Men's Basketball To Face Siena In Springfield
Aug. 15, 2011
AMHERST, Mass. - The UMass men's basketball team will face Siena in the inaugural Basketball Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase on Friday, Dec. 9 at the MassMutual Center. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced on Monday that the Minutemen and Saints will meet at 8 p.m. in the final game of three, spanning all three NCAA Divisions.
"We are very happy to be playing in the Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase," Head Coach Derek Kellogg said. "We are always proud to be affiliated with the Hall of Fame and to play in what we consider our second home, the MassMutual Center. We look forward to reaching out and playing in front of our great fans in my hometown of Springfield."
The event will lead off with a Division III matchup between Springfield College and Trinity College at 4 p.m., followed by a Division II showdown between AIC and Philadelphia University at 6 p.m.
"We are excited to work in conjunction with three of our neighbor institutions to develop a great celebration of college basketball for Western Massachusetts," said John L. Doleva, President & CEO of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. "The Hall of Fame hopes that the Holiday Showcase becomes an annual mainstay in our basketball community."
Tickets will be priced at $20 and $10. Tickets will be good for all three games and will go on-sale shortly via the MassMutual Center Box Office and Ticketmaster outlets.