Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Announces 2014 Tip-Off Tournament Schedule

We’ve known that Providence is playing in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off, sponsored by the MAAC conference, for their exempt tournament in the 2014-15 season for a while now. We even knew that the Friars would be playing Florida State and Notre Dame at Mohegan Sun. What we learned today from the press release is the dates of those games and PC’s campus site opponents. Also, the theory that PC would be playing UMass in the tournament as part of their home and home agreement turned out to not be accurate. Here is Providence’s schedule for this tournament:

November 17th – Binghampton @ Providence time TBA

November 20th – Navy @ Providence time TBA

November 22nd – Providence vs. Florida State 2:30pm at Mohegan Sun

November 23rd – Providence vs. Notre Dame 2:30pm at Mohegan Sun

Here is the full schedule:

Springfield Bracket

United States Naval Academy

Northeastern University

Manhattan College

Binghamton University

Naismith Bracket

University of Massachusetts

Florida State University

Providence College

University of Notre Dame

Tip-Off Tournament Schedule

Campus Round Schedule

November 14 – Binghamton University at University of Notre Dame

November 15 – Manhattan College at Florida State University

November 16 – United States Naval Academy at University of Notre Dame

November 17 – Binghamton University at Providence College

November 18 – Northeastern University at Florida State University

November 19 – Manhattan College at University of Massachusetts

November 20 – United States Naval Academy at Providence College

November 26 – Northeastern University at Massachusetts

Saturday November 22 at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT

Naismith Bracket

12:00 p.m. University of Massachusetts vs. University of Notre Dame

2:30 p.m. Providence College vs. Florida State University

Springfield Bracket

5:30 p.m. Manhattan College vs. Binghamton University

8:00 p.m. United States Naval Academy vs. Northeastern University

Sunday November 23 at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT

Naismith Bracket

12:00 p.m. University of Massachusetts vs. Florida State University

2:30 p.m. Providence College vs. University of Notre Dame

Springfield Bracket

5:30 p.m. Consolation Game

8:00 p.m. Championship Game

HEAD COACH COMMENTS

Ed DeChellis, United States Naval Academy

“We are very excited to be playing in the 2014 Hall of Fame Tip Off Tournament. The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame has assembled a great field and we look forward to competing.”

Ed Cooley, Providence College

“We are very excited to be participating in the 2014 Hall of Fame Tip Off at Mohegan Sun,” Providence College Head Coach Ed Cooley said. “The tournament field will be very strong and should provide us with excellent competition as we prepare for our 2015 conference season.”

Tommy Dempsey, Binghamton University

“I was fortunate enough to participate in the Hall of Fame Tip Off event when I was coaching at Rider. It’s a first-class event with a great field every year. We are excited to be part of the 2014 event.”

Bill Coen, Northeastern University

“We are excited to participate in the 2014 Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament. Massachusetts is the birthplace of basketball, so it is an honor for us to represent the Commonwealth and to help promote the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and its efforts to preserve the history of the game we love. The 2014 Tip-Off features strong programs with rich basketball histories. We look forward to a highly-competitive event.”

Steve Masiello, Manhattan College

“We’re really excited to be a part of the Hall of Fame Tipoff Tournament. It has such a great tradition, it’s a fun event. The field this year is as good as it’s been — teams like Florida State, Notre Dame, UMass. It gives us, a mid-major team, an opportunity to play some terrific road games and an opportunity to play at a neutral site event. It gives us a stage to show not only the Hall of Fame what we’re capable of, but also show the country what our program and our brand is all about. It will be a very difficult tournament but something that we’re excited about and looking forward to.”

Leonard Hamilton, Florida State University

“The Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament is a prestigious event that we are very honored to be a part of in 2014. It is an exciting tournament that allows us to play against topflight competition and against teams that will challenge us because of the different styles of basketball played by each team in the event. We are also very excited to be a part of the event because the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame is such an integral piece of the game of basketball and we want our players to understand the history of the game that we all love so much.”

Derek Kellogg, University of Massachusetts

“It’s a great opportunity for our program to play in this event against some of the best teams in the country. It allows our fans in New England to watch us play games in a first-class facility at the Mohegan Sun Arena.”

Mike Brey, University of Notre Dame

“We’re thrilled to be part the 2014 Tip-Off Tournament in November and to bring Notre Dame back to the Northeast. This event has become one of the premier tournaments in November and we’re excited to be playing Providence, a team that we know very well from our days in the BIG EAST Conference, and Massachusetts. It will be a great couple of days of basketball in the state of Connecticut. We’ll have three players on our roster next year from the New England area and I know that they will be thrilled to return to the area and play in front of their families and friends.”

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