Courtesy: MAAC Sports

MAAC to Host 2017 Hoophall Miami Invitational

Courtesy:  Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Release:  May 03, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, MA – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the field of teams and schedules for the campus round games leading up to the third annual Hoophall Miami Invitational. This NCAA multi-team event, sponsored by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, will feature round robin play of five teams in the two weeks leading up to the main event in Miami with Kansas and Syracuse serving as host sites. A complete schedule can be found on the next page.

As previously announced, the Hoophall Miami Invitational at AmericanAirlines Arena will serve as the culmination of the campus round games for Syracuse and Kansas. The one-day doubleheader held on Saturday, December 2nd will feature a matchup of perennial powerhouses Syracuse and Kansas, as well as local-favorite Miami versus reigning Ivy League Champion Princeton.

Teams scheduled to participate in this year's campus round games as part of the multi-team event are: Kansas (Big 12 Conference), Oakland (Horizon League), Syracuse (Atlantic Coast Conference), Texas Southern (Southwestern Athletic Conference) and Toledo (Mid-American Conference).

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference will serve as the host conference for this multi-team event anchored by Kansas and Syracuse. The MAAC has developed a strong partnership with the Basketball Hall of Fame, including the addition of a MAAC exhibit in the Hall of Fame museum in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Campus round matchup details such as game times, tickets sales and broadcast information will be released individually by each host school. Tickets for the Hoophall Miami Invitational on Saturday December 2nd are available via Ticketmaster and the AmericanAirlines Arena box office.

For more information, please log onto www.hoophall.com.

\Hoophall Miami Campus Round Schedule

November 17 or November 18

Texas Southern at Syracuse

November 18

Oakland at Toledo

November 20

Oakland at Syracuse

November 21

Texas Southern at Kansas

November 22

Toledo at Syracuse

November 24

Oakland at Kansas

November 28

Toledo at Kansas

November 30

Texas Southern at Oakland

December 2

Texas Southern at Toledo

Saturday, December 2 at AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL

University of Kansas vs. Syracuse University (MTE)

University of Miami vs. Princeton University (Single Game)

 

About the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

The MAAC, headquartered in Edison, N.J., consists of 11 member institutions: Canisius College, Fairfield University, Iona College, Manhattan College, Marist College, Monmouth University, Niagara University, Quinnipiac University, Rider University, Saint Peter's University and Siena College. ANC Sports Enterprises is the league's marketing consultant and has the exclusive sales rights to the MAAC.  For more on the conference please visit, www.maacsports.com.

About AmericanAirlines Arena

Since its opening on December 31, 1999, the 19,600-seat AmericanAirlines Arena has proudly hosted megastars such as Adele, Marc Anthony, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Drake, Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Pearl Jam,  Madonna, Maná, Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars to name a few. In addition, AmericanAirlines Arena is home to family shows such as the Harlem Globetrotters and Disney on Ice. AmericanAirlines Arena has also played host to several live televised events including annual award shows such as Univision's Premio Lo Nuestro and Telemundo's Premios Tu Mundo, and five NBA Finals, each placing Miami in the international spotlight. Private events have included product launches, corporate basketball tournaments, gala dinners and a host of meetings, large and small. For more information, please visit AAArena.com.

About the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame:

Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was invented, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame promotes and preserves the game of basketball at every level – professional, collegiate and high school, for both men and women on the global stage.

For more information:

Visit us on the web: www.hoophall.com

… on Facebook: www.facebook.com/BBHOF

… on Twitter/Instagram: @hoophall

… or call 1-877-4-HOOPLA

Hall of Fame Media Contact:

Nicole Taylor, Position Sports

480-861-2442

nicole.taylor@positionsports.com

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