Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Doubleheader to feature Florida St., Iowa St., Villanova and UConn


Uncasville, Conn. – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today that Invesco QQQ, the “Official ETF of the NCAA,” is the title sponsor of the ninth annual Basketball Hall of Fame Women’s Showcase on December 18 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. The field of teams for the Basketball Hall of Fame are local favorite and 11-time National Champions UConn (Big East) will take on Florida State (ACC), and Iowa State (Big 12) will faceoff with Villanova (Big East).

“This is a must-see event for basketball fans. These are four of the most exciting teams to watch in women’s college basketball today,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. “We can’t wait to return to beautiful Mohegan Sun to showcase these talented teams, and we welcome Invesco QQQ as the title sponsor to this annual women’s showcase.”

“Growing the game is extremely important to us at the Connecticut Sun, and being able to support and amplify amazing college women’s basketball programs is an honor,” added Jen Rizzotti, President of the Connecticut Sun. "We're excited to welcome back UConn and Villanova to the Mohegan Sun arena and introduce new teams and fans to the place we call home. If you're a women's basketball fan, this is where you'll want to be on December 18th."

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 Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is proud to continue its relationship with LEARFIELD for sponsorship representation of its portfolio of collegiate events. Invesco QQQ is pleased to be part of this year’s event given its continued commitment to collegiate athletics and supporting student-athletes.

Tickets to the 2022 Invesco QQQ Basketball Hall of Fame Women’s Showcase will go on sale Friday, September 9th via Ticketmaster and the Mohegan Sun Arena 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

“Florida State University is excited to once again compete in the Hall of Fame Women’s Showcase. We had the pleasure of playing at the Mohegan Sun just a few years ago and it was a great experience for our student-athletes and staff. We look forward to returning this season.” – Brooke Wyckoff, Florida State University

“Iowa State is honored to be a part of this season’s Hall of Fame Showcase. This is one of the premier Women’s Basketball dates on the calendar.  We know we are facing an outstanding team in Villanova, and this should be a great experience for our program.”–  Bill Fennelly, Iowa State University

“We are thrilled to be a part of the 2022 Invesco QQQ Hall of Fame Women’s Basketball Showcase. In addition to highlighting two of the top teams from the BIG EAST and Big 12 on a national stage, this high level matchup will feature two of the top players in the country in Maddy Siegrist and Ashley Joens. We are looking forward to a great event.” – Denise Dillon, Villanova

“We look forward to playing at Mohegan Sun every season. The Basketball Hall of Fame always puts on a great event with great games. It should be another exciting experience this year in the Women’s Showcase.” – Geno Auriemma, UConn


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 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 #HOFWomensShowcase or call 1-877-4HOOPLA.