The UCLA Bruins face their toughest test to date in this college basketball season on Monday night as they battle the Georgetown Hoyas in the championship rounds of the Progressive Legends Classic at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Bruins and Hoyas are two of four teams, including the No. 1 Indiana Hoosiers.
The four-team battle in New York begins at 2:30 p.m. PT on Monday when the Hoosiers battle the Georgia Bulldogs. That opening game will be televised by ESPNU. UCLA and Georgetown follow with a 5 p.m. PT game that will be televised by ESPN2, with Dan Shulman and Dick Vitale on the call.
Eligible for the Bruins for the first time will be Shabazz Muhammad, who was cleared by the NCAA on Friday after missing the first two games of the season.
UCLA has played in New York in each of the last three seasons and in four of the last five. Last year the Bruins fell 66-63 to St. John's on Feb. 18 at Madison Square Garden.
The two losing teams Monday will play one another on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. PT in the consolation game, in a game televised by ESPNU. The two winners on Monday will do battle at approximately 7 p.m. PT in the championship game Tuesday night, televised by ESPN.