This college basketball double-header presents West Virginia, led by Hall of Fame coach Bob Huggins (Class of 2022) as they take on UMass, and St. Bonaventure goes up against Florida Atlanitic who reached the Final Four in 2023.  

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Quotes from Participating Head Coaches 

“Once again, the proximity of our campus to the Basketball Hall of Fame has created a wonderful opportunity for our UMass basketball program in giving us an opportunity to schedule a former Atlantic 10 opponent in West Virginia in the Hall of Fame Classic in Springfield. It is a wonderful opportunity to bring recent Hall of Fame inductee Bob Huggins, who is also my mentor, back to Springfield to play a game that should mean a lot to him and to us at UMass.”
– Frank Martin, UMass 


“We are thrilled to play UMass in the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic. I’m sure some of our fans will remember and appreciate the great conference games that WVU and UMass had years ago, including when I played. Obviously, Frank Martin and I are very dear friends, and I have a tremendous amount of respect for him as a coach and as a person. I know how hard his teams play, how well coached they are and they will be extremely well prepared for us. We look forward to having Mountaineer Nation in Springfield for the game in addition to hoping they visit the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.”
– Bob Huggins, West Virginia 


“The Bonnies are excited to take part in the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic next season in Springfield. FAU had a terrific season and we anticipate them being really good again next year with everyone coming back. To play a Final Four team on a neutral court, it was too good of an opportunity to pass up. These are the types of games that we want to play every season.”
– Mark Schmidt, St. Bonaventure 


“We are excited to play in such a prestigious event against a storied program like St. Bonaventure.”
– Dusty May, Florida Atlantic