Tuesday, May 07, 2024

- Two-day Doubleheader to feature Vermont, Delaware, Yale, and Fairfield -


SPRINGFIELD, MASS. – The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame announced the field of teams for the 2024 Tip-Off. The annual NCAA men’s exempt showcase, sponsored by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, will take place November 23-24 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. 


Saturday, November 23

Vermont vs. Delaware 

Yale vs. Fairfield


Sunday, November 24

Vermont vs. Fairfield

Yale vs. Delaware


"We are excited to announce the field of teams that will compete in the 2024 Hall of Fame Tip-Off,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. “We eagerly anticipate welcoming all teams and their fans to one of the country's premier early-season showcases.”


Tickets for the 2024 Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off will go on sale Friday, September 6, via Ticketmaster and on sale at the Mohegan Sun Arena Box Office starting Saturday, September 7. 


Details surrounding the game time, broadcast information, and credentials will be announced at a later date. For more information, please visit hoophall.com. 


Quotes from Participating Head Coaches

“We are honored to be a part of the Basketball Hall of Fame’s Tip-Off event this coming November. This is a great early season neutral court event where we will face two teams that advanced to the NCAA tournament last season. These opportunities, early in the season, are invaluable to a group looking to learn a lot about themselves while competing in a championship environment at Mohegan Sun.” – Martin Ingelsby, Delaware


“The Hall of Fame Tip-Off at Mohegan Sun will be one of the highlights of our non-conference schedule. Connecticut is home to a lot of great college basketball and a lot of great college basketball fans, so we’re thrilled to be a part of what I’m sure will be a tremendous atmosphere. And from a competitive standpoint, the opportunity to play two premier mid-major teams that participated in the NCAA Tournament last year will be a good test for us shortly before we get into the MAAC schedule.” – Chris Casey, Fairfield


"We’re excited to be back at the Mohegan Sun. We've had a great relationship with the Hall of Fame and the Mohegan Sun and we look forward to getting back down there. There are four really good teams, so it will be a great neutral-site event. We’re really looking forward to our games against Fairfield and Delaware." – John Becker, Vermont


“We’re honored to participate in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off. The Mohegan Sun is a terrific venue, and we are always excited to play in the state of Connecticut. We look forward to the challenge of facing quality mid-major opponents in Fairfield and Delaware.” – James Jones, Yale


About Mohegan Sun Arena

Mohegan Sun Arena, one of the busiest sports and entertainment venues in the world today, was awarded the 2024 Newsweek Readers’ Choice award for “Best Casino with Live Entertainment in America”.  Mohegan Sun Arena was also named “Best Casino/Resort Venue of the Year” at the 35th Annual Pollstar Awards. In 2021, the 10,000-seat Arena also received its first “#1 Indoor Arena” ranking for its size in the world from Pollstar and VenuesNow. Mohegan Sun Arena is consistently recognized among the top five venues in the United States, and also in 2021 was named “Innovator of the Year” by Celebrity Access for its ViacomCBS residency during the pandemic.  In recent years, the “Most Beloved Venue in America” has also been named the “World’s Best Casino Venue,” by Best of Hartford Magazine, and is a seven-time national award winner for “Arena of the Year” by the Academy of Country Music Awards and G2E Las Vegas. 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.


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 information on the conference, please visit maacsports.com.


About the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame

Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was born, the Naismith 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 450 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 hoophall.com, follow @hoophallUor call 1-877-4HOOPLA.