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Recently in Hall Of Fame Tip-Off Category Hall of Fame Tip Off Classic Bracket Analysis

ESPN revealed it's analysis of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic Wednesday. While it's not much of a bracket for the teams in the Naismith side of the event, since a number of the teams are scheduled to play other regular-season games against each other, it is always fun to see what the folks at ESPN think of the Minutemen and their chances against other marquee programs.

While the Noon tip off times were already announced earlier this summer, we have now learned that the Notre Dame game on Saturday, Nov. 22 will be on ESPN 3 and the Florida State game a day later will be on ESPN U.

TICKET UPDATE: Tickets for the neutral site rounds of the 2014 Hall of Fame Tip Off at Mohegan Sun will go on-sale this coming Friday (8/8) at 10:00 a.m. Visit for more info. 
Naismith Bracket games
Courtside - $125
Lower Level Sideline - $60
Lower Level Corner - $35
Upper Level Center - $35
Lower Level End Zone - $15
Upper Level Corner/End Zone - $15

So, here's a link to the Hall of Fame Tip-Off analysis from ESPN

Recaps Of The Basketball Win Over TCU

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Here are stories on UMass' basketball's 67-48 win over TCU on Monday night in Springfield.

• Boston Globe: UMass races to 4-0 start
• Worcester Telegram: Farrell sparks UMass in Classic
• Daily Hampshire Gazette: Minutemen dominate TCU at Tip-Off Classic
• Boston Herald: Minutemen stomp 'em
• SportPage Magazine: Minutemen Dominate TCU in, 67-48, Win

Chimelis' Column On Hall Of Fame Tip-Off

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Read Ron Chimelis' column in the Springfield Republican about the Hall of Fame Tip-Off. Here's a glimpse ...

The games were good. The teams were of reasonable caliber. Yet something was missing from the Hall of Fame Tip-Off basketball tournament. Fans.

The normal next step to the discussion is to criticize the market. Springfield doesn't support anything, right? Wrong. At least this time.

This poorly-attended tournament was sabotaged when the Hall of Fame could sign only seven Division I teams and not eight, forcing the traditional brackets to be replaced by a confusing schedule of teams in no discernible format.

It was doomed when fans were denied the chance to buy single-game tickets. That probably kept a lot of UMass fans away, and it was the UMass presence that officials were counting on to carry this event.

Gazette: Gurley Warns Against Letdown

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In addition to his game recap in the Daily Hampshire Gazette, check out this notebook/preview of tonight's game vs. TCU.

University of Massachusetts senior guard Anthony Gurley enjoyed the University of Massachusetts men's basketball team's Saturday night win over New Mexico State, but warned against getting too excited.

"Last year we had a big time win against Memphis and in the next game we had a let down against Boston College," Anthony Gurley said. "It's important that we keep steady progress. We're not satisfied yet. We want more."

UMass Hoops Moves To 3-0; Recaps Of Win

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Republican: Hoops Looks To Continue Strong Start

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The Springfield Republican's Ron Chimelis has a story on UMass looking to move to 4-0 on Monday against TCU.

Also on the news front related to the Horned Frogs, TCU moved to 3-1 in handing Bradley its first loss of the season with a 74-68 decision on Sunday. Read more about the game in the Springfield Republican.

Daily Collegian Coverage Of Hoops In Springfield

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Check out coverage from the Daily Collegian as the school paper takes a look at this weekend's Hall Of Fame Tip-Off in Springfield.

Republican: Hall Tourney Generates Business

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Check out this story from the Springfield Republican focusing on this weekend's Hall of Fame Tip-Off at the MassMutual Center.

This weekend's Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off is expected to bring $1.2 million in economic activity to the region along with a lot of thrilling basketball action.

The men's college basketball tournament will feature 12 teams, including local favorites UMass, Springfield College and American International College, and national powerhouses such as the University of Southern California and Texas Christian University for 10 games over three days starting at the MassMutual Center on Saturday afternoon.

Republican: Hoophall Events Slam-Dunk For Economy

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The Springfield Republican has an editorial on the impact of the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off next weekend at the MassMutual Center.

Events a slam-dunk for Pioneer Valley economy The Tip Off returns to Springfield this coming weekend - Saturday, Sunday and Monday - and will feature an expanded format that will see 12 teams play 10 games over a three day period at the MassMutual Center in downtown Springfield.

Republican Story On Return Of Tip-Off Tourney

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The Springfield Republican has a story on the return of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament which starts on campus sites on Nov. 12. Five games will be played at campus sites before taking over downtown Springfield with 10 games in three days at the MassMutual Center, beginning Nov. 20.

NBC22 Updates On Football & Basketball

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NBC 22 has a pair of new videos on UMass football and basketball 

Gazette's Basketball Notebook On Tip-Off, Sked & More

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Check out this in-depth basketball notebook from the Daily Hampshire Gazette.

Among the items Matt Vautour touches on are the Hall of Fame Tip-Off schedule, MISSION 1000, an update on Daryl Traynham, Maxie Esho and the women's basketball schedule.