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    FIGHTING IRISH Pat Connaughton, a Massachusetts native, and the Fighting Irish will be meeting the Minutemen for the first time ever.
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    Pat Connaughton, a Massachusetts native, and the Fighting Irish will be meeting the Minutemen for the first time ever.
    FIGHTING IRISH

    May 1, 2014

    NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The University of Notre Dame men's basketball team will play the University of Massachusetts and Providence College in the 2014 Tip-Off Tournament Nov. 22-23 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The pairings and brackets for the event, which is sponsored by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, were announced today (May 1) by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

    Notre Dame will be part of the Naismith Bracket and will play home games against Binghamton University (Friday, Nov. 14) and the United States Naval Academy (Sunday, Nov. 16) before facing the Minutemen and Friars at the Mohegan Sun.

    The Irish will meet Massachusetts, a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, at noon (ET) on Sat., Nov. 22 in the first-ever meeting between the two schools. Notre Dame will then take on former BIG EAST foe Providence at 2:30 p.m. on Sun., Nov. 23. The contest will mark the 27th encounter between the two schools. The Fighting Irish lead the series 16-10 and had won nine straight over the Friars before suffering a 71-54 setback on Feb. 16, 2013 at Providence in the last matchup between the two programs as BIG EAST members.

    Both Massachusetts and Providence were part of the NCAA Championship field this past season.

    A pre-sale of tickets to all participating schools will start at 10 a.m. (ET) on May 5 via all Ticketmaster outlets and the Mohegan Sun Arena box office. General public tickets will go on sale Aug. 7. For more information on tickets, please log onto www.halloffametipoff.com.

    Naismith Bracket
    Florida State University
    University of Massachusetts
    Providence College
    University of Notre Dame

    Springfield Bracket
    Binghamton University
    Manhattan College
    Northeastern University
    United States Naval Academy

    2014 Tip-Off Tournament Schedule

    Campus Round Schedule
    November 14 - Binghamton University at University of Notre Dame
    November 15 - Manhattan College at Florida State University
    November 16 - United States Naval Academy at University of Notre Dame
    November 17 - Binghamton University at Providence College
    November 18 - Northeastern University at Florida State University
    November 19 - Manhattan College at University of Massachusetts
    November 20 - United States Naval Academy at Providence College
    November 26 - Northeastern University at University of Massachusetts

     

     

    Saturday November 22 at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.
    Naismith Bracket
    12:00 p.m. University of Massachusetts vs. University of Notre Dame
    2:30 p.m. Providence College vs. Florida State University
    Springfield Bracket
    5:30 p.m. Manhattan College vs. Binghamton University
    8:00 p.m. United States Naval Academy vs. Northeastern University

    Sunday November 23 at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.
    Naismith Bracket
    12:00 p.m. University of Massachusetts vs. Florida State University
    2:30 p.m. Providence College vs. University of Notre Dame
    Springfield Bracket
    5:30 p.m. Consolation Game
    8:00 p.m. Championship Game

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