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Northwestern to play in 2016 Legends Classic, per report

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Northwestern basketball will play in the 2016 Legends Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports.

Rothstein reports that NU will make up the field along with Texas, Notre Dame and Colorado. The "tournament" will likely also include two home games against mid majors.

Chris Collins hinted at a future tournament in New York at Big Ten Media Day, and this appears to be the tournament to which he was referring.

Matchups are to be determined, per Rothstein, but the dream matchup for Northwestern fans would be Notre Dame. Fighting Irish coach Mike Brey coached Chris Collins as Duke in the early '90s when Collins was a player for the Blue Devils.

This year's Legends Classic is headlined by LSU, Arizona State, Marquette and NC State, and takes place Nov. 23 and 24, the Monday and Tuesday before Thanksgiving.