Men's Basketball to Participate in the 2012 Legends Classic

YSU Basketball vs Detroit
YSU Basketball vs Detroit

Princeton, N.J. -- The Youngstown State men's basketball team will participate in the 2012 Legends Classic, including a nationally-televised contest on ESPNU against SEC-member Georgia in the Athens Regional, Monday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m., the Gazelle Group announced.

The Penguins will also play in the Pittsburgh Subregional hosted by Duquesne University, Nov. 19-21. The Guins will face North Dakota State, Mon., Nov. 19, at 4:30 p.m., James Madison, Tues., Nov. 20, at 4:30 p.m. and Duquesne, Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m.

The Guins return nine letterwinners and three starters from last season's 16-15 squad that posted a 10-8 mark in the Horizon League. The returning starters include junior guard Kendrick Perry, who led the Horizon League with 16.8 points per game, senior guard Blake Allen (12.8 ppg) and senior forward Damian Eargle (11.1 ppg).

The Legends Classic is produced by the Gazelle Group in Princeton, N.J. The Gazelle Group is a sports marketing firm, specializing in event production and management, client representation, and sponsorship consulting. Gazelle produces numerous nationally-recognized events, such as the 2K Sports Classic, the Gotham Classic, the CBI presented by Zebra Pen, and the All-American Championship. For more information on the Gazelle Group, please