Twelve teams compete in the 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 tip-off the 2013-14 season with Regional Round games played on their home courts before heading to Brooklyn, N.Y., to face each other for the Legends Classic championship at the new Barclays Center. The remainder of the field will participate in a round-robin series at one of two subregional sites. Thus, every participating team is guaranteed four games.
In addition to showcasing some of the nation’s premier talent, the 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 Legends Classic. Now entering its 31th season, the NEC is an NCAA Division I collegiate athletic association consisting of 12 institutions of higher learning located throughout six states. For more information on the NEC, visit www.northeastconference.org.