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2014 CBE Hall of Fame Classic

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

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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

Tickets are also available at the Sprint Center Box Office or charge by phone: 888-929-7849

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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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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 12, 2013

 

The 2013 CBE Hall of Fame Classic, opened play tonight with a matchup between the South Alabama Jaguars and the Texas Longhorns at the Erwin Center in Austin, Tex.  The game was a story of two halves with Texas overcoming a 14-point halftime deficit to knock off the Jaguars 84-77.

 

South Alabama controlled the first half starting the game on an 18-8 run in the first seven and a half minutes.  The Jaguars built a 17 point lead with 1:28 left in the first half on a three pointer by senior forward Austine Rubit and took a 45-31 lead into the locker room.  South Alabama controlled the boards in the first half, pulling down 21 rebounds to Texas’ 13, and was able to run converting seven fastbreak points while the Longhorns’ were unable to score any transition baskets.

 

Texas responded well in the second half on their home floor shooting 52.8% while scoring 53 points en route to their second victory of the season.  It was a arduous battle to overcome the large halftime deficit as Texas took the lead, its first lead since the opening minute, with 4:02 left on a layup by freshman guard Isaiah Taylor.  They took the lead for good on another Taylor layup with 1:51 remaining and made three free throws and a field goal down the stretch while the Jaguars missed four three point attempts.

 

The Longhorns size was too much for the Jaguars to overcome as Texas held USA to nine total rebounds in the second half while pulling down 27.  They also dominated the paint throughout the game outscoring the Jaguars 42-10.  Texas was led in scoring by junior forward Jonathan Holmes who scored 23 points while collecting nine rebounds.  He was followed by sophomore guard Javan Felix, who scored 15 points while dishing out 4 assists, and Taylor, who had 13 points and 5 assists.  South Alabama’s Rubit led the Jaguars in both points and rebounding with 22 and eight, respectively.  Junior forward Mychal Ammons chipped in with 16 points.

 

South Alabama 77 - Texas 84 (Box Score; Game Recaps: South Alabama ; Texas)

 

For more information on the CBE Hall of Fame Classic, please visit www.cbehalloffameclassic.com and follow us on Twitter at @CBHoFwkNd, @CBHOF or @TheCBE.

About the CBE Hall of Fame Classic

The event 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 tournament, in partnership with the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), was initially established in 2001 as the Guardians Classic.

About the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC)

Located in Kansas City, Missouri, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Phog Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men’s basketball coaches. All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today’s student-athletes. The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education. For additional information

 

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Wichita State’s X-Man, Xavier McDaniel, and Houston’s Big E, Elvin Hayes, Join the Class of 2013 for Induction into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame November 24 in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY (July 29, 2013) – Arguably the greatest player in Wichita State history, Xavier McDaniel, and Houston’s three-time All-American Elvin Hayes will be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in Kansas City November 24 at the Midland by AMC.

Two of the most dominant men of their eras, McDaniel and Hayes join previously announced Class of 2013 members: former United States Congressman Tom McMillen of Maryland,1977 national consensus player of the year Marques Johnson of UCLA, two-time all-American Bob Hopkins of Grambling, coaching legends Gene Keady and Rollie Massimino and contributors George Raveling of Nike and George Killian of FIBA. In addition, the barrier-breaking 1963 Loyola University (Chicago) team will become the first team inducted. More information can be found on the Class of 2013 members at www.collegebasketballhalloffame.com.

X, as he was known to Shocker fans, was the first player in NCAA history to lead the nation in both scoring (27.2 points per game) and rebounding (14.8 rebounds per game) as a senior in 1985. McDaniel finished his career as the school’s all-time leading rebounder (1,359) and was second in scoring (2,152). Playing for Wichita State from 1981-85, McDaniel was a first-team Associated Press and United States Basketball Writers Association All-American as a senior. He was the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year in both 1984 and 1985. He had nine career 20-point/20-rebound games – most in school history – and led the Shockers to two NCAA tournament appearances.

The Big E, as he was known to Cougar fans, is Houston’s all-time leading scorer (2,884) and rebounder (1,602) and averaged an astounding 31 points and 17.2 rebounds per game for his career from 1965-68. He arrived on campus as one of the first two African-American basketball players for coach Guy V. Lewis and led the Cougars to an 81-12 record. He took Houston to the school’s first two NCAA Final Four appearances in 1967 and 1968. Sandwiched in between heartbreaking NCAA semifinal losses to UCLA was the “Game of the Century.” On January 20, 1968, Hayes scored 39 points and grabbed 15 rebounds as Houston defeated No. 1-ranked UCLA and snapped the Bruins’ 47-game winning streak. Played in the Houston Astrodome, the game was the first nationally televised regular-season contest and was played before a record-breaking crowd of 53,000 spectators. Hayes is the only three-time All-American in school history and was the 1968 national player of the year.

“With Wichita State’s tremendous Final Four run last season and the Shockers’ participation in the CBE Classic this year, it will be a special night for their fans and basketball family to see Xavier McDaniel inducted in the Hall of Fame,” said Reggie Minton, deputy executive director of the NABC and chair of the Hall of Fame selection panel. “And having Elvin Hayes, the most dominant player from the Game of the Century, solidifies this class as a strong entry into the Hall of Fame.”

The Class of 2013 will be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Sunday, November 24, 2013, at the Midland Theatre in Kansas City as part of a three-day celebration of college basketball. The Hall of Fame is located in the College Basketball Experience, a world-class entertainment facility that provides a multi-faceted interactive experience for fans of the game. For more information on the Class of 2013 and to purchase tickets when they go on sale this fall, visit www.collegebasketballhalloffame.com and follow @CBHOF on Twitter.

The CBE Hall of Fame Classic will take place November 25-26 at Sprint Center. Final Four participant Wichita State leads a field that includes Texas, BYU and DePaul.  Texas will face BYU November 25 at 6:30 p.m. Central time. The Shockers and DePaul follow. The consolation and championship games will begin at 6:30 p.m. Central time November 26. All games will be televised by the ESPN Networks. For more information and to purchase tickets for the CBE Classic, visit www.cbeclassic.com and follow @CBHOFwknd on Twitter.

In 2006 the first class was inducted into the newly formed National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. That class included the game’s inventor, James Naismith, and possibly its greatest coach in John Wooden. Since that time, six more classes have traveled to Kansas City for a weekend of festivities. Those classes have included the likes of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Danny Manning, Larry Bird and Earvin “Magic” Johnson.

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2013 CBE Hall of Fame Classic Championship Round Matchups Set

 -ESPN Networks to televise all four Championship Round Games-

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Basketball Coaches announced today the matchups for the championship round of the 2013 CBE Hall of Fame Classic.  All four games of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., will be televised live on ESPN networks. 

On Monday, November 25, Texas will take on BYU at 7:30pm ET on ESPNU, followed by Wichita State and DePaul at 10:00pm ET on ESPN3On Tuesday, November 26, the consolation game will tip off at 7:30pm ET on ESPNU, followed by the 2013 CBE Hall of Fame Classic championship game at 10pm ET on ESPN2. 

Tickets for the championship round games at Sprint Center may be purchased by visiting www.cbehalloffameclassic.com, www.axs.com, by phone at 888-929-7849, or in person at Sprint Center Box Office.

For more information on the CBE Hall of Fame Classic, please visit www.cbehalloffameclassic.com and follow us on Twitter at @CBHoFwkNd, @CBHOF or @TheCBE.

 

---- CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS ----
Semifinal Doubleheader   Championship Doubleheader
Sprint Center – Kansas City, Mo.   Sprint Center – Kansas City, Mo.
Monday, November 25 – 7:30 PM ET   Tuesday, November 26 – 7:30 PM ET
Texas vs. BYU (ESPNU)   Consolation Game (ESPNU)
Wichita State vs. DePaul (ESPN3)   Championship Game (ESPN2)

 

 

About the CBE Hall of Fame Classic

The event 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 tournament, in partnership with the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), was initially established in 2001 as the Guardians Classic.

About the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC)

Located in Kansas City, Missouri, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Phog Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men’s basketball coaches. All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today’s student-athletes. The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education. For additional information

 

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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