Wooden Legacy matchups set; Arizona, MSU could meet in final
The eight-team field also features Providence, but event organizers are eyeing an Arizona/Michigan State final.
The matchups for the 2015 Wooden Legacy are set, and the first-round of games will feature a Michigan State/Boston College showdown, multiple sources told CBSSports.com.
The winner of Arizona/Santa Clara will take on the winner of Providence/Evansville, while the winners of Boise State/UC Irvine and Michigan State/Boston College will face off in the other semifinal Nov. 27.
The title game will be held Nov. 29.
Organizers of the event seem to be eyeing a potential title game between Arizona and Michigan State. The Wildcats return a three-year starter in senior big man Kaleb Tarczewski, while the Spartans bring back a solid nucleus in Lourawls Nairn Jr., Denzel Valentine and Matt Costello. Michigan State also adds a McDonald's All-American in freshman power forward Deyonta Davis.
Providence, Boise State and UC Irvine were all NCAA Tournament teams this past season and should compete for a bid in 2016 as well. Evansville is expected to be a real factor in the Missouri Valley Conference next season behind all-league guard D.J. Balentine.
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