Basketball Hall of Fame and Gazelle Group Reveal Complete Schedule for “Bubbleville” at Mohegan Sun

Collegiate Event to Feature 40 Teams in 45 Games Over 11 Days

Uncasville, CT – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and Gazelle Group today announced the complete schedule of matchups for the season-opening event known as “Bubbleville.” Games will be played November 25 – December 5, 2020 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Bubbleville will house several events relocated and reimagined due to COVID-19 and provides a controlled environment with teams and event staff adhering to tribal, government, and NCAA health and safety protocols and testing requirements. At this time, all games are expected to be played without fans in attendance.

The event will feature 45 games in 11 days, showcasing 40 NCAA Division I men’s and women’s teams. The schedule will be headlined by several preseason ranked squads including #2 Baylor#3 Villanova#4 Virginia#18 Arizona State and#20 Oregon for the men and #3 UConn#5 Louisville and #6 Mississippi State for the women. Select games will be available on ESPN networks. All games airing on ESPN networks will also be available on the ESPN App, accessible on computers, smartphones, tablets and connected devices to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider. All other games will be streamed via FloHoops. The schedule to date is available below, along with broadcast information.

In the coming days, additional games featuring Oregon and Missouri will be added to the schedule on December 2 and 3. Each school will play two games, including one game against each other.

Events taking place in Bubbleville include the Roman Legends Classic presented by Old Trapper, the 2K Empire Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project presented by Continental Tire, the HomeLight Classic, the Air Force Reserve Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament, the Air Force Reserve Basketball Hall of Fame Women’s Challenge, the Jimmy V Women’s Classic and several pods and single game contests developed specifically for Bubbleville.

To learn more, visit https://www.hoophall.com/events/bubbleville or follow @hoophall #Bubbleville on Twitter and Instagram.

About Mohegan Sun Arena:

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Now and is also consistently ranked top 15 in the “World for All Size Venues.” The award–winning venue was named “#1 Social Media Venue in the World” in 2016 and is a seven–time Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM) national award–winner for “Arena of the Year,” with the most recent recognition coming in 2019.  For more information and updates on Mohegan Sun Arena, call 1.888.226.7711 or visit Mohegan Sun.

About the Gazelle Group:

The Gazelle Group is a sports marketing firm, specializing in event production and management, client representation, and sponsorship consulting. Gazelle produces numerous nationally-recognized events, such as the 2K Empire Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project presented by Continental Tire, the Roman Legends Classic Presented by Old Trapper, the Gotham Classic, the Sunshine Slam, the Bluegrass Showcase, the Holiday Face-Off, and the College Basketball Invitational. For more information on the Gazelle Group, please visit gazellegroup.com.

About the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame:

Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was born, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting, preserving and celebrating the game of basketball at every level – men and women, amateur and professional players, coaches and contributors, both domestically and internationally. The Hall of Fame museum is home to more than 400 inductees and over 40,000 square feet of basketball history. Nearly 200,000 people visit the Hall of Fame museum each year to learn about the game, experience the interactive exhibits and test their skills on the Jerry Colangelo “Court of Dreams.” Best known for its annual marquee Enshrinement Ceremony honoring the game’s elite, the Hall of Fame also operates over 70 high school and collegiate competitions annually throughout the country and abroad. For more information on the Basketball Hall of Fame organization, its museum and events, visit www.hoophall.com, follow @hoophall #Bubbleville or call 1-877-4HOOPLA.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

9:00 AM

Men

St. Bonaventure vs. Towson

FloHoops

11:30 AM

Men

Rhode Island vs. Stephen F. Austin

FloHoops

2:00 PM

Men

Virginia vs. Maine

FloHoops

4:30 PM

Men

Florida vs. UMass Lowell

FloHoops

7:00 PM

Men

2k Empire Classic: Villanova vs. Boston College

ESPN

9:30 PM

Men

2k Empire Classic: Baylor vs. Arizona State

ESPN

 

Thursday, November 26, 2020

11:00 AM

Men

Rhode Island vs. Towson

FloHoops

1:30 PM

Men

St. Bonaventure vs. Stephen F. Austin

FloHoops

4:00 PM

Men

Siena vs. Massachusetts

FloHoops

7:00 PM

Men

2k Empire Classic Consolation

ESPN

9:30 PM

Men

2k Empire Classic Championship

ESPN

 

Friday, November 27, 2020

11:30AM

Men

HomeLight Classic: Virginia vs. Florida

ESPN

2:00 PM

Men

Towson vs. Stephen F. Austin

FloHoops

4:30 PM

Men

Massachusetts vs. Delaware

FloHoops

7:00 PM

Men

Central Connecticut State vs. Maine

FloHoops

9:30 PM

Men

St. Bonaventure vs. Army

FloHoops

 

Saturday, November 28, 2020

10:00 AM

Women

AFR HOF Women’s Challenge: Mississippi State vs. Maine

FloHoops

12:30 PM

Women

AFR HOF Women’s Challenge: UConn vs. Quinnipiac

TBA

3:00 PM

Men

Delaware vs. Siena

FloHoops

5:30 PM

Men

AFR HOF Tip-Off: Rhode Island vs. South Florida

ESPN3

8:00 PM

Men

AFR HOF Tip-Off: Virginia Tech vs. Temple

ESPNEWS

 

Sunday, November 29, 2020

9:30 AM

Women

AFR HOF Women’s Challenge Consolation

FloHoops

12:00 PM

Men

Massachusetts vs. Iona

FloHoops

3:00 PM

Women

AFR HOF Women’s Challenge Championship

ESPN

5:30 PM

Men

AFR HOF Tip-Off: Rhode Island vs. Temple

ESPN2

8:00 PM

Men

AFR HOF Tip-Off: Virginia Tech vs. South Florida

ESPN2

 

Monday, November 30, 2020

11:30 AM

Men

Vermont vs. Buffalo

FloHoops

2:00 PM

Men

Siena vs. Liberty

FloHoops

9:00 PM

Men

Boston College vs. St. John’s

TBA

 

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

11:30 AM

Men

St. Bonaventure vs. Vermont

FloHoops

2:30 PM

Men

Roman Legends Classic: USC vs. BYU

ESPN2

5:00 PM

Men

Roman Legends Classic: UConn vs. Vanderbilt

ESPN2

7:30 PM

Men

Iona vs. Buffalo

FloHoops

9:30 PM

Men

Massachusetts vs. South Florida

FloHoops

 

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

5:30 PM

Men

Vermont vs. Iona

FloHoops

8:00 PM

Men

AFR HOF Tip-Off Springfield Bracket: Drexel vs. Quinnipiac

FloHoops

 

Thursday, December 3, 2020

1:30 PM

Men

AFR HOF Tip-Off Springfield Bracket: Albany vs. Drexel

FloHoops

7:00 PM

Men

Roman Legends Classic Championship

ESPN

9:30 PM

Men

Roman Legends Classic Consolation

ESPN2

 

Friday, December 4, 2020

4:00 PM

Men

AFR HOF Tip-Off Springfield Bracket: Albany vs. Quinnipiac

FloHoops

7:00 PM

Women

Jimmy V Women’s Classic: UConn vs. Louisville

ESPN

 

Saturday, December 5, 2020

2:00 PM

Men

UConn vs. North Carolina State

TBA

 

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


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
[email protected]

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

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.

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