The Legends Classic is one of those arbitrary early-season NCAA tournaments that every team has to try and pick one of to play in each year. Looks like that's where Syracuse will be next season as SU has been chosen as one of the four host teams.
Syracuse, Michigan, Georgia Tech, and UTEP will compete in the 2010 Legends Classic, which culminates with the Championship Rounds at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., Nov. 26-27. Championship Round tickets will go ON SALE TOMORROW (March 11) at 12:00 noon.
It works pretty much the same was the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament did this year. There's twelve teams, three in each "pod." Those teams will play each other round-robin in meaningless games because, regardless of what happens, the four host schools will move on to the Championship Round in Atlantic City.
We don't know which two teams will be coming to the Dome for the regional round but they will come from this pool: Albany, Bowling Green, Detroit, Gardner-Webb, Mercer, Niagara, Western Carolina, and William & Mary. If I'm a betting man, I'm guessing Albany and Niagara.
So though we're not even done with this season, it's nice to be able to look ahead to next year already and see some very winnable games (i'm assuming). On paper, SU should win that thing handily. But of course...that's a long ways away.