Michigan to play in 2014 Legends Classic

Dylan Burkhardt

images[1]Michigan is one of four host schools for the 2014 Legends Classic, according to a report first published by ESPN.

Michigan will host early round games and participate in the predetermined semifinals on November 24th and 25th at the Barclays Center in Brookyln, NY.

VCU, Villanova and Oregon will be the other four host schools.

Michigan will host a two-game regional round of games between November 16th and 20th at the Crisler Center. Regional teams have yet to be announced.

Michigan last participated in the Legends Classic in 2010 and lost to Syracuse and UTEP.

The Wolverines are also expected to play at Arizona next season and are expected to host a Big Ten-ACC Challenge game. Find a full run-down of scheduled dates on our future schedules page.

  • DingoBlue

    What is it about VCU wanting to play us so badly in the non-conference? They must be asking Michigan what preseason tourney they are playing in and put themselves in the same one.

    Seriously though, that is a decent field with (IMHO) a better chance for some good non-conference wins among those host schools than Puerto Rico this year.

    • This is a really good field.. All four teams are very good this year and should return a decent amount of talent I believe.

      I think sometimes schools just get caught on a similar rotation of tournaments… can’t play in the same one every year. VCU wanting to play at Barclays makes sense because I think the A10 Tourney is there, so want to get familiar.

      • DingoBlue

        Yeah, I was joking about VCU. I understand you can get stuck in the same rotation of tournaments (see K-State this season/last season).

        Also will repeat/echo this is a good field. Assuming 2 of the other hosts are Michigan opponents, plus Arizona road game, plus home ACC/B1G challenge game, that’s giving a good bit of shape to the nonconference schedule. Probably only may see 1 more high-major opponent in the non-conference, and perhaps not a big one.

        • guestavo

          UM need to avoid scheduling teams outside of the Kenpom 100. OSU loaded up on teams like Ohio and Delaware for their “cupcake” portion and basically manipulated the statistical models.

          • swinawer

            Based on the bracket matrices, that seems to make no difference at all. It would if the committees relied on RPI, but it’s obvious they don’t.

          • guestavo

            If OSU had the same amount of high end victories to go along with a stronger middle portion of their schedule, of course it would.