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BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME TIP OFF TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

WHAT: 2013 Naismith Memorial Basketball Tip-Off

WHO: Naismith Bracket – Fairfield University, University of Louisville, University of North Carolina and University of Richmond

Springfield Bracket – Belmont University, Hofstra University, Holy Cross and University of Hartford

WHEN: November 23 (Mohegan Sun Arena)

Naismith Bracket:

12:00 pm University of North Carolina vs. University of Richmond (ESPN3)

2:00 pm University of Louisville vs. Fairfield University (ESPN 3)

(2:00 pm or no less than 25 minutes after the conclusion of the 12:00 pm game)

Springfield Bracket:

5:30 pm University of Hartford vs. Hofstra University

7:30 pm Belmont University vs. Holy Cross

(7:30 pm or no less than 25 minutes after the conclusion of the 5:30 pm game)

November 24 (Mohegan Sun Arena)

Naismith Bracket:

1:00 pm Championship Game (ESPN)

3:00 pm Consolation Game (ESPN3)

(3:00 pm or no less than 25 minutes after the conclusion of the 1:00 pm game)

Springfield Bracket:

6:00 pm Consolation Game

8:00 pm Championship Game

(8:00 pm or no less than 25 minutes after the conclusion of the 6:00 pm game)

WHERE: Mohegan Sun Arena

1 Mohegan Sun Blvd.

Uncasville, CT 06382

ADDITIONAL:

To purchase tickets visit: Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets or the Mohegan Sun Arena Box Office

MORE INFO:

Visit us on the web: www.halloffametipoff.com

… on Facebook: www.facebook.com/halloffametipoff

… on Twitter: @HOF_Tipoff

… or call 1-877-4-HOOPLA

ON-SITE: MEDIA CONTACT

Kevin Foley, Position Sports

Cell: 480-766-8011

Email: kevin.foley@positionsports.com

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Basketball Hall Of Fame Announces Teams And Dates For 2013 Tip-Off Tournament

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Mohegan Sun to host Tip-Off Tournament November 23rd and 24th

UNCASVILLE, CT (February 27, 2013) – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the field of teams and brackets for the 2013 Tip-Off Tournament. The annual NCAA men’s exempt tournament sponsored by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference will take place on Saturday, November 23 and Sunday, November 24 at the 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: University of North Carolina (ACC), University of Louisville (Big East), University of Richmond (A10), Fairfield University (MAAC), Belmont University (Ohio Valley Conference), Hofstra University (CAA), Holy Cross (Patriot League) and University of Hartford (America East).

Once again this year’s Tip-Off Tournament showcases some of the nation’s best college basketball programs,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. “We are excited to host the tournament again at the Mohegan Sun, and we are looking forward to seeing the great match-ups in November.”

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference will once again serve as the host conference for the annual event. The MAAC will host the men’s and women’s basketball championships at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA this March and has developed a strong partnership with the Basketball Hall of Fame, including the opening of a MAAC exhibit in the Hall of Fame museum.

Tickets for the 2013 Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off at Mohegan Sun Arena will go on sale in the near future. For more information on the event, log on to www.halloffametipoff.com.

Springfield Bracket

Belmont University

University of Hartford

Hofstra University

Holy Cross

Naismith Bracket

Fairfield University

University of Louisville

University of North Carolina

University of Richmond

Tip-Off Tournament Schedule

Campus Round Schedule

November 11 – Belmont University at University of Richmond

November 12 – Hofstra University at University of Louisville

November 13 – University of Hartford at Fairfield University

November 15 – Holy Cross at University of North Carolina

November 17 – Belmont University at University of North Carolina

November 19 – University of Hartford at University of Louisville

Hofstra University at University of Richmond

November 20 – Holy Cross at Fairfield University

Saturday November 23 at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT (Game Times TBA)

Naismith Bracket -

University of Richmond vs. University of North Carolina

Fairfield University vs. University of Louisville

Springfield Bracket –

University of Hartford vs. Hofstra University

Holy Cross vs. Belmont University

Sunday November 24 at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT (Game Times TBA)

Consolation and Championship Rounds Springfield and Naismith Brackets

For more information on the Hall of Fame Tip-Off, ticket packages, hospitality packages for the weekend games and campus site schedule, log onto www.halloffametipoff.com

About the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame:

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

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

About Mohegan Sun:

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 240 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on facebook.com/mohegansun, follow us on twitter.com/mohegansun and view us on youtube.com/mohegansunvideos.

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 Announces Teams and Dates for 2012 Tip-Off Tournament

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Tip-Off returns to Mohegan Sun Arena weekend of November 16th-18th

Springfield, Mass. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the field of teams and brackets for the 2012 Tip-Off Tournament. The annual NCAA men’s exempt tournament, sponsored by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, will take place the weekend of November 16th-18th at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut featuring eight schools in two four-team brackets.  All teams will also compete in two campus round games.

Teams scheduled to participate in this year’s Tip-Off tournament are Loyola University Maryland (MAAC), Norfolk State University (MEAC), Ohio State University (Big Ten), Seton Hall University (Big East), University of Albany (America East), University of Missouri-Kansas City (Summit League), University of Rhode Island (Atlantic 10) and University of Washington (Pac-12).

“This year’s Tip-Off Tournament will once again showcase some of the best college basketball programs in the country,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame.  “We are looking forward to welcoming each of these teams, as they compete at Mohegan Sun, one of the finest facilities in the country.”

The 2012 Tip-Off Tournament game schedule will be separated into two brackets. The Springfield bracket will include Albany, Loyola, UMKC and Norfolk State. The Naismith bracket will consist of Ohio State, Washington, Seton Hall, and Rhode Island. Game times and sessions for both rounds will be announced at a later date.

“On behalf of Mohegan Sun, we are excited to be able to once again host one of the most prestigious tournaments in college basketball,” said Jeffrey Hartmann, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mohegan Sun. “We appreciate the Hall of Fame’s passion for basketball, and we look forward to continuing our relationship and hosting another great event in November.”

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference will serve as the host conference for the annual event.  The MAAC will host the men’s and women’s basketball championships at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA this March and has developed a strong partnership with the Basketball Hall of Fame, including the opening of a MAAC exhibit in the Hall of Fame museum. 

“The MAAC is excited to extend its support of the Basketball Hall of Fame’s Tip-Off Tournament again in 2012,” said Rich Ensor, Commissioner of the MAAC. “The MAAC and the Hall of Fame continue to expand its relationship and we look forward to working together in the future on many projects, including the annual Tip-Off Tournament.”

Tickets for the 2012 Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off at Mohegan Sun Arena will go on sale in the near future.  For more information on the event, log on to www.halloffametipoff.com

About the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame:

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

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

About Mohegan Sun:

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming and shopping destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country.  More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com.  Connect with us on facebook.com/mohegansun, follow us on twitter.com/mohegansun and view us on youtube.com/mohegansunvideos.

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.

HEAD COACH COMMENTS

Thad Matta, Ohio State University

“Opening the 2012-13 season in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament will give our team the opportunity to gauge itself against quality competition in an NCAA tournament setting.  Our program appreciates the opportunity to be a part of this outstanding event.”

Lorenzo Romar, University of Washington

“Coach Jim Shaw has done a great job of trying to get us in one of the premier tournaments every year and this certainly falls into that category. We are privileged and honored to be selected as a participant in the Hall of Fame Tournament.  The New York experience was great, we got to do a lot of things away from basketball. When we went to the CBE Classic (Kansas City) a few years ago, we got to see the NCAA Hall of Fame. Now, to be able to see and experience the Naismith Hall of Fame is something that may be our players only opportunity to ever see it. I’m already excited!”

Anthony Evans, Norfolk State University

“We are excited to be first-time participants in the Hall of Fame Tournament. It’s an honor for us to be involved with an event that is connected to the history of the game. This is a great opportunity for our program and players.”

Kevin Willard, Seton Hall University

“This is a great opportunity for our program to participate in one of the marquee early season events on the national calendar.  We’re proud to be a part of a tournament that celebrates the tradition and history of our sport. We’re excited to be a part of this impressive field and look forward to the competition next November.”

Jimmy Patsos, Loyola University Maryland

“We are looking forward to participating in the Tip-Off Tournament. The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference has formed a strong partnership with the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, and we are honored to be selected to participate in the event next year.”

Matt Brown, University of Missouri-Kansas City

“We are appreciative of the opportunity to play in the Tip-Off Tournament. We are not only looking forward to playing some great teams, but also be able to expose our student-athletes to the history of the sport of Basketball at the Hall of Fame.”

Will Brown, University at Albany

“We are excited to be a part of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament. We will open the season with a very challenging schedule as our first 2 games in the event will be against Ohio State and Washington. The event will also give us the opportunity to visit the Hall of Fame and play 2 more games at Mohegan Sun. This will be a great experience for our program, athletic department, university, alumni, and fans.”

Jim Baron, University of Rhode Island

“We are proud to be among the field for the 2012 Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament.  It is a tremendous tournament with outstanding teams, coaches, and student-athletes. We are looking forward to the challenge and the opportunity to play in such a prestigious event.”