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Mohegan Sun Hosts Basketball Hall of Fame Tip – Off Tournament and Holiday Showcases

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Tickets on sale today

UNCASVILLE, CT (September 8, 2017) –   The Basketball Hall of Fame is hosting three upcoming tournaments at Mohegan Sun Arena: the Tip – Off Tournament, Women’s Holiday Showcase and Men’s Holiday Showcase.

First is the Tip – Off Tournament on Saturday, November 18th at 12:00pm, 2:30pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm and Sunday, November 19th at 12:30pm, 3:00pm, 5:30pm and 8:00pm. Playing from the Naismith bracket is Boston College, La Salle University, Northwestern University and Texas Tech University. Playing from the Springfield bracket is Sacred Heart University, Saint Peter’s University, University of Main and University of South Alabama.  Tickets are $150.00, $65.00, $25.00 and $10.00 and go on sale today at 10:00am through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to Ticketmaster.com or call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Saturday, September 9th.

Next to come to Mohegan Sun Arena is the Basketball Hall of Fame Women’s Holiday Showcaseon Tuesday, December 19th.  UCONN takes on Oklahoma at 7:00pm.  Tickets are $115.00, $32.00 and $15.00 and go on sale today at 10:00am through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to Ticketmaster.com or call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Saturday, September 9th.

The third tournament The Basketball Hall of Fame is hosting at Mohegan Sun Arena is the Holiday Showcase.  St. John’s will play against Saint Joseph’s and Providence plays against Houston on Wednesday, December 20th at 4:30pm and 7:00pm.  Tickets are $150.00, $65.00, $25.00 and$10.00 and go on sale today at 10:00am through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to Ticketmaster.com or call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Saturday, September 9th.

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Media opportunities are available. Please contact Nicole Taylor at 480.861.2442 or Nicole.taylor@positionsports.com for more information.

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard MagazinePollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas.  Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. In 2015, Mohegan Sun took home the IEBA award for “Casino of the Year.”  Mohegan Sun also won “Casino of the Year” in 2 categories at the 2013 & 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall Of Fame Announces 2015 Tip-Off Tournament Schedule

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015


UNCASVILLE, CT (April 29, 2015) — The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the field of teams and brackets for the 2015 Tip-Off Tournament. The annual NCAA men’s exempt tournament sponsored by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference will take place Saturday, November 21st and Sunday, November 22nd at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut highlighted by eight schools in two four-team brackets with campus round games taking place around the Mohegan Sun Arena schedule.

Teams scheduled to participate in this year’s Tip-Off Tournament are:

University at Buffalo (Mid-American), University of Florida (SEC), Niagara University (MAAC), North

Carolina A&T (MEAC), Old Dominion University (CUSA), Purdue University (BIG 10),

Saint Joseph’s University (Atlantic 10) and University of Vermont (Am. East).

“The Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament at Mohegan Sun has become one of the most acclaimed collegiate tournaments in the month of November,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. “Of the teams who participated in 2014, four of them made it to the NCAA Tournament. We hope this competitive atmosphere will serve as a stepping-stone for the teams contending this year as well. The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference will continue to serve as the host conference for the annual event. The MAAC has developed a strong partnership with the Basketball Hall of Fame, including the addition of a MAAC exhibit in the Hall of Fame museum in Springfield, Massachusetts.”

A pre-sale of tickets to all participating schools will start on May 6th at 10:00am  via all Ticketmaster outlets and the Mohegan Sun Arena Box Office. General public tickets will go on sale Friday, September 11th. Game times for Mohegan Sun Arena will be announced at a later date.

For more information on tickets, please log onto halloffametipoff.com.

Naismith Bracket

University of Florida

Old Dominion University

Purdue University

Saint Joseph’s University

Springfield Bracket

University at Buffalo

Niagara University

North Carolina A&T

University of Vermont

Tip-Off Tournament Schedule

Campus Round Schedule

November 13th

Niagara University @ Old Dominion University

North Carolina A&T @ Purdue University

November 15th

University of Vermont @ Purdue University

Niagara University @ Saint Joseph’s University

November 16th

North Carolina A&T @ University of Florida

University at Buffalo @ Old Dominion University

November 18th

University at Buffalo @ Saint Joseph’s University

November 25th

University of Vermont @ University of Florida

Saturday, November 21st at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT

Naismith Bracket

University of Florida vs. Saint Joseph’s University

Purdue University vs. Old Dominion University

Springfield Bracket

University of Vermont vs. Niagara University

University at Buffalo vs. North Carolina A&T

Sunday, November 22nd at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT

Naismith Bracket

Consolation Game

Championship Game

Springfield Bracket

Consolation Game

Championship Game

Head Coach Comments

Nate Oats – University at Buffalo

“It is an honor to be selected to play in the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off event. This is an outstanding opportunity for our team to be challenged by some quality opponents early in the season and we are looking forward to playing games at a first-class facility at Mohegan Sun Arena.”

Billy Donovan – University of Florida

“This has been a great event in the past and we’re honored to be part of it this fall along with a tradition-rich field.”

Chris Casey – Niagara University

“Our team looks forward to playing in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament. The event has a history of outstanding teams and great competition, which will prepare us well for a difficult conference schedule.”

Cy Alexander – North Carolina A&T

“It is certainly an honor for North Carolina A&T State University to be included in the field of teams for the Hall of Fame Tip-Off. The state of North Carolina has such a rich tradition in college basketball. The fact A&T is representing the state in a tournament valuing the origins of basketball is a great step forward for our men’s program and the young men who represent our program. Our university administration, department of intercollegiate athletics, alumni, fans and students are looking forward to a great event.”

Jeff Jones – Old Dominion University

“We are very excited about competing in such a prestigious tournament. This is a very strong tournament field which I think our fans will enjoy watching and we will have a couple of home games as well.”

Matt Painter – Purdue University

“We are thrilled to be chosen to play in the 2015 Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament at Mohegan Sun Arena. The tournament boasts a strong field and we feel this event will be a highlight of our non-conference season. The games will provide a great opportunity for our team and we are looking forward to the challenge.”

Phil Martelli – Saint Joseph’s University

“As a program, we are excited to be affiliated with the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and the Hall of Fame Tip-Off. We’re honored to be chosen as a campus host and are anxious to have our players experience quality competition in such a beautiful setting as Mohegan Sun.”

John Becker – University of Vermont

“We are excited to be participating in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off event again. It is a great event and Mohegan Sun is a good location for our fans to see us play. We are also looking forward to playing at Florida and Purdue, two established programs in college basketball.”

About Mohegan Sun:

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas. Also in 2013, Mohegan Sun won “Casino of The Year” in 2 categories at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 Arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

About the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference:

The MAAC, headquartered in Edison, N.J., consists of 11 member institutions: Canisius College, Fairfield University, Iona College, Manhattan College, Marist College, Monmouth University, Niagara University, Quinnipiac University, Rider University, Saint Peter’s University and Siena College. For more on the conference, please visit www.maacsports.com.

About the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame:

Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was invented, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame promotes and preserves the game of basketball at every level – professional, collegiate and high school, for both men and women on the global stage.

For more information:

Visit us on the web: www.hoophall.com

… on Facebook: www.facebook.com/BBHOF

… on Twitter: @hoophall

… or call 1.877.4.HOOPLA

Hall of Fame Media Contact:

Nicole Taylor, Position Sports

480.861.2442

nicole.taylor@positionsports.com


Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Announces 2014 Tip-Off Tournament Schedule – Thursday, May 1, 2014 -

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the field of teams and brackets for the2014 Tip-Off Tournament. The annual NCAA men’s exempttournament sponsored by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference will take place Saturday, November 22 and Sunday, November 23 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut highlighted by eight schools in two four-team brackets.

Teams scheduled to participate in this year’s Tip-Off tournament are: Binghamton University (AEC), University of Notre Dame (ACC), Manhattan College (MAAC), Florida State University (ACC), United States Naval Academy (Patriot League), Providence College (Big East), Northeastern University (CAA) and University of Massachusetts (Atlantic 10).

“We are thrilled about the great basketball programs participating in this year’s Tip-Off Tournament,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. “It will be great to once again host the tournament at the Mohegan Sun and watch some exciting competition in November.”

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference will continue to serve as the host conference for the annual event. The MAAC has developed a strong partnership with the Basketball Hall of Fame, including the opening of a MAAC exhibit in the Hall of Fame museum.

A pre-sale of tickets to all participating schools will start on May 5 at 10:00 a.m. EST via all Ticketmaster outlets and the Mohegan Sun Arena box office. General public tickets will go on sale Friday, August 7. For more information on tickets, please log onto www.halloffametipoff.com.

Springfield Bracket

United States Naval Academy

Northeastern University

Manhattan College

Binghamton University

Naismith Bracket

University of Massachusetts

Florida State University

Providence College

University of Notre Dame

For more information:

Visit us on the web: www.hoophall.com

… on Facebook: www.facebook.com/BBHOF

… on Twitter: @hoophall

… or call 1-877-4-HOOPLA

Tip-Off Tournament Schedule

Campus Round Schedule

November 14 – Binghamton University at University of Notre Dame

November 15 – Manhattan College at Florida State University

November 16 – United States Naval Academy at University of Notre Dame

November 17 – Binghamton University at Providence College

November 18 – Northeastern University at Florida State University

November 19 – Manhattan College at University of Massachusetts

November 20 – United States Naval Academy at Providence College

November 26 – Northeastern University at Massachusetts

Saturday November 22 at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT

Naismith Bracket

12:00 p.m. University of Massachusetts vs. University of Notre Dame

2:30 p.m. Providence College vs. Florida State University

Springfield Bracket

5:30 p.m. Manhattan College vs. Binghamton University

8:00 p.m. United States Naval Academy vs. Northeastern University

Sunday November 23 at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT

Naismith Bracket

12:00 p.m. University of Massachusetts vs. Florida State University

2:30 p.m. Providence College vs. University of Notre Dame

Springfield Bracket

5:30 p.m. Consolation Game

8:00 p.m. Championship Game

About the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame:

Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was invented, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame promotes and preserves the game of basketball at every level – professional, collegiate, men and women.

About Mohegan Sun:

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas. Also in 2013, Mohegan Sun won “Casino of The Year” in 2 categories at the Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on concerts and other great events at Mohegan Sun, visit mohegansun.com. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

About the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

The MAAC, headquartered in Edison, N.J., consists of 10 member institutions: Canisius College, Fairfield University, Iona College, Loyola University Maryland, Manhattan College, Marist College, Niagara University, Rider University, Saint Peter’s College and Siena College.

For more on the conference, please visit www.maacsports.com.

Basketball Hall of Fame Media Contact:

Natalie Caldwell, Position Sports

(480) 652-0097

natalie.caldwell@positionsports.com

HEAD COACH COMMENTS

Ed DeChellis, United States Naval Academy

“We are very excited to be playing in the 2014 Hall of Fame Tip Off Tournament. The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame has assembled a great field and we look forward to competing.”

Ed Cooley, Providence College

“We are very excited to be participating in the 2014 Hall of Fame Tip Off at Mohegan Sun,” Providence College Head Coach Ed Cooley said. “The tournament field will be very strong and should provide us with excellent competition as we prepare for our 2015 conference season.”

Tommy Dempsey, Binghamton University

“I was fortunate enough to participate in the Hall of Fame Tip Off event when I was coaching at Rider. It’s a first-class event with a great field every year. We are excited to be part of the 2014 event.”

Bill Coen, Northeastern University

“We are excited to participate in the 2014 Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament. Massachusetts is the birthplace of basketball, so it is an honor for us to represent the Commonwealth and to help promote the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and its efforts to preserve the history of the game we love. The 2014 Tip-Off features strong programs with rich basketball histories. We look forward to a highly-competitive event.”

Steve Masiello, Manhattan College

“We’re really excited to be a part of the Hall of Fame Tipoff Tournament. It has such a great tradition, it’s a fun event. The field this year is as good as it’s been — teams like Florida State, Notre Dame, UMass. It gives us, a mid-major team, an opportunity to play some terrific road games and an opportunity to play at a neutral site event. It gives us a stage to show not only the Hall of Fame what we’re capable of, but also show the country what our program and our brand is all about. It will be a very difficult tournament but something that we’re excited about and looking forward to.”

Leonard Hamilton, Florida State University

“The Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament is a prestigious event that we are very honored to be a part of in 2014. It is an exciting tournament that allows us to play against topflight competition and against teams that will challenge us because of the different styles of basketball played by each team in the event. We are also very excited to be a part of the event because the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame is such an integral piece of the game of basketball and we want our players to understand the history of the game that we all love so much.”

Derek Kellogg, University of Massachusetts

“It’s a great opportunity for our program to play in this event against some of the best teams in the country. It allows our fans in New England to watch us play games in a first-class facility at the Mohegan Sun Arena.”

Mike Brey, University of Notre Dame

“We’re thrilled to be part the 2014 Tip-Off Tournament in November and to bring Notre Dame back to the Northeast. This event has become one of the premier tournaments in November and we’re excited to be playing Providence, a team that we know very well from our days in the BIG EAST Conference, and Massachusetts. It will be a great couple of days of basketball in the state of Connecticut. We’ll have three players on our roster next year from the New England area and I know that they will be thrilled to return to the area and play in front of their families and friends.”