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  • Duke, Georgetown, Texas, and California featured in the 2019 Empire Classic

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    Duke, Georgetown, Texas and California headline the 25th annual Empire Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project (formerly the 2K Classic) which returns to Madison Square Garden this coming November.

    General public tickets for the Empire Classic (@empireclassicbb) Championship Rounds presented by Continental Tire go on sale at noon (ET) on Wednesday, March 13, and may be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 866-448-7849 or through Ticketmaster.com.

    In addition to playing in the Championship Rounds presented by Continental Tire at the World’s Most Famous Arena on Nov. 21-22, Duke, Georgetown, Texas, and Cal will host a pair of regional round games on campus. The four regional round hosts combine for 126 NCAA appearances, 25 Final Fours, and seven National Championships.

    The complete field and schedule will be announced at a later date.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.