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Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic

Championship Rounds
November 21-22, 2014
Barclays Center - Brooklyn, NY

Host Rounds at Host School - November 2014

Sub-Host Rounds at Sub-Host School - November 2014

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Championship Rounds
Barclays Center - Brooklyn, NY

November 21 - 22, 2014

 



About Coaches vs. Cancer

The Coaches vs. Cancer 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 awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs. This program provides critical mission outreach, while raising funds in support of the American Cancer Society's lifesaving efforts to help people stay well and get well, find cures, and fight back through legislative action at the local, state, and national levels. Since 1993, high school and college coaches across the country have raised nearly $87 million to support the Society's fight against cancer. College basketball coaches spend hours planning and preparing for their opponents. Each year, members of the NABC also spend tireless hours to prepare a game plan off the court in the fight against cancer through their involvement with the Coaches vs. Cancer program.

www.CoachesVsCancer.org

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Barclays Center

The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY will host the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Championship Rounds. 

The 675,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art sports and entertainment venue will be home to the professional basketball team the Brooklyn Nets.

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GET INVOLVED

Visit CoachesVsCancer.org to find out how to get involved with the Coaches vs. Cancer program. Since 1993, coaches have helped raise more than $87 million for the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving work.

ABOUT THE SOCIETY

The American Cancer Society saves lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. Learn more at www.Cancer.org or call us anytime day or night at 800-227-2345.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 17, 2014

The 2014 Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, an annual basketball event hosted by the Coaches vs. Cancer program benefiting the American Cancer Society, completed the last of eight Host Round games with a game tonight in Philadelphia, PA as Temple hosted Louisiana Tech at the Liacouras Center. 

Temple was awarded 23 more free throws than Louisiana Tech, and combined with a rough shooting night from the line by the Bulldogs ended up with 22 more points via free throws and on top 82-75 when the final buzzer sounded.

La Tech led for most of the first half, and when freshman guard Xavian Stapleton drained a three-pointer at the 8:34 mark, the Bulldogs had finished a 13-0 run and led 29-17.  Temple responded by cutting the deficit to four at the half and continued the run coming out of the break and completed the 14-0 run with 15:17 left to play and a 44-38 lead.  Temple was able to extend its lead to 11 points when it made its last field goal with 4:25 to play.  The Owls (2-0) made 14-of-20 free throws in the last three minutes to hold off the Bulldogs (1-1) and finished with the seven point victory.

Temple had four scorers in double figures, led by junior guard Quenton DeCosey and senior guard Will Cummings who each tallied 20 points.  Cummings also contributed 9 rebounds and sophomore forward Mark Williams led the Owls in rebounds with ten.  Louisiana Tech was led by senior guard Raheem Appleby who scored a game-high 26 points while sophomore forward chipped in 14.  Senior forward Michale Kyser and senior guard each grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Bulldogs.

Temple will now take the relatively short trip to New York to battle the fourth ranked Duke Blue Devils in the second semifinal game of the night on November 21st at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.  Game time is set for approximately 9:30 p.m. and the games can be seen on TruTV.   Louisiana Tech is set to host American, Morehead State, and Presbyterian as part of the Sub-Host Rounds on November 21st-23rd at the Thomas Assembly Center in Ruston, LA.

Temple 82, Louisiana Tech 75  (Box Score;  Game Recaps:  Temple ; Louisiana Tech)

For more information on the 2014 Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, please visit www.cvcclassic.com and follow us on twitter @CVCClassic.

About the Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic

The Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic (www.cvcclassic.com) is one of the most prestigious early-season college basketball tournaments. Twelve teams will compete in the event with four of them serving as regional hosts. Regional Round action takes place from November 14-16 with the four hosts advancing to the Championship Rounds, November 21-22, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The remainder of the field will participate in a round-robin series at one of two sub-host sites on November 21-23. The Coaches vs. Cancer program (www.coachesvscancer.org) is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (www.NABC.org) that 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 awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs. Since 1993 the initiative has raised more than $87 million dollars 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 Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic is produced by Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc. (www.BlueRidgeSports.com) a sporting events management company based in the Shenandoah Valley city of Winchester, Virginia. The Championship Rounds of the Classic will take place at Brooklyn, NY’s new sports and entertainment venue, Barclay’s Center (www.BarclaysCenter.com) and will be aired by Turner Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., on TruTV.

Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Contact:

Amber Godfrey, Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc.

917-969-2990 ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 16, 2014

The 2014 Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, an annual basketball event hosted by the Coaches vs. Cancer program benefiting the American Cancer Society, saw the sixth and seventh games in the latest edition of the Classic completed as Stanford hosted South Dakota at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto, CA and UNLV took on Sam Houston State in Las Vegas, NV at the Thomas & Mack Center. 

Stanford took advantage of 31 fouls called against South Dakota and made 20 more free throws than the Coyotes en route to a 84-73 victory.  After leading 1-0 in the opening minute, South Dakota fought hard in the first stanza keeping within two possessions of the Cardinal for most of the half.  But with Stanford leading 23-20 with 8:45 remaining, junior forward Rosco Allen knocked down a jumper which started a 13-2 run, and stretched the lead to 14.  Stanford held that 14-point lead at the half, 40-26.  The Cardinal withstood a brief charge as their lead was cut to six on a four-point play by South Dakota junior guard Sekou Harris, but they could get no closer and Stanford closed out the 11-point victory.

The Coyotes made more field goals and more three-pointers than the Cardinal, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the disparity in free throws.  Stanford went 38-of-46 (82.6%) from the line while South Dakota made 18 of their 25 attempts.

Stanford (2-0) was led by senior guard Chasson Randle who scored a game-high 23 points.  Allen added 17 points, while seniors Stefan Nastic (Center, 14 points, 11 rebounds) and Anthony Brown (Guard, 11 points, 10 rebounds) each recorded a double-double.  South Dakota (0-2) was led in scoring and rebounding by senior guard Brandon Bos who had 19 points and 7 rebounds.  Senior guard Tyler Larson added 11 points and five assists to the Coyotes totals.

Stanford will now travel across the country to take on UNLV in the first semifinal game of the night on Friday, November 21st at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.  Tip time is 7:00 pm EST and the game can be seen on TruTV.  South Dakota will travel to Fairfield, CT to play Fairfield, Sam Houston State, and Wofford at the Arena at Harbor Yard in a round-robin format as part of the Sub-Host Rounds on November 21st-23rd.

Stanford 84, South Dakota 73  (Box Score;  Game Recaps:  Stanford ; South Dakota)

UNLV and Sam Houston State battled down to the wire in a game that included seven ties and ten lead changes on a rough shooting night for both teams.  UNLV shot 36.8% on the night while SHSU fared worse going 30.4% from the field.  Although Sam Houston State led for 24:30 in the game, UNLV took advantage of 15 turnovers by the Bearkats and converted those mistakes into 17 points as the Runnin’ Rebels held on for a 59-57 win.

The first half was a roller coaster of emotion for both teams as no one really took control early until SHSU ran off an 11-0 run over three minutes to take a ten-point lead, 30-20 with 4:05 left in the half.  UNLV answered with an 8-0 run of their own cutting the halftime lead to two, 30-28.

Sam Houston came out of the locker room ready for action and scored the first nine points of the stanza to lead by 11 with 16:37 remaining.  But the Rebels didn’t quit and rallied for a 13-0 run and took the lead 41-39 with 12:10 left.  After trading the lead for the next five minutes, UNLV broke the 47-47 tie with an 8-0 run capped by a three-pointer by freshman guard Patrick McCaw with 4:14 remaining.

SHSU was able to cut the lead to one, 58-57, with a three-pointer by senior guard Kaheem Ransom with just 17 seconds left to play.  After a quick foul, UNLV freshman guard Rashad Vaughn converted only one of his two free throw attempts, which left the Runnin’ Rebels up by two with 16 seconds remaining.  With two fouls to give, UNLV fouled SHSU twice leaving the Bearkats with only six second to inbound the ball and find the tying or winning bucket.  A last second three-point attempt by sophomore guard Dakarai Henderson was no good, and UNLV held on to win and doubled its margin of victory from two night earlier.

UNLV (2-0) was led in scoring for the second consecutive game by freshman Rashad Vaughn, who knocked in 18 points.  Senior guard Cody doolin contributed 10 points and seven assists while freshman center Goodluck Okonoboh controlled the glass and the rim by grabbing 10 rebounds and swatting six shots.  Sam Houston State (1-1) was led in scoring by two senior guards, Ransom and Jabari Peters, who scored 13 and 11 points, respectively.

UNLV will play Stanford in the first semifinal game of the night on Friday, November 21st at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.  Tip time is 7:00 pm EST and the game can be seen on TruTV.  Sam Houston State will travel to Fairfield, CT to play Fairfield, South Dakota, and Wofford at the Arena at Harbor Yard in a round-robin format as part of the Sub-Host Rounds on November 21st-23rd.

UNLV 59, Sam Houston State 57  (Box Score;  Game Recaps:  UNLV ; Sam Houston State)

 

For more information on the 2014 Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, please visit www.cvcclassic.com and follow us on twitter @CVCClassic.

About the Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic

The Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic (www.cvcclassic.com) is one of the most prestigious early-season college basketball tournaments. Twelve teams will compete in the event with four of them serving as regional hosts. Regional Round action takes place from November 14-16 with the four hosts advancing to the Championship Rounds, November 21-22, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The remainder of the field will participate in a round-robin series at one of two sub-host sites on November 21-23. The Coaches vs. Cancer program (www.coachesvscancer.org) is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (www.NABC.org) that 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 awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs. Since 1993 the initiative has raised more than $87 million dollars 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 Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic is produced by Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc. (www.BlueRidgeSports.com) a sporting events management company based in the Shenandoah Valley city of Winchester, Virginia. The Championship Rounds of the Classic will take place at Brooklyn, NY’s new sports and entertainment venue, Barclay’s Center (www.BarclaysCenter.com) and will be aired by Turner Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., on TruTV.

Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Contact:

Amber Godfrey, Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc.

917-969-2990 ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 15, 2014

The 2014 Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, an annual basketball event hosted by the Coaches vs. Cancer program benefiting the American Cancer Society, continued tonight with one matchup in Durham, NC as Duke hosted Fairfield at Cameron Indoor Stadium. 

One night after setting the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic record for most points scored and largest margin of victory, Duke showed no signs of fatigue as they followed up with a similarly dominating performance in a 109-59 win over Fairfield.  The 109 points scored is the second highest total in the Classic’s 20 year history.

Fairfield scored first, on a jumper by junior forward Sidibe Amadou, at the 19:37 mark.  The Stags led for 18 seconds until a three-pointer by Duke’s senior guard Quinn Cook erased the lead and began a 12-2 run by the Blue Devils.  Duke (2-0) held a 44-30 lead at the half and only got tougher in the second half on its way to a 50-point victory.  The Stags just had no answer for Duke’s size and athleticism as the Blue Devils scored 52 points in the paint, 32 points off of turnovers, and ten fast break points.

The Blue Devils were led by freshman forward Justise Winslow who scored a game-high 18 points.  Freshman center Jahlil Okafor followed up his 19-point, 6-rebound debut the night before with another 17 points and 9 boards.  Cook also scored 17 while junior forward Amile Jefferson chipped in with 15 points and 9 boards, tying Okafor for the game-high rebounding mark.  Fairfield (1-1) was led in scoring and rebounding by senior center Marcus Gilbert who had 15 points and 5 rebounds.  Reserve junior forward Coleman Johnson scored 11 points and was the leading contributor to the Stags’ 30-point performance by their bench, one more point than their starters.

After a marquee midweek matchup with Michigan State, Duke will travel to Brooklyn, NY to take on Temple in the second semifinal game of the night on Friday, November 21st at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.  Tip time is scheduled for approximately 9:30 pm EST and the game can be seen on TruTV.    Fairfield is set to host Sam Houston State, South Dakota, and Wofford as part of the Sub-Host Rounds on November 21st-23rd at the Arena at Harbor Yard in Fairfield, CT.

Duke 109, Fairfield 59  (Box Score;  Game Recaps:  Duke ; Fairfield)

100 point games in the Coaches vs Cancer Classic

11/14/14 – Duke 113, Presbyterian 44
11/15/14 – Duke 109, Presbyterian 59
11/21/09 – Robert Morris 107, Alcorn State 70
11/08/10 – Maryland 105, Seattle 76
11/11/04 – Syracuse 104, Northern Colorado 54
11/09/06 – Texas 103, Alcorn State 44
11/23/13 – Kent State 102, Niagara 97
11/05/07 – Memphis 102, Tennessee-Martin 75
11/07/06 – Maryland 102, Hampton 75
11/11/04 – Memphis 102, Savannah State 40
11/11/09 – Syracuse 100, Robert Morris 60
11/09/00 – Ohio State 100, Alcorn State 60

 

For more information on the 2014 Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, please visit www.cvcclassic.com and follow us on twitter @CVCClassic.

About the Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic

The Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic (www.cvcclassic.com) is one of the most prestigious early-season college basketball tournaments. Twelve teams will compete in the event with four of them serving as regional hosts. Regional Round action takes place from November 14-16 with the four hosts advancing to the Championship Rounds, November 21-22, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The remainder of the field will participate in a round-robin series at one of two sub-host sites on November 21-23. The Coaches vs. Cancer program (www.coachesvscancer.org) is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (www.NABC.org) that 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 awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs. Since 1993 the initiative has raised more than $87 million dollars 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 Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic is produced by Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc. (www.BlueRidgeSports.com) a sporting events management company based in the Shenandoah Valley city of Winchester, Virginia. The Championship Rounds of the Classic will take place at Brooklyn, NY’s new sports and entertainment venue, Barclay’s Center (www.BarclaysCenter.com) and will be aired by Turner Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., on TruTV.

Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Contact:

Amber Godfrey, Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc.

917-969-2990 ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

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