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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

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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 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:
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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, 2013

 

The 2013 CBE Hall of Fame Classic, resumed sub-host site play this evening with a doubleheader as Houston Baptist, Southern Mississippi, and Wright State traveled to the campus of South Alabama to play in the Mitchell Center in Mobile, Ala.

 

In the first game of the evening, Wright State forced 22 turnovers by Houston Baptist which resulted in 33 points as the Raiders defeated the Huskies by the score of 75-59.  HBU led by eight points in the early portions of the first half, but WSU came back to take a 36-34 lead into intermission.  With the score tied at 40-40 with 17:26 remaining, Wright State went on an 18-5 run over the next 7:45 and eased to a 16-point win.

 

Houston Baptist (1-3) got 11 points from sophomore forward Cody Joyce and 10 from fellow sophomore Caleb Crayton.   Wright State (3-2) freshman forward Steven Davis came off the bench and led all scorers with 17 points while guards Miles Dixon and Reggie Arceneaux added 16 and 15, respectively.

 

Wright State 75 – Houston Baptist 59 (Box Score; Game Recaps: Wright State ; Houston Baptist)

 


In the second game of the evening in Mobile, South Alabama started strong but faltered in the second half as Southern Mississippi emerged victorious, 66-59.  The Jaguars shot their own home court lights out in the first half, going 12-of-21 (57.1%) from the field and taking a 37-31 lead into the break.  The second half saw the Golden Eagles turn up the pressure and force USA into 28.6% shooting and 10 turnovers, converting those into 17 points.  For the game, USM held a 23-10 advantage in points off turnovers as they kept their record perfect at 4-0.

 

Southern Miss got 17 points each from forwards Neil Watson and Aaron Brown.  Senior forward Augustine Rubit scored 17 and senior guard Antoine Allen added 14 for South Alabama (2-2).

 

Southern Mississippi 66 – South Alabama 59  (Box Score; Game Recaps: Southern Miss ; South Alabama)

 

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 18, 2013

 

The 2013 CBE Hall of Fame Classic, concluded home court play by the host schools tonight with a matchup between the Houston Baptist Huskies and the Texas Longhorns at the Erwin Center in Austin, Tex. and opened home court play for the sub-host schools as Wright State took on Manchester University at the Wright State Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio.

 

Texas produced a dominant performance both outside and inside as they coasted to an 89-61 win.  Houston Baptist (1-2) scored the first points of the game at the 19:16 mark, but Texas scored 12 seconds later to tie it up.  A Jonathan Holmes jumper 26 seconds later at the 18:38 mark gave the Longhorns the lead, 4-2, which they would never relinquish.  Texas opened a wide lead quickly, taking a 20-5 advantage just over seven minutes into the game, and they methodically controlled the game reaching the 28-point victory margin on a tip-in with just two seconds remaining in the game.

 

Texas (4-0) controlled the game from outside by going 11-for-25 (44%) from behind the arc while also having a dominating inside presence on the glass holding a 51-32 advantage in total rebounds.  That included 20 offensive boards which the Longhorns converted into 22 second chance points.

 

Texas was led in scoring for the second straight game by junior forward Jonathan Holmes who scored 15 points, leading all scorers in the game.  He was again followed by sophomore guard Javan Felix, who contributed 14 points to the Texas total, while Connor Lammert and Martez Walker had 13 and 10, respectively.   Houston Baptist looked to a couple of sophomores to lead the way for the Huskies as guard Rob Lewis dropped in 13 and forward Cody Joyce added 10.

 

Houston Baptist 67 - Texas 82 (Box Score; Game Recaps: Houston Baptist ; Texas)

 


 

Wright State took on an overmatched Manchester University and cruised to an easy 83-33 victory.  A Division III school which offers no athletic scholarship money, Manchester (0-3) was unable to mount much of an attack as the Raiders controlled almost all facets of the game.  The Raiders held the Spartans to 13-of-53 (24.5%) shooting, 2-for-20 (10%) from behind the arc, and controlled the glass holding a 41-29 edge in rebounding.  WSU’s defensive effort also forced 25 Manchester turnovers which led to 39 points for the Raiders.

 

The 33 points scored by Manchester tied a CBE Hall of Fame Classic low, matching the Samford output in a contest with Texas on November 16, 2005.  The 50-point margin of victory was the most in a CBE Hall of Fame Classic game since Creighton knocked off UT-Arlington 106-50 on November 17, 2002.

 

Manchester’s junior forward Silas Sims was the only Spartan to score in double figures with 12 points.  Wright State had two double figure scorers, led by senior forward Jerran Young’s 14 points, while seniors Miles Dixon, Matt Vest, and Cole Darling all scored 10 each.

 

Manchester 33 – Wright State 83  (Box Score; Game Recaps: Manchester ; Wright State)

 

Texas will join BYU, DePaul, and Wichita State in Kansas City, Mo. for the semifinals and finals at Sprint Center on November 25th and 26th.  Wright State will travel to Mobile, Ala. as South Alabama will serve as the site of the sub-host games to be played on the 22nd-24th. 

 

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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