Eight teams compete in the Progressive Legends Classic, which has fast become one of the nation's most anticipated early-season college basketball tournaments. Four of the top programs from the most prestigious conferences in the country will play a pair of Regional Round games on their home courts and participate in the Championship Rounds at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.. The remainder of the field will participate in a round-robin series at a subregional site. Thus, every participating team is guaranteed four games.
In addition to showcasing some of the nation’s premier talent, the Progressive Legends Classic was also
established to honor former players and coaches from the participating teams that have made a
significant contribution to the sport. The “Legends” are recognized annually at the event.
Northeast Conference (NEC)
The Northeast Conference (NEC) is the sponsoring conference of the Progressive Legends Classic. Entering its 33rd season, the NEC is a NCAA Division I collegiate athletic association consisting of 10 institutions of higher learning located throughout six states. For more information on the NEC, visit the official website at www.northeastconference.org or follow on Twitter @NECsports.