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Tech to Host Albany, Niagara in Legends Classic

July 6, 2010

Princeton, N.J. – Georgia Tech’s men’s basketball team will host Albany on Wednesday, Nov. 17, and Niagara on Friday, Nov. 19, in regional round games of the 2010 Legends Classic, the Gazelle Group announced Tuesday.

The Jackets have not faced either New York state-based school before on the hardwood.

More information on the Legends Classic

Syracuse, Michigan, Georgia Tech, and UTEP each will host Regional Round games in the event before heading to historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., for the Championship Rounds on Nov. 26-27.

Tip times for the two Tech games will be announced when the complete Yellow Jackets’ schedule is announced in mid-August.

Tech is coming off a 23-13 season in which the Yellow Jackets advanced to the championship game of the ACC Tournament and the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Jackets return five players with starting experience, including 6-5 junior guard Iman Shumpert, who averaged 10.0 points and 4.0 assists per game.

Albany, of the America East Conference, returns 12 players from last season, seven of whom were freshmen, in a 7-25 campaign. Niagara advanced to the semifinals of the MAAC Tournament en route to an 18-15 record in 2009-10.

LEGENDS CLASSIC REGIONAL ROUNDS

Syracuse Regional Rounds
Carrier Dome – Syracuse, N.Y.
Nov. 16 – Detroit at Syracuse
Nov. 21 – William & Mary at Syracuse

Ann Arbor Regional Rounds
Crisler Arena – Ann Arbor, Mich.

Nov. 18 – Bowling Green at Michigan
Nov. 21 – Gardner-Webb at Michigan

Atlanta Regional Rounds
Alexander Memorial Coliseum – Atlanta, Ga.

Nov. 17 – Albany at Georgia Tech
Nov. 19 – Niagara at Georgia Tech

El Paso Regional Rounds
Don Haskins Center – El Paso, Texas

Nov. 14 – Mercer at UTEP
Nov. 20 – Western Carolina at UTEP

Matchups, game times, and television details for the Championship Rounds at Boardwalk Hall and the Subregional Rounds at Detroit and William & Mary will be announced at a later date.

TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets for Championship Round games at Boardwalk Hall are now ON SALE and may be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-736-1420 or through Ticketmaster.com.

The Legends Classic is produced by The Gazelle Group of Princeton, N.J. The Gazelle Group is a sports marketing firm specializing in event production and management, client representation, and sponsorship consulting. Gazelle produces numerous nationally-recognized events, such as the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, the O’Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic, and the College Basketball Invitational (CBI). For more information on The Gazelle Group, please visit www.gazellegroup.com.

Historic Boardwalk Hall first opened its doors in 1929 and recently underwent a three-year, $90 million renovation to transform the building into a modern special events arena. Listed on the National Register of Historic Landmarks, it has been recognized as Atlantic City’s premier entertainment venue, known for high profile concerts, family shows, and sporting events. Visit www.boardwalkhall.com for more information. For destination information about Atlantic City, visit www.atlanticcitynj.com.

The 2010 Legends Classic will be the third aired on HDNet. HDNet is the independent network with unique and thought-provoking content that appeals to men of all ages and is delivered in true high definition. HDNet is the exclusive, high definition home for popular, original programming, including television’s only HD news feature programs “HDNet World Report,” and the Emmy Award winning “Dan Rather Reports,” featuring legendary journalist Dan Rather. HDNet presents championship sports coverage featuring the best of Mixed Martial Arts with its Friday night series, “HDNet Fights,” and live games from the recently launched United Football League. HDNet also delivers the world’s largest and most diverse concert line-up through the HDNet Concert Series. The HDNet Concert Series features leading artists and bands including Paul McCartney, Mariah Carey, Green Day, and more. HDNet is also the exclusive high definition home to critically acclaimed and award winning documentaries as part of the InFocus series. “NASA on HDNet” presents all live shuttle launches through 2010.

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