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U of L to play in 2013 Naismith Hall of Fame tipoff tourney

Teams, Dates Set for 2013 Tip-Off Tournament

Cardinals will particpate in eight-team Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame event


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- The field of teams and brackets for the 2013 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of FameTip-Off Tournament, in which  the University of Louisville will participate, have been announced.


Eight teams will participate in two four-team brackets in the annual NCAA men's exempt tournament, sponsored by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, staged Nov. 23-24, 2013 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.  Joining the Cardinals in the four-team "Naismith Bracket" are North Carolina (ACC), Richmond (A10), and Fairfield (MAAC).  The "Springfield Bracket" included Belmont (Ohio Valley Conference), Hofstra (CAA), Holy Cross (Patriot League) and Hartford (America East).


"Once again this year's Tip-Off Tournament showcases some of the nation's best college basketball programs," said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. "We are excited to host the tournament again at the Mohegan Sun, and we are looking forward to seeing the great match-ups in November."


Teams will play two games at campus sites and two in Uncasville, Conn.  Louisville will face Hofstra on Nov. 12 and Hartford on Nov. 19 in the first two rounds, with both games in the KFC Yum! Center.  The Cardinals will play Fairfield at Mohegan Sun Arena on Nov. 23, and either Richmond or North Carolina in the consolation or championship round on Nov. 24.  Game times will be established at a later date.


"We are excited to play in this impressive tournament which features such a highly competitive field," said UofL Coach Rick Pitino.  "I'm sure that this prestigious event, which brings attention to our sport's history and iconic figures, will

give our team a significant early test against quality competition."


Tickets for the 2013 Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off at Mohegan Sun Arena will go on sale in the near future. For more information on the event, log on to www.halloffametipoff.com.   Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the Birthplace of Basketball, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame promotes and preserves the game of basketball at every level – professional, collegiate, men and women.  The  complete tournament schedule is included below.


2013 Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament Schedule


Campus Round Schedule

Nov. 11 – Belmont at Richmond

Nov. 12 – Hofstra at Louisville

Nov. 13 – Hartford at Fairfield

Nov. 15 – Holy Cross at North Carolina

Nov. 17 – Belmont at North Carolina

Nov. 19 – Hartford at Louisville,  Hofstra at Richmond

Nov. 20 – Holy Cross at Fairfield


Saturday, Nov. 23 at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.

Naismith Bracket

Richmond vs. North Carolina

Fairfield vs. Louisville

Springfield Bracket

Hartford vs. Hofstra

Holy Cross vs. Belmont


Sunday, Nov. 24 at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.

Consolation and Championship Rounds Springfield and Naismith Brackets

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