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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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Sunday, November, 23, 2014

Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland - Kansas City, MO

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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 16, 2013

 

The 2013 CBE Hall of Fame Classic, continued play tonight with games stretching from Lake Michigan to the Rocky Mountains.  Three contests were on the slate as DePaul, Wichita State, and BYU completed their host site games.

 

Wichita State tipped off the day with a noon CST start time as the 16th ranked Shockers took on the Tigers of Tennessee State at Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, Kan.  Wichita State used strong second half shooting and rebounding to win their fourth game of the season 85-71.

 

Tennessee State was able to take advantage of poor shooting by the Shockers in the first half.  WSU shot 33.3% from the field and 45.5% at the line during the first period, and the Tigers held a 29-28 advantage at the half.  The Tigers added a few points to that lead to open the second half when Wichita State junior guard Tekele Cotton provided the bookends to a 15-2 run that put the Shockers in front to stay.  Cotton sank two free throws with 17:03 left and WSU trailing 33-36 and, four minutes later, drained a three pointer giving the Shockers a 10-point lead, 48-38.

 

In the second half, Wichita State (4-0) shot 56.3% from the field, 54.5% from behind the arc, and 78.9% at the line to outscore the Tigers 57-42 for the half.  The Shockers also outrebounded TSU 23-15 in that period.  Tennessee State shot well for the game, going 26-for-58 (44.8%), and held a 17-12 advantage on points off turnovers, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the 9-4 advantage the Shockers held in three pointers made.

 

Wichita State was led in scoring by Cotton who scored 18 and was 4-for-4 from three point land.  Seniors Cleanthony Early added 16, and Nick Wiggins came off the bench to contribute 12 points to the Shocker total. Tennessee State (0-4) senior guard Patrick Miller led all scorers with 23 points, and junior forward M.J. Rhett recorded a double-double, scoring 16 while securing 11 boards.

 

Tennessee State 71 – Wichita State 85  (Box Score; Game Recaps: Tennessee State ; Wichita State)

 


 

DePaul also conducted an afternoon affair taking on the Wright State Raiders at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill.  Both teams had an excellent afternoon shooting, but the Blue Demons took advantage of 13 more free throw attempts and making 11 more than the Raiders en route to a nine point victory, 81-72.

 

The first half was mostly controlled by Wright State.  The Raiders raced out to an 8-0 lead in the first 1:45 of the game, but DePaul answered back with an 8-0 run of its own over the next four minutes.  WSU held the lead for most of the rest of the half, extending their lead to six twice before DePaul rallied in the closing minutes to close the gap to two.  The Raiders took a 35-33 lead into the break.

 

The second half started much the same as the first, as Wright State turned their two point lead into a nine point advantage, 44-35, just a 1:48 into the second stanza.  DePaul was able to tie the score at 52-52 with 13:29 left, but WSU was again able to extend their lead to seven.  Trailing 61-68 with 7:42 remaining, freshman center Tommy Hamilton scored a layup and ignited a 18-2 Blue Demon run that ended with two free throws by senior forward Cleveland Melvin with 41 seconds left and the score 79-70.

 

Both squads shot very well on the afternoon as Wright State (1-2) went 24-of-48 (50.0%) from the field, 7-of-18 (38.9%) behind the arc, and 17-23 (73.9%) from the line.  DePaul (2-1) matched bettered those numbers going 24-of-44 (54.4%) overall, 5-for-12 (41.7%) on three pointers, and 28-for-36 (77.8%) at the free throw line.  The Blue Demons also held a 34-19 edge on the boards and that advantage was evident in the second half as they held a 9-0 advantage on second chance points and 24-10 on points in the paint.

 

Wright State had four players in double figures led by sophomore forward J.T. Yoho with 13 and followed by three seniors, A.J. Pacher, Matt Vest, and Jerran Young who contributed 11, 11, and 10.  Blue Demon Cleveland Melvin led all scorers with 23 and added 11 rebounds for his eighth career double-double.  Senior guard Brandon Young added 14, Hamilton scored 13, and freshman guard Billy Garrett put in 12 for DePaul to help the Blue Demon cause.

 

Wright State 72 – DePaul 82  (Box Score; Game Recaps: Wright State ; DePaul)


 

Brigham Young University closed out the fifth day of CBE Hall of Fame Classic competition battling Colorado Mesa University at the Marriott Center in Provo, Utah.  The NCAA Division II Mavericks stayed close through much of the first half but could not match up with the Cougars size, and BYU won their fourth game of the season by the score of 84-60.

 

The Mavericks held a brief lead, 6-4, at the 15:42 mark when BYU was able to take back the lead and extend it to 19-10 at the 10:29 mark.  Mesa showed it was up to the task early as they went on a 13-4 run over the next five minutes with a Landen Vermeer three-pointer tying the game at 23-23 with 5:24 remaining in the half.  BYU answered with a 9-0 run of their own over the next two and a half minutes and took a 36-28 lead into the locker room at the half.

 

The Cougars busted out of the break with a 21-1 run, and held a 57-29 lead with 12:16 remaining leaving no doubt they were not overlooking the Mavs.  A mini Mesa run cut the 28-point lead to 18, but BYU never let the Mavericks any closer and closed out the 24-point victory.  BYU forced 20 Mesa miscues and were able to convert those turnovers into 23 points.  BYU’s size was evident in their 21-4 advantage on second chance points and 42-10 points in the paint.

 

BYU (4-0) had six players in double-figure scoring led by junior guard Matt Carlino with 16 and sophomore guard Kyle Collinsworth with 15.  Junior forward Nate Austin, at 6’-11”, was able to pull down 12 rebounds.   Colorado Mesa (0-2), who played this game as an exhibition contest, was led in scoring by a pair of junior guards.  Jerry Duckworth scored 12 while Landon Vermeer led all scorers in the game with 23.

 

Colorado Mesa 60 – BYU 84  (Box Score; Game Recaps: Colorado Mesa ; BYU)

 

BYU, DePaul, and Wichita State all completed their home games as host participants of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic, and all advance to Kansas City, Mo. where they will join Texas for the semifinals and finals at Sprint Center on November 25th and 26th.

 

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 15, 2013

The 2013 CBE Hall of Fame Classic, completed its fourth contest of the multi-date, multi-site event. This evening, the home crowd at the Marriott Center in Provo, Utah saw the Cougars record the second highest score in CBE Hall of Fame Classic history and waltzed to an easy 108-76 victory over the Mountaineers.  It was only the fourth time in Classic history that a team has scored more than 100 points in a game, and the 108 point total is bested only by Georgia Southern who scored 116 against UC Davis on November 12, 2006.

 

The contest didn’t start out as one-sided as the final score indicated.  BYU and MSM were tied at 14-14 with 14:31 remaining in the first period when the Cougars went on a 23-5 run over the next seven minutes and led 37-19.  From there, they stretched the lead to 54-34 at the break.  The second half continued the BYU dominance, as The Mount never threatened, and BYU extended its lead to 36 points with just under five minutes left in the game before finishing off the 32-pooint win.

 

The Cougars just proved to be too big and too quick for the Mount, as the Cougars outscored the Mountaineers 58-10 in the paint and 24-0 in fast break points on their way to a 108-76 win.

 

BYU (3-0) had six players in double figures, led by junior guard Anson Winder who scored 22 points while junior guard Eric Mika added 20 of his own.  Sophomore guard Kyle Collinsworth notched a double-double, knocking down 13 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.  Mount St. Mary’s (0-3) were led in scoring by two senior guards, Rashad Whack (19) and Julian Norfleet (17).  Freshman guard Byron Ashe chipped in 11 points as well for the Mountaineers.

 

Mount St. Mary’s 76 – Brigham Young 108 (Box Score; Game Recaps: Mount St. Mary's ; BYU)

 

100 point games in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic
11/12/06 – Georgia Southern 116, UC Davis 73

11/15/13 – BYU 108, Mount St. Mary’s 76
11/13/01 – #24 Alabama 107, Mississippi Valley State 67

11/17/02 – Creighton 106, Texas-Arlington 50

 

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 14, 2013

 

The 2013 CBE Hall of Fame Classic, continued play tonight in the Great Plains as 16th ranked Wichita State hosted William and Mary in Charles Koch Arena. The Shockers were able to convert many of the Tribe turnovers to post their third victory of the season 79-62.

 

William and Mary came out of the locker room ready to play and ran out to an early 10-point lead.  A three pointer by senior forward Kyle Gaillard with 15:34 in the first half gave the Tribe a 13-3 lead.  The Shockers then slowly chipped away at the lead.  With 1:09 remaining in the half, W&M junior guard Marcus Thornton threw down a dunk to give the Tribe a 39-33 lead, but the Shockers’ senior forward Cleanthony Early scored the last five points of the half and sent WSU into the locker room down one, 38-39.

 

The second half started slowly for both teams as they traded misses and turnovers.  The Shockers were able to take their first lead of the game on a dunk by senior center Kadeem Coleby at the 17:48 mark in the second half.  The Tribe answered right back at the 17:14 mark with a Gaillard layup and foul, but Gaillard was unable to convert the free throw.  Wichita State responded on its next possession with a three by sophomore guard Ron Baker.  The Baker three was the start of an 18-4 run by the Shockers over the next five minutes that was capped by a steal and dunk by senior forward Chadrach Lufile with 11:48 remaining in the game.  During the run, WSU was able to convert seven points off turnovers, and scored another nine points off Tribe turnovers the rest of way as they closed out the 17-point victory.  Points off turnovers was a big factor in the contest as the Shockers converted 22 points off of the Tribe’s 14 turnovers, while W&M (1-2) could only convert nine points off of eight Wichita State miscues.

 

Wichita State (3-0) was led in scoring by sophomore guard Fred VanVleet who scored 18 points while dishing out eight assists.  He was followed by Early, who scored 14 points while pulling down nine boards, and Baker, who contributed 13 points.  William & Mary’s Thornton led the Tribe scoring with 18 and forwards Tim Rusthoven and Omar Prewitt dropped in 13 and 11, respectively.

 

William & Mary 62 – Wichita State 79 (Box Score; Game Recaps: William & Mary ; Wichita State)

 

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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