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    June 8, 2022 Lynchburg, Va. RSS |

    The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Wednesday the field of teams scheduled to play in the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic. The field includes Liberty who will face Bryant on Dec. 17 at the MassMutual Center. Game times, ticket information and television broadcast details will be released at a later date.

    “Liberty is honored to play in such a prestigious event such as the Hall of Fame Classic,” Liberty head coach Ritchie McKay said. “This game affords our players the opportunity to play in a tournament-like atmosphere against an exceptional opponent.”

    The Flames are a part of an exceptional field that also includes Bryant, UMass and North Texas.

    This is the fourth appearance in the last four seasons that Liberty will participate in a Naismith Hall of Fame event, as the Flames defeated East Carolina last season in the Hall of Fame Shootout, defeated South Carolina in the Hall of Fame Classic in 2020 and picked up a win over Grand Canyon in the Jerry Colangelo Classic in 2019. The Basketball Hall of Fame Classic is one event in the Hall of Fame’s series of collegiate events, which continues to grow in an effort to celebrate the game outside the museum walls. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is proud to continue its relationship with LEARFIELD for sponsorship representation of its portfolio of collegiate events and Position Sports in an event operations and media relations capacity.

    About MassMutual Center
    MassMutual Center is managed by the entertainment and hospitality industry leader, MGM Springfield, and owned by the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority. MassMutual Center is Western Massachusetts’ most diverse function space with over 100,000 sq. ft. of meeting space including a 40,000 sq. ft. flexible exhibit hall, five fully-functional meeting rooms, a 15,000 sq. ft. ballroom, and an 8,000-seat arena. The facility is the proud home to the AHL Springfield Thunderbirds and American International College D1 Men’s Hockey team, in addition to hosting family shows, concerts, meetings, social and corporate functions, sporting events and more.

    About the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
    Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was born, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting, preserving and celebrating the game of basketball at every level – men and women, amateur and professional players, coaches and contributors, both domestically and internationally. The Hall of Fame museum is home to more than 400 inductees and over 40,000 square feet of basketball history. Nearly 200,000 people visit the Hall of Fame museum each year to learn about the game, experience the interactive exhibits and test their skills on the Jerry Colangelo “Court of Dreams.” Best known for its annual marquee Enshrinement Ceremony honoring the game’s elite, the Hall of Fame also operates over 70 high school and collegiate competitions annually throughout the country and abroad. For more information on the Basketball Hall of Fame organization, its museum and events, visit www.hoophall.com, follow @hoophall #BHOFClassic or call 1-877-4HOOPLA.