Navy to Compete in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament
May 1, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the field of teams and brackets for the 2014 Tip-Off Tournament. Navy will play at Notre Dame and at Providence in campus round games. The Mids will then meet Northeastern and either Manhattan or Binghamton at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
"We are thrilled about the great basketball programs participating in this year's Tip-Off Tournament," said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. "It will be great to once again host the tournament at the Mohegan Sun and watch some exciting competition in November."
Campus round games will begin November 14 and all eight teams will ascend on Mohegan Sun for the bracket games from November 22-23. The annual NCAA men's exempt tournament will feature a total of eight schools and once at Mohegan Sun, there will be two four-team brackets. The 2014 Tip-Off Tournament is sponsored by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.
Navy will begin the campus round games by playing at Notre Dame on Sunday, November 16. The Mids will then play at Providence, the 2014 BIG EAST Tournament Champions, on Thursday, November 20.
Once at Mohegan Sun, Navy will be in the Springfield Bracket along with Northeastern, Manhattan and Binghamton. Navy will play Northeastern on Saturday, November 22 at 8:00 PM. The Mids will then play either Manhattan or Binghamton in the Springfield Bracket Championship or Consolation Game on Sunday, November 23.
"We are very excited to be playing in the 2014 Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament," said Navy head coach Ed DeChellis. "The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame has assembled a great field and we look forward to competing."
A pre-sale of tickets to all participating schools will start on May 5 at 10:00 AM via all Ticketmaster outlets and the Mohegan Sun Arena box office. General public tickets will go on sale Friday, August 7. For more information on tickets, please log onto www.halloffametipoff.com.
Tip-Off Tournament Schedule Campus Round Schedule November 14 - Binghamton at Notre Dame November 15 - Manhattan at Florida State November 16 - Navy at Notre Dame November 17 - Binghamton at Providence November 18 - Northeastern at Florida State November 19 - Manhattan at UMass November 20 - Navy at Providence November 26 - Northeastern at UMass
Springfield Bracket Saturday November 22 at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. 5:30 PM Manhattan vs. Binghamton 8:00 PM Navy vs. Northeastern
Sunday November 23 at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. 5:30 PM Consolation Game 8:00 PM Championship Game
Naismith Bracket Saturday November 22 at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. 12:00 PM UMass vs. Notre Dame 2:30 PM Providence vs. Florida State
Sunday November 23 at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. 12:00 PM UMass vs. Florida State 2:30 PM Providence vs. Notre Dame
About the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame:
Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was invented, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame promotes and preserves the game of basketball at every level - professional, collegiate, men and women.
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