Mohegan Sun Arena to host Hall of Fame Event
Springfield, Mass. – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame today announced game times for the 2011 Basketball Hall of Fame’s Tip-Off Tournament, an annual NCAA men’s basketball exempt tournament supported by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off will take place on Saturday November 19, and Sunday November 20 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Eight schools will compete in two four-team brackets over the weekend at one of the premier destinations in New England.
Teams scheduled to compete in the 2011 Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off are: Long Island University (Northeast), Marist College (MAAC), Old Dominion University (CAA), Penn State University (Big Ten), Radford University (Big South), University of Kentucky (SEC), University of South Florida (Big East) and the University of Vermont (America East).
Tip-Off Tournament Schedule
Saturday November 19 at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
12 Noon Game 1 - Kentucky vs. Penn State
Approx 2:00 pm Game 2 - Old Dominion vs. South Florida
6:00 PM Game 3 - Marist vs. Vermont
Approx 8:00 PM Game 4 - Long Island vs. Radford
Sunday November 20 at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
12 Noon Game 5 - Kentucky vs. Old Dominion/South Florida*
Approx 2:00 pm Game 6 - Penn State vs. Old Dominion/South Florida*
*If Kentucky wins Game 1 it will play the winner of Game 2; if Penn State wins Game 1 it will play the winner of Game 2 at pre-determined times.
5:30 PM Game 7 – Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4
Approx 7:30 pm Game 8 – Loser of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4
Additional Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament Campus Games (At Host Schools)
Friday, November 11
Marist College at University of Kentucky
Saturday, November 12
University of Vermont at University of South Florida
Monday, November 14
Radford University at Penn State University
Long Island University at Old Dominion University
Marist College at University of South Florida
Wednesday, November 16
Long Island University at Penn State University
Wednesday, November 23
Radford University at University of Kentucky
University of Vermont at Old Dominion University
Pre-sale tickets for sessions at Mohegan Sun Arena are currently on-sale via all participating schools through July 21st.
General public tickets to the 2011 Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off at the Mohegan Sun Arena will go on-sale July 25th via Ticketmaster outlets and the Mohegan Sun Box Office. For more information on the Hall of Fame Tip-Off, ticket packages and hospitality packages for the weekend games, 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.