Doubleheader to feature UConn, Oklahoma, Florida State and Michigan
Uncasville, CT (May 30, 2019) – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the matchup of the sixth annual Basketball Hall of Fame Women’s Showcase presented by Citi on Sunday, December 22 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. Local favorite and 11-time National Champions UConn (American Athletic Conference) will take on Oklahoma (Big 12 Conference), and Florida State (Atlantic Coast Conference) will faceoff with Michigan (Big Ten Conference).
“The Basketball Hall of Fame is proud to celebrate the women’s game with our sixth annual Women’s Showcase at a beautiful venue in Mohegan Sun,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. “UConn fans have been treated to some exceptional performances in this event over the years, and we know our three additional participating schools will enjoy the first-class environment as well.”
The Women’s Showcase is one event in the Hall of Fame’s series of collegiate events, which continues to grow in an effort to celebrate the game outside the museum walls. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is proud to continue its relationship with Learfield IMG College for sponsorship representation of its portfolio of collegiate events.
General public tickets will go on sale Friday, September 6 at 10am ET via all Ticketmaster outlets and the Mohegan Sun Arena box office. Game times, television details and an exclusive pre-sale opportunity via Citi will be released at later date.
Quotes from Participating Head Coaches
“Our fans always have a great turnout at Mohegan Sun Arena, and I don’t expect any different for this year’s Basketball Hall of Fame Showcase. This is our sixth straight time competing in this game, and I think it will be a great atmosphere and great event against Oklahoma.” – Geno Auriemma, UConn
"We have immense respect for UConn and look forward to the opportunity to compete against their program for the third straight season. The Basketball Hall of Fame Women's Showcase presents an outstanding opportunity for our team, but as well for women's basketball fans to see top-tier programs compete against one another in a fantastic environment." – Sherri Coale, Oklahoma
“We look forward to returning to Mohegan Sun for the Basketball Hall of Fame Women’s Showcase. It will be a first-class event that includes some of the best teams in women’s basketball, and we’re excited to be part of it.” – Sue Semrau, Florida St.
"We are excited to be invited and represent the University of Michigan at this prestigious event. This will be another great opportunity for us to compete and test ourselves against top competition during the non-conference season.” – Kim Barnes Arico, Michigan
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. 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.
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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 #HOFWomensShowcase or call 1-877-4HOOPLA.