Tip-Off Tournament field set

SPRINGFIELD — The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame recently announced the field of teams and game schedule for the 2011 Basketball Hall of Fame's Tip-Off Tournament, an annual NCAA men's basketball exempt tournament sponsored by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC).

The Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off will take place Nov. 19 and 20 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Eight schools will compete in two four-team brackets over the weekend at one of the premier destinations in New England.

Teams scheduled to compete in the 2011 Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off are: Long Island University (Northeast), Marist College (MAAC), Old Dominion University (Colonial Athletic Association), Penn State University (Big Ten), Radford University (Big South), University of Kentucky (Southeastern Conference), University of South Florida (Big East) and the University of Vermont (America East).

The game schedule at Mohegan Sun opens with four games on Nov. 19 — separated into two sessions. In first round action of Bracket 1, Long Island University takes on Radford University and the University of Vermont battles Marist College. First round action of Bracket 2 will feature Old Dominion University taking on the University of South Florida, while the University of Kentucky will face Penn State University.

Games conclude on Nov. 20 with four games — consolation and championship games of Bracket 1 and Bracket 2. Game times and sessions for both rounds will be announced at a later date.

For more information on the Hall of Fame Tip-Off, ticket packages and hospitality packages for the weekend games, log onto www.halloffametipoff.com.

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