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2020

March 11, 2020
VILLANOVA, MICHIGAN, BAYLOR, & NC STATE HEADLINE THE 2020 EMPIRE CLASSIC BENEFITING WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT
Championship Rounds presented by Continental Tire return to Madison Square Garden November 19-20. (more)

2019

November 23, 2019
NO. 1 DUKE REIGNS IN 2K EMPIRE CLASSIC
Georgia State wins 2k Empire Classic sub-regional title. (more)

November 19, 2019
PREVIEW – 2K EMPIRE CLASSIC BENEFITING WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT
No. 1 Duke, Georgetown, No. 22 Texas, and Cal to play at MSG starting Thursday. (more)

November 18, 2019
NO. 1 DUKE TO MEET GEORGETOWN FOR 2K EMPIRE CLASSIC TITLE
Top-ranked Duke will meet Georgetown for the 2019 2K Empire Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior title. (more)

November 18, 2019
CAL COMES FROM BEHIND TO BEAT PRAIRIE VIEW
Head to MSG 4-0 for the Championship Rounds presented by Continental Tire of the 2K Empire Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project. (more)

November 17, 2019
McCLUNG LIFTS GEORGETOWN PAST GEORGIA STATE
In Washington, Mac McClung scored 25 points, Omer Yurtseven posted a double-double, and Georgetown topped Georgia State 91-83 in the 2K Empire Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project. (more)

November 15, 2019
HOME TEAMS HOLD SERVE IN 2K EMPIRE CLASSIC BENEFITING WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT
Home rule was the name of the game in Friday’s 2K Empire Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project. (more)

November 12, 2019
DUKE AND TEXAS EMERGE VICTORIOUS
Duke and Texas held home court with wins in their opening games of the 2019 2K Empire Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project. (more)

November 11, 2019
TICKETS ON SALE FOR THE 2K EMPIRE CLASSIC BENEFITING WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS PRESENTED BY CONTINENTAL TIRE (more)

November 5, 2019
2K EMPIRE CLASSIC TIPS OFF ON SATURDAY
Georgetown and Central Arkansas will tip off the 25th annual 2K Empire Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project on Saturday in the Washington Regional Round at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. (more)

March 11, 2019
DUKE, GEORGETOWN, TEXAS, AND CALIFORNIA FEATURED IN THE 2019 EMPIRE CLASSIC BENEFITING WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT (more)

2018

November 17, 2018
GREEN BAY TAKES SUBREGIONAL TITLE
Phoenix roll over Morehead State; Eastern Washington earns third place. (more)

November 16, 2018
HAWKEYES REIGN AT 2K EMPIRE CLASSIC
Iowa wins the 2018 2K Empire Classic presented by Continental Tire. (more)

November 15, 2018
IT’S UCONN AND IOWA FOR THE 2K EMPIRE CLASSIC TITLE (more)

November 11, 2018
LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE (more)

November 10, 2018
ORANGE SQUEEZE EAGLES
Battle scores 23 to lead four Syracuse players in double figures. (more)

November 9, 2018
OREGON DOWNS EASTERN WASHINGTON
Syracuse and Morehead State to meet on Saturday. (more)

November 8, 2018
UCONN AND IOWA WIN 2K EMPIRE CLASSIC OPENERS
2K Empire Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project resumes on Friday. (more)

November 6, 2018
SYRACUSE SHUTS DOWN EASTERN WASHINGTON
Oshae Brissett leads Orange offense in 2K Empire Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project opener. (more)

November 1, 2018
2K EMPIRE CLASSIC BENEFITING WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT TIPS OFF ON TUESDAY
Syracuse and Eastern Washington to open tournament at Carrier Dome. (more)

June 11, 2018
SCHEDULE FINALIZED FOR THE 2018 2K EMPIRE CLASSIC BENEFITING WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT
Syracuse, UConn, Oregon, and Iowa to meet at The Garden Nov. 15-16. (more)

February 26, 2018
SYRACUSE, UCONN, OREGON, AND IOWA HEADLINE THE 2018 2K CLASSIC BENEFITING WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT
Tickets go on sale now for the Championship Rounds presented by Continental Tire at Madison Square Garden. (more)

2017

November 22, 2017
Friars and Titans win in 2K Classic
2k Classic concludes Friday with Seattle at Washington. (more)

November 19, 2017
Belmont wins 2K Classic Subregional Championship
Detroit Mercy outscores HBU for third place. (more)

November 18, 2017
Belmont and Seattle to play for 2K Classic Subregional Title
HBU and Detroit Mercy to play in consolation match. (more)

November 17, 2017
Providence claims 2K Classic Championship
A hot offense and a stifling defense propelled Providence to the 2017 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project championship with a 90-63 win over Saint Louis at Madison Square Garden. (more)

November 16, 2017
Providence and Saint Louis Advance to Championship Game of 2K Classic
Virginia Tech and Washington to play in consolation. (more)

November 10, 2017
Home teams victorious on Opening Day of 2K Classic
Next up – championship rounds at MSG on Thursday. (more)

July 17, 2017
Schedule finalized for 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project
Providence to take on Washington, Virginia Tech to square off with Saint Louis at Madison Square Garden, beginning Nov. 16. (more)

May 17, 2017
Regional Round matchups set for 2017 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project
Providence, Virginia Tech, Washington, and Saint Louis to Meet at Madison Square Garden Nov. 16-17. (more)

March 6, 2017
Providence, Virginia Tech, Washington, Saint Louis highlight 2017 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project
Joining Providence, Virginia Tech, Washington, and Saint Louis are Belmont, Detroit Mercy, Houston Baptist, and Seattle…(more)

2016

November 19, 2016
IUPUI wins 2K Classic Subregional Championship
IUPUI limited Eastern Michigan to under 37 percent shooting from the field to earn an 83-71 win and capture the subregional title of the 22nd annual 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project. (more)

November 18, 2016
Michigan wins 2K Classic Championship
Michigan had lost by double digits each of the last two seasons to SMU. In the Championship Game of the 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project, the Wolverines made sure three would not be a charm. (more)

November 17, 2016
Michigan and SMU to meet for 2K Classic Championship
It will be Michigan and SMU in Friday’s title game of the 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project at Madison Square Garden. (more)

November 14, 2016
Pittsburgh and Marquette earn 2K Classic victories
The 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project saw the home teams win again on Monday. (more)

November 13, 2016
Michigan and SMU win in 2K Classic
Michigan and SMU ended their Regional Round play with 2-0 records in the 22nd annual 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project on Sunday. (more)

November 11, 2016
22nd Annual 2K Classic tips off
The 22nd annual 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project began with a bang on Friday evening. (more)

November 10, 2016
Top 10 2k Classic Performances
Here’s a look back at some of the best individual performances in the history of the 2K Classic. (more)

November 10, 2016
Top 10 2K Classic Games
Here’s a look back at some of the best games in 2K Classic history. (more)

November 2, 2016
Get to Know: Shake Milton
Get to know SMU’s second-leading scorer, Shake Milton. (more)

October 26, 2016
Caption Contest Rules
2K Classic Photo Caption Contest (more)

October 26, 2016
Get to Know: Ray Lee
Get to know Eastern Michigan’s leading scorer Ray Lee. (more)

October 19, 2016
Get to Know: Traci Carter
Get to know Marquette’s Traci Carter. You missed a lot if you didn’t see his dad play at La Salle. (more)

October 12, 2016
Get to Know: Rozelle Nix
Get to know Pittsburgh’s Rozelle Nix. His great-grandfather sounds like a pretty special man. (more)

October 5, 2016
Get to Know: Mark Donnal
Get to know Mark Donnal of Michigan, who has an interesting choice for celebrity parents. (more)

September 28, 2016
Get to Know: Ben Emelogu II
Get to know SMU’s Ben Emelogu II. He’s a family man, through and through. (more)

September 21, 2016
Get to Know: Chad Hudson
Get to know IUPUI’s Chad Hudson, who is really proud of his dad. (more)

September 14, 2016
Get to Know: Duane Wilson
Get to know Marquette’s Duane Wilson, who seems like a pretty cool guy. (more)

July 13, 2016
Schedule Finalized for 2016 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project
Pitt to face SMU and Michigan to meet Marquette in Championship Round semifinals at Madison Square Garden. (more)

March 14, 2016
Michigan, Pitt, Marquette, and SMU Headline 2016 2K Classic
Tickets on sale for the Championship Rounds presented by Continental Tire at Madison Square Garden. (more)

2015

November 28, 2015
2K Classic Comes to a Close
The 21st annual 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project came to an end on Saturday when Georgetown defeated Bryant, 77-47, at the Verizon Center….(more)

November 22, 2015
Duke Captures 2K Classic Title
Grayson Allen scored 32 points and No. 5/4 Duke withstood a late Georgetown rally to earn an 86-84 win and take the championship of the 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project at Madison Square Garden…..(more)

November 21, 2015
Siena Takes 2K Classic Subregional Title
Siena shot 62% (31-50) from the field, which included nine three-pointers, in earning a 78-59 win at Bryant to capture the Subregional championship of the 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project…(more)

November 20, 2015
18,238 Watch Duke and Georgetown Advance to the 2K Classic Championship Game
No. 5/4 Duke and Georgetown advanced to the Championship Game of the 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project in front of 18,238 fans at Madison Square Garden…(more)

November 19, 2015
2K Classic Championship Rounds Get Going on Friday
No. 5/4 Duke, Wisconsin, Georgetown and VCU converge on midtown Manhattan to participate in the Championship Rounds of the 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project at Madison Square Garden….(more)

November 16, 2015
VCU Downs Radford
Knowing what Radford did to Georgetown on Saturday, VCU exploded at the end of the second half and continued to pour it on in the second en route to a 92-74 win in the 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project…(more)

November 15, 2015
Wisconsin Takes 2K Classic Opener
Wisconsin opened play in the 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project with a 92-65 win over Siena in Madison…(more)

November 14, 2015
2K Classic: Day 2
Day Two of the 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project was a day of contrasts….(more)

November 13, 2015
2K Classic Opens in Resounding Fashion
The 21st annual 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project began with a pair of resounding wins on Friday evening…(more)

November 13, 2015
Game Recap: Siena at Duke
Allen, Jefferson Lead Duke in 92-74 Win Over Siena…(more)

November 13, 2015
Let the Games Begin!
The 21st annual 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project begins Friday evening with a pair of games. At 7:00pm (ET) No. 5/4 Duke, the defending NCAA National Champion, entertains Siena while VCU plays host to Prairie View…(more)

November 13, 2015
Fun Fact Friday: Melvin Johnson
With Veterans Day this week, VCU’s Melvin Johnson has some thoughts on how to take care of them…(more)

November 12, 2015
Throwback Thursday: 2005
Florida won the 2005 2K Classic title and went on to win the National Championship that April…(more)

November 11, 2015
Get to Know: T.J. Schlundt
Wisconsin’s T.J. Schlundt talks about playing at Madison Square Garden in the 2K Classic…(more)

November 10, 2015
Get to Know: Marshall Plumlee
Last week, his teammate took a shot at him. This week, Marshall Plumlee gives his thoughts about Grayson Allen….(more)

November 6, 2015
Fun Fact Friday: Vitto Brown
Vitto Brown is not impressed by the dance moves of one of his Wisconsin teammates….(more)

November 4, 2015
Home Away From Home
It may be 230 miles from Washington, D.C., to midtown Manhattan, but Madison Square Garden is a home away from home for Georgetown basketball. As a founding member of the Big East Conference, the Hoyas annually travel up Interstate 95 to play at The World’s Most Famous Arena. And it’s an arena in which Georgetown has enjoyed great success…..(more)

November 2, 2015
Get to Know: Jordan Hill
Wisconsin’s Jordan Hill talks about playing at Madison Square Garden…..(more)

October 30, 2015
Fun Fact Friday: Aaron Moesch
Get to know Wisconsin’s Aaron Moesch. Aaron Rodgers may want a restraining order issued after reading this……(more)

October 29, 2015
Throwback Thursday: 2002
Relive the 2002 2K Classic. Check out the coaches of the winning teams – Gottfried, Calipari, Harrick, Crean – all in different places then…..(more)

October 28, 2015
New Digs
Last week, the VCU men’s and women’s basketball teams moved into their new home. Gone are the days when they had to practice in a non-air conditioned gym. Today they have what is one of the finest practice facilities in the country….(more)

October 27, 2015
VIDEO: Amile Jefferson
Duke’s Amile Jefferson talks about the pros he models his game after…(more)

October 23, 2015
Fun Fact Friday: Dennis Levene
Bryant grad student Dennis Levene wants to be NBA commissioner for a day and has some serious thoughts about what he would do in that role. Also, check out his majors….(more)

October 22, 2015
Throwback Thursday: Evan Turner

Simply put, Ohio State’s Evan Turner was The Man in the 2009 2K Classic……(more)

October 21, 2015
Two of the Best
When the 2015-16 college basketball season commences, two of the winningest coaches in the history of the sport will begin their seasons in the 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project…(more)

October 20, 2015
Get to Know: Bradley Hayes
Georgetown senior Bradley Hayes likes to model his game on that of a future Hall of Famer….(more)

October 19, 2015
Get to Know: Zak Showalter
Get to know Wisconsin junior Zak Showalter, a wise man with a crazy skill….(more)

October 16, 2015
Fun Fact Friday: Amile Jefferson
Duke senior Amile Jefferson tells us who the worst dresser on the Blue Devils is. Hint: It’s a freshman….(more)

October 15, 2015
Throwback Thursday: The Best Players
Enjoy this look at the best of the best who have played in the 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project. Who will join the list this year?….(more)

October 14, 2015
He’s Back
Back in March, Georgetown fans could not have felt good when they opened the papers and saw that their point guard and leading scorer, D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera, had declared for the NBA Draft….(more)

October 13, 2015
VIDEO: John Thompson III
Georgetown head coach John Thompson gives his views about playing at Madison Square Garden….(more)

October 12, 2015
Get to Know: Curtis Oakley Jr.
Get to know Bryant senior Curtis Oakley Jr., whose super heroes are not who you might expect…(more)

October 9, 2015
Fun Fact Friday: Luke Kennard
Duke freshman Luke Kennard has an interesting idea if he ever ruled the world…(more)

October 8, 2015
Throwback Thursday: 2013
UConn won its two Championship Round games by a combined three points and used the 2K Classic title as a springboard in going on to win the National Championship….(more)

October 7, 2015
Will Wade Takes Over at VCU
It was completely understandable that VCU fans would be concerned when they learned that Shaka Smart, the innovative and highly successful coach who brought Havoc to town, announced this spring that he was leaving for Texas….(more)

October 6, 2015
VIDEO: Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski
Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski explains why he loves bringing his teams to Madison Square Garden…..(more)

October 5, 2015
Get to Know: Marquis Wright
Get to know Siena junior guard and two-time captain Marquis Wright, the Saints’ leading returning scorer at 12.5 ppg….(more)

October 2, 2015
Fun Fact Friday: Nisre Zouzoua
Get to know Bryant freshman Nisre Zouzoua. By the way, he is a nerd. Just ask him…(more)

October 1, 2015
Throwback Thursday: 2008
Duke beats Southern Illinois and Michigan to claim the 2008 2K Classic title…..(more)

September 30, 2015
The Beat Goes On
The rich get richer. To the victor go the spoils. Pick whatever cliché you want but the fact of the matter is Duke still manages to be at the top of everyone’s recruiting lists year after year…..(more)

September 29, 2015
2015 2K Classic: John Thompson
Georgetown head coach John Thompson talks about the importance in recognizing the courageous contributions of our service men and women and playing in the 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project….(more)

September 28, 2015
D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera
Georgetown senior D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera talks about his favorite Hoya of all-time…(more)

September 25, 2015
Fun Fact Friday: Bradley Hayes
Georgetown senior Bradley Hayes has some interesting opinions about D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera…(more)

September 24, 2015
Throwback Thursday: 1996
The 1996 tournament was a Philadelphia love fest as Temple beat Georgia Tech and Saint Joseph’s downed No. 21 Tulsa at Convention Hall in Atlantic City…(more)

September 23, 2015
Wisconsin Looks to Maintain Dominance
It would be easy for Wisconsin to bask in the glow of the last two seasons. After all, the Badgers won 66 of 78 games and advanced to a pair Final Fours, including last year’s championship…(more)

September 22, 2015
2015 2K Classic: Mike Krzyzewski
Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski talks about playing in high-profile tournaments such as the 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project…(more)

September 18, 2015
Fun Fact Friday: Javion Ogunyemi
Did you know that Siena junior forward Javion Ogunyemi can sing? At least he thinks so…(more)

September 17, 2015
Throwback Thursday: Jameer Nelson
The 2003 2K Classic saw the majesty of Saint Joseph’s point guard Jameer Nelson, who would go on to lead the Hawks to the Elite Eight…(more)

September 16, 2015
2015 2K Classic: John Thompson
When you think of college basketball’s all-time coaching royalty, you don’t need to go very deep on the list to come across the name of John Thompson…(more)

September 15, 2015
2015 2K Classic: Amile Jefferson
Duke senior Amile Jefferson talks about playing in the 2K Classic and its beneficiary, Wounded Warrior Project…(more)

August 6, 2015
Championship Round Matchups Announced
Defending National Champion Duke to meet VCU, National Runner-Up Wisconsin to face Georgetown at Madison Square Garden in November…(more)

April 28, 2015
Back-to-Back?
Let’s see. Last year, Mike Krzyzewski and Duke hauled in the nation’s top recruiting class and went on to win the Blue Devils’ fifth National Championship. So why mess with success?…(more)

April 20, 2015
Field is Finalized for 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project
National Champion Duke, Wisconsin, Georgetown, VCU to play in Championship Rounds at Madison Square Garden in
November…(more)

March 11, 2015
Duke, Wisconsin, Georgetown, VCU Headline Stellar 2015 2K Classic Field
National powers Duke, Wisconsin, Georgetown, and VCU highlight one of the strongest fields ever for the 21st annual 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project, which returns to Madison Square Garden this coming November…(more)

2014

November 13, 2014

2K Classic Tips Off Friday
The 20th annual 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project tips off Friday (Nov. 14) with four Regional Round games. (more)

September 4, 2014
Schedule Set for 2K Classic
The field is finalized and the schedule is complete for the 20th annual 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project, culminating with the Championship Rounds at Madison Square Garden from November 20-21. (more)

August 6, 2014
Championship Round Match-ups Announced for 2K Classic
The Championship Rounds of the 20th annual 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project begin with Texas vs. Iowa and Syracuse vs. California in a semifinal doubleheader at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, November 20. (more)

July 22, 2014
PrimeSport Partners with Gazelle Group as Official Ticket Exchange, VIP Hospitality, and Travel Provider for 2014 Events
PrimeSport, the leader in providing direct access to the biggest sporting events on the planet, announced a new partnership with Gazelle Group as the Official Ticket Exchange, VIP Hospitality and Travel Package Provider for the 2014 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project, Gotham Classic and Legends Classic. (more)

March 12, 2014
Syracuse, Texas, California and Iowa Headline the 2014 2K Sports Classic benefiting
Wounded Warrior Project
Tickets are on sale now for the Championship Rounds of the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project, which returns to Madison Square Garden for the 2014-15 men’s college basketball season. All four games of the Championship Rounds will be televised on ESPN networks. (more)

2015

2013

November 11, 2013
2K Sports Classic Tips Off Tomorrow
The 19th annual 2K Sports Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project tips off tomorrow (Nov. 12) with one game: At 6:00pm (ET) on the Big Ten Network, No. 24 Indiana hosts LIU Brooklyn. (more)

August 13, 2013
Field and Schedule Finalized for 2K Sports Classic
The field is set for the 19th annual 2K Sports Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project, which culminates with the Championship Rounds at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 21 and Nov. 22. (more)

July 17, 2013
Championship Round Games Announced for 2K Sports Classic
Indiana will face Washington and Connecticut and Boston College will renew their rivalry in the Championship Rounds of the 19th annual 2K Sports Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 21 and Nov. 22. (more)

March 11, 2013
Indiana, UConn, Boston College and Washington Highlight the 2013 2K Sports Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project; Tickets are on sale now for Madison Square Garden event
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. (more)

 

2012

November 7, 2012

2K Sports Classic Tips-Off Friday
The 18th annual 2K Sports Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project tips off Friday with four games being played across the country. (more)

September 4, 2012
Schedule Complete for 2K Sports Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project
Villanova, Purdue, Alabama, and Oregon State will serve as Regional Round hosts for games played on Nov. 9 and Nov. 11. Afterwards, the four hosts will head to New York City’s Madison Square Garden to participate in the Championship Rounds of the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project on Nov. 15 and Nov. 16. (more)

July 26, 2012
Semifinal Match-ups Announced for 2K Sports Classic
Once again Madison Square Garden will be the site of the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project as Villanova, Purdue, Alabama, and Oregon State will compete in the Championship Rounds in the 18th renewal of one of the nation’s most prestigious early-season men’s college basketball events. (more)

March 6, 2012
Villanova, Purdue, Alabama & Oregon State to Headline Next Season’s 2K Sports Classic in New York City
Villanova, Purdue, Alabama, and Oregon State will tip-off the 2012 college basketball season in the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project, which culminates with the Championship Rounds at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Nov. 15-16. Championship Round tickets are ON SALE NOW! (more)

2011

November 2, 2011

2K Sports Classic Officially Tips-Off the 2011-12 College Basketball Season; St. John’s, Arizona, Texas A&M, and Mississippi State headline the field
The 17th annual 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer officially begins the 2011-12 college basketball season on Monday. (more)

September 29, 2011
2K Sports Classic Bracket Finalized; ESPN networks to televise eight Classic games
The schedule and national television coverage for 2011 2K Sports Classic have been finalized. (more)

September 15, 2011
Statement from Gazelle Group Regarding 2K Sports Classic
In light of the NABC’s announcement regarding Turner Sports’ acquisition of the media rights to the 2012 Coaches vs. Cancer event, I believe several points need to be clarified: (more)

August 3, 2011
2K Sports Classic Semifinal Match-ups Set; ESPN2 to televise all four Championship Round games
In the first game of the semifinal doubleheader on Thursday, November 17, Texas A&M will meet Mississippi State in a 7:00 p.m. (EST) tip. That game will be followed by St. John’s taking on Arizona in the nightcap. Both games will be aired live on ESPN2. (more)

March 8, 2011
St. John’s, Arizona, Texas A&M & Mississippi St. to Headline 2K Sports Classic
Next Season in
New York City

Nationally ranked St. John’s, Arizona, and Texas A&M, as well as Mississippi State will tip-off the 2011 college basketball season in the 2K Sports Classic, which culminates with the Championship Rounds at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Nov. 17-18. Championship Round tickets will go ON SALE TOMORROW (March 9) at 12:00 noon. (more)

2010

November 8, 2010
2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer Tips-Off the College Basketball Season
The 16th annual 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer officially tips-off the 2010-11 college basketball season this evening. The season begins at 7:00pm (ET) when No. 4 Pittsburgh hosts Rhode Island on ESPNU. At 8:00pm (ET), No. 16 Illinois hosts UC Irvine on ESPN3.com while Maryland entertains Seattle on Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic and Comcast SportsNet Northwest. At 9:00pm (ET), No. 25 Texas meets Navy on ESPNU. (more)

August 5, 2010
2K Sports Classic Bracket Completed
The schedule and national television coverage for the 16th annual 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer men’s college basketball tournament have been completed.
Pittsburgh, Texas, Maryland, and Illinois will serve as the four Regional Round hosts for the event, matchups for which were previously announced. The tournament will begin with Regional Round action, November 8-10, with the four host schools advancing to the Championship Rounds at New York’s Madison Square Garden on November 18-19. (more)

June 9, 2010
Regional Round Matchups for 16th Annual 2K Sports Classic Announced
Pittsburgh, Texas, Maryland, and Illinois will host Regional Round games of the 2010 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer, the nation’s premier season-opening college basketball event.
Each institution will host two Regional Round games before heading to New York’s Madison Square Garden for the Championship Rounds on Nov. 18-19. (more)

March 8, 2010
Pittsburgh, Texas, Maryland & Illinois to Play in the 2K Sports Classic Next Season in New York City
Pittsburgh, Texas, Maryland, and Illinois will tip-off the 2010 college basketball season in the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer, which culminates with the Championship Rounds at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Nov. 18-19. Championship Round tickets are now ON SALE. (more)

2009

October 29, 2009
2K Sports Classic to Feature Four Nationally-Ranked Teams
The 2009 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer will feature for the first time in the history of the event four nationally-ranked teams participating in the Championship Rounds at New York’s Madison Square Garden. (more)

September 8, 2009
2K Sports Classic Television Coverage Announced
The television coverage for the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer men’s college basketball tournament has been announced.
A total of ten games will be televised on the ESPN family of networks. ESPN2 will televise both Championship Round doubleheaders on November 19th and 20th. ESPNU will televise all six games from the Syracuse, Chapel Hill and Berkeley Regional Rounds. (more)

August 25, 2009
2K Sports Classic Field & Schedule Completed
The 12-team field and schedule for the 2009 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer men’s college basketball tournament has been completed.
Syracuse, North Carolina, Ohio State and Cal will serve as the four Regional Round hosts for the event. The tournament will begin with Regional Round action, November 9-12, with the four host schools automatically advancing to the Championship Rounds at Madison Square Garden on November 19th and 20th. (more)

August 20, 2009
2K Sports Classic Semifinal Matchups Announced
The semifinal matchups are set for the 2009 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer men’s college basketball tournament.
Syracuse, North Carolina, Ohio State and Cal will serve as the four Regional Round hosts for the event. The tournament will begin with Regional Round action, November 9-12, with the four host schools automatically advancing to the Championship Rounds at Madison Square Garden on November 19-20. (more)

August 19, 2009
Hall of Famers Kay Yow and John Thompson, High School Legend Jack Curran Honored with
Second Annual Lapchick Character Award

Hall of Famers John Thompson, who led Georgetown to a national championship, and Kay Yow, whose courageous fight against cancer overshadowed her coaching career, and national high school coaching legend Jack Curran of Archbishop Molloy, have been selected as the recipients of the second annual Lapchick Character Awards. (more)

March 12, 2009
Syracuse, North Carolina, Ohio State & Cal Tipoff 2009 Season In NYC
Four of the nation’s premier college basketball programs will tipoff next season in the 2009 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Championship Round tickets will be on sale Friday, March 13th at 12:00 noon. (more)

2008

November 18, 2008
Semifinals Set For 2K Sports Classic
The semifinal matchups are set for the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer with games set to be played this Thursday night at Madison Square Garden beginning at 7:00 PM. (more)

November 17, 2008
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November 7, 2008
College Basketball Tips Off On Monday!!!
College Basketball begins Monday, November 10th, with the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer. Regional Round doubleheader action in Durham, N.C. begins at 4:00 p.m. ET. (more)

October 2, 2008
2K Sports Classic Field Announced
The complete 16-team field for the 2008 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer, the nation’s premier season-opening college basketball tournament, has been announced. (more)

September 4, 2008
Regional Hosts for Set 2008 2K Sports Classic Championship Round Tickets on Sale Thursday
Duke, UCLA, Michigan and Southern Illinois will serve as the four regional hosts for the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer…the nation’s premier season-opening college basketball tournament. (more)

2007

November 8, 2007
Gardner-Webb Advances to Championship Rounds of the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic
After a stunning upset, Gardner-Webb advances to the Championship Rounds of the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer by knocking off 22nd-ranked Kentucky in Rupp Arena last night by a score of 84-68. (more)

November 1, 2007
2K Sports College Hoops Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer to Tip-Off Monday!
College Basketball begins Monday, November 5th, with the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer. Regional Round doubleheader action in Memphis begins at 4:00 p.m. EST. (more)

October 10, 2007
2K Sports College Hoops Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer Credential Information Announced
The 2007 2K Sports College Hoops Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer credentialing information is outlined below. (more)

September 26, 2007
Schedule and Television Coverage Announced for 2K Sports College Hoops Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer
Tickets to the Championship Round of the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer will officially go on sale, August 24th at 9:00 a.m. Connecticut, Kentucky, Memphis and Oklahoma will serve as the four regional hosts for the nation’s premier season-opening college basketball tournament. (more)

August 23, 2007
Tickets on Sale for Championship Rounds of 2007 2K Sports College Hoops Classic
Tickets to the Championship Round of the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer will officially go on sale, August 24th at 9:00 a.m. Connecticut, Kentucky, Memphis and Oklahoma will serve as the four regional hosts for the nation’s premier season-opening college basketball tournament. (more)

August 8, 2007
Connecticut, Kentucky, Memphis, and Oklahoma to Host 2007 2K Sports College Hoops Classic
Connecticut, Kentucky, Memphis, and Oklahoma will serve as the four regional hosts for the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer, the nation’s premier season-opening college basketball tournament. (more)

2006

October 27, 2006
Media Itinerary and Credential Information
The 2006 2K Sports College Hoops Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer teleconference schedule and media information is outlined below. (more)

March 14, 2006
St. John’s, Maryland, Michigan State and Texas to Host 2006 Regional Rounds
St. John’s, Maryland, Michigan State and Texas will host the Regional Rounds of the 2006 2K Sports College Hoops Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer, the nation’s premier season-opening college basketball tournament. (more)

2005

November 7, 2005
College Basketball Tips-Off At Syracuse – On Tuesday!
College Basketball begins tomorrow with the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer. Regional Round doubleheader action in Syracuse begins at 6:00 p.m. EST. (more)

October 27, 2005
Teleconference Schedule and Credential Information
College Basketball begins tomorrow with the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer. Regional
The head coaches from each team in the Event will participate in a national teleconference to preview the event and the upcoming season. The conference will be divided into four segments, with coaches grouped into their respective Regional Round sites. Each segment will open with a short introduction by Gazelle Group President Rick Giles and an Event representative, followed by brief remarks by all four coaches. Each segment will conclude with a question-and-answer session. (more)

October 27, 2005
ESPN, ESPN2 & ESPNU to Televise Ten Games Nationally
ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU, the 24-hour college sports network, will combine to offer live national television coverage of ten games during the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer. The Event, which includes teams from 16 conferences, features four Regional Rounds on November 8th – 11th, with the winner of each site advancing to the Championship Rounds at Madison Square Garden in New York City on November 17th and 18th. (more)

September 12, 2005
Florida, Syracuse, Texas Tech, Wake Forest to Host Regional Rounds
Florida, Syracuse, Texas Tech, and Wake Forest — four teams projected to be among this year’s top 25 — will host the Regional Rounds of the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer, the nation’s premier season-opening college basketball tournament. (more)

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