Elon-UMass Matchup Selected As Basketball Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase Game

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today, Nov. 6, that the Elon men’s basketball contest against UMass this season will be the 2012 Holiday Showcase game and played at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass., on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 12 p.m.

Elon and UMass and meeting for the second straight season, as the Phoenix opened its 2011-12 campaign against the Minutemen in Amherst, Mass.

Tickets for the Hall of Fame Showcase will be priced at $20 and $14. Tickets are now on sale via Ticketmaster outlets or the MassMutual Center box office during business hours.

Located in Springfield, 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.

Elon opens its 2012-13 campaign on Saturday, Nov. 10, at Butler inside Hinkle Fieldhouse.