The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the complete field for the 2010 Hall of Fame Tip-Off, scheduled to take place Nov. 20-22 at the MassMutual Center. The announcement was paired with the official release of the UMass basketball program's 'Mission 1,000.'
UMass also unveiled its 'Mission 1,000' marketing initiative, aiming at selling 1,000 more season tickets to the many families, fans, business owners and corporations throughout Western Massachusetts and the state.
The excitement level for both announcements is expectedly high.
"Saying I'm excited is an understatement," said UMass head coach Derek Kellogg. "To make Springfield for a week of the year the mecca of college basketball is great. It's fitting for the national tournament to have a local flavor."