La Salle to face Virginia in Barclays Center Classic

La Salle to face Virginia in Barclays Center Classic
July 24, 2014, 10:15 pm
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La Salle lost both of its games to ranked opponents last season. (USA Today Images)

La Salle's men's basketball team will be getting a little national exposure in the beginning of the season.

The Explorers will play in the Barclays Center Classic on Friday, Nov. 28 against defending ACC champion Virginia at 9:30 p.m. The game will be televised on NBC Sports Network. 

The winner of that matchup will face the winner of Rutgers vs. Vanderbilt, which takes place earlier in the evening, on Saturday, Nov. 29 in the final at 9:30 p.m. The losers of each semifinal will meet up in a consolation game on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Last year, the Virginia Cavaliers went 30-7, won the ACC and earned themselves a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. They would fall to Michigan State, 61-59, in the Sweet 16 round. 

La Salle faced two ranked teams last year and lost both games, one on Dec. 15 to Villanova (73-52) and the other on Feb. 8 to Saint Louis (65-63).

The Explorers are slated to open the season on Nov. 15 against Colgate at Tom Gola Arena.

 

 

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