Thursday, August 25, 2011

Terriers to face three more in Legends Classic

By Craig Meyer/DFP Staff
Over a month and a half ago, it was revealed that the Boston University men's basketball team would be participating in the Ticket City Legends Classic and would face the University of Texas.

Now, two more opponents have been added to that slate as the BU athletic department announced today in a press release that the Terriers will also face Cleveland State University, the University of Rhode Island and Hofstra University in the round robin-style tournament.

Play will begin for the Terriers on Nov. 13 as they will travel to Austin to square off against head coach Rick Barnes and the Longhorns.

Less than two weeks later, tournament play will resume for BU as it takes on the three aforementioned opponents in consecutive days, as it will play against Cleveland State on Nov. 25, Rhode Island on Nov. 26 and Hofstra on Nov. 27. Those three games will be taking place at the Ryan Center on the Rhode Island campus.

All four of the opponents for first-year head coach Joe Jones and the Terriers were ranked in the top 100 of the RPI last season, with each of the four teams qualifying for postseason tournaments, albeit only one (Texas) reaching the NCAA Tournament.

Full Court Press will continue to provide updates as BU's non-conference schedule continues to take form.

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