Jay-Z, The Beastie Boys, and other legends are rooted there, and next season, coach Patrick Chambers and the Penn State men’s basketball team will see what Brooklyn is all about.
In the midst of the 2013-2014 season the team will get a chance to play in the Barclays Center, one of the country’s best new arenas.
The Nittany Lions will take part in the second annual Barclays Center Classic on Nov. 29 and 30, which will take place at the billion-dollar arena in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Georgia Tech (ACC), Ole Miss (SEC), and St. Johns (Big East) will be the other three teams competing.
Chambers is excited for what will be his third tournament as Penn State’s head coach.
“It is a great opportunity to take our team and fans to a terrific new venue and to challenge ourselves against a competitive tournament field," he said in a press release.
The Lions bring back the majority of their key contributors for the 2013-2014 season, as guards DJ Newbill and Jermaine Marshall, forwards Ross Travis and Brandon Taylor, along with injured star and team leader Tim Frazier likely returning to the court after missing the 2012-13 season with an Achilles injury.