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2015 CBE Hall of Fame Classic

Championship Rounds
November 23-24, 2015
Sprint Center - Kansas City, MO

 

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2015 CBE Hall of Fame Classic

Championship Round
Sprint Center - Kansas City, MO

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National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Celebration

November 20, 2015

Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland - Kansas City, MO

Tickets Available August 1, 2015

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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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 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.

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 21, 2014

The 2014 CBE Hall of Fame Classic, continued with two Sub-Host Round games at the Multipurpose Activities Center on the campus of Monmouth University in West Long Brach, NJ.

In the first game of the evening, Towson took the court against Central Connecticut State.  Towson forced the Blue Devils into 21 turnovers converting them into 25 points.  That 18 point differential in points off of turnovers was the key factor in the Tigers 58-49 victory.

Towson (2-1) was led in scoring by sophomore guard A.J. Ashroth who had 14 points and Timajh Parker-Rivera led the Tigers with nine rebounds.  CCSU (0-3) had three players score in double figures.  Sophomore guards Matt Mobley and Khalen Cumberlander both scored 14 points, while junior forward Bandon Peel registered a double-double with ten points and 13 boards.

Towson 58 – Cent. Connecticut St. 49  (Box Score; Game Recaps: Towson; Cent. Conn. St.)

 

In the second game of the double-header, the home crowd left happy as Monmouth won its first game of the season over Bethune-Cookman, 73-50.  Bethune-Cookman’s 22 turnovers doubled Monmouth’s miscues, and with 13 steals, Monmouth were able to convert them into 23 points.  But it was the 42-16 Hawks advantage in the paint that was the biggest key to the 23 point victory.

Monmouth (1-1) had a well balanced attack as they had only one double-figure scorer, junior guard Deon Jones had 14 points, on its way to 73 points.  Bethune-Cookman (1-2) was led by sophomore guard Clemmye Owens who scored a game-high 22 points off the bench.  Junior forward Quentin Brewer added 12 to the Wildcat total.

Monmouth 73 – Bethune-Cookman 50 (Box Score; Game Recaps: Monmouth; Bethune-Cookman)

 

 

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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