Wooden Classic

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The John R. Wooden Classic was an annual college basketball event hosted by the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Named after coach John Wooden, the event featured a December neutral-site doubleheader until its final two editions, which were single games.

The event was merged with the DirecTV Classic, an eight-team, three-day tournament, in 2013 to form a new event, the Wooden Legacy.

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.[1][2] The classic returned to December in the 2012–13 season, but was again a single game.[3] Since its inception, the gameswere played in Anaheim, California, at the Honda Center, known earlier 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.[4]

Results[edit]

Year Game Winning team Score Losing team
2012[a] San Diego State 78–69 UCLA
2012[b] UCLA 65–58 Arizona
2010 1 Saint Mary's 82–74 Long Beach State
2010 2 UCLA 86–79 BYU
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
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
2002 1 Georgia 78–73# Cal
2002 2 Missouri 78–72 USC
2001 1 Arizona 79–66 Purdue
2001 2 UCLA 79–57 Alabama
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
1995 1 Villanova 67–50 Purdue
1995 2 UCLA 73–63 Maryland
1994 1 Kansas 81–75 Massachusetts
1994 2 UCLA 82–81 Kentucky
# indicates number of overtime periods

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

Standings by School[edit]

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. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Hammond, Rich (November 30, 2012). "UCLA-Wooden Classic relationship murky". Orange County Register. Archived from the original on December 2, 2012. 
  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.