Thursday, June 15, 2023

- UConn and South Carolina to Headline the Triple-header -


SPRINGFIELD, MASS. – The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame announced the 10th annual Basketball Hall of Fame Women’s Showcase. Invesco QQQ, the “Official ETF of the NCAA,” will return as the title sponsor of the showcase, taking place on December 10 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT.


Sunday, December 10

Florida State vs. UCLA

South Carolina vs. Utah

UConn vs. North Carolina


“We are thrilled to expand the showcase to six teams this year, which includes a number of women’s college basketball’s elite programs,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. “We look forward to welcoming these teams and their fans at one of the most exciting tournaments of the year.”

“We look forward to welcoming these six storied programs to Mohegan Sun Arena to take part in the Hall of Fame Women’s Showcase,” added Jen Rizzotti, President of the Connecticut Sun. "We’re honored to be able to offer world-class facilities to some of the best college women’s basketball programs in the country and are thrilled that they will be able to play in front of some of the most passionate basketball fans you’ll encounter anywhere. Mark this date on your calendar because this is a competition you won’t want to miss."

Invesco QQQ is returning as a sponsor, highlighting its continued commitment to collegiate athletics and supporting student-athletes. The Invesco QQQ 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 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, content and communications capacity.

Tickets for the 2023 Invesco QQQ Women’s Showcase will go on sale Friday, September 8, via Ticketmaster and on sale at the Mohegan Sun Arena Box Office starting Saturday, September 9. 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 really excited about participating in the Showcase this December at Mohegan Sun. It is an incredible opportunity to be around and play against some of the top teams in the country.” – Lynne Roberts, Utah

“We’re excited to be part of a great lineup of games in the Basketball Hall of Fame Women’s Showcase this season. This long-running event is always done at a high level, and I love the experience of our team playing in a WNBA arena.” – Dawn Staley, South Carolina

“The bottom line for us is that we feel like we’re going to have a high-level team, and in order to realize that potential, you’ve got to play against the very best and high-level opponents. To have the national coverage as well as the great competition all in one place, not only does it help prepare us to be at our best, but it also helps grow the game. We’re thrilled to be a part of it!” – Cori Close, UCLA

“This is always such a special event for our program. We will be playing at the Hall of Fame Women’s Showcase for the fourth time in the last nine seasons. Each time the experience of playing at the Mohegan Sun is tremendous. We’re looking forward once again to this opportunity.” – Brooke Wyckoff, Florida State

“Competing at the Hall of Fame Women’s Showcase is something we look forward to every season. It’s a great opportunity for our fans in that part of the state to see our team. The Hall of Fame have planned some really strong matchups this season and I think it’s going to be a great day of basketball in Connecticut.” – Geno Auriemma, UConn

“Scheduling competitive opportunities against the best programs in the country remains the priority for us every season. This coming season, we are excited to play UConn at the Hall of Fame Women’s Showcase. This event will bring together many of the great traditions in women’s basketball, shining a spotlight on the greatness of our game. We already look forward to December.” – Courtney Banghart, North Carolina


About Mohegan Sun Arena:

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Now and is also consistently ranked top 15 in the “World for All Size Venues.” The award–winning venue was named “#1 Social Media Venue in the World” in 2016 and is a seven–time Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM) national award–winner for “Arena of the Year,” with the most recent recognition coming in 2019.  For more information and updates on Mohegan Sun Arena, call 1.888.226.7711 or visit Mohegan Sun.


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 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 @hoophallU or call 1-877-4HOOPLA.