Tournament Brackets (pdf)
SACRAMENTO -- The matchups for the 2017 Wooden Legacy Men's Basketball Tournament have been released, and Sacramento State will play three games during the Thanksgiving Week event with each of those slated to appear on an ESPN network.
Sacramento State is one of eight teams at the three-day tournament which features a 12-game bracket format to be played Nov. 23, 24 and 26 in Southern California. All 12 games during the tournament will be televised on ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS or ESPN3
With the Big West Conference hosting the event for the 11th time, this year's Wooden Legacy will be played at Titan Gym on the campus of Cal State Fullerton where the school has been hosting the tournament since 2013.
Besides the Hornets and Cal State Fullerton, other schools playing in this year's Wooden Legacy are Georgia (SEC), Harvard (Ivy League), Saint Joseph's (Atlantic 10), Saint Mary's (West Coast), San Diego State (Mountain West) and Washington State (Pac-12).
Sacramento State opens the tournament on Thanksgiving Day at 10 p.m. against San Diego State. That game will be aired on ESPNU. The Hornets will be facing the Aztecs for the first time since a 92-69 loss at then-Cox Arena on Dec. 2, 2000. San Diego State has won three straight in the series and is 3-1 all-time vs. the Hornets. Sacramento State's lone win in the series came at home on Dec. 13, 1956, by a 60-56 score.
On Friday, based on the outcome of Thursday's games, the Hornets will play either Georgia or Cal State Fullerton on ESPN2 or ESPNEWS. All eight teams will be idle on Saturday, and Sacramento State will play again on Sunday on one of the four ESPN networks covering the event.
The Hornets will become the first Big Sky Conference entrant in the tournament. Sacramento State's complete 2017-18 schedule will be released later this month.
Saint Mary's (NCAA), Georgia (NIT) and Cal State Fullerton (CollegeInsider.com) each competed in postseason events last March. The Gaels defeated VCU in the first round of the NCAA Tournament before losing to Arizona. Georgia and Cal State Fullerton dropped their first-round matches to Belmont and Weber State, respectively.
Past Wooden Legacy champions include UCLA (2016), Michigan State (2015), Washington (2014), San Diego State (2013), Cal (2012), Saint Louis (2011), UNLV (2010), West Virginia (2009), Wake Forest (2008) and USC (2007).
All-Session tickets will go on sale on Sept. 13 and can be purchased at fullertontitans.com or by calling (657) 278-2783. Additional ticket and travel package information can be found on the event web site at www.TheWoodenLegacy.com.
Thursday, November 23
Game 1 - Saint Mary's vs. Harvard, 1 p.m., ESPNEWS
Game 2 - Saint Joseph's vs. Washington State, 3:30 p.m., ESPN3
Game 3 - Georgia vs. Cal State Fullerton, 7:30 p.m., ESPNEWS
Game 4 - San Diego State vs. Sacramento State, 10 p.m., ESPNU
Friday, November 24
Game 5 - Saint Mary's/Harvard winner vs. Saint Joseph's/Washington State winner, 10:30 a.m., ESPNEWS
Game 6 - Saint Mary's/Harvard loser vs. Saint Joseph's/Washington State loser, 1 p.m., ESPN3
Game 7 - Georgia/Cal State Fullerton winner vs. San Diego State/Sacramento State winner, 4 p.m., ESPN2
Game 8 - Georgia/Cal State Fullerton loser vs. San Diego State/Sacramento State loser, 6:30 p.m., ESPNEWS
Sunday, November 26
Game 9 - Game 6 and Game 8 losers, 11:30 a.m. ESPN3
Game 10 - Game 5 and Game 7 losers, 2 p.m., ESPNU
Game 11 - Game 6 and Game 8 winners, 6:30 p.m., ESPN3
Game 12 - Championship - Game 5 and Game 7 winners, 9 p.m., ESPN2
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February 16, 2018 MEN'S BASKETBALL HOSTS WEBER STATE ON SATURDAY FOR WHITEOUT THE NEST
February 9, 2018 MEN'S HOOPS PLAYS AT MONTANA ON SATURDAY NIGHT
February 7, 2018 MEN'S BASKETBALL LOOKS FOR SERIES SWEEP OF MONTANA STATE ON THURSDAY
February 3, 2018 MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS AT HOME TO IDAHO
February 2, 2018 MEN'S BASKETBALL HOSTS IDAHO ON SATURDAY NIGHT AT 7 PM
January 26, 2018 MEN'S HOOPS CONCLUDES ROAD TRIP SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT PORTLAND STATE
January 20, 2018 MEN’S BASKETBALL DROPS SECOND GAME OF ROAD TRIP TO IDAHO STATE
January 19, 2018 MEN'S HOOPS PLAYS AT IDAHO STATE ON SATURDAY NIGHT
January 18, 2018 LATE RUN DOOMS MEN’S BASKETBALL IN LOSS TO WEBER STATE
January 17, 2018 MEN'S HOOPS OPENS ROAD TRIP ON THURSDAY AT WEBER STATE
January 12, 2018 MEN'S BASKETBALL TO HOST MONTANA STATE ON SATURDAY FOR KIDS DAY
January 11, 2018 MONTANA USES BIG SECOND HALF TO BEAT MEN’S BASKETBALL, 78-66
January 10, 2018 MEN'S HOOPS BACK IN THE NEST ON THURSDAY VS. MONTANA AT 7 P.M.
January 3, 2018 MEN'S HOOPS PLAYS FIRST BIG SKY ROAD GAME THURSDAY AT IDAHO
January 2, 2018 STRINGS RECEIVES BIG SKY PLAYER OF THE WEEK ACCOLADES
January 1, 2018 STRINGS NAMED THE NATIONAL MID-MAJOR PLAYER OF THE WEEK
December 29, 2017 MEN'S HOOPS OPENS BIG SKY PLAY AT HOME SATURDAY VS. PORTLAND STATE
December 23, 2017 MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS AT HOME TO UC SANTA BARBARA, 82-72
December 22, 2017 MEN'S HOOPS HOSTS UC SANTA BARBARA ON SATURDAY IN FINAL NON-LEAGUE GAME
December 21, 2017 MEN’S HOOPS FALLS TO PORTLAND, 80-75, IN GOLDEN 1 CENTER MATCHUP
December 20, 2017 MEN'S HOOPS PLAYS PORTLAND AT THE GOLDEN 1 CENTER ON THURSDAY AT 5:30 PM
December 18, 2017 MEN'S HOOPS BACK AT HOME TUESDAY VS. CSUN
December 9, 2017 MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS AT BOISE STATE
December 3, 2017 MEN'S BASKETBALL TO PLAY SAINT MARY'S ON THE ROAD MONDAY NIGHT
November 24, 2017 BACK AND FORTH GAME GOES FULLERTON’S WAY IN 68-63 WIN OVER MEN’S HOOPS
November 23, 2017 MEN’S BASKETBALL DROPS FIRST ROUND WOODEN LEGACY GAME TO SAN DIEGO STATE
November 21, 2017 UC DAVIS USES LATE RUN TO EVENTUALLY BEAT MEN’S BASKETBALL
November 20, 2017 MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYS UC DAVIS ON TUESDAY AT THE GOLDEN 1 CENTER
November 17, 2017 MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS ON THE ROAD AT SAN FRANCISCO
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November 7, 2017 MEN'S HOOPS OPENS REGULAR SEASON FRIDAY AT COLORADO STATE
October 23, 2017 GRAVES OUT FOR THE SEASON WITH INJURY
October 17, 2017 MEN’S BASKETBALL RELEASES ITS 2017-18 SCHEDULE
September 18, 2017 BOISE’S CENTURYLINK ARENA TO HOST BIG SKY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT FROM 2019-22
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