Dayton to face Nebraska in the first round of the Wooden Legacy

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It was announced awhile back that Dayton would be participating in the 2016 Wooden Legacy tournament over Thanksgiving weekend, but it was announced on Wednesday by CBS Sports that the Flyers would play Nebraska in the first round. Dayton should be one of the best teams in the field next season, but the Flyers will have their work cut out for them if they want to take the trophy home from Anaheim. First round games will be played on November 24th, and the Flyers will play the winner or the loser of Portland and UCLA. On the other side of the bracket, New Mexico will take on Virginia Tech while Cal State Northridge plays Texas A&M.

Nebraska would be a much more dangerous team had Andrew White III decided to stick in Lincoln for his senior season, but he announced his intent to transfer. Regardless, the Cornhuskers will return some talent that will be sire to give Dayton a run for its money in the first round of the tournament. The Flyers are expected to be on of the best teams in the A-10 once again as they’ll return a load of talent under Archie Miller.

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Grant Labedz is a college basketball superfan who loves the entire sport but definitely has favorites in the A-10 and the Big Ten. He has written for SB Nation's BT Powerhouse (Big Ten Basketball) and The Champaign Room (Illinois Basketball). He also co-founded his own Illinois Basketball blog called The Groce Report. Grant is a member of the Davidson Class of 2020. Shoot him an email at [email protected] Follow @GrantLabedz

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