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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

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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 25, 2013

 

The 2013 CBE Hall of Fame Classic championship rounds began this evening as Brigham Young University took on Texas and Wichita State clashed with DePaul at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.

 

The night tipped off with a closely contested battle where BYU was able to hold on to win over Texas 86-82.  While BYU did build a nine point lead, 21-12, six and a half minutes into the first half on a three-pointer by junior guard Matt Carlino, the Longhorns proved they were not going away easily.  Able to convert 12 points off ten Cougar turnovers and getting 16 second chance points, the Longhorns overcame their 35.9% shooting in the half to keep the game close.  The first half saw ten ties and seven lead changes as BYU went to the locker room with a 43-42 lead.

 

The second half remained tight with another eight ties and 11 lead changes, and neither team was able to gain a lead of more than five points.  Texas regained the lead with three free throws by freshman guard Damarcus Croaker at the 14:00 mark in the second half.  Texas would not trail for the next six minutes until BYU junior guard Tyler Haws drained three of his 23 second half points, and the Cougars then led 71-70.  Texas again found itself out in front by four points on a Holland three with 5:17 remaining, but they could not shake BYU and both teams found themselves tied, 79-79, with 2:41 left to play.

 

Texas’ Jevan Felix grabbed a Kyle Collinsworth turnover and was immediately fouled.  Felix hit one of his two free throws to give the Longhorns their last lead, 80-79, with 1:54 left.  Haws was able to give the Cougars the lead again with a jumper at 1:39 and knocked down another one with 43 seconds left after a missed three-point attempt by Texas.  UT got a layup from junior forward Jonathan Holmes with 19 seconds left, cutting the Cougar lead to one, 83-82.  But Haws was able to clinch the victory for BYU (5-1) by hitting three of four free throws in the last 14 seconds to give the Cougars the four-point win.

 

Texas shot only 37.8% for the game, but it’s 17 offensive rebounds and 24 second chance points kept them in the game.  It wasn’t enough to overcome an extremely efficient long range shooting night by the Cougars who drained ten of 12 three point attempts (83.3%).

 

Texas (4-1) utilized a balanced scoring attack with five players scoring in double figures led by sophomore guard Javan Felix, who came off the bench to score 17 points and dished out four assists with no turnovers.  BYU had two 20-point efforts on the night.  Haws led the way with a game high 25, and Carlino added 20.

 

BYU 86 – Texas 82 (Box Score; Game Recaps: BYU ; Texas)

 

The nightcap saw the twelfth ranked Wichita State Shockers have little trouble with the DePaul Blue Demons taking a 90-72 victory.  The game was very tight in the opening minutes however, seeing three ties and ten lead changes in the first six and a half minutes.  DePaul junior forward Jamee Crockett knocked down a three-pointer at the 13:30 mark in the first half giving the Blue Demons a 16-15 lead.  Wichita State’s senior guard Nick Wiggins then scored the next seven points giving the Shockers a six point lead, 22-16.  DePaul battled back and freshman guard Billy Garrett scored five straight points to close the gap to one, 22-21 with 9:49 remaining in the half.

 

That is where Wichita State took control exploding on a 16-0 run over a four minute span.    The majority of the crowd, clad in sunflower yellow supporting the nearby Shockers, came to life as Wichita State built a 17 point lead, 38-21, capped when junior guard Tekele Cotton scored a layup with 5:38 left in the first half.  From there, the Shockers never looked back and took a 52-34 lead into the break.  Never leading by fewer than 13 in the second half, WSU stretched the lead to 25 before DePaul closed out the game on a 13-6 run over the final 2:37.

 

Wichita State (6-0) went 31-of-52 from the floor and shot only eight three-pointers on the night as they were able to get in close and score, dominating points in the paint 50-30.  Sophomore guard Ron Baker led the Shocker charge and tied his career high with 21 points by consistently getting to the basket and scoring in traffic.  Baker got help from Cotton who also scored a career-high 17 points and from senior forward Cleanthony Early who added 15.  Both Cotton and Early grabbed seven rebounds.  DePaul (3-2) got 16 points from senior guard Brandon Young and another 14 from freshman center Tommy Hamilton.

 

#12 Wichita State 90 – DePaul 72  (Box Score; Game Recaps: Wichita State ; DePaul)

 

The CBE Hall of Fame Classic will conclude on November 26th as DePaul will meet Texas in the consolation game at 6:30 p.m. CST on ESPNU and #12 Wichita State will match up with BYU in the championship game at approximately 9:00 pm CST on 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.

 

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

November 24, 2013

 

The 2013 CBE Hall of Fame Classic, concluded sub-host site play Sunday afternoon with one final matchup at the Mitchell Center on the campus of South Alabama in Mobile, Ala. where South Alabama played Houston Baptist.  Southern Mississippi returned home to Hattiesburg, Miss. to take on in-town NAIA affiliated William Carey.

 

Behind a dominating defensive performance, South Alabama recorded an easy 79-59 victory over Houston Baptist playing at the Mitchell Center in Mobile, Ala.  Houston Baptist never led, but it was able to force an 8-8 tie with 13:59 remaining in the first half on two free throws by Dauson Womack.  From there, South Alabama dominated taking a 46-31 lead to the break and stretching that lead to 30 with 9:18 left to play on a three pointer by Ken Williams.

 

That basket was the last the Jaguars would hit as they would go 0-for-10 shooting the rest of the way.  USA was also able to convert on 11 of 12 free throws during that span to help overcome the poor shooting during that span and preserve the 20-point victory.

 

South Alabama (4-2) was led in scoring for the third consecutive game by senior forward Augustine Rubit with 17 points while Ken Williams scored 13 for the Jaguars.  Rubit also grabbed 13 rebounds giving him three double-doubles on the season and his second in as many days.  Houston Baptist (1-5) was led by Rob Lewis’ 14 points followed by Cody Joyce’s 10.

 

Houston Baptist 59 – South Alabama 79 (Box Score; Game Recaps: Houston Baptist ; South Alabama)

 

Southern Mississippi dispatched the overmatched Crusaders of William Carey 99-54 in front of a home crowd at Reed Green Coliseum in Hattiesburg, Miss.  The #10 ranked team in NAIA, William Carey did hold a lead of 2-0 after junior forward Douglas LaRue knocked down a jumper less than one minute into the game.  From there, the 6-0 Golden Eagles wasted no time in smothering any thoughts the Crusaders might have had of an upset.  USM shot 69.4% for the first half, including 63.6% from behind the arc, en route to a 61-27 halftime lead.  Southern Mississippi was then able to cost to their 45-point victory.  Turnovers and rebounding were heavily in favor of the much taller and more physical USM as it held advantages of 13-27 and 37-26 in the two categories, respectively.

 

Southern Miss had six players score in double figures, led by Matt Bingaya and Chip Armelin who each scored 16.  William Carey, who played this game as an exhibition contest, got 11 points from senior guard Jeremiah Dunnings.

 

Southern Mississippi 99 – William Carey 54  (Box Score; Game Recaps: Southern Miss ; William Carey)

 

The CBE Hall of Fame Classic will now focus its spotlight on Kansas City, Mo. as the host schools BYU, Iowa, Texas, and Wichita State will meet at Sprint Center on November 25th and 26th to determine who will be the next champion.

 

 

 

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

 

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 23, 2013

 

The 2013 CBE Hall of Fame Classic, continued sub-host site play Saturday afternoon with another doubleheader at the Mitchell Center on the campus of South Alabama in Mobile, Ala.  Wright State took on South Alabama while Houston Baptist battled Southern Mississippi in the second half of the matinee.

 

Game one of the day saw South Alabama shoot 51.1% from the field, including 10-of-20 threes en route to a 74-70 win over Wright State.  WSU took an early, short lived lead, but USA took the lead for good at the 9:53 mark in the first half on a Augustine Rubit bucket and foul.  The Jaguars would hold a lead the rest of the way, although Wright State kept things interesting keeping the lead to within two possessions for most of the second half, even cutting the lead to one with 7:07 left.  The Raiders were not able to regain the lead and Jaguars finished off their four point victory.

 

South Alabama (3-2) was led in scoring for the second consecutive game by senior forward Augustine Rubit with 23 while Ken Williams and Barrington Stevens each scored 13 for the Jaguars.  Wright State (3-3) got 18 from AJ Pacher and 11 points each from Cole Darling and Miles Dixon.

 

Wright State 70 – South Alabama 74 (Box Score; Game Recaps: Wright State ; South Alabama)

 

In the second game of the afternoon, Southern Mississippi pushed its record to 5-0 by outlasting Houston Baptist 67-62.  Down 8-1 early, the Huskies went on a 24-7 run from the 13:22 mark to the 5:41 mark in the first half which had HBU up by ten.  Houston Baptist took a five point lead into the break, and Southern Miss continued to chip away at that lead as it opened the second half.  It took the Golden Eagles six minutes to retake the lead, and the contest remained tight until USM took a three possession lead with 17 seconds left in the game.

 

For the second consecutive day, turnovers were again the problem for the Huskies as they turned the ball over 17 times and the Golden Eagles were able to convert those into 24 points.   Southern Miss also held a 28-16 advantage on points in the paint.

 

Southern Miss was again led in scoring by a pair of forwards as by Neil Watson  and Daveon Boardingham both scored 15 points.  Houston Baptist (1-4) got 15 points from Rob Lewis and 12 from Dauson Womack.

 

Southern Mississippi 67 – Houston Baptist 62  (Box Score; Game Recaps: Southern Miss ; Houston Baptist)

 

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

 

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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