🏀 The inaugural London Basketball Classic is the cue for basketball NCAA style at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. For the latest ticket information see below.
It’s all to play for at the Copper Box Arena this week with four NCAA Division 1 teams set to take part in the first-ever edition of the London Basketball Classic.
Princeton University men’s basketball team (known as the Tigers) will be joined by Manhattan College and Northeastern University, along with Army Black Knights.
In a championship format the two winning teams from the opening night (Thursday 24 November) will advance to the championship game on Saturday 26 November, which will also feature the two losing sides from the opening night in a third-place game.
The opening might matches are confirmed as Manhattan v NorthEastern and Princeton v Black Knights.
“It is an absolute honour to announce Army West Point as the fourth and final team for our first ever London Basketball Classic. Our event, taking place at the Copper Box Arena — home of the BBL London Lions – will feature four fantastic, NCAA Division I teams. We hope to celebrate Thanksgiving in style with the support of the great British basketball fans on 24 and 26 November,” said Marc Mulholland, executive director of the London Basketball Classic, Inspirus Sports.
“We are thrilled to be one of the four teams to participate in the London Basketball Classic this year,” said Princeton Tigers head coach Mitch Henderson. “It is an incredible opportunity for our student-athletes to experience international hoops while representing Princeton University. We are thankful for this opportunity and excited to compete with the other teams in London.”
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Tip-off for Match Night 1 on Thursday 24 November is tbc.
Tip-off for Match Night 2 on Saturday 26 November is tbc.
🚊🚗 Travel tips: Public transport is recommended. The nearest railway stations are Hackney Wick overground and Stratford International station (latter accessible from London St Pancras) both approximately a 10-minute walk. Stratford (with links to the underground and DLR) station is about a 15-minute walk. Plan your journey at the Transport for London website. Limited parking is available at the Copper Box Arena, however parking is available at the nearby Westfield Shopping Centre.
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