Massachusetts To Matchup With West Virginia At Basketball Hall Of Fame Classic – University of Massachusetts Athletics


AMHERST, Mass. The University of Massachusetts men’s basketball team will matchup with West Virginia as part of the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic on Saturday, December 16 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield. It marks the second consecutive year that the Minutemen have played in the Hall of Fame Classic.
 
“Once again, the proximity of our campus to the Basketball Hall of Fame has created a wonderful opportunity for our UMass basketball program in giving us an opportunity to schedule a former Atlantic 10 opponent in West Virginia in the Hall of Fame Classic in Springfield,” said head coach Frank Martin. “It is a wonderful opportunity to bring recent Hall of Fame inductee Bob Huggins, who is also my mentor, back to Springfield to play a game that should mean a lot to him and to us at UMass.”
 
The 2023 edition of the event also features Florida Atlantic and Atlantic 10 member St. Bonaventure.
 
“We are thrilled to welcome these four teams to Springfield in December for what is sure to be an exciting doubleheader,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. “Since the City of Springfield is the birthplace of basketball, we look forward to providing a unique experience to the teams and their fans which will include a visit to the Hall of Fame.”
 
The Basketball Hall of Fame Classic is one event in the Hall of Fame’s series of collegiate events, which continues to grow in an effort to celebrate the game outside the museum walls. The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame is proud to continue its relationship with LEARFIELD for sponsorship representation of its portfolio of collegiate events and Position Sports in an event operations, content and communications capacity.
 
Tickets for the 2023 Basketball Hall of Fame Classic will go on sale Friday, June 2, via massmutualcenter.com and the MassMutual Center Box Office. Game times and television broadcast details will be released at a later date. For more information, please visit hoophall.com.
 
About the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame?
Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was born, the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting, preserving and celebrating the game of basketball at every level – men and women, amateur and professional players, coaches and contributors, both domestically and internationally. The Hall of Fame museum is home to more than 400 inductees and over 40,000 square feet of basketball history. Nearly 200,000 people visit the Hall of Fame museum each year to learn about the game, experience the interactive exhibits and test their skills on the Jerry Colangelo “Court of Dreams.” Best known for its annual marquee Enshrinement Ceremony honoring the game’s elite, the Hall of Fame also operates over 70 high school and collegiate competitions annually throughout the country and abroad. For more information on the Basketball Hall of Fame organization, its museum and events, visit hoophall.com, follow @hoophallU or call 1-877-4HOOPLA.
 



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