LUBBOCK, Texas – The Texas Tech men's basketball team will meet Boston College to begin the championship rounds of the 2017 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Tipoff Tournament announced Wednesday by tournament organizers.
The four-team Naismith championship round bracket is scheduled for Nov. 18 and No. 19 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The Red Raiders also will face either LaSalle from the Atlantic 10 Conference or Northwestern from the Big 10 Conference.
"Our program is looking forward to competing in the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament and in front of Texas Tech fans in the Northeast," Texas Tech head coach Chris Beard said. "The event has several talented teams and will help us prepare for our Big 12 schedule."
Texas Tech will look to even up its all-time series with Boston College. All three previous meetings have come on a neutral court. The Red Raiders won an 84-78 decision during the 1981 Gator Bowl Classic in Jacksonville, Florida before the Eagles captured victories in the opening rounds of the 1985 and 2007 NCAA Tournaments.
Texas Tech will play host South Alabama (Nov. 10) and Maine (Nov. 14) as part of the campus rounds at the United Supermarkets Arena. Game times and television networks for all matchups will be announced at a later date.
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 on the event, visit www.halloffametipoff.com.
Season ticket deposits for the 2017-18 season are currently available and season ticket renewal information will be sent by the Texas Tech Athletics Ticket Office at the end of May. Deposits can be made in person at the Texas Tech Athletics Ticket Office located on the East Side of Jones AT&T Stadium, online at www.TexasTech.com or over the phone at (806) 742-8324.
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2017 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Tipoff Tournament Schedule
Championship Rounds – Mohegan Sun Arena (Uncasville, Connecticut)
Saturday, November 18
Game 1: Texas Tech vs. Boston College – TBA
Game 2: LaSalle vs. Northwestern – TBA
Sunday, November 19
Game 3: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser – TBA
Game 4: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner – TBA
Campus Rounds – United Supermarkets Arena (Lubbock, Texas)
Friday, November 10
South Alabama at Texas Tech – TBA
Tuesday, November 14
Maine at Texas Tech – TBA