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| November 2013 | Fairfield University News Channel

Fairfield Basketball to Face Louisville Saturday

Fairfield University men's basketball will face Louisville on Nov. 23 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville Connecticut, as part of the 2013 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Tip Off Tournament.

Tickets for this tournament can be purchased through a Hall of Fame ticket package or through the purchase of season tickets. For information, please call the Fairfield University Athletic Ticket Office at (203) 254-4136 or email at hsmaldone@fairfield.edu.

2013 Naismith Hall of Fame Schedule - Naismith Bracket
November 23
12 pm - Richmond vs. North Carolina
2 pm - Fairfield vs. Louisville

November 24
1 pm - Championship Game
3 pm - Consolation Game

"We are happy to play in a prestigious tournament like the Hall of Fame Tip Off," Head Coach Sydney Johnson said. "Our current players, recruits, and coaches are excited to continue playing a challenging non-conference schedule every season. We are proud to be a part of this tournament and welcome the opportunity to compete against some of the top teams in the nation."

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) will once again serve as the host conference for the annual event. The MAAC will host the men's and women's basketball championships at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass. this March and has developed a strong partnership with the Basketball Hall of Fame, including the opening of the MAAC exhibit in the Hall of Fame museum.

Meanwhile, coach Johnson has started a unique offer for students who attend home games — an opportunity to win their textbooks for the spring semester.

Starting o Nov. 16, during every game day, a key word will be tweeted out through the official Fairfield Men's Basketball twitter account (@StagsMensBball). Students who follow the men's basketball twitter feed will discover the winning word and may have the opportunity to turn that word into books.

A student will be selected at each home, and if he or she knows the key word, then he or she will have the chance to make three hooks shots from outside the key. If three shots go into the basket in 10 seconds, the student will receive free textbooks for the spring semester, paid for by Coach Johnson. The competition will continue until a student wins the contest.

"There is nothing that replaces the energy and spirit of our students when they come out for our home games at Webster Bank Arena," said Coach Johnson. "The building is electric and our players and coaches feed off of their energy. If I can reward our students on campus for coming to Webster Bank Arena and showing off their Fairfield Pride, I'm all in."

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