The Barclays Center, the home of the 2012 Legends Classic. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
The bracket for the 2012 Legends Classic was revealed today, and the Georgetown Hoyas will face the UCLA Bruins in the first semifinal. The Indiana Hoosiers will face the Georgia Bulldogs in the other, with the winners meeting in the championship.
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Matchup I can't wait to see: UCLA vs. Georgetown.
As mentioned above, it's really our first glimpse at UCLA uber-recruits Shabazz Muhammad and Kyle Anderson, but it will also be our first look at how those players fit alongside purportedly slimming center Joshua Smith, forwards Travis and David Wear, and former UNC point guard Larry Drew II, who could be the straw that stirs the drink or ... well, whatever the opposite of that metaphor would be. When Drew II rightfully lost his point guard spot to Kendall Marshall at UNC, he quit and transferred to UCLA a few weeks later. He should have redemption on his mind from Day 1 in 2012-13. And oh, by the way, this isn't all about UCLA. Georgetown is going to be very talented in its own right; don't be shocked if swingman Otto Porter, and not Muhammad or Anderson, is the best player on the floor.
The Legends Classic will take place at Nov. 19-20 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Georgetown's game against UCLA on November 19th will be televised at 8pm on ESPN2, and on November 20th the third-place game (7:30 ET, ESPNU) and championship game (10 ET, ESPN) will be played.
After a long recruiting process that ended with Kyle Anderson choosing UCLA over Georgetown and his hometown Seton Hall, November 19th is as good a time as any for the Hoyas to show Mr. Anderson what he's missing.