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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

PURCHASE TICKETS - Monday,  November 24, 2014

PURCHASE TICKETS - Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tickets are also available at the Sprint Center Box Office or charge by phone: 888-929-7849

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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 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.

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 13, 2013

 

The 2013 CBE Hall of Fame Classic, continued this evening with a contest between the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles and the DePaul Blue Demons at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill.  Southern Miss overcame an early 12-point deficit to win this clash between former charter members of Conference USA, 75-68.

 

The Blue Demons (1-1) raced to a 19-7 lead in the first seven minutes after junior guard Charles McKinney knocked down a jumper at 13:06.  DePaul was able to hold a comfortable lead for the next five and a half minutes until the Golden Eagles went on a 18-1 run over a six minute span.  Senior forward Daveon Boardingham’s free throw at 1:19 left in the half gave Southern Miss a 33-27 advantage and USM went to the locker room up 35-30.

 

DePaul again came out quick to start the second half and took a short-lived lead just 3 minutes into the period.  But the Golden Eagles again rallied with another 16-2 run to take an 11-point lead midway through the second stanza.  The Blue Demons continued to battle shaving the Southern Miss lead down to two with 7:18 left on a layup and free thrown by senior guard Brandon Young, and senior forward Cleveland Melvin got them within three points with 5:19 to play on a three-pointer.  But Southern Miss (2-0) would pull away from there and hold on for the victory.

 

USM used a balance scoring attack led by their starting front line of junior forward Aaron Brown (13), senior forward Michael Craig (12), and Boardingham (12).  Depaul’s Brandon Young led all scorers with 23 and Melvin dropped in 16 while freshman guard Billy Garrett dished out eight assists.

 

Southern Mississippi 75 – DePaul 68   (Box Score; Game Recaps: Southern Miss ; DePaul)

 

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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