Gophers Men’s Basketball to play Butler in 76 Classic

Max Sanders

The opening round schedule of the 76 Classic was released today, and the Gophers first-round matchup is against fellow NCAA Tournament team Butler.


Butler finished last season champions of the Horizon league, going 26-6 including 15-3 in conference play. Butler’s season ended in the NCAA Tournament with a second round loss to two-seed Tennessee.


The 76 Classic, being held in the Anaheim Convention Center, features eight teams playing a two-day, two-game round-robin tournament beginning Nov. 26. The two undefeated teams will play for the championship Nov. 29 on ESPN2.


Other first-round matchups include UCLA vs. Portland, Texas A&M vs. Clemson and West Virginia vs. Long Beach State.