Men's Basketball to Hold Two Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Games at Hagan Arena
Oct. 2, 2012
PHILADELPHIA - Saint Joseph's participation in the 2012 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic will consist of four games - two at Hagan Arena and two at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
The Hawks will open up with a Coaches vs. Cancer exhibition game against Wheeling Jesuit on November 8 at 7 p.m. at Hagan Arena.
As one of the designated regional hosts for the tournament, Saint Joseph's will tip-off the regular season on November 12 hosting Yale in a Coaches vs. Cancer Classic game at 7 p.m. in Hagan Arena.
The Hawks will then join BYU, Florida State and Notre Dame in the championship round of the tournament at the Barclays Center on Friday, November 16. SJU and the Fighting Irish will meet for just the second time in school history at 9 p.m., following the BYU-Florida State matchup, which tips off at 7 p.m.
The winners of those two contests will meet in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic championship game on Saturday, November 17 at 9 p.m., with the consolation game set for 7 p.m.
All four games of the tournament from Brooklyn will be televised on truTV.
Tickets for the Hagan Arena games can be purchased through SJUHawks.com while those for the games at the Barclays Center can be purchased by visiting CvCClassic.com or barclayscenter.com. Proceeds from the tournament. benefit the American Cancer Society.
The Coaches vs. Cancer Classic - cvcclassic.com = is one of the most prestigious early-season college basketball tournaments. Twelve schools will compete in the event, with four of those teams serving as regional hosts. Regional round action takes place on November 9-13 with the four hosts advancing to the championship rounds on November 16-17 at the Barclays Center. The remainder of the field will participate in a round-robin series at one of two sub host sites.
A nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society (cancer.org) and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC.org), the Coaches vs. Cancer program (coachesvscancer.org) empowers basketball coaches, their teams, and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer. The program leverages the personal experiences, community leadership and professional excellence of basketball coaches nationwide to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living, through year-round fundraising activities and advocacy. Since 1993, the initiative has raised more than $85 million to fund groundbreaking research, provide up-to-date cancer information, advocate for public health policies, and deliver services to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.