The Barclays Center is still about seven months from opening day, but the arena has already announced the college basketball teams that will be going head to head at the Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival and Holiday Invitational, both in December
On December 15, Michigan will take on West Virginia and Fordham will go up against Princeton for a college hoops doubleheader. This will be the first time that Michigan and West Virginia meet on the court, and the game will be telecast on ESPN.
On December 22, the Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational will feature Long Island University versus Seton Hall, and Manhattan College versus South Carolina.
"Playing in the new Barclays Center will truly be a great opportunity for us," said Michigan Head Coach John Beilein. "Michigan has such a strong alumni base in New York City and surrounding areas that we could not turn down the chance to play in front of them. I have many fond memories of my time at West Virginia. Facing the Mountaineers and their tremendous coach, Bob Huggins, will give Michigan another opportunity to play against one of the very best teams in college basketball today."
“Barclays Center is quickly becoming a must-play for major college basketball teams in the nation,” Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark said, in a statement.
Tickets for both events will go on sale in March, and information will be announced soon. Nets “All Access” ticket buyers will have the opportunity to purchase tickets for both of these events before the general public.
Besides regular Nets game, other confirmed basketball games for the Barclays Center’s 2012-13 season include: the Barclays Center Classic featuring Kentucky versus Maryland, the Atlantic 10 Conference championship tournament, the Coaches Versus Cancer Classic and the Legends Classic.