Wooden Legacy matchups set; Arizona, MSU could meet in final

Kaleb Tarczewski will be a three-year starter for Arizona in 2015-16.
Kaleb Tarczewski will be a three-year starter for Arizona in 2015-16. (USATSI)

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 remaining first-round matchups will be Arizona vs. Santa Clara, Providence vs. Evansville and Boise State vs. UC Irvine on Nov. 26. Times for the first-round games have not been set.

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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