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The DirecTV Wooden Legacy is an annual season-opening men's college basketball competition. Eight teams compete in three-day, 12-game bracketed tournament. [1] games are televised on the ESPN Networks (ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3). The first two rounds are played at Titan Gym on the campus of Cal State Fullerton. [2] beginning with the 2017 tournament all games are played at Titan Gym [3] The tournament is named in honor of basketball coach John Wooden, whose UCLA Bruins teams won ten national championships in 12 years.

The Wooden Legacy was formed in 2013 by a merger between the Wooden Classic and DirecTV Classic. [4] From 2007 to 2012, the DirectTV Classic was held in Anaheim over Thanksgiving weekend.

Yearly champions

2019 Tournament

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2018 Bracket

  • November 22–25 [6]
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 [7]

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 [8]
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 [9]
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. ^ John R. Wooden Classic Becomes The Wooden Legacy, UCLABruins.com, June 4, 2013
  2. ^ Payne, Terrence (June 4, 2013). "The Wooden Legacy an all new tournament to begin this year". NBCSports.com. Archived from the original on June 4, 2013.
  3. ^ "Wooden Legacy Makes Venue Change for the 2017 & 2018 Events". ESPNevents. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  4. ^ Payne, Terrence (June 4, 2013). "The Wooden Legacy an all new tournament to begin this year". NBCSports.com. Archived from the original on June 4, 2013.
  5. ^ Bruce Pascoe. "Arizona Wildcats will return to Wooden Legacy event in 2019-20". tucson.com. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  6. ^ "2018 Wooden Legacy Bracket" (PDF). Wooden Legacy. ESPNEvents.com. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  7. ^ "2017 Wooden Legacy Bracket" (PDF). Wooden Legacy. ESPNEvents.com. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  8. ^ "2016 Wooden Legacy Bracket" (PDF). Wooden Legacy. ESPNEvents.com. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  9. ^ "Wooden Legacy matchups set; Arizona, MSU could meet in final". Retrieved 2015-07-21.
  10. ^ "Bracket - Matchups - Tournament - Wooden Legacy".
  11. ^ "Bracket - Matchups - Tournament - Wooden Legacy".

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