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A&M to Participate in CBE Hall of Fame Classic

July 26, 2012
Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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COLLEGE STATION - The Texas A&M men's basketball team has been selected to serve as an opening-round host for the 2012 CBE Hall of Fame Classic as announced by the National Association of Basketball Coaches on Thursday.

Texas A&M, which will play four games during the course of the event, joins other host schools Kansas, Saint Louis and Washington State as the sites for the tournament's opening-round games, beginning on Nov. 9. Each team will play two games on campus before advancing to the championship rounds on Nov. 19-20 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. 

Joining the four host schools in the 2012 CBE Hall of Fame Classic are Eastern Washington, Louisiana Tech, Santa Clara, Southeast Missouri State, Tennessee-Chattanooga, Troy, USC-Upstate and Utah Valley.  Santa Clara and Tennessee-Chattanooga will serve as sub-hosts for games played November 18-23. 

The Aggies will face Louisiana Tech to begin the event and kick off the 2012-13 season on their home court at Reed Arena on Nov. 9 before returning action Nov. 12 when A&M will play host to Troy.

ESPN Networks will broadcast the four championship round games.  The semifinal doubleheader featuring Texas A&M and Saint Louis will be aired on ESPNU at 6:30 p.m. (CT), followed by Washington State and Kansas on ESPN2.  The next evening, the consolation game will be shown on ESPN3 at 6:00 p.m. (CT), followed by the championship game on ESPNU.

Tickets for the championship round games at the Sprint Center are on sale and may be purchased through www.axs.com, www.sprintcenter.com, or www.cbehalloffameclassic.com, by phone at 1-888-929-7849 or in person at Sprint Center Box Office.



Semifinal Doubleheader

Sprint Center - Kansas City, MO

Monday, November 19 - 6:30 p.m. CT

 Texas A&M vs. Saint Louis (ESPNU)

Washington State vs. Kansas (ESPN2)


Championship Doubleheader

Sprint Center - Kansas City, MO

Tuesday, November 20 - 6:00 p.m. CT

Consolation Game (ESPN3)

Championship Game (ESPNU)

---- HOST ROUNDS ----

College Station Host Round    

Reed Arena - College Station, Texas

 Friday, November 9 - 7:00 p.m. CT

Louisiana Tech at Texas A&M

Monday, November 12 - 7:00 p.m. CT

Troy at Texas A&M

Pullman Host Round

Beasley Coliseum - Pullman, WA

Saturday, November 10 - TBD

Eastern Washington at Washington State

Wed, November 14 - 9:00 p.m. CT

Utah Valley at Washington State


Lawrence Host Round

Allen Fieldhouse - Lawrence, KS

Friday, November 9 - 7:00 p.m. CT

Southeast Missouri State at Kansas

Thursday, November 15 - 7:00 p.m. CT

Tennessee-Chattanooga at Kansas


Saint Louis Host Round

Chaifetz Arena - St. Louis, MO

Friday, November 9 - 7:00 p.m. CT

USC-Upstate at Saint Louis

Wed, November 14 - 7:00 p.m. CT

Santa Clara at Saint Louis


---- SUB- HOST ROUNDS ----

Chattanooga Sub-Host Round

McKenzie Arena - Chattanooga, TN

Sunday, November 18 - 2:00 p.m. CT

SEMO vs. Tennessee-Chattanooga

Louisiana Tech vs. Troy

Monday, November 19 - 4:00 p.m. CT

SEMO vs. Louisiana Tech

Troy vs. Tennessee-Chattanooga

Tuesday, November 20 - 4:00 p.m. CT

SEMO vs. Troy

Louisiana Tech vs. Tennessee-Chattanooga         


Santa Clara Sub-Host Round

Leavey Center - Santa Clara, CA

Tuesday, November 20 - 8:00 p.m. CT

Eastern Washington vs. Utah Valley

USC-Upstate vs. Santa Clara

Wednesday, November 21 - 8:00 p.m. CT

Eastern Washington vs. USC-Upstate

Utah Valley vs. Santa Clara

Friday, November 23 - 4:00 p.m. CT

USC-Upstate vs. Utah Valley

Eastern Washington vs. Santa Clara



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