The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and Gazelle Group today announced the complete schedule of matchups for the season-opening event known as “Bubbleville.” Games will be played November 25 – December 5, 2020 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Bubbleville will house several events relocated and reimagined due to COVID-19 and provides a controlled environment with teams and event staff adhering to tribal, government, and NCAA health and safety protocols and testing requirements. At this time, all games are expected to be played without fans in attendance.
The event will feature 45 games in 11 days, showcasing 40 NCAA Division I men’s and women’s teams. The schedule will be headlined by several preseason ranked squads including #2 Baylor, #3 Villanova, #4 Virginia, #18 Arizona State and #20 Oregon for the men and #3 UConn, #5 Louisville and #6 Mississippi State for the women. Select games will be available on the ESPN networks. All games airing on ESPN networks will also be available on the ESPN App, accessible on computers, smartphones, tablets, and connected devices to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider. All other games will be streamed via FloHoops. The schedule to date is available below, along with broadcast information.
In the coming days, additional games featuring Oregon and Missouri will be added to the schedule on December 2 and 3. Each school will play two games, including one game against each other.
Events taking place in Bubbleville include the Roman Legends Classic presented by Old Trapper, the 2K Empire Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project presented by Continental Tire, the HomeLight Classic, the Air Force Reserve Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament, the Air Force Reserve Basketball Hall of Fame Women’s Challenge, the Jimmy V Women’s Challenge and several pods and single game contests developed specifically for Bubbleville.
To learn more, visit www.hoophall.com/events/bubbleville or follow @hoophall #Bubbleville on Twitter and Instagram.
The complete schedule is as follows (all times ET):
—– Wednesday, November 25 —–
St. Bonaventure vs. Towson – 9:00 a.m. FloHoops
Rhode Island vs. Stephen F. Austin – 11:30 a.m. FloHoops
Virginia vs. Maine – 2:00 p.m. FloHoops
Florida vs. UMass Lowell – 4:30 p.m. FloHoops
2K Empire Classic: Villanova vs. Boston College – 7:00 p.m. ESPN
2K Empire Classic: Baylor vs. Arizona State – 9:30 p.m. ESPN
—– Thursday, November 26 —–
Rhode Island vs. Towson – 11:00 a.m. FloHoops
St. Bonaventure vs. Stephen F. Austin – 1:30 p.m. FloHoops
Siena vs. UMass – 4:00 p.m. FloHoops
2K Empire Classic 3rd Place Game – 7:00 p.m. ESPN
2K Empire Classic Championship Game – 9:30 p.m. ESPN
—– Friday, November 27 —–
HomeLight Classic: Virginia vs. Florida – 11:30 a.m. ESPN
Towson vs. Stephen F. Austin – 2:00 p.m. FloHoops
UMass vs. Delaware – 4:30 p.m. FloHoops
Central Connecticut State vs. Maine – 7:00 p.m. FloHoops
St. Bonaventure vs. Army – 9:30 p.m. FloHoops
—– Saturday, November 28 —–
AFR Hall of Fame Women’s Challenge: Mississippi State vs. Maine – 10:00 a.m. FloHoops
AFR Hall of Fame Women’s Challenge: UConn vs. Quinnipiac – 12:30 p.m. TBA
Delaware vs. Siena – 3:00 p.m. FloHoops
AFR Hall of Fame Tip-Off: Rhode Island vs. South Florida – 5:30 p.m. ESPN3
AFR Hall of Fame Tip-Off: Virginia Tech vs. Temple – 8:00 p.m. ESPNEWS
—– Sunday, November 29 —–
AFR Hall of Fame Women’s Challenge: Consolation Game – 9:30 a.m. FloHoops
UMass vs. Iona – 12:00 p.m. FloHoops
AFR Hall of Fame Women’s Challenge Championship Game – 3:00 p.m. ESPN
AFR Hall of Fame Tip-Off: Rhode Island vs. Temple – 5:30 p.m. ESPN2
AFR Hall of Fame Tip-Off: Virginia Tech vs. South Florida – 8:00 p.m. ESPN2
—– Monday, November 30 —–
Vermont vs. Buffalo – 11:30 a.m. FloHoops
Siena vs. Liberty – 2:00 p.m. FloHoops
Boston College vs. St. John’s – 9:00 p.m. TBA
—– Tuesday, December 1 —–
St. Bonaventure vs. Vermont – 11:30 a.m. FloHoops
Roman Legends Classic: USC vs. BYU – 2:30 p.m. ESPN2
Roman Legends Classic: UConn vs. Vanderbilt – 5:00 p.m. ESPN2
Iona vs. Buffalo – 7:30 p.m. FloHoops
UMass vs. South Florida – 9:30 p.m. FloHoops
—– Wednesday, December 2 —–
Vermont vs. Iona – 5:30 p.m. FloHoops
AFR Hall of Fame Tip-Off Springfield Bracket: Drexel vs. Quinnipiac – 8:00 p.m. FloHoops
—– Thursday, December 3 —–
AFR Hall of Fame Tip-Off Mid Major: Albany vs. Drexel – 1:30 p.m. FloHoops
Roman Legends Classic: Championship Game – 7:00 p.m. ESPN
Roman Legends Classic: Third Place Game – 9:30 p.m. ESPN2
—– Friday, December 4 —–
AFR Hall of Fame Tip-Off Springfield Bracket: Albany vs. Quinnipiac – 4:00 p.m. FloHoops
Jimmy V Women’s Classic: UConn vs. Louisville – 7:00 p.m. ESPN
—– Saturday, December 5 —–
UConn vs. NC State – 2:00 p.m. TBA
About Mohegan Sun Arena
Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas. Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. In 2015, Mohegan Sun took home the IEBA award for “Casino of the Year.” Mohegan Sun also won “Casino of the Year” in 2 categories at the 2013 & 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1-888.226-7711, ext. 27163.
About Gazelle Group
The Gazelle Group is a sports marketing firm, specializing in event production and management, client representation, and sponsorship consulting. Gazelle produces numerous nationally-recognized events, such as the 2K Empire Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project presented by Continental Tire, the Roman Legends Classic Presented by Old Trapper, the Gotham Classic, the Sunshine Slam, the Bluegrass Showcase, the Holiday Face-Off, and the College Basketball Invitational. For more information on the Gazelle Group, please visit gazellegroup.com.
About the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was born, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting, preserving and celebrating the game of basketball at every level – men and women, amateur and professional players, coaches and contributors, both domestically and internationally. The Hall of Fame museum is home to more than 400 inductees and over 40,000 square feet of basketball history. Nearly 200,000 people visit the Hall of Fame museum each year to learn about the game, experience the interactive exhibits and test their skills on the Jerry Colangelo “Court of Dreams.” Best known for its annual marquee Enshrinement Ceremony honoring the game’s elite, the Hall of Fame also operates over 70 high school and collegiate competitions annually throughout the country and abroad. For more information on the Basketball Hall of Fame organization, its museum and events, visit www.hoophall.com, follow @hoophall or call 1-877-4HOOPLA.