Wooden Legacy

men's college basketball competition

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Wooden Legacy
Wooden Legacy Logo.png
SportCollege Basketball
Founded2013
No. of teams4
Most recent
champion(s)
Arizona Wildcats

The Paycom Wooden Legacy is an annual early-season men's college basketball competition that began in 2013. It is named in honor of basketball coach John Wooden, whose UCLA Bruins teams won 10 national championships over the 12 seasons from 1964 to 1975.

History and format

The Wooden Legacy was formed in 2013 by a merger between the Wooden Classic and DirecTV Classic.[1] From 2013 through 2019, eight teams competed in the Wooden Legacy in a three-day, 12-game bracketed tournament,[2] with the games televised on the ESPN Networks (ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3). From 2013 to 2016, the first two rounds were played at Titan Gym on the campus of Cal State Fullerton in Fullerton, California, and the final day of competition took place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.[3] From 2017 to 2019, all games were played at Titan Gym.[4]

Beginning in 2020, plans called for the Wooden Legacy to have a two-day, four-team format,[5] with all games played at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim.[5] The COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the 2020 tournament.[6] The four-team, two-day tournament format instead will begin in 2021,[7] televised by ESPN2.[8]

2021 Bracket

  Semifinals
November 25
    Championship
November 26
                 
  USC  
  Saint Joseph's    
     
     
  Georgetown    
  San Diego State   Consolation Game
November 26
 
     
       

2020 Bracket

Originally, Georgetown, Kansas, UCLA, and Virginia committed to play in the 2020 Wooden Legacy.[9] In August 2020, the Pacific 12 Conference announced the cancellation of all sports events for its member schools until January 1, 2021, because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, threatening UCLA's participation; despite this, UCLA never withdrew from the Wooden Legacy.[10] In the first round, Georgetown was expected to face Kansas and UCLA to play Virginia. In September 2020, ESPN announced plans to move the college basketball nonconference events it planned to run in November and December 2020, including the Wooden Legacy, to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, in an effort to keep players and staffs safer during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.[11] The announcement prompted Georgetown and Virginia to withdraw from the tournament, and Seton Hall and Boise State replaced them.[9] Ultimately, however, ESPN canceled all the 2020 tournaments, including the Wooden Legacy, in late October 2020.[6]

2019 Bracket

[12][13]

  • November 28–December 1
First Round
November 28
Semifinals
November 29
Championship
December 1
         
Providence 65
Long Beach State 66
Long Beach State 75
Wake Forest 88
Wake Forest 65
College of Charleston 56
Wake Forest 66
14 Arizona 73
UCF 67
Penn 68
Pennsylvania 82
14 Arizona 92
14 Arizona 93
Pepperdine 91
3rd place game
December 1
   
Long Beach State 79
Penn 95
Consolation 2nd Round
November 29
5th place game
December 1
      
Providence 55
College of Charleston 63
College of Charleston 56
UCF 77
UCF 78
Pepperdine 65
7th place game
December 1
   
Providence 80
Pepperdine 77

2018 Bracket

  • November 22–25[14]
First Round
November 22
Semifinals
November 23
Championship
November 25
         
La Salle 49
Miami (FL) 85
Miami (FL) 78
Fresno State 76
Northwestern 59
Fresno State 78
Miami (FL) 81
Seton Hall 83
Seton Hall 82
Grand Canyon 75
Seton Hall 64
Hawaii 54
Hawaii 90
Utah 79
3rd place game
November 25
   
Fresno State 79
Hawaii 64
Consolation 2nd Round
November 23
5th place game
November 25
      
  La Salle 74
  Northwestern 91
  Northwestern 79
  Utah 57
  Grand Canyon 66
  Utah 75
7th place game
November 25
   
  La Salle 70
  Grand Canyon 82

Campus Site Games

Game 1
November 16
   
Binghamton 52
Northwestern 84

2017 Bracket

  • November 2326[15]

Championship Round

First Round
November 23
Semifinals
November 24
Championship
November 26
         
21 Saint Mary's 89
  Harvard 71
21 Saint Mary's 79
  Washington State 84
  Saint Joseph's 71
  Washington State 75
  Washington State 93
  San Diego State 86
  Georgia 64
  Cal State Fullerton 57
  Georgia 68
  San Diego State 75
  San Diego State 89
  Sacramento State 52
3rd place game
November 26
   
21 Saint Mary's 81
  Georgia 83OT
Consolation 2nd Round
November 24
5th place game
November 26
      
  Harvard 77
  Saint Joseph's 71
  Harvard 61
  Cal State Fullerton 70
  Cal State Fullerton 68
  Sacramento State 63
7th place game
November 26
   
  Saint Joseph's 74
  Sacramento State 69

Campus Site Games

Game 1
December 4
   
  Sacramento State 54
  Saint Mary's 70

2016 Bracket

  • November 2427[16]
First Round
November 24
Semifinals
November 25
Championship
November 27
         
  Texas A&M 95
Cal State Northridge 73
  Texas A&M 68
Virginia Tech 65
  New Mexico 72
Virginia Tech 92
  Texas A&M 67
14 UCLA 74
  Dayton 78
Nebraska 80
  Nebraska 71
14 UCLA 82
Portland 77
14 UCLA 99
3rd place game
November 27
   
  Virginia Tech 66
Nebraska 53
Consolation 2nd Round
November 24
5th place game
November 25
      
  Cal State Northridge 89
New Mexico 105
  New Mexico 57
Dayton 64
  Dayton 84
Portland 74
7th place game
November 27
   
  Cal State Northridge 78
Portland 96

2015 Bracket

  • November 2629[17]
First Round
November 26
Semifinals
November 27
Championship
November 29
         
Boise State 71
UC Irvine 64
  Boise State 67
3 Michigan State 77
Boston College 68
3 Michigan State 99
3 Michigan State 77
  Providence 64
Evansville 64
Providence 74
  Providence 69
11 Arizona 65
Santa Clara 73
11 Arizona 75OT
3rd place game
November 29
   
  Boise State 59
11 Arizona 68
Consolation 2nd Round
November 27
5th place game
November 29
      
UC Irvine 80
Boston College 67
  UC Irvine 56
  Evansville 75
Evansville 69
Santa Clara 57
7th place game
November 29
   
  Boston College 45
  Santa Clara 62

2014 Bracket

  • November 27–30
First Round
November 27
Semifinals
November 28
Championship
November 30
         
  Princeton 56
  UTEP 62
  UTEP 77
  Xavier 73
  San Diego 71
  Xavier 82
  UTEP 65
  Washington 68
  Long Beach State 73
  Western Michigan 55
  Long Beach State 70
  Washington 80
  San Jose State 56
  Washington 78
3rd place game
November 30
   
  Xavier 70
  Long Beach State 73
Consolation 2nd Round
November 28
5th place game
November 30
      
  Princeton 65
  San Diego 75
  San Diego 66
  Western Michigan 68
  Western Michigan 79
  San Jose State 60
7th place game
November 30
   
  Princeton 69
  San Jose State 54

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2013 Bracket

  • November 28–December 1
First Round
November 28
Semifinals
November 29
Championship
December 1
         
Miami 63
George Washington 71OT
George Washington 60
25 Marquette 76
25 Marquette 86
Cal State Fullerton 66
25 Marquette 59
San Diego State 67
College of Charleston 52
San Diego State 72
San Diego State 86
20 Creighton 80
20 Creighton 88
Arizona State 60
3rd place game
December 1
   
George Washington 60
20 Creighton 53
Consolation 2nd Round
November 29
5th place game
December 1
      
Miami 48
Cal State Fullerton 46
Miami 60OT
Arizona State 57
College of Charleston 58
Arizona State 80
7th place game
December 1
   
Cal State Fullerton 48
College of Charleston 61

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References

  1. ^ Payne, Terrence (June 4, 2013). "The Wooden Legacy an all new tournament to begin this year". NBCSports.com. Archived from the original on June 5, 2013.
  2. ^ John R. Wooden Classic Becomes The Wooden Legacy, UCLABruins.com, June 4, 2013
  3. ^ Payne, Terrence (June 4, 2013). "The Wooden Legacy an all new tournament to begin this year". NBCSports.com. Archived from the original on June 5, 2013.
  4. ^ "Wooden Legacy Makes Venue Change for the 2017 & 2018 Events". ESPNevents. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  5. ^ a b Anonymous, "Hoyas to Participate in Paycom Wooden Legacy in 2020," guhoyas.com, November 26, 2019 4:42:00 PM EST Retrieved March 21, 2020
  6. ^ a b Anonymous, "ESPN cancels college basketball bubble plans in Orlando," The Athletic, October 26, 2020 Accessed March 7, 2021.
  7. ^ "Field Revealed for 2021 Paycom Wooden Legacy". Wooden Legacy. ESPNEvents. Retrieved 14 July 2021.
  8. ^ "Wooden Legacy: Late Night Basketball," hoyasaxa.com, July 15, 2021 Accessed 17 July 2021
  9. ^ a b Pierson, Tracy, "Report: UCLA to Face Seton Hall in Wooden Legacy," October 10, 2020 Accessed March 7, 2021
  10. ^ "PAC-12 Nixes Sports through Jan. 1 — Wooden Legacy Games Impacted," Casual Hoya, August 11, 2020 Accessed March 7, 2021
  11. ^ Borzello, Jeff, "Sources: ESPN moving college basketball events to Wide World of Sports in Orlando," espn.com, September 22, 2020 Accessed March 7, 2021
  12. ^ Bruce Pascoe. "Arizona Wildcats will return to Wooden Legacy event in 2019-20". tucson.com. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  13. ^ Myron Medcalf and Byron Borzello (2019-07-11). "Your guide to 13 early-season college basketball tournaments". espn.com. Retrieved 2019-07-11.
  14. ^ "2018 Wooden Legacy Bracket" (PDF). Wooden Legacy. ESPNEvents.com. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  15. ^ "2017 Wooden Legacy Bracket" (PDF). Wooden Legacy. ESPNEvents.com. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  16. ^ "2016 Wooden Legacy Bracket" (PDF). Wooden Legacy. ESPNEvents.com. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  17. ^ "Wooden Legacy matchups set; Arizona, MSU could meet in final". Retrieved 2015-07-21.
  18. ^ "Bracket - Matchups - Tournament - Wooden Legacy".
  19. ^ "Bracket - Matchups - Tournament - Wooden Legacy".

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