gym will receive nearly 16 hours of national TV coverage on Thursday and Friday as the eight games during the tournament's first two games will be broadcast on the ESPN family of networks.
The Wooden Legacy was formed as two vibrant, nationally-recognized collegiate basketball events joined forces, the former John R. Wooden Classic and the Anaheim Classic. A four-year agreement to present the event was established between ESPN Regional Television (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN, Honda Center, UCLA, the Wooden family and Cal State Fullerton.
The event's namesake, Coach John R. Wooden led UCLA to 16 conference championships in his 27-season stay in Westwood as the Bruins won an unprecedented 10 NCAA Championships in 12 years, including seven in-a-row. UCLA also won 88-straight games during Wooden's leadership to set a NCAA's all-time consecutive victory streak record during a four-season period (1970-1974). He is the only coach to compile four undefeated seasons of 30-0 as he led UCLA to a 620-147 record.
Thursday, November 28 - Session One
- Miami vs. George Washington, 11 a.m.
- Marquette vs. Cal State Fullerton, 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 28 - Session Two
- College of Charleston vs. San Diego State, 5:30 p.m.
- Creighton vs. Arizona State, 8 p.m.
Friday, November 29 - Session One
- Game No. 5 – Miami/George Washington winner vs. Marquette/Cal State Fullerton winner, 12:30 p.m.
- Game No. 6 - Miami/George Washington losers vs. Marquette/Cal State Fullerton losers, 3 p.m.
Friday, November 29 - Session Two
- Game No. 7 - College of Charleston/San Diego State winner vs. Creighton/Arizona State winner, 6:30 p.m.
- Game No. 8 - College of Charleston/San Diego State losers vs. Creighton/Arizona State losers, 9 p.m.
The Titan Gym doors will open 60 minutes before the tip-offs of the first games on both November 28 and 29. Tickets sold at the Titan Gym Box Office will only be for the sessions played that day. Ticket purchases at Titan Gym Box Office are CASH ONLY and there are No Refunds or Exchanges.