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Men's Basketball to Compete in Wooden Legacy in November

Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications                                                                      Release: 06/26/2014
Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications
Princeton will be part of the eight-team Wooden Legacy in California.
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The Wooden Legacy will welcome the Princeton men's basketball team in November when the Tigers compete in an eight-team field in Fullerton and Anaheim, California.

The team will play the first two days, Friday, Nov. 27 and Saturday, Nov. 28, at Cal State Fullerton's Titan Gym before the final day, Monday, Nov. 30, moves to the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, home of the NHL's Anaheim Ducks and the NCAA West Regional last March.

An ESPN event, all of the Wooden Legacy's 12 games will be shown on the network's platforms. In the 2013 event, which was the Wooden Legacy's debut, every game was shown either on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU or online on ESPN3.

The event brings Princeton to the Los Angeles area for the second time in program history and for the first time in 45 years, with both visits having a connection to the event's namesake, John Wooden. Princeton came to Pauley Pavilion to face Wooden's UCLA team for the second straight season in 1969, part of the Bruin Classic in which Princeton's Naismith Hall of Fame then-head coach Pete Carril and the Tigers also faced and defeated Indiana.

The bracket for the event will be announced later this summer. Here is a look at the 2014 Wooden Legacy field:

Princeton
2013-14 record: 21-9
2013-14 season ended: CBI quarterfinals
Starters returning/lost: 3/2
Top player returning: Hans Brase, So. (in '13-'14), 11.2 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 2.2 apg
Top player lost: T.J. Bray, 18.0 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 5.1 apg

  Long Beach State
vs. Princeton: Have not met
2013-14 record: 15-17
2013-14 season ended: Big West Tournament semifinals
Starters returning/lost: 4/1
Top player returning: Mike Caffey, Jr., 16.2 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 4.3 apg
Top player lost: Dan Jennings, 9.9 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 0.5 apg

San Diego
vs. Princeton: Princeton defeated San Diego 65-56 in a preliminary-round game in the 1984 NCAA Tournament at The Palestra in the teams' only meeting
2013-14 record: 18-17
2013-14 season ended: CIT quarterfinals
Starters returning/lost: 4/1
Top player returning: Johnny Dee, Jr., 16.6 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 1.4 apg
Top player lost: Dennis Kramer, 11.5 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 0.8 apg

San Jose State
vs. Princeton: Have not met
2013-14 record: 7-24
2013-14 season ended: Mountain West Tournament first round
Starters returning/lost: 4/1
Top player returning: Jaleel Williams, Jr., 10.6 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 0.9 apg
Top player lost: Chris Cunningham, 8.2 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 0.8 apg

UTEP

vs. Princeton: Princeton won the first meeting 76-64 in 1996 in El Paso before UTEP won the most recent meeting 68-42 in 2004, again in El Paso
2013-14 record: 23-11
2013-14 season ended: CBI first round
Starters returning/lost: 4/1
Top player returning: Julian Washburn, Jr., 13.1 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 2.5 apg
Top player lost: John Bohannon, 11.9 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 2.4 apg

Washington
vs. Princeton: Have not met
2013-14 record: 17-15
2013-14 season ended: Pac-12 Tournament first round
Starters returning/lost: 3/2
Top player returning: Nigel Williams-Goss, 13.4 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 4.4 apg
Top player lost: C.J. Wilcox, 18.3 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 2.5 apg

Western Michigan
vs. Princeton: Princeton won the teams' only meeting 62-59 in 2002 in Oklahoma
2013-14 record: 23-10
2013-14 season ended: NCAA Round of 64
Starters returning/lost: 3/2
Top player returning: Connar Tava, So., 11.8 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 2.9 apg
Top player lost: David Brown, 19.1 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.8 apg

Xavier
vs. Princeton: The teams have met four times, with Xavier winning 72-65 in 1989 in San Francisco, 65-58 in 1999 at Xavier in the NIT, and 58-54 in 1999 at Xavier; Princeton won 58-52 in 2001 in Princeton
2013-14 record: 21-13
2013-14 season ended: NCAA Round of 68
Starters returning/lost: 3/2
Top player returning: Justin Martin, Jr., 11.7 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.0 apg
Top player lost: Semaj Christon, So., 17.0 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 4.2 apg
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