The 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project is the nation’s premier season-opening college basketball tournament. Eight teams from across the nation will compete in the event with four of the top teams in the country serving as regional hosts. Regional Round action takes place from Nov. 13-16 with the four hosts advancing to the Championship Rounds presented by Continental Tire, Nov. 20 & 22, at New York’s Madison Square Garden. The remainder of the field will participate in a subregional tournament. Thus, every participating team is guaranteed four games.
Wounded Warrior Project
In 2012, Wounded Warrior Project became the beneficiary of the event.
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. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.
Northeast Conference (NEC)
The Northeast Conference (NEC) is the sponsoring conference of the 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project. 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.