Uncasville, Conn. – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the field of teams for the 2022 Tip-Off Tournament. The annual NCAA men’s exempt tournament sponsored by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference will take place Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Teams scheduled to participate in this year’s Tip-Off Tournament are: Providence (Big East), Miami (ACC), Maryland (Big Ten), and Saint Louis (Atlantic 10).
“We look forward to another exciting weekend at the Mohegan Sun for the 2022 Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. “This year’s field of teams will bring a high level of competition to one of the country’s best early season events.”
The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference will continue to serve as the host conference for the annual event. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is also proud to continue its relationship with LEARFIELD for sponsorship representation of its portfolio of collegiate events.
Ticket information, game times and television broadcast details and will be released at a later date. As the health and safety of the athletes, fans and staff is of the utmost importance, the Basketball Hall of Fame will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely in the coming months and provide updates as needed. For more information, please visit www.halloffametipoff.com.
2022 Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament Schedule:
Saturday, November 19
Maryland vs. Saint Louis
Providence vs. Miami
Sunday, November 20
Quotes from Participating Head Coaches
“We are very excited to play in the 2022 Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament. This event features some of the best teams in the nation and we are excited to have an early-season challenge for our program. Playing at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut is a great location for our fans to travel as we have a large following throughout the entire Northeast corridor, and they will be able to come and support the Terps." – Kevin Willard, University of Maryland
“We are very much looking forward to playing in this excellent tournament. The field includes four talented teams and the venue is superb. We hope to see many of our fans from the Northeast in attendance to watch us play two competitive games.” – Jim Larrañaga, University of Miami
“We are excited to be participating in the 2022 Hall of Fame Tip-Off. Having played in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off in 2014 and 2018 we are looking forward to competing against this year’s field. It’s a good early season test for our team.” – Ed Cooley, Providence College
“It is an honor to join Maryland, Miami, and Providence in a talented field at the 2022 Tip-Off Tournament. The Mohegan Sun is a terrific venue and the Basketball Hall of Fame puts on a great event that will be enjoyable for our players and our fans. We have a great respect for the coaches and teams in the field and we are looking forward to the challenge.” – Travis Ford, Saint Louis University
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 Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas. Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. In 2015, Mohegan Sun took home the IEBA award for “Casino of the Year.” Mohegan Sun also won “Casino of the Year” in 2 categories at the 2013 & 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. 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, ext. 27163.
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 on the conference, please visit www.maacsports.com.
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 #HOFTipOff or call 1-877-4HOOPLA.