The matchups for the 2022 Paycom Wooden Legacy have been revealed with Fresno State meeting Washington and Saint Mary’s playing Vanderbilt. Owned and operated by ESPN Events, the two-day, four-game tournament will be played Wednesday, Nov. 23 and Thursday, Nov. 24 at the Anaheim Convention Center Arena.
Fresno State (Mountain West Conference) – The Bulldogs finished the 2021-2022 campaign with a 23-13 and captured The Basketball Classic post-season title by defeating Coastal Carolina in the finals. Fresno State returns to the Paycom Wooden Legacy for the second-time.
Saint Mary’s (West Coast Conference) – In posting their 15th 20-plus win campaign in 21 seasons under Coach Randy Bennett, the Gaels were ranked 17th nationally and compiled a 26-8 mark for the 2021-2022 campaign. Saint Mary’s netted its eighth NCAA in the Bennett Era and defeated Indiana in the first round. The Gaels competed in the 2008, 2012 and 2017 Paycom Wooden Legacy events.
Vanderbilt (Southeastern Conference) – The Commadores advanced to the quarter-finals of the National Invitational Tournament. Coached by former NBA standout and legendary college player Jerry Stackhouse, Vanderbilt posted a 19-17 mark in 2021-2022. The Commadores advanced to the championship of ESPN Events’ 2021 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic before the game with Stanford was canceled due to the pandemic.
Washington (Pac-12 Conference) – The Huskies finished the 2021-2022 by winning four of its last six games to post a 17-15 record. Washington captured the trophy in the 2014 Paycom Wooden Legacy by defeating UTEP in the championship game.
Fresno State leads the series with Washington 3-2 as the Bulldogs won the last meeting 67-65 on December 7, 1993, in Fresno. Vanderbilt has won the previous three contests with Saint Mary’s after posting a 75-64 win over the Gaels in the last game between the two schools on March 18, 2015, in an NIT game in Nashville.
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Past champions include USC (2007, 2021), Wake Forest (2008), West Virginia (2009), UNLV (2010), Saint Louis (2011), California (2012), San Diego State (2013), Washington (2014), Michigan State (2015), UCLA (2016), Washington State (2017), Seton Hall (2018) and Arizona (2019).
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