Men's Basketball Will Participate In Wooden Legacy In November

Xavier competed in the Battle 4 Atlantis this past season.

Xavier competed in the Battle 4 Atlantis this past season.

March 24, 2014

CINCINNATI --- Xavier University announced that the men’s basketball team will participate in the 2014 Wooden Legacy event on Nov. 27, 28 and 30 in Fullerton, Calif. Xavier will participate in the 2015 Old Spice Classic in Florida in Nov. 2015.

The Musketeers switched the years of the two events primarily to accommodate the NCAA restrictions on multiple teams from the same conference participating in the same exempt event. Xavier, which became a member of the BIG EAST Conference in the 2013-14 season, applied for and received an exemption from the NCAA to participate in the 2013 Battle 4 Atlantis event along with fellow BIG EAST member Villanova. There is no guarantee that XU would have received an exemption for the 2014 Old Spice Classic, which already had a BIG EAST team as a guaranteed member of its field. Xavier wanted to lock in definite spots in these two elite exempt events. Elite exempt events are a key part of Xavier’s non-conference scheduling philosophy.

ESPN will announce the complete fields and pairings for the 2014 Wooden Legacy and the 2015 Old Spice Classic at a later date.