Wooden Legacy

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The Wooden Legacy, formerly the John R. Wooden Classic, is an annual season-opening men's college basketball competition. Eight teams compete in three-day, 12-game bracketed tournament.[1] ESPN will air all 12 games, to be played first two days at Cal State Fullerton's Titan Gym and then the last two days at the Honda Center in Anaheim. Previously, the Wooden Classic was not considered a tournament since it did not include a championship or consolation game.

History[edit]

The Classic was founded in 1994 and named after the former Purdue player and UCLA head coach John Wooden. Typically a doubleheader in December, the Classic was a single game in January in the 2011–12 season due to scheduling conflicts and new owners, Honda Center.[2][3] The classic returned to December in the 2012–13 season, but was again a single game.[4] Since its inception, the games have been played at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. From 1994 to 2005, the location was known as the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim. In June 2013, the Wooden Classic merged with the DirecTV Classic to form the Wooden Legacy, a three-day, eight-team event. The opening round games are played at Titan Gym, while the championship game is at the Honda Center.[5]

2014 Wooden Legacy Bracket[edit]

  • November 27–30
First Round
November 27
Semifinals
November 28
Championship
November 30
                 
  Princeton  
  UTEP  
     
     
  San Diego  
  Xavier  
     
     
  Long Beach State  
  Western Michigan  
     
     
  San Jose State  
  Washington  
3rd place game
November 30
     
     
     
Consolation 2nd Round
November 28
5th place game
November 30
           
     
     
     
     
     
     
7th place game
November 30
     
     
     

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2013 Wooden Legacy Bracket[edit]

  • November 28–December 1
First Round
November 28
Semifinals
November 29
Championship
December 1
                 
  Miami (FL) 63 OT
  George Washington 71 OT
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 (FL) 48
  Cal State Fullerton 46
  Miami (FL) 60 OT
  Arizona State 57 OT
  College of Charleston 58
  Arizona State 80
7th place game
December 1
     
  Cal State Fullerton 48
  College of Charleston 61

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Results[edit]

Year Game Winning team Score Losing team Notes
2013 Championship San Diego State 67–59 Marquette Marquette was ranked No. 25 on the AP Poll
2012[a] San Diego State 78–69 UCLA
2012[b] UCLA 65–58 Arizona Twins Travis (20) and David Wear (14) lead UCLA in scoring.[8]
2010 1 Saint Mary's 82–74 Long Beach State
2010 2 UCLA 86–79 BYU BYU was ranked No. 16 on the AP Poll
2009 1 Georgetown 74-66 Washington
2009 2 Mississippi State 72-54 UCLA
2008 1 Saint Mary's 67-64 San Diego State
2008 2 UCLA 72-54 DePaul Wooden's great grandson Tyler Trapani gets in the game and takes one shot
2007 1 Saint Mary's 69-64 San Diego State
2007 2 UCLA 75-63 Davidson
2006 1 UCLA 65-62 Texas A&M
2006 2 USC 74-65 George Washington
2005 1 Washington 81-71 New Mexico
2005 2 UCLA 67-56 Nevada
2004 1 Arizona 68-64 Mississippi State
2004 2 Boston College 74-64 UCLA
2003 1 Stanford 64-58 Kansas
2003 2 Kentucky 52-50 UCLA Lowest combined score.
2002 1 Georgia 78-73 Cal Overtime.
2002 2 Missouri 78-72 USC
2001 1 Arizona 79-66 Purdue
2001 2 UCLA 79-57 Alabama Largest winning margin.
2000 1 USC 65-60 Utah
2000 2 Georgia Tech 72-67 UCLA
1999 1 Stanford 67-58 Auburn
1999 2 Duke 81-68 USC
1998 1 Kansas 62-55 Pepperdine
1998 2 UCLA 69-66 Oklahoma State
1997 1 UCLA 69-58 New Mexico
1997 2 Stanford 76-74 Georgia
1996 1 Arizona 69-61 Utah
1996 2 Louisville 93-87 LSU Highest combined score; overtime.
1995 1 Villanova 67-50 Purdue
1995 2 UCLA 73-63 Maryland
1994 1 Kansas 81-75 Massachusetts
1994 2 UCLA 82-81 Kentucky

All-time team records[edit]

Wins-losses[edit]

  • As of the 2012–13 John R. Wooden Classic.
Rank School Wins Losses
1 UCLA 11 5
2 San Diego State 4 2
3 Saint Mary's 3 0
3 Stanford 3 0
5 Arizona 3 1
6 Kansas 2 1
7 USC 2 2
8 Boston College 1 0
8 Duke 1 0
8 Georgia Tech 1 0
8 Louisville 1 0
8 Missouri 1 0
8 Villanova 1 0
8 Washington 1 0
15 Georgia 1 1
15 Kentucky 1 1
17 Alabama 0 1
17 Auburn 0 1
17 Cal 0 1
17 Davidson 0 1
17 George Washington 0 1
17 LSU 0 1
17 Maryland 0 1
17 Massachusetts 0 1
17 Mississippi State 0 1
17 Nevada 0 1
17 Oklahoma State 0 1
17 Pepperdine 0 1
17 Texas A&M 0 1
30 New Mexico 0 2
30 Purdue 0 2
30 Utah 0 2

Appearances[edit]

  • As of the 2012–13 John R. Wooden Classic.
Rank School #
1 UCLA 16
2 USC 4
2 Arizona 4
2 San Diego State 6
5 Saint Mary's 3
5 Stanford 3
5 Kansas 3
8 Georgia 2
8 Kentucky 2
8 New Mexico 2
8 Purdue 2
8 Utah 2
11 All others 1

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Played in December 2012 during the 2012–13 season
  2. ^ Played in January 2012 during the 2011–12 season

References[edit]

  1. ^ John R. Wooden Classic Becomes The Wooden Legacy, UCLABruins.com, June 4, 2013
  2. ^ Plaschke, Bill (January 5, 2012). "A Wooden Classic that sure didn't resemble one". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on January 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ Bolch, Ben (April 8, 2011). "UCLA's Wooden Classic shifts to Pac-10 matchup for one year". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on January 6, 2012. 
  4. ^ Hammond, Rich (November 30, 2012). "UCLA-Wooden Classic relationship murky". Orange County Register. Archived from the original on December 2, 2012. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ http://espnevents.com/wooden-legacy/bracket/
  7. ^ http://espnevents.com/wooden-legacy/bracket/
  8. ^ "UCLA 65, Arizona 58". ESPN.com. Associated Press. January 5, 2012. Archived from the original on January 6, 2012. 

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