Basketball Hall of Fame Announces 2015 Tip-Off Tournament Schedule
SPRINGFIELD — The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame recently announced the field of teams and brackets for the 2015 Tip-Off Tournament. The annual NCAA men’s tournament sponsored by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference will take place Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 21 and 22, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., highlighted by eight schools in two four-team brackets. Teams scheduled to participate are Buffalo, Florida, Niagara, North Carolina A&T, Old Dominion, Purdue, Saint Joseph’s, and Vermont.
The Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament at Mohegan Sun has become one of the most acclaimed collegiate tournaments in the month of November, said John Doleva, president and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. “Of the teams who participated in 2014, four of them made it to the NCAA Tournament. We hope this competitive atmosphere will serve as a stepping stone for the teams contending this year as well.”
The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference will continue to serve as the host conference for the annual event. The MAAC has developed a strong partnership with the Basketball Hall of Fame, including the addition of a MAAC exhibit in the Hall of Fame museum in Springfield.
Tickets are on sale at all Ticketmaster outlets and the Mohegan Sun Arena box office. Game times will be announced at later date. For more information on tickets, visit www.halloffametipoff.com.