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Cougars to open Wooden Legacy with St. Joe’s on Thanksgiving

Washington State coach Ernie Kent and the Cougars will link up with Saint Joseph’s on Thanksgiving in the first round of the 2017 Wooden Legacy tournament in Fullerton, Calif. (Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press)

Washington State men’s hoops will open the 2017 Wooden Legacy tournament on Thanksgiving Day with a first-round contest against Atlantic 10 opponent Saint Joseph’s, ESPN Regional Television (ERT) announced Tuesday.

The third meeting between the Cougars and Hawks will tip off at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 23 at Titan Gym on the Cal State Fullerton campus.

ESPN3 will air the third game of the tournament, which follows a 1 p.m. clash between Saint Mary’s and Harvard.

The outcome of those games will determine whether the Cougars play Saint Mary’s or Harvard in the second round. With a win, WSU would play at 10:30 a.m. the next day on ESPNEWS. With a loss, the Cougars would play at 1 p.m. on ESPN3.

Georgia, Cal State Fullerton, San Diego State and Sacramento State fill out the field at the 2017 Wooden Legacy event.