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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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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 24, 2014

The 2014 CBE Hall of Fame Classic, continued with games at two locations.  First, the headline matchups of the Classic began at Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO as the semifinal games were played, while the first of three consecutive nights of Sub-Host Round doubleheaders tipped off at the Athletics Center O’rena in Rochester, MI hosted by Oakland University.

In the first of two semifinal matches at Sprint Center, Maryland took advantage of a strong inside presence and outscored Arizona State 42-20 in the paint and outrebounded the Sun Devils by ten on their way to a hard-fought 78-73 victory.  Arizona State that got out to the quick early lead running off seven unanswered points in the first 3:30.  They were able to hold that lead for a good portion of the period leading by six with 7:49 remaining after senior guard Jon Gilling drained a three-pointer.  Maryland responded to keep Arizona State from taking a commanding lead by going on a 6-0 run to tie the game over the next 1:47.  Arizona State was able to settle themselves and took a two-point lead in to the locker room, 39-37.  While the Sun Devils shot 56.5% in the half, the Terrapins were able to overcome that by scoring ten points off of nine Arizona State turnovers in the half.

The second half was a back and forth battle that saw five ties and nine lead changes in the final 20 minutes of play.  With 1:36 left to play, Arizona State junior center Eric Jacobsen scored a layup to put the Sun Devils up by two, 73-71.  Maryland scored the last seven points of the game to come back and win by five.  The Terrapins efforts inside were rewarded as they held a 21-13 rebounding edge, led the second chance point category 11-0 for the period, and scored 14 more points in the paint than the Sun Devils.

Maryland (4-0) got an outstanding performance from freshman guard Melo Trimble who led all scorers with 31 points.  Junior forward Jake Layman scored 12 points while senior guard Dez Wells dropped in 14 points and pulled down a game-high eight rebounds to aid the Terrapin effort.  Arizona State (3-1) was led in scoring by senior forward Jon Gilling, who had 21 points off the bench, and senior Bo Barnes also came off the bench to score the other 17 of the 38 bench points scored by the Sun Devils.  Starting junior guard Gerry Blakes and Jacobsen each contributed 14 points as well.

Maryland 78 – Arizona State 73  (Box Score; Game Recaps: Maryland; Arizona State)

 

In the second semifinal match at Sprint Center, 13th ranked Iowa State shot an impressive 58% from the field while holding Alabama to 38.6% shooting as they won the nightcap 84-74.  ISU was helped by a partisan Cyclone crowd who had made the relatively short trip down from Ames to Kansas City.  The Crimson Tide battled the Cyclones closely for most of the first half before a 15-4 run turned a slim two-point Cyclone advantage into a daunting 13-point lead, 41-28 with 3:26 to go in the half.  But the Tide was up to the challenge as they fought back and closed the half on a 9-2 run and closed the deficit to six as they went to the break down, 43-37.

Coming out of the break, Alabama continued its comeback as it took advantage of ISU turnovers.  The Tide scored five points on two Cyclone turnovers in the first two minutes of the second half which helped continue the momentum they had begun to end the first stanza.  By the time senior guard Rodney Cooper drained a three with 14:31 remaining, Alabama had completed a 23-9 run to take a one-point lead, 51-50.  Iowa State was able to open up a two-possession lead for most of the next 12 minutes, until Cooper again hit a big three-pointer and cut the Cyclone lead to three with 2:20 remaining.  That basket would prove to be the Sun Devils last field goal, and Iowa State was able to pull away and take the ten-point victory.  If Alabama wasn’t able to force ten Cyclone turnover and convert on 13 of those mistakes, the outcome might have been even larger.

Iowa State (3-0) got another dependable performance from junior forward Georges Niang who led all scorers with 28 points.  Senior Dustin Hogue, junior guard Naz Long, and sophomore reserve guard Matt Thomas all scored in double figures contributing 17, 15, and 13, respectively.   Alabama (3-1) had a strong showing by Cooper, who had 27 points, while senior guard Levi Randolph chipped in with 18 points of his own.

Iowa State 84 – Alabama 74  (Box Score; Game Recaps: Iowa State; Alabama)

 

Georgia State capitalized on poor shooting and turnovers by Chicago State as they won the first of two games hosted by Oakland University in Rochester, MI by the score of 69-46.  The Cougars shot 29.2% for the game and turned the ball over 23 times leading to 24 points by Georgia State.  The Panthers never trailed in the game and had a lead of as much as 29 before coasting to the 23-point victory.

Georgia State (2-2) was led in scoring by senior guard Ryan Harrow with a game-high 23 points.  Junior guard R.J. Hunter and senior forward Curtis Washington added 13 and 11, respectively.  Freshman guard Anthony Glover came off the bench to score 16 points and lead Chicago State (2-3) while senior guard Clarke Rosenberg added 14.

Georgia State 69 – Chicago State 46  (Box Score; Game Recaps: Georgia State; Chicago State)

 

The home crowd was treated to ten minutes of free basketball but ultimately left disappointed as Western Carolina won the second game of the doubleheader at Athletics Center O’rena 88-79 in double overtime.  The game tied for the longest in CBE Hall of Fame Classic history as Towson and Morgan State also went two overtimes on November 16, 2004.

It was a tale of two halves during regulation as Western Carolina shot 69.6%, including 7-10 from behind the arc, to take a 12-point at the half.  In the second half, it was Oakland who heated up shooting 60% in the period while WCU went cold shooting 27.6%.  It still took almost 16 minutes for the Golden Grizzlies to catch the Catamounts. 

WCU held a four-point lead after junior guard Rhett Harrelson drained a three-pointer with 34 seconds remaining.  Oakland put together a wild sequence in the closing seconds to enliven the O’rena crowd.  Junior guard Max Hooper was fouled with 25 seconds left went to the line to shoot two.  After making the first, he missed the second and sophomore guard Kahlil Felder grabbed the rebound with the Grizzlies down three.  With 18 seconds left, senior center Corey Petros got a pass from junior Tommie McCune, scored the layup, and got fouled.  Petros converted the free throw and tied the game at 64-64.

In the first overtime, Western Carolina again took out to an early lead, but Oakland continued to answer tying the game three times in the period, the last time on a three-pointer by Felder with 15 seconds left.  It was the only field goal by the Grizziies in the period.  Unfortunately for Oakland, their shooting was no better in the second overtime period as they went one-for-eight from the field, and the Catamounts closed out the nine-point win.

Western Carolina (2-2) had a pair of 20-point scorers in Harrelson and senior guard James Sinclair.  Junior forward Torrion Brummitt registered a double-double scoring 16 and pulling down ten boards.  Oakland (0-4) got a game-high 26 points from Felder while Petros added 14.

Western Carolina 88 – Oakland 79  (2 OT)  (Box Score; Game Recaps: WCU; Oakland)

 

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 23, 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.

Bethune-Cookman overcame a late game deficit and took a 65-60 win over Central Connecticut State in the first game of the evening.  CCSU held an eight-point lead at the half and led 58-52 after sophomore guard Matt Mobley scored a layup with 3:38 remaining.  That would prove to be the last field goal for the Blue Devils as the Wildcats closed the game on a 13-2 run to take the five-point win.

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 (2-3) was led in scoring for the second consecutive night by senior guard Mikel Trapp with 18 points.  Sophomore guard Clemmye Owens added 17 points while junior forward Quentin Brewer recorded a double-double, scoring 11 and grabbing ten rebounds.

Bethune-Cookman 65 – Cent. Connecticut St. 60  (Box Score; Game Recaps: B-C; CCSU)

 

In the second game of the double-header, Monmouth and Towson needed overtime to determine a winner, as Towson took a 79-75 victory.  It was the first overtime game in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic in four years, in fact, four years to the day, as Detroit needed an extra period to be Austin Peay on November 23, 2011.

Monmouth took advantage of a rough Towson half of shooting, as the Tigers shot 34.8% for the half and the Hawks took a 12-point lead, 41-29, to the locker room.  In the second half, Towson was able to shoot at the basket without the lid on it and took advantage of Monmouth’s 36.0% shooting to make up the 12 point deficit.  Towson was actually down seven points with 2:07 remaining and after three free throws by junior guard Four McGlynn with 12 seconds remaining, the comeback was complete.  In the overtime period, Towson took advantage of a 3-0 offensive rebounding advantage and scored four second-chance points which was the ultimate difference in the Tiger win.

Towson (4-1) was led in scoring by McGlynn who scored a game-high 27 points and was aided by a double-double off the bench from sophomore John Davis who knocked in 22 points and pulled down 13 rebounds.  Monmouth (2-2) was led in scoring by senior guard Andrew Nicholas with 24 points off the bench and junior guard Deon Jones scored 16 points.

 Towson 79 – Monmouth 75  (OT) (Box Score; Game Recaps: Towson; Monmouth)

 

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 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.

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