MATCHUPS SET FOR THE 2023 EMPIRE CLASSIC
August 14, 2023
PRINCETON, N.J. – The matchups and schedule are set for the 28th annual Empire Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project presented by Continental Tire, which will take place on November 19 & 20, 2023 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Tickets can be purchased at TicketMaster.com.
This year is the 10th anniversary of UConn defeating Indiana 59-58 in the 2013 Empire Classic Championship Game. The Huskies went on to win the National Championship later that season.
—- FULL SCHEDULE—-
Semifinal Doubleheader Championship Doubleheader
Madison Square Garden – New York City Madison Square Garden – New York City
Sunday, November 19 – 1:00 p.m. EST Monday, November 20 – 4:30 p.m. EST
UConn vs. Indiana 3rd Place Game
Texas vs. Louisville Championship Game
Television coverage will be announced at a later date.
The 2022 Empire Classic presented by Continental Tire benefiting Wounded Warrior Project title was won by St John’s, which defeated Syracuse 76-69 in overtime of the Championship Game.
About the Empire Classic presented by Continental Tire benefiting Wounded Warrior Project
First played in 1995, the Empire Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project presented by Continental Tire is acclaimed as college basketball’s premier early-season tournament. Featuring teams from across the nation, the Empire Classic annually attracts the top programs in the sport.
About the Gazelle Group
The Gazelle Group is a sports marketing firm, specializing in event production and management, client representation, and sponsorship consulting. Gazelle produces numerous nationally recognized college sports events, such as the Empire Classic, Legends Classic, Gotham Classic, Sunshine Slam, College Basketball Invitational, Kwik Trip Holiday Face-Off, Barstool Sports Invitational, Holiday Hoopfest, Jersey Jam as well as on-campus events at Duke, Kentucky, Nebraska and other institutions across the country. For more information on the Gazelle Group, please visit www.gazellegroup.com and follow us on Twitter @Gazelle_Events.
About Wounded Warrior Project
Wounded Warrior Project (@WWP) is the beneficiary of the Empire Classic. With the mission to honor and empower Wounded Warriors, WWP is the hand extended to encourage warriors as they adjust to their new normal and achieve new triumphs. Offering a variety of programs and services, WWP is equipped to serve warriors with every type of injury – from the physical to the invisible wounds of war.
About the Northeast Conference
The Northeast Conference (NEC) is the sponsoring conference of the Empire Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project. Now in its 42nd season, the NEC is a NCAA Division I collegiate athletic association consisting of 9 institutions of higher learning located throughout seven states. For more information on the NEC, visit the official website at www.northeastconference.org or follow on Twitter @NECsports.
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