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UConn men’s basketball Brooklyn-bound for 2020 Legends Classic

The Huskies will travel to the Barclays Center in November as part of a tournament field that includes Notre Dame, USC, and Vanderbilt.

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UConn men’s basketball has officially accepted an invitation to play in the 2020 Legends Classic happening November 23-24 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

After back-to-back wins over Tulsa and Cincinnati, UConn men’s basketball is riding a wave of momentum that has players, coaches, and fans excited for the future. The Huskies’ thrilling victories and recent string of gritty performances suggest they’re better than their 13-10 record and the team looks primed for a strong finish to the season as it writes the final chapter in UConn’s AAC basketball history.

These final games should provide invaluable experience for Huskies’ players returning in the fall and that experience will be tested early with UConn’s now-confirmed participation in the 2020 Legends Classic.

The news was first reported in October by CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein and was confirmed on Monday when UConn announced the tournament as part of next season’s non-conference schedule. The 14th annual edition of the event will take place on November 23-24 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, where the Huskies will be joined by USC, Vanderbilt, and former Big East rival Notre Dame.

The Huskies will also host two regional games before the championship rounds, with those teams and dates yet to be determined.

Bouknight honored

After averaging 22.5 points and 4.5 rebounds during two UConn victories, James Bouknight has been named AAC Player of the Week. The freshman phenom scored 11 points in a row to help the Huskies take down Tulsa then provided the game-sealing free throws in UConn’s overtime win over Cincinnati.