Texas Tech to compete in Legends Classic next season

LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech will join Syracuse, Texas, and Saint Joseph’s in the field for the 2024 Legends Classic presented by Old Trapper, returning to Barclays Center on November 21-22, 2024.

Matchups and the full event schedule will be announced at a later date.

Texas Tech has competed in the Legends Classic twice with appearances in 2008 and 2013.

Syracuse makes its return for the first time since 2010. Texas won in the inaugural event in 2007 and also competed in 2011 and most recently 2016. Saint Joseph’s will be making its first appearance in the event.

Single day and discounted two-day package tickets for the 2024 Legends Classic presented by Old Trapper will be on-sale starting Friday, March 15 at 10 a.m. on Ticketmaster.com.

The 2023 Legends Classic was captured by Auburn which, after a commanding win over Notre Dame 83-59 in the semifinals, led from start to finish in an 77-60 win over St. Bonaventure in the championship game.

About the Legends Classic presented by Old Trapper
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.

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, 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 gazellegroup.com.

About the Northeast Conference
The Northeast Conference (NEC) is the sponsoring conference of the Legends Classic. Now in its 43rd 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.

About Barclays Center
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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