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Coaches vs. Cancer Classic

Championship Rounds
November 21-22, 2014
Barclays Center - Brooklyn, NY

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Championship Rounds
Barclays Center - Brooklyn, NY

November 21 - 22, 2014

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About Coaches vs. Cancer

The Coaches vs. Cancer 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 awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs. This program provides critical mission outreach, while raising funds in support of the American Cancer Society's lifesaving efforts to help people stay well and get well, find cures, and fight back through legislative action at the local, state, and national levels. Since 1993, high school and college coaches across the country have raised nearly $87 million to support the Society's fight against cancer. College basketball coaches spend hours planning and preparing for their opponents. Each year, members of the NABC also spend tireless hours to prepare a game plan off the court in the fight against cancer through their involvement with the Coaches vs. Cancer program.

www.CoachesVsCancer.org

Barlcays Center

Barclays Center

The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY will host the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Championship Rounds. 

The 675,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art sports and entertainment venue will be home to the professional basketball team the Brooklyn Nets.

www.BarclaysCenter.com

GET INVOLVED

Visit CoachesVsCancer.org to find out how to get involved with the Coaches vs. Cancer program. Since 1993, coaches have helped raise more than $87 million for the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving work.

ABOUT THE SOCIETY

The American Cancer Society saves lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. Learn more at www.Cancer.org or call us anytime day or night at 800-227-2345.

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Duke Headlines the Field for the 2014 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at Barclays Center in Brooklyn

 

--Blue Devils to be joined by Stanford, Temple and UNLV

For the Championship Rounds November 21 and 22--

truTV to Exclusively Televise all Four Games

BROOKLYN, NY (March 4, 2014) – On November 21 and 22, perennial Top Ten team Duke University will join Stanford University, Temple University and the University of Nevada Las Vegas at Barclays Center in Brooklyn for the championship rounds of the 2014 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic®, an annual basketball event hosted by the Coaches vs. Cancer program, a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society® and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.  The event will benefit the American Cancer Society to support their mission to save more lives and help finish the fight against cancer.   

The semifinal matchups will be held on Friday, November 21.  The finals will take place the following day, Saturday, November 22, beginning with the consolation game, followed by the championship game with all four games being broadcast exclusively on truTV.

Tickets for the championship round games at Barclays Center will be available Monday, March 10, beginning at 10:00am EDT and may be purchased through www.ticketmaster.comwww.cvcclassic.com, www.barclayscenter.com or by calling 800-745-3000.  Benefits the American Cancer Society. 

The complete bracket, including matchups and television broadcast times for the 2014 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic will be announced at a later date.

For more information on the 2014 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, please visit www.cvcclassic.com and follow us on twitter @CVCClassic

---- 2014 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Championship Rounds ----

 Semifinal Doubleheader                               Championship Doubleheader

  Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY                         Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY

 Friday, November 21                                       Saturday, November 22

 

 Duke -Ranked in the top 10 with an overall record of 23-6…… currently tied for third place in the ACC with a record of 12-4…. Led by freshman forward Jabari Parker and sophomore forward Rodney Hood …….  The Blue Devils own the consensus number one recruiting class for next season featuring center Jahlil Okafor and point guard Tyus Jones………..Legendary Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski had this to say about participating in the 2014 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic: “At Duke, we are excited to play in an outstanding field that includes Stanford, Temple and UNLV at the 2014 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. Not only will the basketball be terrific, but the mission of the tournament – to increase cancer awareness and support to defeat the disease – is even more important. The opportunity to play in high level games at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, one of the best facilities in all of sports, is an added bonus for us.”

Stanford- Having one of their better seasons in recent history with an overall record of 18-10……. Currently tied for fourth place in the PAC-12 with a conference record of 9-7…….Looking to make the NCAA Tournament field for the first time since the 2007-08 season ……. Led by junior guard Chasson Randle and junior swingman Anthony Brown ……. Cardinal Head Coach Johnny Dawkins, in his 6th season in Palo Alto, stated:  “We are thrilled to be participating in next year’s Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, which has built a reputation as one of the premier non-conference tournaments while also advocating on behalf of such an important cause. We are excited to be part of such a competitive field; one that will serve as an early-season test prior to Pac-12 play. Both of our trips to Barclays Center this fall resulted in positive experiences for our program and the atmosphere on game-day was terrific.”

 

Temple- Experiencing a difficult 2013-14 season with an overall record of 7-21…….. In their first season in the new America Athletic Conference, the owls have a 2-14 record……. Facing missing out on the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2007…….. Led by senior guard Dalton Pepper and junior guard Will Cummings……. Fran Dunphy, Head Coach of the Owls since 2006 said: "It is an honor to be participating in such a prestigious tournament as the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. The Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Program is something that we, as coaches, are proud to support.  So to be playing in this tournament is not only great for our team and our fans, but also helps to continue to raise awareness and money to combat this deadly disease."  

 

UNLV- Currently standing at 19-10 overall, with a 10-6 record in the Mountain West Conference, good for third place…….. Attempting to avoid missing the NCAA Tournament for only the second time since 2006……. Led by junior guard Bryce Dejean-Jones and junior forward Khem Birch……… Also boasts the 6th ranked recruiting  class for next season, featuring Rashad Vaughn, Goodluck Okonoboh, and Dwayne Morgan……… Head Coach Dave Rice had this to say about playing in the 2014 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic:  "We are honored to play in this prestigious event and to be included with such a strong field. We haven't played in New York in many years and are excited for the opportunity to play on a national stage."

 

About the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic

The Coaches vs. Cancer Classic (www.cvcclassic.com) is one of the most prestigious early-season college basketball tournaments. Twelve teams will compete in the event with four of them serving as regional hosts. Regional Round action takes place from November 14-17 with the four hosts advancing to the Championship Rounds, November 21-22, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The remainder of the field will participate in a round-robin series at one of two sub-host sites.  The Coaches vs. Cancer program (www.coachesvscancer.org) is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (www.NABC.org) that 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 awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs. Since 1993 the initiative has raised more than $87 million dollars 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.

 

The Coaches vs. Cancer Classic is produced by Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc. (www.BlueRidgeSports.com) a sporting events management company based in the Shenandoah Valley city of Winchester, Virginia.   The Championship Rounds of the Classic will take place at Brooklyn, NY’s new sports and entertainment venue, Barclay’s Center (www.BarclaysCenter.com) and will be aired by Turner Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., on TruTV.


Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Contact:

Amber Godfrey, Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc.

917-969-2990 ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

 

2013 Philips Norelco Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Champions

MICHIGAN STATE 

For more information on the 2013 Philips Norelco Coaches vs. Cancer Classic,, an annual basketball event hosted by the Coaches vs. Cancer program benefiting the American Cancer Society, please visit www.cvcclassic.com and follow us on twitter @CVCClassic.  

About the Philipos Norelco Coaches vs. Cancer Classic

The Philips Norelco Coaches vs. Cancer Classic (www.cvcclassic.com) is one of the most prestigious early-season college basketball tournaments. Twelve teams will compete in the event with four of them serving as regional hosts. Regional Round action takes place from November 9-18 with the four hosts advancing to the Championship Rounds, November 22-23, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The remainder of the field will participate in a round-robin series at one of two sub-host sites.  The Coaches vs. Cancer program (www.coachesvscancer.org) is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (www.NABC.org) that 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 awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs. Since 1993 the initiative has raised more than $87 million dollars 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.

The Philips Norelco Coaches vs. Cancer Classic is produced by Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc. (www.BlueRidgeSports.com) a sporting events management company based in the Shenandoah Valley city of Winchester, Virginia.   The Championship Rounds of the Classic will take place at Brooklyn, NY’s new sports and entertainment venue, Barclay’s Center (www.BarclaysCenter.com) and will be aired by Turner Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., on TruTV.

 

Philips Norelco Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Contact:

Amber Godfrey, Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc.

917-969-2990 ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 23, 2013

The 2013 Philips Norelco Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, an annual basketball event hosted by the Coaches vs. Cancer program benefiting the American Cancer Society, crowned its 19th champion this evening at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. as Michigan State pulled away late and defeated Oklahoma 87-76.  The Classic concluded its 24 game slate as all 12 teams competed in six games tonight including the championship and consolation games at the Barclays Center as well as sub-host site play at the M.A.C. Center on the campus of Kent State in Kent, Ohio, and at the Chiles Center on the campus of the University of Portland in Portland, Ore.

Two undefeated squads, the #1 ranked Michigan State Spartans and the Oklahoma Sooners, took the floor at the Barclays Center to vie for the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Championship.  Oklahoma was not intimidated by the top ranked Spartans as it came out of the locker room.  The Sooners took an early 11 point lead, 22-11, at the 10:51 mark in the first half.  Michigan State battled back to take the lead 29-28 on a Branden Dawson dunk with 6:38 remaining in the half.  That bucket was part of a 28-9 Spartan run to close the half, and MSU took a 45-31 lead into the break.

The second half saw the Spartans keep the Sooners at bay, but Oklahoma continued to fight and rally to within four points on two different occasions.  The last rally closed on a Ryan Spangler layup with 3:16 remaining, but Michigan State finished the game on a 12-5 run to close out the victory.  Michigan State was able to pound the ball inside, holding a 42-26 advantage in points in the paint and shooting 50% for the game, as it handed Oklahoma the first loss of their season.

Oklahoma (4-1) got a strong outing from Cameron Clark, who led all scorers with 32 points, and Isaiah Cousins added 15 to the Sooners total.  Michigan State (6-0) saw Keith Appling drop in 27, and Gary Harris scored 21 to lead the Spartan charge.  Branden Dawson contributed his third double-double of the season, scoring 18 and grabbing 10 boards.

#1 Michigan State  87 , Oklahoma 76, (Box Score;  Game Recaps:  Oklahoma ; Michigan State)

The consolation game saw a tightly contested battle between Seton Hall and Virginia Tech as the Pirates were able to make the short bus ride home from Brooklyn to Newark with a one point victory, 68-67.  Virginia Tech raced out to an early ten point lead after Ben Emelogu drained a jumper with 15:33 on the clock in the first period.  The Hokies led 26-16 at the 9:45 mark when Seton Hall went on an 11-0 run over the next 3:10 to take a 27-26 lead.  The Pirates went to their locker room leading 38-36.

The contest remained tight throughout the second half with three ties and four lead changes.  A three pointer by Fuquan Edwin with 27 seconds left gave Seton Hall a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.  A pair of Edwin free throws with four seconds remaining secured the Pirate victory, as the Hokie three pointer by Emelogu at the buzzer was futile.

Viriginia Tech (3-3) saw Jarell Eddie record a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds as he led all scorers.  Emelogu also scored 18 to contribute to the Virginia Tech total.  Seton Hall (4-2) was led by Edwin’s 18 points and Jaren Sina came off the bench to score 13.  The Pirates also got a double-double of their own as Eugene Teague pulled down 10 rebounds and dropped in 10 points.

Seton Hall 68, Virginia Tech 67  (Box Score;  Game Recaps:  Seton Hall ; Virginia Tech)


After torching the MAC Center nets a night earlier, Western Carolina couldn’t buy a shot in the first half, and didn’t fare much better in the second, as the Catamounts shot 29% in the first half and 34.3% on the night and fell to USC Upstate 72-58 at the M.A.C. Center in Kent, Ohio.  The Spartans had the hot shooting hand in the first half, converting on 57.7% of their attempts, racing out to a 20 point lead before half, and entered the locker room ahead 43-26.  WCU was able to cut the lead to eight with 1:51 remaining but ran out of gas, and Upstate finished with the 14 point victory.

Western Carolina (4-4) had a pair of guards, Trey Sumler and Brandon Boggs, score 16 points each to lead the way for the Catamounts.   USC Upstate (3-3) got 17 points from Ricardo Glenn and 13 from Fred Miller.

Western Carolina 58, USC Upstate 72  (Box Score;  Game Recaps:  Western Carolina ; USC Upstate)

The nightcap at the MAC Center saw Kent State shoot 60.7% for the game including 47% from three point land as the home crowd watched the Golden Flashes outlast Niagara 102-97.  It was the 10th time in Coaches vs. Cancer Classic history that a team has scored 100 or more points and was the most since Maryland scored 105 against Seattle on November 8, 2010.

Kent State (6-1) was led by Mark Henniger with 20 points, and Kris Brewer, who hit the game winning free throw the night before, chipped in with 16.  Niagara’s Antoine Mason, the nation’s leading scorer, again led all scorers with 31 points.  Mason scored 31 or more points in all four games of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic and his tournament point total of 131 shattered the Classic record of 98 set by Texas’ Jordan Hamilton in 2010.

100 point games in the Coaches vs Cancer Classic
11/21/09 – Robert Morris 107, Alcorn State 70

11/08/10 – Maryland 105, Seattle 76
11/11/04 – Syracuse 104, Northern Colorado 54

11/09/06 – Texas 103, Alcorn State 44

11/23/13 – Kent State 102, Niagara 97

11/05/07 – Memphis 102, Tennessee-Martin 75

11/07/06 – Maryland 102, Hampton 75

11/11/04 – Memphis 102, Savannah State 40

11/11/09 – Syracuse 100, Robert Morris 60

11/09/00 – Ohio State 100, Alcorn State 60

Kent State 102, Niagara 97  (Box Score;  Game Recaps:  Kent State ; Niagara)


The first game of the evening in Portland saw the Columbia Lions hold off a late run by the Idaho Vandals to win 65-60.  Idaho had an early advantage until Columbia took the lead on a Maodo Lo three with 5:57 left in the first half.  Columbia made their last field goal of the game with 7:16 remaining but was able to withstand an 18-5 Vandal run to close out the game for a five point victory.

Idaho (3-3) was led in scoring by Connor Hill’s 12 points and Sekou Wiggs’ 11.  Columbia (3-3) was led for the third consecutive game by Lo who scored 20.  Alex Rosenberg came off the bench to score 17 in the Lion victory.

Idaho 60, Columbia 65  (Box Score;  Game Recaps:  Columbia ; Idaho)

The Portland night cap saw the home team Pilots take an eight point lead into the break, extend their lead to 14 with 16:47 left, but ultimately were unable to hold off the Mean Green as North Texas won a two overtime marathon match 77-72.  After trailing by 14 in the second half, North Texas tied the score with 7:41 left, and both teams held leads coming down the stretch.  The Mean Green were able to extend the game into the first overtime period on a Chris Jones layup with 16 seconds left in the second half.  Portland never trailed in the first overtime period, but North Texas was again able to extend the game as TJ Taylor knocked down a jumper with 22 seconds left.  North Texas was then able to control the second overtime taking their largest lead of the game, seven points, with seven seconds remaining.

Portland (3-3) was led in scoring for the third consecutive game by junior center Thomas van der Mars who scored 21 while also grabbing 11 rebounds for his second double-double of the season.  Ryan Nicholas also recorded his second double-double of the season scoring 15 and pulling down 16 rebounds.   North Texas (3-3) got 21 points from T.J. Taylor, who led all scorers, and got a double-double of their own from Chris Jones who had 12 points and 10 rebounds.

North Texas 77, Portland 72 (2 OT)  (Box Score;  Game Recaps:  Portland ; North Texas)

For more information on the 2013 Philips Norelco Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, please visit www.cvcclassic.com and follow us on twitter @CVCClassic.


About the Philips Norelco Coaches vs. Cancer Classic

The Philips Norelco Coaches vs. Cancer Classic (www.cvcclassic.com) is one of the most prestigious early-season college basketball tournaments. Twelve teams will compete in the event with four of them serving as regional hosts. Regional Round action takes place from November 9-18 with the four hosts advancing to the Championship Rounds, November 22-23, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The remainder of the field will participate in a round-robin series at one of two sub-host sites. The Coaches vs. Cancer program (www.coachesvscancer.org) is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (www.NABC.org) that 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 awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs. Since 1993 the initiative has raised more than $87 million dollars 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.

The Philips Norelco Coaches vs. Cancer Classic is produced by Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc. (www.BlueRidgeSports.com) a sporting events management company based in the Shenandoah Valley city of Winchester, Virginia. The Championship Rounds of the Classic will take place at Brooklyn, NY’s new sports and entertainment venue, Barclay’s Center (www.BarclaysCenter.com) and will be aired by Turner Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., on TruTV.

Philips Norelco Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Contact:

Amber Godfrey, Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc.

917-969-2990 ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

 

 

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