Barclays Center Classic

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Barclays Center Classic
Sport College basketball
Founded 2012
No. of teams 8
Country United States
Venue(s) Barclays Center
Most recent
champion(s)
Cincinnati
Most titles Cincinnati
Virginia
Ole Miss
Kentucky (1)
TV partner(s) NBCSN, ASN, Stadium on Facebook

The Barclays Center Classic is an annual early season college basketball tournament that was inaugurated in 2012. Each of the eight schools plays four games, with the bracketed portion of the tournament concluding at the tournament's namesake Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

History[edit]

The first tournament was held as a five-team round-robin tournament.[1] Most games were at campus sites; a doubleheader featuring Kentucky and Maryland on ESPN with an undercard game featuring LIU Brooklyn and Morehead State served as the centerpiece of the tournament.[2]

2012[edit]

Final Standings[edit]

Team Record Win %
Kentucky 4–0 1.000
Maryland 3–1 .750
Morehead State 2–2 .500
Lafayette 1–3 .250
Long Island 0–4 .000

2013[edit]

The 2013 edition was expanded to eight teams, with each team playing four games. Four schools- Penn State, Georgia Tech, Ole Miss, and St. John's advancing to Brooklyn for the semifinals, with the remaining schools playing out a second bracket at a campus site, Monmouth's Multipurpose Activity Center in West Long Branch, New Jersey[3]

Barclays Center bracket[edit]

  Semifinals
November 29
NBCSN
    Championship
November 30
NBCSN
                 
  Ole Miss 77  
  Georgia Tech 67    
      Ole Miss 79
      Penn State 76
  Penn State 89OT    
  St. John's 82   Consolation
November 30
NBCSN
 
Georgia Tech 58
  St. John's 69

Campus site bracket[edit]

The campus site portion of the Classic took place at Monmouth's Multipurpose Activity Center in West Long Branch, New Jersey.

  Semifinals
November 29
    Championship
November 30
                 
  Monmouth 81  
  Mississippi Valley State 79    
      Monmouth 76
      North Carolina A&T 61
  North Carolina A&T 85    
  Longwood 78   Consolation
November 30
 
Longwood 89
  Mississippi Valley State 90

2014[edit]

The 2014 edition of the Classic is the same as the 2013 edition. Four schools- Rutgers, Vanderbilt, LaSalle, and Virginia will play in Brooklyn for the semifinals, consolation and championship game, with the remaining schools playing out a second bracket at a campus site, the Yanitelli Center in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Barclays Center bracket[edit]

  Semifinals
November 28
NBCSN
    Championship
November 29
NBCSN
                 
  Rutgers 68  
  Vanderbilt 65    
      Rutgers 26
      Virginia 45
  La Salle 56    
  Virginia 64   Consolation
November 29
NBCSN
 
Vanderbilt 68
  La Salle 55

Campus Site Bracket[edit]

The campus site portion of the Classic took place at Saint Peter's Yanitelli Center in Jersey City, New Jersey.

  Semifinals
November 28
    Championship
November 29
                 
  St. Francis Brooklyn 70  
  Norfolk State 72 OT    
      Norfolk State 60
      Saint Peter's 58
  Saint Peter's 66    
  Tennessee State 58   Consolation
November 29
 
St. Francis Brooklyn 59
  Tennessee State 57

2015[4][edit]

Four schools: Cincinnati, George Washington, Nebraska and Tennessee will play in Brooklyn for the semifinals, championship and consolation, with the remaining schools playing out a second bracket at Christl Arena in West Point, New York.

The opening round will be played November 22 and 24 at various sites around the country.

Opening Round[edit]

November 22, 2015[edit]

Fifth Third Arena, Cincinnati, OH

Charles E. Smith Center, Washington, D.C.

Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, NE

Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, TN

November 24, 2015[edit]

  • Cincinnati 64
  • Southeastern Louisiana 49

Fifth Third Arena, Cincinnati, OH

  • George Washington 94
  • Gardner–Webb 65

Charles E. Smith Center, Washington, D.C.

  • Nebraska 67
  • Arkansas–Pine Bluff 44

Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, NE

  • Tennessee 95
  • Army 80

Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, TN

Barclays Center bracket[edit]

  Semifinals
November 27
ASN
    Championship
November 28
ASN
                 
  24 Cincinnati 65  
  Nebraska 61    
      24 Cincinnati 61
        George Washington 56
  George Washington 73    
  Tennessee 70   Consolation
November 28
 
  Nebraska 82
    Tennessee 71

Cincinnati won its first title, with George Washington, Nebraska, and Tennessee finishing 2nd, 3rd, and 4th respectively.

Campus Site Bracket[edit]

The campus site portion of the Classic took place at Christl Arena in West Point, New York.

  Semifinals
November 27
    Championship
November 28
                 
  Gardner–Webb 77  
  Southeastern Louisiana 68    
      Gardner-Webb 98
      Army 103OT
  Army 81    
  Arkansas–Pine Bluff 60   Consolation
November 28
 
Southeastern Louisiana 60
  Arkansas-Pine Bluff 62

2016[5][edit]

Four schools: Boston College, Kansas State, Maryland and Richmond will play in Brooklyn for the semifinals, championship and consolation.

The opening round will be played November 20 and 22[6] at various sites.

Opening Round[edit]

November 20, 2016[edit]

Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA

Xfinity Center (College Park, Maryland)

Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan, KS

Robins Center, Richmond, VA

November 22, 2016[edit]

  • Boston College 80
  • Towson 70

Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA

  • Maryland 77
  • Stony Brook 63

Xfinity Center (College Park, Maryland)

  • Kansas State 61
  • Robert Morris 40

Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan, KS

  • Richmond 65
  • Hampton 52

Robins Center, Richmond, VA

Barclays Center bracket[edit]

  Semifinals
November 25
ASN
    Championship
November 26
ASN
                 
  Kansas State 72  
  Boston College 54    
      Kansas State 68
      Maryland 69
  Maryland 88 OT    
  Richmond 82   Consolation
November 26
ASN
 
Boston College 54
  Richmond 67

Campus Site Bracket[edit]

The campus site portion of the Classic took place at SECU Arena in Towson, Maryland.

  Semifinals
November 25
    Championship
November 26
                 
  Towson 88  
  Stony Brook 63    
      Towson 66
      Robert Morris 67
  Hampton 48    
  Robert Morris 62   Consolation
November 26
 
Stony Brook 76
  Hampton 66

2017[edit]

Four schools: Alabama, BYU, Minnesota, and Massachusetts will play in Brooklyn. The opening round will be played November 17, 18, 19, and 21 at various sites. It was announced that the format of the Barclays Center Classic was changed from a four team tournament to a four team round robin..[7]. Barclays Center round games will be played November 25 at the Steinberg Wellness Center on the campus of LIU Brooklyn in Long Island, New York, then November 26 at Barclays Center[8]

Opening Round[edit]

  Game 1
November 17
SEC+
    Game 6
November 21
SEC Network
                 
      Texas–Arlington 76
    Alabama A&M 67     25 Alabama 77
    Alabama 104  
  Game 2
November 18
BYUtv
ESPN3
    Game 8
November 21
BYUtv
ESPN3
                 
      Niagara 88
    Texas–Arlington 89       BYU 95
    BYU 75  
  Game 3
November 19
Atlantic 10 Digital Network
    Game 5
November 21
Atlantic 10 Digital Network
                 
      Western Carolina 76
    Niagara 76       UMass 85
    UMass 101  
  Game 4
November 19
Fox Sports 1
    Game 7
November 21
Big Ten Network
                 
      Alabama A&M 57
    Western Carolina 81     14 Minnesota 100
  14 Minnesota 107  

Barclays Center Round[edit]

  November 24
Steinberg Wellness Center
Stadium on Facebook
                 
  25 Alabama 71
    BYU 59
 
  14 Minnesota 69
    UMass 51
  November 25
Barclays Center
Stadium on Facebook
                 
    BYU 68
    UMass 66
 
  25 Alabama 84
  14 Minnesota 89

Campus Site Bracket[edit]

The campus site portion will take place at Gallagher Center in Lewiston, New York.

  Semifinals
November 24
    Championship
November 25
                 
    Alabama A&M 74  
    Niagara 96    
        Niagara 90
        Texas–Arlington 95
    Western Carolina 65    
    Texas–Arlington 89   Consolation
November 25
 
  Alabama A&M 72
    Western Carolina 82

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