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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
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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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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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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.



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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

 

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Wichita State Headlines 2013 CBE Hall of Fame Classic

Shockers to be joined by Brigham Young, DePaul and Texas
For the Championship Rounds November 25 and 26


KANSAS CITY, MO – Wichita State, playing in the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Final Four® this weekend in Atlanta, will join Brigham Young, DePaul and Texasat Sprint Center for the championship rounds of the 2013 CBE Hall of Fame Classic November 25 and 26.The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced the field today.

The semifinal matchups will be held on Monday, November 25. The finals will take place the following day, Tuesday, November 26, beginning with the consolation game, followed by the championship game, with all four games being broadcast on the ESPN family of networks.

Tickets for the championship round games at Sprint Center will be available tomorrow, Friday, April 5, beginning at 1:00 p.m. CDT and may be purchased through www.axs.com, www.cbehalloffameclassic.com, by phone at 1-888-929-7849 or in person at Sprint Center Box Office. The complete bracket, including matchups and television broadcast times for the 2013 CBE Hall of Fame Classic, will be announced at a later date.

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.

---- CBE Hall of Fame Classic Championship Rounds ----

Semifinal Doubleheader
Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
Monday, November 25

Championship Doubleheader
Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
Tuesday, November 26

BYU - The Cougars recently completed their season, falling to Baylor in the NIT semifinals in New York, finishing the year with a 24-12 record (10-6 West Coast Conference, third place).... led by sophomore guard Tyler Haws (20.9 ppg) and sophomore forward Brandon Davies (17.6 ppg, 7.8 rpg)...BYU looks poised for a return to the NCAA Tournament in 2013-14 with a large majority of their roster returning…..The all-time wins leader at BYU, Head Coach Dave Rose, said “We’re very excited to play in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic. They have an excellent field put together for what is always one of the best tournaments in college basketball. It will be a great experience for our team to play against quality competition early in the season in a fantastic venue.”

Depaul - The Blue Demons had a tough 2012-13 season, as they finished the year with an overall record of 11-21 and 2-16 in the Big East Conference….led by junior guard Brandon Young (16.7 ppg, 4.6 ast) and junior forward Cleveland Melvin (16.6 ppg, 6.8 rpg)….the Blue Demons will look to turn things around in 2013-14, as they return most everyone from their roster….Head coach Oliver Purnell, who just completed his third season at the helm of DePaul, said: “Playing in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic will be a great experience for our players, fans and supporters. The competition and atmosphere for our two games at Allstate Arena and then two games in Kansas City will prepare us for BIG EAST Conference play later in the season.”

Texas - The Longhorns finished the 2012-13 season with a record of 16-18 (7-11, seventh place in the Big 12), following their loss to Houston in the CBI postseason tournament, snapping a streak of 16 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances.... led by sophomore guard Sheldon McClellan (13.8 ppg) and sophomore guard Julien Lewis (10.8 ppg)…..Texas will look to return to the NCAA Tournament during the 2013-14 season……Rick Barnes, the long-time Coach at Texas, said: “We are honored to once again be included in the College Basketball Experience Hall of Fame Classic. Having the tournament associated with the annual National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame ceremony has made the CBE Classic one of the top preseason tourneys in the country. Our program is obviously a fan of the venue at Sprint Center, as we have been there many times for the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship, and we know that Kansas City has great basketball fans who will support this tournament.”

Wichita State - Has shocked the nation by advancing to the 2012-13 NCAA Final Four…..sports an overall record of 30-8, including a second place (12-6) finish in the Missouri Valley Conference…..led by junior forward Cleanthony Early (13.6 ppg 5.1 rpg) and senior forward Carl Hall (12.8 ppg, 7.2 rpg).... Gregg Marshall, is in his sixth season as the head coach at Wichita State.

The 2012 CBE Hall of Fame Classic Champion was the University of Kansas, as the Jayhawks defeated the Saint Louis Billikens in the championship game. Kansas senior guard and Kansas City native Travis Releford captured the 2012 CBE Hall of Fame Classic Most Valuable Player Award, after scoring 17 points vs. Washington State in the semifinals and 23 points vs. Saint Louis in the championship game.

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.

The CBE Hall of Fame Classic is produced by Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc. Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc. is a sports management firm based in the Shenandoah Valley city of Winchester, Virginia. Our staff offers over 35 years of combined experience in the management of sporting events throughout the U.S. with an event resume that spans NCAA Football, NCAA Basketball, NBA Preseason, MLB Exhibitions, NHL Preseason, Golf Tournaments, All American High School Basketball, Tennis Exhibitions, All-American High School Baseball. For more information on Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc. please visit www.blueridgesports.com and follow us on Twitter at @BRSEinc

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Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc.
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