Spartan Men's Basketball Set to Participate in SCB Hall of Fame Classic

Spartan Men's Basketball Set to Participate in SCB Hall of Fame Classic

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – With much excitement, Small College Basketball announces the details for the 2017 Small College Basketball (SCB) Hall of Fame Classic. The St. Thomas Aquinas men's basketball team was selected to participate and will open their season on November 3rd against Ferris State University.  

"We are honored to be included in what has become the top DII tournament in the country.  It is another step forward for our program to be included with these prestigious programs", commented head coach Tobin Anderson.  "We are playing two of the top teams in the country in Ferris State and Findlay, but our guys are competitive and they are excited about the challenge.   We have always wanted to play the best schedule possible, and we will learn a great deal about our team in our first two games"

The SCB Hall of Fame Classic will be held on Friday and Saturday, November 3 & 4, at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana. There will be two sessions for each of the two days, and tickets will be available at the Ford Center (www.thefordcenter.com) at a date to be determined shortly. 

The SCB Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will precede the Hall of Fame Classic, as the induction ceremony will take place on Thursday, November 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Doubletree in Evansville. The 12-member Hall of Fame Class of 2017 was announced recently, and consists of the following inductees: Zelmo Beaty (Prairie View A&M), Walt Frazier (Southern Illinois), Emil Liston (Baker/NAIA), Bob Love (Southern), Coach Don Meyer (Hamline, David Lipscomb & Northern State), Coach Dave Robbins (Virginia Union), Jack Sikma (Illinois Wesleyan), Elmore Smith (Kentucky State), Jim Spivey (Southeastern Oklahoma), Rico Swanson (Bethel, IN), George Tinsley (Kentucky Wesleyan) and Al Tucker (Oklahoma Baptist).  
 
Tables and tickets will be available through the Evansville Sports Corporation (www.hofclassic.com) at a date to be determined shortly. 
"We are very pleased to announce the details for the 2017 Small College Basketball Hall of Fame Classic," said Small College Basketball Founder John McCarthy. "Once again, the Classic will take place at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana, and once again, we will have some of the finest NCAA Division II basketball teams in the country participating in the Classic."
 
"I sincerely congratulate the eight teams that have been selected for this unique and special event that has quickly become the finest in-season event in NCAA Division II basketball. Additionally, I'd like to sincerely thank the Division II Conference Commissioners Association and the NCAA for granting the exemption for the Hall of Fame Classic. This gesture provides tremendous credibility, and we are truly grateful." 
 

The game schedule for the 2017 Small College Basketball Hall of Fame Classic is as follows:

Friday, November 3

Session 1
 

12:00     Ferris State vs. St. Thomas Aquinas (STAC)

2:30       Indiana University – Pennsylvania (IUP) vs. Findlay
 

Session 2

6:00       Southern Indiana vs. Augustana
8:30       Kentucky Wesleyan vs. Montevallo
 
 
Saturday, November 4

 

Session 3

12:00     Ferris State vs. Indiana University – Pennsylvania (IUP)
 

2:30       Findlay vs. St. Thomas Aquinas (STAC)

 

Session 4

 

6:00       Southern Indiana vs. Kentucky Wesleyan

8:30       Augustana vs. Montevallo

 

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