SPRINGFIELD, MASS. - The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the field of teams and brackets for the 2013 Tip-Off Tournament. The annual NCAA men's exempt tournament sponsored by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference will take place on Saturday, November 23 and Sunday, November 24 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut highlighted by eight schools in two four-team brackets.
North Carolina will host Holy Cross on Nov. 15, 2013, and Belmont on Nov. 17, 2013, both in the Smith Center. The Tar Heels then will play Richmond at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Nov. 23. The event's championship and consolation games will be held on Nov. 24.
Teams scheduled to participate in this year's Tip-Off tournament are: University of North Carolina (ACC), University of Louisville (Big East), University of Richmond (A10), Fairfield University (MAAC), Belmont University (Ohio Valley Conference), Hofstra University (CAA), Holy Cross (Patriot League) and University of Hartford (America East).
"Once again this year's Tip-Off Tournament showcases some of the nation's best college basketball programs," said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. "We are excited to host the tournament again at the Mohegan Sun, and we are looking forward to seeing the great match-ups in November."
The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference will once again serve as the host conference for the annual event. The MAAC will host the men's and women's basketball championships at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA this March and has developed a strong partnership with the Basketball Hall of Fame, including the opening of a MAAC exhibit in the Hall of Fame museum.
Tickets for the 2013 Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off at Mohegan Sun Arena will go on sale in the near future. For more information on the event, log on to www.halloffametipoff.com.
Campus Round Schedule
November 11 - Belmont University at University of Richmond
November 12 - Hofstra University at University of Louisville
November 13 - University of Hartford at Fairfield University
November 15 - Holy Cross at University of North Carolina
November 17 - Belmont University at University of North Carolina
November 19 - University of Hartford at University of Louisville, Hofstra University at University of Richmond
November 20 - Holy Cross at Fairfield University
Saturday November 23 at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT (Game Times TBA)
Naismith Bracket -
University of Richmond vs. University of North Carolina
Fairfield University vs. University of Louisville
Springfield Bracket -
University of Hartford vs. Hofstra University
Holy Cross vs. Belmont University
Sunday November 24 at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT (Game Times TBA)
Consolation and Championship Rounds, Springfield and Naismith Brackets