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ASU Basketball: Sun Devils to face Belmont and Kennesaw State in Legends Classic Regionals

Arizona State will welcome a total of four NCAA Tournament teams from a season ago into Wells Fargo Arena.

Craig Bradshaw (18.3 PPG last season) Will Lead Belmont Into Tempe On November 16
Craig Bradshaw (18.3 PPG last season) Will Lead Belmont Into Tempe On November 16
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Arizona State's home schedule for the 2015-16 basketball season was finalized on Thursday as the Gazelle Group released its pairings for the regional round of the Legends Classic.

After their season opener against Sacramento State on November 13, the Sun Devils will return to the court three nights later for their Legends Classic opener against Belmont. The strongest of the possible four opponents for the maroon and gold, the Bruins are coming off their fifth consecutive postseason appearance. They posted a 22-11 record last season and nearly toppled No. 2 seed Virginia in their NCAA Tournament opener. With six of their top seven leading scorers all returning this fall, this team should give ASU all it can handle.

The second of the two regional round games for Bobby Hurley's team doesn't figure to be as challenging. Kennesaw State will come calling on November 19, bringing a 10-22 mark from a year ago with them. One of those 22 losses came at California to the tune of a 34-point rout, the same building where Arizona State dominated the Golden Bears for a 35-point win later in the season.

Following their meeting with the Owls, the Sun Devils will take the weekend off and make the long trip to New York, where the semifinals and championship/third place game of the tournament await them at the Barclays Center. They will face either NC State, LSU, or Marquette in the semifinal, and those matchups will be announced later this summer.

Here's an updated look at the team's non-conference schedule:

November 13th - Sacramento State

November 16th - Belmont

November 19th - Kennesaw State

November 23rd - Legends Classic at Barclays Center (Team TBA)

November 24th -  Legends Classic at Barclays Center (Team TBA)

November 29th - UC Santa Barbara

December 2nd - @ Creighton

December 5th - Texas A&M

December 12th - @ Kentucky

December 16th - @ UNLV

December 19th - Houston Baptist

December 22nd - St. John's (Las Vegas)

December 28th - Cal State Bakersfield