The Gazelle Group has announced the matchups for the 2K Sports Classic and the Legends Classic, both of which will be held in New York in November.
The 2K Sports Classic is one of the best four-team early season tournaments this year, with the potential for a rematch of the national title game included. Wisconsin, who lost five of their top seven players, including Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker, will square off with Georgetown, a Big East title contender, in one semifinal.
On the other side of the bracket? Duke, a preseason top ten team and the reigning national champs, will square off with VCU, who is beginning the post-Shaka Smart era. Wisconsin and Duke played in the national title game last April.
The event will be held in Madison Square Garden on Nov. 20 and 22.
The Legends Classic will be held on the 23rd and 24th of November at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. The semifinals will feature N.C. State squaring off with Arizona State on one side of the bracket while Marquette will lock horns with LSU on the other. N.C. State is a potential tournament team while Marquette is a sleeper in the Big East. The main attraction, however, will be Ben Simmons, a top two recruit in the country and a potential National Player of the Year.