UConn to Play in 2K Sports Classic Next Season
Here's the press release:
Tickets are now on sale for the Championship Rounds of the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project, which returns to Madison Square Garden for the 2013-14 men's college basketball season.
TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets for Championship Round games of the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project at Madison Square Garden are on sale now and may be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 866-448-7849 or through Ticketmaster.com.
Headlining the field for the 19th annual 2K Sports Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project are Indiana, UConn, Boston College, and Washington. These four teams, which combine for 101 NCAA Tournament appearances, will each host a pair of regional round games on campus from Nov. 14-17 before heading to the World's Most Famous Arena for the Championship Rounds on Nov. 21-22. The remainder of the 12-team field will participate in subregionals held at campus sites.
Indiana - The Big Ten regular season champions spent 10 weeks ranked No. 1 this season...owns a 26-5 record...has won five National Championships and has been to 36 NCAA Tournaments, including a Sweet 16 appearance last year...three of the five starters are underclassmen, highlighted by sophomore forward Cody Zeller (team highs 16.8 ppg, 8.1 rpg) and junior guard Victor Oladipo (13.7 ppg, 6.2 rpg)...head coach Tom Crean will again welcome a top-rated recruiting class next season.
In all, fifteen of 20 starters are expected to return next season.
Matchups for the Championship Rounds, as well as the entire bracket for the 2013 2K Sports Classic, will be announced at a later date.
At last year's 2K Sports Classic, Alabama's Trevor Releford earned MVP honors, highlighted by his 25-point effort in the Championship Game, as the Crimson Tide rolled to the tournament title. 'Bama downed Villanova, 77-55, in the title match after Rodney Cooper hit the game-winning shot in Alabama's 65-62 semifinal win over Oregon State the night before. The crown marked the second year in a row that an SEC school emerged victorious.
Wounded Warrior Project is the beneficiary of the 2K Sports Classic. The mission of Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP's purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla.