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2014 Hall of Fame Tip Off

Post by MikeUMA » Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:50 am

I've split out a bunch of posts about the Tip Off games and created this new thread.


Looks like the Mohegan games will be on
Sat, Nov 22
Sun, Nov 23
That's the weekend before Thanksgiving.

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Post by Swampy » Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:54 am

Start saving your table money.

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Post by MikeEsq » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:42 am

+1

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Post by natwam2547 » Thu May 01, 2014 10:40 am

http://www.masslive.com/umassbasketball ... s_dat.html


Not quite sure I understand though. Sounds like they are set on playing ND on the 22nd and FSU on the 23rd, but there is still a consolation/championship game on the 23rd. I understand Providence is the other team involved and Umass already plays them, so are they scrapping the usual format this year because of that?
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Post by NilesGold » Thu May 01, 2014 10:51 am

^ I think they just corrected the article, there is now no mention of a championship and consolation game on the 23rd. I can only assume there are rules against having a team play 2 games on the same day?

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Post by natwam2547 » Thu May 01, 2014 10:55 am

Oh there's no way that would happen. My guess is because Umass already plays Providence next year, they are going to get rid of the champ/consolation format and just have the 22nd be Umass/ND and PC/FSU and the 23rd be Umass/FSU and ND/Providence. I know this past year it was a winner of game 1 vs winner of game 2 type deal with Louisville and UNC meeting in the finals.

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Post by mdogt12 » Thu May 01, 2014 11:11 am

Matt Vautour ‏@GazetteUMass 2h
Dates: UMass vs. Manhattan is Nov. 19; vs. Northeastern is Nov. 26; be. ND Nov. 22 and FSU Nov. 23

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Post by mdogt12 » Thu May 01, 2014 12:54 pm

http://www.umassathletics.com/sports/m- ... 14aaa.html

http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/uma ... elease.pdf

Championship games are for Springfield Bracket only. We are in Naismith Bracket.

We play at 12:00 each day.
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Post by Marty Peretz » Thu May 01, 2014 3:30 pm

Thrilled that the Northeastern game is the Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving. Any fans whose folks live in the area and are home for the holidays (ie yours truly) will be in attendance and I suspect attendance totals will be way higher for that one than for your average November Wednesday non-con game, even if students have already headed home.

I'm also already planning a Mohegan trip. Anyone else planning on going?

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Post by mdogt12 » Thu May 01, 2014 5:36 pm

Will try to be there.

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Post by Chris20 » Thu May 01, 2014 6:51 pm

Isnt it it a little early for one of Marty's weird roll calls?

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Post by xlgman » Thu May 01, 2014 10:41 pm

Chris20 wrote:Isnt it it a little early for one of Marty's weird roll calls?
No - it's crucial that we know what section to all migrate to. I'll be checking the Ticketmaster seating chart and let you all know what sections are going quickly. I've got three inquiries already cooking to find out what sections are for UMass and what bench we'll be at. I'm also checking into the Farmer's Almanac and local booking agents. If we can couple this with a high profile boy band the same weekend, we could hit the jackpot, no pun intended. Marty really needs this data so he can plug it into his attendance predictor algorithm. Every butt matters.

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Post by Chris20 » Fri May 02, 2014 6:47 am

Understood. Carry on.


Me +1.

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Post by Marty Peretz » Fri May 02, 2014 10:35 am

xlgman wrote:
Chris20 wrote:Isnt it it a little early for one of Marty's weird roll calls?
No - it's crucial that we know what section to all migrate to. I'll be checking the Ticketmaster seating chart and let you all know what sections are going quickly. I've got three inquiries already cooking to find out what sections are for UMass and what bench we'll be at. I'm also checking into the Farmer's Almanac and local booking agents. If we can couple this with a high profile boy band the same weekend, we could hit the jackpot, no pun intended. Marty really needs this data so he can plug it into his attendance predictor algorithm. Every butt matters.
A couple of ball breakers over here, wow. Happy Friday to you too, fellas.

For the record, an event like this requires considerably more advanced planning than other games and given that tickets go on sale soon, I figured I'd see if anyone I know from the board was going (so that I could then reach out off the board and start the conversation about attending). That's probably a very busy weekend at the casino and sometimes hotel deals can be had if you purchase pretty far in advance. Plus, given that it's right before Thanksgiving and that the game times are really early on a super busy weekend for people, I didn't see a problem. And no, I wasn't trying to get a headcount (I'll save that for at least September).

But pardon me for killing time by asking a benign question on a slow work day.

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Post by Chris20 » Fri May 02, 2014 1:01 pm

Just busting your balls a little. You've poked fun at your own attendance census' before.

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