Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Championship Round Matchups Set

 KANSAS CITY, MO – The National Association of Basketball Coaches and the American Cancer Society announced today the matchups for the Championship Round of the 2012 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.

On Friday, November 16th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, Brigham Young will take on Florida State at 7:00pm ETfollowed immediately by Notre Dame and Saint Joseph’s.  On Saturday, November 17th, the Consolation Game will tip off at 7:00pm ET, followed by the 2012 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Championship Game.  All four games of the 2012 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at Barclays Center will be televised live on truTV.

Tickets for the Championship Round games at Barclays Center may be purchased by visiting or




Semifinal Doubleheader

Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY

Friday, November 16 – 7:00 PM ET

Brigham Young vs. Florida State (truTV)

Notre Dame vs. Saint Joseph’s (truTV)


Championship Doubleheader

Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY

Saturday, November 17 – 7:00 PM ET

Consolation Game (truTV)

Championship Game (truTV)

About the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic

The Coaches vs. Cancer Classic ( is one of the most prestigious early-season college basketball tournaments. Twelve schools will compete in the event, with four of those teams serving as regional hosts. Regional round action takes place November 9-13, 2012 with the four hosts advancing to the championship rounds on November 16-17, 2012 at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The remainder of the field will participate in a round-robin series at one of two sub host sites.

A nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society ( and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (, the Coaches vs. Cancer program ( 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 fundraising activities and advocacy. Since 1993, the initiative has raised more than $85 million 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. ( a sporting events management company based in the Shenandoah Valley city of Winchester, Virginia. The championship round of the Classic will take place at Barclays Center (, a brand-new sports and entertainment venue in the heart of Brooklyn, and will be aired on TruTV by Turner Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.


About Barclays Center

Scheduled to open on September 28, 2012, Barclays Center will be a major sports and entertainment venue in the heart of Brooklyn, New York. Developed by Brooklyn-based real estate developer Forest City Ratner Companies, and designed by the award-winning architectural firms AECOM ( and SHoP Architects (, Barclays Center will have one of the most intimate seating configurations ever designed into a modern multi-purpose arena, with unparalleled sightlines and first-class amenities. Barclays Center will offer  approximately 18,200 seats for basketball and up to 19,000 seats for concerts, and will also have 101 luxury suites, four bars/lounges, four clubs, and 40/40 CLUB & Restaurant by American Express.

Barclays Center will host an extensive variety of events, including premier concerts, monthly major professional boxing cards, top college basketball, family shows, professional hockey, and the Brooklyn Nets. Some of the special programming that is already scheduled includes JAY Z, who will open the building on September 28 with the first of his eight concerts, Barbra StreisandAndrea BocelliRihanna, Justin Bieber, Journey, Leonard Cohen, The WhoBob Dylan and His Band with Special Guest Mark Knopfler, Rush, John Legend, THE SMASHING PUMPKINS, Green Day, UB40, Shaggy, Beres Hammond, Maxi Priest, Hezekiah WalkerNeil Young & Crazy Horse, The King’s Men gospel concert with Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp, Donnie McClurkin, and Israel Houghton, 2012 Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound™Russell Peters, the Barclays Center Classic men’s college basketball tournament, Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball ChampionshipCoaches vs. Cancer ClassicIslanders vs. Devils game, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and Disney on Ice, Kellogg’s® Tour of Gymnastics Champions, andthe New York Masters equestrian show jumping. Current programming alliances with Barclays Center include Golden Boy Promotions, IMG, Feld Entertainment, Lagardère Unlimited, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

In addition to Barclays, the naming rights partner, Founding Partners for Barclays Center include American Honda Motor Co., Inc., American Express, Calvin Klein, Cushman & Wakefield, EmblemHealth, Foxwoods Resort Casino, GEICO, MetroPCS, Stolichnaya, and Ticketmaster. Other sponsors include: adidas, Anheuser-Busch, The Coca-Cola Company, Haier America, HighPoint Solutions, LIU Brooklyn, New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, SONY, Tyco, and Willis.

Located atop one of the largest transportation hubs in New York City, Barclays Center will be accessible by 11 subway lines, the Long Island Rail Road, and 11 bus lines.

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