Monday, June 06, 2022

Quadruple-header to feature Maryland, Tennessee, Oklahoma State, Virginia Tech, Iona, St. Bonaventure, University of Massachusetts and Hofstra

 --Tickets on-sale at 10 a.m. Monday, June 13 at

Brooklyn – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has announced the field of teams for the third annual Basketball Hall of Fame Invitational. The premier college basketball showcase will take place at Barclays Center on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022, with a quadruple-header featuring


University of Maryland vs. University of Tennessee

Oklahoma State University vs. Virginia Tech

Iona College vs. St. Bonaventure University

University of Massachusetts vs. Hofstra University


“The Basketball Hall of Fame is excited to return to one of the greatest basketball cities in the world for this event,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. “We are proud to provide a special experience to the eight participating teams and their fans at the beautiful Barclays Center.”

The Basketball Hall of Fame Invitational is one event in the Hall of Fame’s series of collegiate events, that 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 for sponsorship representation of its portfolio of collegiate events and Position Sports in an event operations and media relations capacity.

Tickets for the 2022 Basketball Hall of Fame Invitational will go on-sale at 10 a.m. Monday, June 13 and will be available to purchase online at and in-person at the Barclays Center American Express Box Office. Game times and television broadcast details will be released at a later date. For more information, please visit


Quotes from Participating Head Coaches

"We are thrilled to continue our relationship with the Basketball Hall of Fame in playing Tennessee at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Maryland has a huge fanbase in the New York metro area and we are excited to be able to play in front of them. Playing against Tennessee is another example of the challenging schedule our Maryland teams are going to play." – Kevin Willard, Maryland

“We’re excited to play in another Hall of Fame event. This will be our fourth in five years, and Tennessee fans have always traveled well to see us play really strong opponents in big-time cities and venues. I’ve got great respect for Maryland’s basketball tradition as well as Kevin Willard and his staff. And playing in New York City is always a special opportunity.” – Rick Barnes, Tennessee

“I am looking forward to this great opportunity to play a high level game in the Mecca of Basketball. As a Brooklyn native, I’m always excited to have our team compete at Barclays Center. I know Coach Young very well and I’m confident he will have a team that will be really disciplined and skilled. This game will help us as we prepare to compete in the best conference in the country.” – Mike Boynton, Oklahoma State

"We look forward to returning to Brooklyn and Barclays Center in December. It's a terrific venue with first-class staff that takes great pride in putting on top-tier events. We obviously have fond memories there from this past March and the ACC Tournament. I look forward to bringing the Hokies back to one of the greatest cities in the world." – Mike Young, Virginia Tech

"The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame always hosts first-class events and we are honored to have the opportunity to participate and perform in Barclays Center. The ability to showcase Iona Basketball to the Metropolitan Area against a formidable Atlantic 10 opponent in St. Bonaventure is something we look forward to and we are excited for our fans to support our program in Brooklyn." – Rick Pitino, Iona

“We are very excited about the opportunity to play in the Basketball Hall of Fame Invitational this December. This game gives us another great challenge on our non-conference schedule against an extremely well-coached Iona team that is one of the top mid-majors in the country. We’re also honored to again be invited to play in an event hosted by the Basketball Hall of Fame as their events are always first-class. Having the chance to return to Barclays Center is exciting as we know the arena will be full of Bonnies fans showing their support for our program!” – Mark Schmidt, St. Bonaventure

“What a great opportunity to showcase our program at the Hall of Fame Invitational against Hofstra. Games like this are ones we will continue to try to utilize along with the fact that we get the opportunity to play on the same court where we will play the Atlantic 10 Championships." – Frank Martin, University of Massachusetts

“We are thrilled to take on a quality opponent in Massachusetts in a world-class facility like Barclays Center. The 2022 Basketball Hall of Fame Invitational will be a great challenge and a wonderful opportunity for our program.” – Speedy Claxton, Hofstra


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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, follow @hoophall #BHOFInvitational or call 1-877-4HOOPLA.