VCU will travel to Brooklyn, NY this fall for a neutral court game at its home away from home, the Barclays Center. On Monday, November 19th (7pm), the Rams will match up against Temple in the Legends Classic, which will take place on November 19th and 20th in NYC. This will be VCU’s first game against Temple since the Rams joined the Atlantic 10 (2012), which also happened to be Temple’s last season in the conference.
Also confirmed today are a pair of Legends Classic games which will take place at the Siegel Center. VCU will face Hampton on Friday, November 9th, and Bowling Green on Monday, November 12th.
Full statement from VCU Athletics is below:
RICHMOND, Va. – VCU will face Temple in its return to Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. as part of the Championship Round of the 2018 Legends Classic, presented by Old Trapper.
In all, the Rams will play four games in the prestigious event, including a pair of match-ups at the E.J. Wade Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center. VCU and Temple will square off on Monday, Nov. 19 at Barclays following the completion of a contest between St. John’s and California that tips off at 7 p.m. VCU will advance to meet either St. John’s or Cal on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at Barclays.
VCU will also host regional round contests with in-state foe Hampton on Friday, Nov. 9 and Bowling Green on Monday, Nov. 12. Game times for those tilts will be released at a later date.
The Rams previously participated in the 2015 Legends Classic at Barclays, where they topped Oregon and fell to a ranked Villanova squad. VCU’s history at Barclays Center also includes the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament from 2013-16. The Rams won the league crown over Dayton on that floor in 2015. The A-10 Tournament is set to return to the arena in 2019.
VCU has not faced Temple since the 2012-13 season. The Rams topped Cal 83-69 last season at the Maui Invitational and defeated St. John’s during the 2016-17 campaign at the Battle for Atlantis. Hampton and VCU have met eight times previously, but this will be the first game between the two programs since the 2009-10 season. The Rams are 7-1 all-time in the series. VCU and Bowling Green have never met.
2018 LEGENDS CLASSIC, PRESENTED BY OLD TRAPPER (VCU SCHEDULE)
Friday, Nov. 9
Hampton at VCU (Richmond, Va.)
Monday, Nov. 12
Bowling Green at VCU (Richmond, Va.)
Monday, Nov. 19
Temple vs. VCU (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Tuesday, Nov. 20
Cal or St. John’s vs. VCU (Brooklyn, N.Y.)