About

The Basketball Hall of Fame hosts the annual Tip-Off Tournament each November. The Tip-Off Tournament is an NCAA exempt men's basketball tournament sponsored by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC). Each year, top teams and conferences will compete in the Basketball Hall of Fame's event showcasing its talents in New England's only exempt Division I college basketball tournament. The original Tip-Off was held in Springfield for more than 25 years. The format has changed, but the name has remained the same.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS

 

2019

Virginia
Naismith

Rider
Springfield

2018

Michigan
Naismith

Holy Cross
Springfield

2017

Texas Tech
Naismith

South Alabama
Springfield

2016

Duke
Naismith

Grand Canyon
Springfield

2015

Purdue
Naismith

Buffalo
Springfield

2014

Providence
Naismith

Northeastern
Springfield

2013

North Carolina
Naismith

Belmont
Springfield

2012

Ohio State
Naismith

Loyola Maryland
Springfield

2011

Kentucky
Naismith

Long Island
Springfield

 

TEAMS

 

2020

  • Albany
  • UCF
  • Lehigh
  • Long Island
  • Marquette
  • Minnesota
  • Quinnipiac
  • Rhode Island

2019

  • ASU
  • Central Connecticut
  • Columbia
  • UMass
  • Rider
  • St. John's
  • Vermont
  • Virginia

2018

  • George Washington
  • Holy Cross
  • Michigan
  • Norfolk St.
  • Providence
  • Siena
  • South Carolina
  • Stony Brook

2017

  • Boston College
  • La Salle
  • Maine
  • Northwestern
  • Sacred Heart
  • South Alabama
  • St. Peter's
  • Texas Tech

2016

  • Albany
  • Brown
  • Cincinnati
  • Duke
  • Grand Canyon
  • Marist
  • Penn St.
  • Rhode Island

2015

  • Buffalo
  • Florida
  • Niagara
  • North Carolina A&T
  • Old Dominion
  • Purdue
  • Saint Joseph's
  • Vermont

2014

  • Binghamton
  • Florida St.
  • Manhattan
  • Massachusetts
  • Navy
  • Northeastern
  • Notre Dame
  • Providence

2013

  • Belmont
  • Fairfield
  • Hartford
  • Hofstra
  • Holy Cross
  • Louisville
  • North Carolina
  • Richmond

2012

  • Albany
  • Loyola-MD
  • Norfolk State
  • Ohio State
  • Rhode Island
    Seton Hall
  • UMKC
  • Washington

2011

  • Kentucky
  • LIU – Brooklyn
  • Marist
  • Old Dominion
  • Penn State
  • Radford
  • South Florida
  • Vermont
 
 

 

TOURNAMENT RESULTS

 

2019 Tip-Off Tournament
November 23–24, 2019

University of Virginia
Naismith Bracket Tournament Champion

Rider University
Springfield Bracket Tournament Champion

TOURNAMENT MVPs

ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Mamadi Diakite (Virginia), Casey Morsell (Virginia), Remy Martin (Arizona St.), Julian Champagnie (St. John’s), Tre Mitchell (UMass), Frederick Scott (Rider), Stevie Jordan (Rider), Stef Smith (Vermont), Mike Smith (Columbia), Jamir Reed (Central Connecticut)

2018 Tip-Off Tournament
November 16–18, 2018

University of Michigan
Naismith Bracket Tournament Champion

College of the Holy Cross
Springfield Bracket Tournament Champion

TOURNAMENT MVPs
Charles Matthews (Michigan), Jacob Grandison (Holy Cross)

ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Charles Matthews (Michigan), Zavier Simpson (Michigan), Alpha Diallo (Providence), AJ Lawson (South Carolina), DJ Williams (George Washington), Jacob Grandison (Holy Cross), Austin Butler (Holy Cross), Evan Fisher (Siena), Akwasi Yeboah (Stony Brook), Steven Whitley (Norfolk St.)

2017 Tip-Off Tournament
November 18–19, 2017

Texas Tech University
Naismith Bracket Tournament Champion

University of South Alabama
Springfield Bracket Tournament Champion

TOURNAMENT MVPs
Keenan Evans (Texas Tech), Rodrick Sikes (South Alabama)

ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Keenan Evans (Texas Tech), Zach Smith (Texas Tech), Scottie Lindsey (Northwestern), Ky Bowman (Boston College), B.J. Johnson (La Salle), Rodrick Sikes (South Alabama), Josh Ajayi (South Alabama), Nick Griffin (St. Peter’s), Ilker Er (Maine), Joseph Lopez (Sacred Heart)

2016 Tip-Off Tournament
November 19–20, 2016

Duke University
Tournament Champion

University of Rhode Island
Tournament Runner Up

TOURNAMENT MVPs
Luke Kennard (Duke University), DeWayne Russell (Grand Canyon University)

ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Luke Kennard (Duke), Amile Jefferson (Duke), Hassan Martin (Rhode Island), Kyle Washington (Cincinnati), Shep Garner (Penn State), DeWayne Russell (Grand Canyon), Joshua Braun (Grand Canyon), Joe Cremo (Albany), Brian Parker (Marist), Steven Spieth (Brown)

SPRINGFIELD BRACKET RESULTS
Champions: Grand Canyon
Runner Up: Marist
Third Place: Albany

2015 Tip-Off Tournament
November 21–22, 2015

Purdue University
Tournament Champion

University of Florida
Tournament Runner Up

TOURNAMENT MVPs
PJ Thompson (Purdue University), Lamonte Bearden (University at Buffalo)

ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Dorian Finney-Smith (Florida), Trey Freeman (Old Dominion), AJ Hammons (Purdue), PJ Thompson (Purdue), Isaiah Miles (Saint Joseph's), Lamonte Bearden (Buffalo), Jarryn Skeete (Buffalo), Bruce Beckford (North Carolina A&T), Trae Bell-Haynes (Vermont), Emile Blackman (Niagara)

SPRINGFIELD BRACKET RESULTS
Champions: Buffalo
Runner Up: Vermont
Third Place: Niagara

2014 Tip-Off Tournament
November 22–23, 2014

Providence College
Tournament Champion

University of Notre Dame
Tournament Runner Up

TOURNAMENT MVPs
LaDontae Henton (Providence College), Scott Eatherton (Northeastern University)

ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
LaDontae Henton (Providence College), Kris Dunn (Providence College), Pat Connaughton (University of Notre Dame), Jerian Grant (University of Notre Dame), Cady Lalanne (University of Massachusetts), Scott Eatherton (Northeastern), Zach Stahl (Northeastern), Shane Richards (Manhattan), Brandon Venturini (Navy), and Willie Rodriguez (Binghamton)

SPRINGFIELD BRACKET RESULTS
Champions: Northeastern
Runner Up: Manhattan
Third Place: Navy

2013 Tip-Off Tournament
November 23–24, 2016

University of North Carolina
Tournament Champion

University of Louisville
Tournament Runner Up

ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Marcus Paige (University of North Carolina) Brice Johnson (University of North Carolina), Russ Smith (University of Louisville), Chris Jones (University of Louisville) and Cedrick Lindsay (University of Richmond), Craig Bradshaw (Belmont), JJ Mann (Belmont), Stephen Nwaukoni (Hofstra), Zeke Upshaw (Hofstra) and Dave Dudzinski (Holy Cross)

SPRINGFIELD BRACKET RESULTS
Champions: Belmont
Runner Up: Hofstra
Third Place: Holy Cross

2012 Tip-Off Tournament
November 17–18, 2016

Ohio State University 
Tournament Champion

University of Washington
Tournament Runner Up

ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Deshaun Thomas (Ohio State), Aaron Craft (Ohio State), Fuquan Edwin (Seton Hall), Mike Powell (Rhode Island), CJ Wilcox (Washington), Erik Etherly (Loyola Maryland), Dylon Cormier (Loyola Maryland), Estan Tyler (UMKC), Jacob Iati (Albany), Mike Black (Albany)

SPRINGFIELD BRACKET RESULTS
Champions: Loyola Maryland
Runner Up: University at Albany
Third Place: UMKC

2011 Tip-Off Tournament
November 11–13, 2016

University of Kentucky
Tournament Champion

Old Dominion University
Tournament Runner Up

ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Kentucky), Doron Lamb (Kentucky), Tim Frazier (Penn State), Kent Bazemore (Old Dominion), Augustus Gilchrist (South Florida)

SPRINGFIELD BRACKET RESULTS
Champions: LIU Brooklyn
Runner Up: University of Vermont
Third Place: Marist College