Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Doubleheader to feature Rutgers, Temple, Iona and Vermont


Uncasville, Conn. – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the field of teams for the second annual Basketball Hall of Fame Showcase on November 18 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT.


The one-day double-header will feature the following games:

Rutgers University vs. Temple University

Iona College vs. University of Vermont


“We are very excited to return to beautiful Mohegan Sun Arena to host four incredible collegiate teams and their fans,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. “The Basketball Hall of Fame Showcase will be the place to be for fans to come and watch some competitive early season basketball.”

The Basketball Hall of Fame 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 and Position Sports in an event operations and media relations capacity.

Tickets to the 2022 Basketball Hall of Fame 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 www.hoophall.com.


Quotes from Participating Head Coaches

“We are excited for the opportunity to play another challenging non-conference schedule and continuing to grow our incredible home court environment at Jersey Mike’s Arena in 2022-23. Our team will be tested throughout each of these 11 games as we look forward to preparing to compete in the nation’s most competitive conference, in the Big Ten. The 2022 Basketball Hall of Fame Showcase against Temple presents a unique opportunity to play in front of our home fans who make the trip Mohegan Sun Arena. We look forward to the challenge on Friday, November 18 and are excited to be a part of this event.” – Steve Pikiell, Rutgers University

"We are excited to compete against a very talented Rutgers team in the 2022 Basketball Hall of Fame Showcase. We always look to test our young men against high level competition and to do this at the Mohegan Sun Arena, which is not too far for our fans to travel, is a perfect fit for our program." – Aaron McKie, Temple University

"We are excited to partner with the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame for its showcase at Mohegan Sun. The matchup against a perennial NCAA Tournament in Vermont is one we look forward to and we are excited to showcase our program in the Northeast. The destination should be a good experience for our team as we prepare for our league schedule." – Rick Pitino, Iona College

“We are excited to continue our relationship with the Hall of Fame, and have the opportunity to play Iona at Mohegan Sun. It’s a great venue, and we hope to see a lot of Green & Gold down there.” – John Becker, University of Vermont


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 www.hoophall.com, follow @hoophall #BHOFShowcase or call 1-877-4HOOPLA.