Men's Basketball

UMass-Elon Matchup Selected As 2012 Basketball Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase Game

Chaz Williams and UMass faced Siena last season at the MassMutual Center.

Chaz Williams and UMass faced Siena last season at the MassMutual Center.

Nov. 6, 2012

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AMHERST, Mass. - The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced that the Massachusetts-Elon contest will be the 2012 Holiday Showcase game and played at the MassMutual Center in Springfield on Saturday, Dec. 15 at Noon.

Tickets, which are priced at $20 and $14, went on sale Thursday, Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. via TicketMaster outlets or the MassMutual Center Box Office during business hours. Fans can also purchase tickets in person at the Mullins Center Box Office. The game is included in the UMass season-ticket package and those tickets will be mailed out in the near future.

The game will mark the fifth-consecutive season that UMass has played at least one contest at the MassMutual Center, with a four-game winning streak following last season's victory over Siena in the 2011 Holiday Showcase.

UMass is 38-23 all-time in the MassMutual Center dating back to its first game in 1970. The Minutemen are 18-4 since 1990 in the facility and 4-1 since Springfield native Derek Kellogg returned to his alma mater as head coach prior to the 2008-09 campaign.

This will mark the second meeting in a three-game series with Elon. Last year, the Minutemen claimed an 85-67 win over the Phoenix in the season-opener play at historic Curry Hicks Cage on the UMass campus.



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