Bruins to play in Legends Classic next season

UCLA will join Indiana, Georgetown and Georgia as host schools for the 2012 Legends Classic, a preseason basketball tournament, and will play in the championship rounds at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The format features 12 teams from across the nation competing at the four host sites Nov. 11-15 and the four host schools then meet in New York Nov. 19-20. The four host schools have combined for 17 national championships and 117 NCAA tournament appearances.

It will be the third consecutive year UCLA has played in New York. The Bruins played in the preseason NIT last season and visited St. John's this season.