It was announced today that Oklahoma State men’s basketball will participate in the 2017 Legends Classic, which will end at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center Nov. 20-21.
OSU is one of the headliners of the tournament, joining Penn State, Pittsburgh and Texas A&M as the highlights of the tournament. Pepperdine, Montana, Oral Roberts and UC-Santa Barbara fill out the rest of the field.
The Cowboys will host their first two games of the tournament, and will battle Pepperdine, Montana, ORU or USCB in Gallagher-Iba Arena. The four headliners will then head to the Barclays Center to face off with each other.
You can purchase tickets starting Thursday at noon through Ticketmaster or the Barclays Center box office.
The schedule isn’t written in stone, so we don’t have any times to share. We do know that the championship round games will be broadcast on the ESPN networks.
Here’s what the press release had to say about the Cowboys.
Oklahoma State (Head Coach: Brad Underwood, Big 12 Conference) – Brad Underwood is in his first season at Oklahoma State after guiding Stephen F. Austin to an 89-14 record in his three seasons there…he is tied for the 10th fastest head coach to reach 100 career wins…this year, the Cowboys are 20-11 and projected to be in the NCAA Tournament field…12 of the 14 players on this year’s team are underclassmen, including guard Jawun Evans and swingman Jeffrey Carroll…OSU will also welcome a top-25 recruiting class next season…the Cowboys, who will be making their Legends Classic debut, have won two national championships and have been to the NCAA Tournament 27 times, which includes six Final Fours.
Notre Dame won the 2016 Legends Classic.
According to the press release, the four regional round hosts combine for 75 NCAA Tournament appearances and eight Final Fours.