SPRINGFIELD, Mass. –The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the addition of Fairfield University and Old Dominion to the 2011 Holiday Showcase schedule held at MassMutual Center on Friday, December 9th . The event will include featured match-ups from all three NCAA Divisions, with a Division I doubleheader including UMass, Siena, Fairfield University and Old Dominion.
"We are excited to work in conjunction with three of our neighbor institutions as well as new MAAC friends to develop a great celebration of college basketball for Western Massachusetts," said John L. Doleva, President & CEO of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. "The Hall of Fame hopes that the Holiday Showcase becomes an annual mainstay in our basketball community."
The Basketball Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase will tip-off with Division II schools AIC and Philadelphia University at 3:00 pm. Philadelphia is coached by Herb Magee, the all-time NCAA wins leader at any level and was recently Enshrined into the Hall of Fame this past summer. A Division III matchup between Springfield College and Trinity College will follow at 5:00 pm finishing with a Division I doubleheader. The 7:00 pm game will feature UMass and Siena with the final game between Fairfield and Old Dominion University starting around 9:00 pm.
Tickets will be priced at $20 and $10. Tickets will be good for all four games and go on sale Tuesday October 18 at 10:00 AM via Ticketmaster outlets or the MassMutual Center box office during business hours.
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