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2014 CBE Hall of Fame Classic

Championship Rounds
November 24-25, 2014
Sprint Center - Kansas City, MO

Host Rounds - November 2014
Sub-Host Rounds - November 2014

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2014 CBE Hall of Fame Classic

Championship Round
Sprint Center - Kansas City, MO

PURCHASE TICKETS - Monday,  November 24, 2014

PURCHASE TICKETS - Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Celebration

Sunday, November, 23, 2014

Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland - Kansas City, MO

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The College Basketball Experience (CBE), a world class entertainment facility connected to Sprint Center by the Grand Lobby, is two floors and 41,500 square feet of basketball exuberance. It houses the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. The word “experience” is in the title because that’s exactly what fans can do – experience the game of college basketball.

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Visit The CBE

The College Basketball Experience is not a museum. It is a high-energy, highly-interactive venue where fans can immerse themselves in the game of college basketball.



Bushnell



 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 22, 2014

The 2014 CBE Hall of Fame Classic, continued with the second night of two Sub-Host Round games at the Multipurpose Activities Center on the campus of Monmouth University in West Long Brach, NJ.

Towson took advantage of 21 more free throw attempts in a 63-42 win over Bethune-Cookman in the first game of the evening.  The Tigers made 20 more free throws than the Wildcats making up almost all of the 21 point margin of victory.

Towson (3-1) had a trio of 10-point scorers lead the team:  junior guard Four McGlynn, freshman forward Eddie Keith II, and sophomore John Davis, who also led the Tigers in rebounding with seven.  Keith and Davis posted 20 of Towson’s 33 bench points.  Bethune-Cookman (1-3) was led in scoring by senior guard Mikel Trapp with 12 points, and junior forward Quentin Brewer scored 11 and grabbed eight rebounds.

Towson 63 – Bethune-Cookman 42  (Box Score; Game Recaps: Towson; Bethune-Cookman)

 

In the second game of the double-header, Monmouth shot 45% from behind the arc and made five more three-pointers than Central Connecticut State as the Hawks won their second game of the season, 65-50.  CCSU came out of the locker room on fire racing out to a 12-0 lead making four of its first five shots and both free throws in the first three minutes of play.  But Monmouth battled back and took the lead at the 9:38 mark in the first half and finished the period with a 31-23 lead.  CCSU closed the deficit to two early in the second half, but Monmouth pulled away for the 15 point win.

Monmouth (2-1) was led in scoring by sophomore guard Justin Robinson with 15 and got help from junior guard Deon Jones and senior guard Andrew Nicholas who each scored 12 points.  Central Connecticut State (0-4) was led by sophomore guard Khalen Cumberlander who scored 15.  Senior forward Faronte Drakeford added 12 and sophomore guard Matt Mobley 11 to the Blue Devil total.

Monmouth 65 – Cent. Connecticut St. 50 (Box Score; Game Recaps: Monmouth; Cent. Conn. St.)

 

 

About the CBE Hall of Fame Classic 

 

The CBE Hall of Fame Classic is named after the College Basketball Experience, the award-winning and highly interactive college basketball fan facility adjacent to Sprint Center, which also features the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Opened in October 2007, the College Basketball Experience is the nation's only facility that celebrates, in its entirety, the sport of men's collegiate basketball. The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame hosts an Induction Celebration on the Sunday before the tournament, celebrating Hall of Fame collegiate careers.  The tournament, in partnership with the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), was initially established in 2001 as the Guardians Classic. 

 

Founded in 1927, the NABC, since its inception, has acted as a guardian of the game of basketball by furthering the best interests of the game as well as the players and coaches who participate.   The NABC engages in many efforts to enhance the college basketball experience for players, coaches and fans. 

 

The CBE Hall of Fame Classic is produced by Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc., www.blueridgesports.com.  Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc. is a sports management firm based in the Shenandoah Valley city of Winchester, Virginia.    Sponsorship opportunities for the CBE Hall of Fame Classic and National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Induction celebration are available through Premier Sports by contacting Laurie Bollig, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

To find out more, visit: www.cbehalloffameclassic.com and follow us on Twitter @CBEHOFClassic.

 

Contact:
Liz Woerth, 
Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc.

P: 773-850-0614  |  E:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 21, 2014

The 2014 CBE Hall of Fame Classic, continued with two Sub-Host Round games at the Multipurpose Activities Center on the campus of Monmouth University in West Long Brach, NJ.

In the first game of the evening, Towson took the court against Central Connecticut State.  Towson forced the Blue Devils into 21 turnovers converting them into 25 points.  That 18 point differential in points off of turnovers was the key factor in the Tigers 58-49 victory.

Towson (2-1) was led in scoring by sophomore guard A.J. Ashroth who had 14 points and Timajh Parker-Rivera led the Tigers with nine rebounds.  CCSU (0-3) had three players score in double figures.  Sophomore guards Matt Mobley and Khalen Cumberlander both scored 14 points, while junior forward Bandon Peel registered a double-double with ten points and 13 boards.

Towson 58 – Cent. Connecticut St. 49  (Box Score; Game Recaps: Towson; Cent. Conn. St.)

 

In the second game of the double-header, the home crowd left happy as Monmouth won its first game of the season over Bethune-Cookman, 73-50.  Bethune-Cookman’s 22 turnovers doubled Monmouth’s miscues, and with 13 steals, Monmouth were able to convert them into 23 points.  But it was the 42-16 Hawks advantage in the paint that was the biggest key to the 23 point victory.

Monmouth (1-1) had a well balanced attack as they had only one double-figure scorer, junior guard Deon Jones had 14 points, on its way to 73 points.  Bethune-Cookman (1-2) was led by sophomore guard Clemmye Owens who scored a game-high 22 points off the bench.  Junior forward Quentin Brewer added 12 to the Wildcat total.

Monmouth 73 – Bethune-Cookman 50 (Box Score; Game Recaps: Monmouth; Bethune-Cookman)

 

 

About the CBE Hall of Fame Classic 

 

The CBE Hall of Fame Classic is named after the College Basketball Experience, the award-winning and highly interactive college basketball fan facility adjacent to Sprint Center, which also features the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Opened in October 2007, the College Basketball Experience is the nation's only facility that celebrates, in its entirety, the sport of men's collegiate basketball. The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame hosts an Induction Celebration on the Sunday before the tournament, celebrating Hall of Fame collegiate careers.  The tournament, in partnership with the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), was initially established in 2001 as the Guardians Classic. 

 

Founded in 1927, the NABC, since its inception, has acted as a guardian of the game of basketball by furthering the best interests of the game as well as the players and coaches who participate.   The NABC engages in many efforts to enhance the college basketball experience for players, coaches and fans. 

 

The CBE Hall of Fame Classic is produced by Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc., www.blueridgesports.com.  Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc. is a sports management firm based in the Shenandoah Valley city of Winchester, Virginia.    Sponsorship opportunities for the CBE Hall of Fame Classic and National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Induction celebration are available through Premier Sports by contacting Laurie Bollig, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

To find out more, visit: www.cbehalloffameclassic.com and follow us on Twitter @CBEHOFClassic.

 

Contact:
Liz Woerth, 
Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc.

P: 773-850-0614  |  E:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 17, 2014

The 2014 CBE Hall of Fame Classic, continued the Host Round games with contests at all four host schools that will be travelling to Kansas City, MO to compete a week from tonight.

Maryland never trailed this evening and finished with a relatively easy 93-57 victory over Central Connecticut State at XFINITY center in College Park, MD.  Maryland used an effective combination of strong field goal shooting (55.6%) and tough field goal defense holding the Blue Devils to 35.4% shooting on the night to take the 36-point victory.  The biggest advantage came in the paint as the Terrapins outscored CCSU 46-22 in points in the paint.

Maryland (2-0) was led by senior forward who scored a game-high 27 points, while freshman guard scored ten points and grabbed nine rebounds, and fellow freshman guard Dion Wiley came off the bench to also add ten points to the Terps effort.  CCSU (0-2) had two double figure scorers in a pair of sophomore guards, Matt Mobley (24) and Khalen Cumberlander (11).

Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon heads home as the Topeka, KS native will bring his Terrapins to Kansas City, MO to take on Arizona State in the first semifinal game of the night on November 24th at Sprint Center.  Game time is 6:00 p.m. CST and the game can be seen on ESPNU.   Central Connecticut State will travel to Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ to play Bethune-Cookman, Monmouth, and Towson at the Activities Center in a round-robin format as part of the Sub-Host Rounds on November 21st-23rd.

Maryland 93 – Cent. Connecticut St. 57 (Box Score; Game Recaps: Maryland; Cent. Conn. St.)

 

Iowa State, ranked 14th in the latest AP poll, hosted Georgia State at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, IA.  For the second time in as many games, the Cyclones battled through a close first half only to play a strong second half and win handily, 81-58.

Iowa State took a 10-4 lead in the first five minutes, but Georgia State slowly fought back.  When junior forward Markus Crider threw down a dunk with 7:45 in the half, the Panthers held a 21-20 lead.  Georges Niang, junior forward for Iowa State hit two free throws, Crider answered with a jumper, and Niang nailed a jumper at 6:54 giving the Cyclones a 24-23 lead that they would never relinquish.  Iowa State led 35-29 at the half.  In the second half, the Cyclones shot 53.1% while the Panthers shot 38.7% leading to the 23-point final margin of victory.

For the second game in a row, all five of the Cyclone starters scored in double figures led by sophomore guard Monte Morris with 19.  Niang chipped in with a double-double scoring 10 points and grabbing 11 rebounds for Iowa State (2-0).  Georgia State (1-1) ended the game with three scorers in double digits.  Junior guard R.J. Hunter led all scorers with 21, and senior guard Ryan Harrow tallied 12 points while Crider scored 10 and led the Panthers with eight rebounds.

Iowa State will now take the scenic 4 hour bus ride down I-35 to Kansas City, MO take on Alabama in the second semifinal game of the night on November 24th  at Sprint Center.  Game time is set for approximately 8:30 p.m. CST and the games can be seen on ESPN2.   Georgia State will travel to Oakland University in Rochester, MI to play Chicago State, Oakland, and Western Carolina at the Athletics Center O’Rena in a round-robin format as part of the Sub-Host Rounds on November 24th-26th.

Iowa State 81 – Georgia State 58 (Box Score; Game Recaps: Iowa State; Georgia State)

 

The Coleman Coliseum crowd left happy and entertained as Alabama and Western Carolina combined for five ties and 14 lead changes before the Crimson Tide came from behind in the second half and defeated the Catamounts 80-74 in Tuscaloosa, AL.

Neither ‘Bama nor WCU could shake their opponent during the opening minutes of the game as the lead changed eight times and the score was tied once in the first five minute.  Alabama was then able take control by going on a 13-1 run and take a 23-11 lead with about 9:30 to play in the half.  The Crimson Tide lead dropped to eight, 41-33, at the half.  The two teams again traded buckets to open the second stanza before Western Carolina took control and went on an 11-2 run to give the Catamounts the lead, 50-49.  For the next 5:45, the teams again traded the lead or were tied until WCU pulled away and took a six point lead, 67-61 with 6:35 to play.  But the Tide began to roll after that, as two free throws by junior guard Ricky Tarrant began a 9-2 run to gain the lead and ultimately finished the game on a 19-7 run to take the six-point win.

Alabama (2-0) again had four scorers in double figures led by two senior guard Levi Randolph who had 19 points including a perfect 11-for-11 from the charity stripe.  Tarrant also scored 18 and sophomore forward Jimmie Taylor recorded a double-double with 15 points and 10 boards.  Western Caolina (0-2) was led by senior guard James Sinclair with a tournament-high to date of 31 points.  Junior guard Rhett Harrelson knocked in 13 points while junior forward Torrion Brummitt grabbed ten boards to lead the Catamount Glass Cleaner Union.

Alabama travels to Kansas City, MO take on Iowa State in the second semifinal game of the night on November 24th  at Sprint Center.  Game time is set for approximately 8:30 p.m. CST and the games can be seen on ESPN2.   Western Carolina will travel to Oakland University in Rochester, MI to play Chicago State, Georgia State, and Oakland at the Athletics Center O’Rena in a round-robin format as part of the Sub-Host Rounds on November 24th-26th.

Alabama 80 – Western Carolina 74 (Box Score; Game Recaps: Alabama; Western Carolina)

 

Arizona State took out to a large early lead and was able to withstand a second half where they only scored 16 points to win 49-39 over Bethune-Cookman at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, AZ.

Arizona State opened the game on a 10-0 run and extended that lead to 30-8 with 3:00 remaining in the half.  The halftime score was 33-14, and the Sun Devils 19-point lead was in large part due to taking advantage of 12 Wildcat turnovers and scoring 11 points off those turnovers.  Bethune-Cookman turned the tables in the second half, held on the ball, and turned Arizona State over ten times and converted those turnovers into 14 points.  But the Wildcats couldn’t make up the large deficit and could only close the gap to eight in the final two minutes.

Both teams had a rough night shooting with Arizona State shooting 37.8% (14-of-37) and Bethune-Cookman shooting 31.8% (14-of-44), and along with 31 combined fouls and 31 combined free throw attempts accounted for the low scoring output.  The difference came in the Sun Devils ability to knock down four more three pointers and six more free throws en route to the ten point victory.

Arizona State (2-0) was led by junior center Eric Jacobsen who recorded a double-double with 13 points and ten rebounds while also contributing four blocked shots.  Jacobsen was followed in scoring and rebounding by senior forward Jonathan Grilling who scored 11 points and grabbed six boards.   Bethune-Cookman had no double figure scorers, and was led in scoring and rebounding by junior forward Quentin Brewer who had nine points and nine boards.

Arizona State travels to Kansas City, MO to take on the Maryland Terrapins in the first semifinal game of the night on November 24th  at Sprint Center.  Game time is 6:00 p.m. CST and the game can be seen on ESPNU.   Bethune-Cookman will travel to Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ to play, Central Connecticut State, Monmouth, and Towson at the Activities Center in a round-robin format as part of the Sub-Host Rounds on November 21st-23rd.

Arizona State 49 – Bethune-Cookman 39 (Box Score; Game Recaps: Arizona State; B-C)

 

 

About the CBE Hall of Fame Classic 

 

The CBE Hall of Fame Classic is named after the College Basketball Experience, the award-winning and highly interactive college basketball fan facility adjacent to Sprint Center, which also features the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Opened in October 2007, the College Basketball Experience is the nation's only facility that celebrates, in its entirety, the sport of men's collegiate basketball. The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame hosts an Induction Celebration on the Sunday before the tournament, celebrating Hall of Fame collegiate careers.  The tournament, in partnership with the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), was initially established in 2001 as the Guardians Classic. 

 

Founded in 1927, the NABC, since its inception, has acted as a guardian of the game of basketball by furthering the best interests of the game as well as the players and coaches who participate.   The NABC engages in many efforts to enhance the college basketball experience for players, coaches and fans. 

 

The CBE Hall of Fame Classic is produced by Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc., www.blueridgesports.com.  Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc. is a sports management firm based in the Shenandoah Valley city of Winchester, Virginia.    Sponsorship opportunities for the CBE Hall of Fame Classic and National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Induction celebration are available through Premier Sports by contacting Laurie Bollig, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

To find out more, visit: www.cbehalloffameclassic.com and follow us on Twitter @CBEHOFClassic.

 

Contact:
Liz Woerth, 
Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc.

P: 773-850-0614  |  E:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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