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SCHEDULE: Georgetown in Wooden Legacy, Orlando Invitational Never Confirmed

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Two Thanksgiving Tournaments?

Big East Men’s Basketball Tournament - Marquette v Georgetown Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

We have some strange scheduling news as the Georgetown Hoyas are reported to be included in the 2021 Wooden Legacy (Nov. 25 & 26) as well as the Orlando Invitational (Nov. 25, 26, & 28). Patrick Ewing’s team appears deep, but a split squad seems unlikely.

Obviously, one of these multi-team events has a couple more heavy hitters with Kansas, Alabama, Miami, Dayton, and Iona. The other includes USC, San Diego State, and St. Joseph’s.

Georgetown is said to be replacing TCU in the Wooden Legacy, typically held in Anaheim California. The Orlando Invitational appears set for ESPN and Walt Disney World—as were the Thanksgiving plans of this humble blog contributor, if Spirit Airlines delivered on their promise of safety.

ESPN is deeply involved in each, so this may be a case of movement from one branch to another. Georgetown was involved with the Wooden Legacy in 2020 with UCLA, UVA, and Kansas until COVID-19 got in the way.

Folks close to the basketball program have relayed that the tweets about joining the Orlando Invitational were never confirmed, indicating that the news of Georgetown joining the Wooden Invitational is the likely bet.

This is a developing story.