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2K Sports Classic 2013: Teams, Schedule, Live Stream, Bracket, TV Info

Nov 10, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston College Eagles guard Olivier Hanlan (21) dribbles the ball up court during the second half against the Massachusetts Minutemen at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
Alex KayCorrespondent INovember 13, 2013

The 2K Sports Classic is already underway, although the all-important championship rounds won’t take place until later in November.

This wide-reaching event is for a great cause, as each game will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Fortunately, plenty of top teams are participating in the tournament, and a number of solid matchups are on tap over the next week or so.

Let’s take a look at which teams are involved, the complete schedule of contests, a bracket for the championship rounds and more.

Complete 2K Sports Classic Schedule
DateGameLocationTime (ET)TVResult
Championship RoundsMadison Square Garden
11/21/13Connecticut vs. Boston CollegeNew York, N.Y.7 p.m.ESPN2
11/21/13Indiana vs. WashingtonNew York, N.Y.ESPN2
11/22/13Consolation GameNew York, N.Y.5 p.m.ESPNU
11/22/13Championship GameNew York, N.Y.ESPN2
Bloomington Regional
11/12/13LIU Brooklyn at IndianaBloomington, Ind.6 p.m.BTNIND 73, LIU-B 72
11/17/13Stony Brook at IndianaBloomington, Ind.5 p.m.BTNIND 90, SB 74
Storrs Regional
11/14/13Detroit at ConnecticutStorrs, Conn.7 p.m.SNYCONN 101, DET 55
11/17/13Boston University at ConnecticutStorrs, Conn.12 p.m.ESPNUCONN 77, BU 60
Boston Regional
11/14/13Toledo at Boston CollegeChestnut Hill, Mass.7 p.m.ESPN3TOL 95, BC 92
11/17/13Florida Atlantic at Boston CollegeChestnut Hill, Mass.8 p.m.ESPNUBC 82, FAU 79
Seattle Regional
11/14/13UC Irvine at WashingtonSeattle, Wash.11 p.m.Pac-12 NUCI 86, WAS 72
11/17/13Eastern Washington at WashingtonSeattle, Wash.8 p.m.Pac-12 NWAS 92, EWU 80
Detroit Subregional
11/22/13Toledo vs. Stony BrookDetroit, Mich4:30 p.m.
11/22/13Florida Atlantic vs. DetroitDetroit, Mich.
11/23/13Stony Brook vs. Florida AtlanticDetroit, Mich.3 p.m.
11/23/13Toledo vs. DetroitDetroit, Mich.
11/24/13Florida Atlantic vs. ToledoDetroit, Mich.1:30 p.m.
11/24/13Stony Brook vs. DetroitDetroit, Mich.
Irvine Subregional
11/22/13Boston Univ. vs. Eastern WashingtonIrvine, Calif.7:30 p.m.
11/22/13LIU Brooklyn vs. UC IrvineIrvine, Calif.
11/23/13Eastern Washington vs. LIU BrooklynIrvine, Calif.6 p.m.
11/23/13Boston University vs. UC IrvineIrvine, Calif.
11/24/13LIU Brooklyn vs. Boston UniversityIrvine, Calif.4:30 p.m.
11/24/13Eastern Washington vs. UC IrvineIrvine, Calif.
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Live Stream for ESPN Contests Available on WatchESPN

Complete coverage info here

 

Complete Field

Headliners: Indiana, UConn, Boston College, Washington

These four powerhouses are prominently involved in the 2K Sports Classic, hosting a pair of contests on their home campuses before travelling to the Big Apple to play in the championship rounds on Nov. 21 and Nov. 22.

 

Other Participants: Detroit, Eastern Washington, Florida Atlantic, LIU-Brooklyn, Stony Brook, Toledo, UC-Irvine

These schools will have a chance to topple the big-name players in this event, participating in the regional events ahead of the championship rounds and then moving to the subregional events that take place from Nov. 22 through Nov. 24.

 

Bracket

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Complete bracket courtesy of gazellegroup.com.

 

Predicted Winner: Indiana

DAYTON, OH - MARCH 24:  Head coach Tom Crean of the Indiana Hoosiers talks to Christian Watford #2 late in the game against the Temple Owls during the third round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at UD Arena on March 24, 2013 in Dayton, Ohio.

The Hoosiers are a fringe Top 25 team this year, receiving votes in the AP poll while getting a generous No. 23 ranking in the USA Today poll.

However, winning the 2K Sports Classic would put them on the map and set the tone for the upcoming campaign, so expect head coach Tom Crean to have his boys prepared to take this one.

While the loss of stars Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller to the NBA draft severely hurts Indiana’s chances of success in 2013-14, the squad still features a number of solid contributors.

Sophomore forward Jeremy Hollowell is expected to take on a much bigger role, while freshman Troy Williams joins him in the frontcourt and should make a great impact this season.

Noah Vonleh is another young phenom who should be able to use his 6’10”, 240-pound frame to dominate the competition and control the paint.

There is a solid core here, and it would be surprising if IU had much trouble making a run through this tourney up until the finals.

UConn poses the biggest threat in this tourney, as the Huskies are ranked No. 19 in the AP poll. If both teams are able to navigate through to the last contest, expect it to be a great one.

Predicted Final Score: Indiana 72 – Uconn 70

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