Madison Square Garden will host the 2K Sports Classic benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project beginning tonight. (18) UConn takes on Boston College at 7 pm ET, and (22) Indiana plays Washington at 9 pm ET. Both games will be aired on ESPN2. College basketball fans should be pumped for a great night benefitting a great cause.
The UConn Huskies (4-0) have not played the Boston College Eagles (1-3) since the Eagles departed the Big East nine seasons ago. Legendary UConn head coach Jim Calhoun felt bitter about BC’s departure to the ACC, and vowed to never schedule them again during the regular season. Calhoun retired a couple seasons ago, and current head coach, Kevin Ollie, is happy to resume the New England rivalry. The majority of upstate Connecticut roots for Boston teams except when it comes to college basketball. Connecticut is forever Husky country, and it will be exciting to see the rivalry resume at the Mecca tonight.
The matchup between (22) Indiana and Washington will begin shortly after the conclusion of the UConn-BC game. The Indiana Hoosiers (4-0) had an early scare at home against the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds (1-1), but have not been tested otherwise. The Washington Huskies (2-1) have had a bumpier road to begin their season, losing at home to the UC Irvine Anteaters (2-2). Both teams will look at tonight’s game as a test to help get ready for difficult conference schedules.
The championship game will take place tomorrow at MSG. The consolation game begins at 5 pm ET on ESPNU, and the championship game will follow on ESPN2.