The Virginia Tech men’s basketball team will participate in the 23rd annual 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project. The event will be played in Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Nov. 16-17, 2017.
The Hokies will be joined in the Championship Round presented by Continental Tire by Providence, Washington and Saint Louis. Belmont will host Detroit Mercy, Houston Baptist, and Seattle in the Sub regional Round of the 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project, Nov. 18-19, in Nashville, Tenn.
Virginia Tech, Providence, Washington, and Saint Louis will host a pair of regional round games on campus in addition to playing at the World’s Most Famous Arena in November.
The schedule for the 2017 2K Classic will be announced at a later date. The Northeast Conference (NEC) is the sponsoring conference of the 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project.
In the 2016 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project, Michigan won its four games by an average of over 17 points a game to take the title. Zak Irvin followed his 16-point, seven-rebound effort from the 79-61 semifinal win over Marquette with 16 points and six rebounds in the 76-54 championship game win over SMU to earn Most Valuable Player laurels.
Wounded Warrior Project is the beneficiary of the 2K Classic. The mission of Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.
— Courtesy of VT Athletics