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Pitt, Penn State men's basketball to face off in Legends Classic

| Monday, July 17, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Pitt's Michael Young (left) takes a shot past Penn State's Payton Banks during the second half Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, in Newark, N.J.

Pitt and Penn State will meet in men's basketball for the second consecutive season — the first time they will have played in back-to-back seasons since 2004-2005 — in the semifinals of the 11th annual Legends Classic on Nov. 20 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Texas A&M and Oklahoma State will play in the first game of the doubleheader. Winners will play for the championship and the losers in the consolation game Nov. 21.

Pitt and Penn State have met 147 times, most recently last season's Pitt's 81-73 victory in the Never Forget Tribute Classic at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Pitt has won the past seven games in a row, but Penn State holds a 75-72 edge in the all-time series.

The Panthers will play two other Legends Classic games — Nov. 13 against Montana, and Nov. 15 against UC-Santa Barbara at Petersen Events Center.

Jerry DiPaola is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at or via Twitter @JDiPaola_Trib.

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