FanRagSports.com’s Jon Rothstein is reporting VCU will join Temple, California and St. John’s in next year’s Legends Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) August 29, 2017
The Rams last played in the event in late 2014, taking both Villanova and Oregon in that year’s Classic, splitting those games with a bounce-back rout of Oregon after falling to Villanova the evening before. The Rams would return to Barclays later that season to win the 2015 A-10 Championship in the same building, VCU’s only Atlantic 10 tournament title despite playing in the league’s tourney final every season since joining the conference.
The tournament will once again serve as a bit of a Barclay Center warmup, with the Atlantic 10 scheduled to return to Brooklyn and Barclays that year for the 2018-19 A-10 conference tournament.