2009 76 Classic

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The 2009 76 Classic was a 3-day, 8-team, 12-game men’s National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I exempt basketball event held on November 26, 27, & 29, 2009. The tournament was sponsored by Conoco Phillips-owned brand 76. All 12 games were played at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. The 76 Classic was an ESPN Regional TV owned and operated event, hosted by ESPN and the Big West Conference. All games were televised on the ESPN family of networks.[1]

Butler, with 6'9" Gordon Hayward, was rated No. 9 by ESPN The Magazine in its pre-season rankings, followed by No. 11 West Virginia, No. 23 Minnesota, No. 27 Texas A&M, and No. 30 UCLA.

The West Virginia Mountaineers won the tournament by defeating Long Beach State, Texas A&M, and upstart Portland in the finals to capture the 76 Classic title in 2009.

Bracket[edit]

First Round
Nov. 26 – 11:00 am, 1:30 pm,
5:30 pm, 7:30 pm (PT)
Semi-final
Nov. 27
11:30 pm, 6:30 pm (PT)
Championship
Nov. 29
7:00 pm (PT)
                 
#8 West Virginia 85
  Long Beach St. 62
#8 West Virginia 73
  Texas A&M 66
  Texas A&M 69
#19 Clemson 60
#8 West Virginia 84
  Portland 66
#16 Minnesota 82
#10 Butler 73
#16 Minnesota 56
  Portland 61
  Portland 74
  UCLA 47
3rd Place game
Nov. 29
2:00 pm (PT)
     
  Texas A&M 66
 #16 Minnesota 65
Loser's Bracket
Nov. 27
2:00 pm, 8:30 pm (PT)
5th Place Game
Nov. 29
4:30 pm (PT)
           
#19 Clemson 87
  Long Beach State 79
#19 Clemson 70
 #10 Butler 69
#10 Butler 69
  UCLA 67
7th Place game
Nov. 29
11:30 am (PT)
     
  UCLA 68
  Long Beach State 79

All times: Pacific time (PT)

Awards and honors[edit]

Tournament MVP

  • DaSean Butler, West Virginia

All-Tournament Team

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ESPN The Magazine, College Basketball Preview issue, November 16, 2009

External links[edit]