Texas highlights field for 2011 Legends Classic

Texas, Vanderbilt, North Carolina State and Oregon State

headline the field for the 2011 Legends Classic.

The other eight teams in the fifth annual event will be

announced at a later date.

The four teams announced Wednesday will serve as hosts for the

opening rounds and will automatically advance to the semifinals,

which will be Nov. 19 at Izod Center in the Meadowlands. The title

game is Nov. 21.

Texas was No. 8 in the final AP poll and Vanderbilt was 25th.

Both teams played in the NCAA tournament.

Mark Gottfried will be in his first season as coach at North

Carolina State.