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

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Championship Rounds
Barclays Center - Brooklyn, NY

November 21 - 22, 2014

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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

Barlcays Center

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.

www.BarclaysCenter.com

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 22, 2013

The 2013 Philips Norelco Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, an annual basketball event hosted by the Coaches vs. Cancer program benefiting the American Cancer Society, began the championship rounds at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.  The Classic also continued sub-host site play this evening with a pair of doubleheaders at the M.A.C. Center on the campus of Kent State in Kent, Ohio, and at the Chiles Center on the campus of the University of Portland in Portland, Ore.

The championship rounds began with a Big East-Big 12 matchup as Oklahoma took a hard fought 86-85 victory over Seton Hall at the Barclays Center.  After Oklahoma took a nine point lead, 27-18, on a jumper by Cameron Clark at the 9:34 mark in the first half, Seton Hall battled back and took the lead on a Brian Oliver three-pointer with 2:40 left in the period.  Oklahoma retook the lead and went into the locker room ahead 44-41.

The Pirates emerged from the locker room looking to finish off the Sooners and went on a 20-6 run over the first 7:15 of the half to take the lead 61-50 with 12:07 remaining.  Still trailing by six points with 43 second remaining, Oklahoma scored the last seven points of the game.  With Oklahoma down one with nine second left, Buddy Hield stepped to the line and knocked down both of the charity shots to take the lead and spur the Sooners on to a one point victory.

Oklahoma (4-0) got 20 and 19 points from Cameron Clark and Isaiah Cousins.  Seton Hall (3-2) was led by Sterling Gibbs, who led all scorers with 26, while Brian Oliver added 19 .

Oklahoma 86, Seton Hall 85  (Box Score;  Game Recaps:  Oklahoma ; Seton Hall)

The championship rounds continued with a Big Ten-ACC matchup as the top ranked Michigan State Spartans dispatched the Virginia Tech Hokies 96-77.  An even first half tilted heavily toward the Spartans as it used a 15-3 run over the final five minutes of the first half and took a 46-33 lead into the locker room.  The Spartans then stretched that lead to 30 with 11:14 remaining and they coasted to the 19 point win.

Viriginia Tech (3-2) had two 20 point scorers as Eddie Jarell scored 23 and Adam Smith led the Hokies with 27 points.  Michigan State (5-0) was led by Adreian Payne’s game high 29 points while Gary Harris helped out with 19.

#1 Michigan State 96, Virginia Tech 77  (Box Score;  Game Recaps:  Michigan State ; Virginia Tech)


Western Carolina shot a torrid 58.9% from the field including 10-of-16 (62.5%) from behind the arc to defeat Niagara 98-90 at the M.A.C. Center in Kent, Ohio.

Western Carolina (4-3) had four double figure scorers, with Trey Sumler scoring 35 to lead the way for the Catamounts.   Niagara (1-3) also had four Purple Eagles in double figures and got 35 points from its junior guard Antoine Mason, his second 30 point outing in as many games, and Ramone Snowden and Marcus Ware each scored 16. 

Western Carolina 98, Niagara 90  (Box Score;  Game Recaps:  Western Carolina ; Niagara)

The nightcap at the MAC Center saw Kent State drain 18 three pointers and clinch a win on a Kris Brewer free throw with three second left to slip past USC Upstate 79-78.

USC Upstate (2-3) got a double-double (13 points, 10 boards) from Ricardo Glenn while Tommy Glenn and Ty Greene scored 21 and 20, respectively.  Kent State (5-1) was led by Devereaux Manley with 21 points and Derek Jackson dropped in 15.

Kent State 79, Western Carolina 78  (Box Score;  Game Recaps:  Kent State ; USC Upstate)


The evening began in Portland with a strong showing by the Vandals of Idaho as they defeated the North Texas Mean Green 87-76.  Idaho made eight of 18 three pointers (44.4%) as they won their third game of the season.

Idaho (3-2) was led in scoring by Stephen Madison’s 25 points and Glen Dean’s 16.  North Texas (2-3) was led by T.J. Taylor who scored 24 points off the bench while Alzee Williams added 14.

Idaho 87, North Texas 76  (Box Score;  Game Recaps:  North Texas ; Idaho)

The Portland nightcap saw the home team Pilots overpower the visiting Lions from Columbia 69-52.  Portland outscored Columbia 34-14 in the paint and converted 12 Columbia turnovers into 21 points as they never trailed in the game.

Portland (3-2) was led in scoring for the second consecutive game by junior center Thomas van der Mars who tallied 14 points followed closely by Kevin Bailey’s 13 and Ryan Nicholas’ 12.  Columbia (2-3) got 10 points each from Luke Petrasek, Maodo Lo, and Jeff Coby.

Portland 69, Columbia 52  (Box Score;  Game Recaps:  Portland ; Columbia)

 

For more information on the 2013 Philips Norelco Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, please visit www.cvcclassic.com and follow us on twitter @CVCClassic.

 

About the Philips Norelco Coaches vs. Cancer Classic

The Philips Norelco 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 9-18 with the four hosts advancing to the Championship Rounds, November 22-23, 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. 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 Philips Norelco 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.

Philips Norelco 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 22, 2013

The 2013 Philips Norelco Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, an annual basketball event hosted by the Coaches vs. Cancer program benefiting the American Cancer Society, continued play today and with 12 teams in action from coast to coast.  Here are some links to media coverage of the various games and from the different regions.

News OK:

http://newsok.com/trutv-will-cover-sooners-in-coaches-vs.-cancer-classic/article/3907104?custom_click=columnist

Detriot Free Press:

http://www.freep.com/article/20131122/SPORTS07/311220107/michigan-state-virginia-tech-game-thread

NY Daily News:

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/college/michigan-state-payne-virginia-tech-96-77-rout-article-1.1526578

Sooner Sports:

http://www.soonersports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=31000&ATCLID=209319587

Crimson and Cream Machine:

http://www.crimsonandcreammachine.com/2013/11/22/5135520/coaches-vs-cancer-classic-brooklyn-gets-moneys-worth-as-oklahoma

Talequah Daily Press:

http://www.tahlequahdailypress.com/sports/x967392921/Sooners-to-take-on-Pirates

M Live(blog):

http://www.mlive.com/spartans/index.ssf/2013/11/live_blog_michigan_state_looks_10.html

M Live:

http://www.mlive.com/spartans/index.ssf/2013/11/michigan_state_basketball_coac_32.html

Seton Hall (blog):

http://www.shupirates.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/112113aae.html

Miami Herald:

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/11/22/3770796/top-prospects-teams-fill-coaches.html

West Coast Convo:

http://westcoastconvo.com/2013/11/21/portland-hosts-coaches-vs-cancer-classic/

Western Carolina:

http://www.catamountsports.com/sports/m-baskbl/recaps/112213aaa.html

CBS Sports:

http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/gametracker/preview/NCAAB_20131122_VATECH@MICHST/virginia-techmichigan-st-preview

CBS Sports: http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/gametracker/recap/NCAAB_20131121_CLMB@NTEXAS/mullins-columbia-hold-off-north-texas-7066

CBS Sports:

http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/gametracker/recap/NCAAB_20131121_WCAR@KENTST/henniger-kent-st-run-away-from-w-carolina-7259

Columbia Daily Spectator:

http://www.columbiaspectator.com/sports/2013/11/22/after-big-victory-mens-basketball-play-2-more-games-coaches-vs-cancer-classic

Columbia Daily Spectator:

http://www.columbiaspectator.com/sports/2013/11/22/after-big-victory-mens-basketball-play-2-more-games-coaches-vs-cancer-classic

Athlon Sports:

http://athlonsports.com/college-basketball/usc-upstate-1-2-vs-niagara-1-1-et

Athlon Sports:

http://athlonsports.com/college-basketball/idaho-2-1-portland-1-2-et

Kansas City Sports:

http://www.kansascity.com/2013/11/21/4640457/recap-north-texas-vs-columbia.html

Kansas City Sports:

http://www.kansascity.com/2013/11/21/4640780/recap-kent-state-vs-western-carolina.html

Kent State:

http://www.kentstatesports.com/news/2013/11/21/MBB_1121131656.aspx

Niagara University Athletics:

http://www.purpleeagles.com/news/2013/11/21/MBB_1121131041.aspx

The Oregon Live:

http://www.oregonlive.com/pilots/index.ssf/2013/11/thomas_van_der_mars_leads_port.html

The News Tribune:

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/11/22/2907615/columbia-2-2-at-portland-2-2-et.html 

Portland Tribune:

http://portlandtribune.com/pt/12-sports/202083-college-watch-pilots-men-beat-idaho-to-open-home-hoops-tourney-psu-volleyball-wins

For more information on the 2013 Philips Norelco Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, please visit www.cvcclassic.com and follow us on twitter @CVCClassic.

About the Philips Norelco Coaches vs. Cancer Classic

The Philips Norelco 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 9-18 with the four hosts advancing to the Championship Rounds, November 22-23, 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. 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 Philips Norelco 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.

Philips Norelco 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 21, 2013

The 2013 Philips Norelco Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, an annual basketball event hosted by the Coaches vs. Cancer program benefiting the American Cancer Society, began sub-host site play this evening with a pair of doubleheaders as Western Carolina, USC Upstate, and Niagara traveled to the campus of Kent State University to play in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center in Kent, Ohio, and the University of Portland played host to Idaho, North Texas, and Columbia at the Chiles Center in Portland, Ore.

Games began in Kent, Ohio with USC Upstate taking on Niagara University.  Upstate led the entire game, taking a big first half lead and holding off a late rally by Niagara to secure the 83-74 victory.  The Spartans shot a blistering 55.2% percent in the opening half including 8-for-14 behind the arc as they raced to a 47-28 halftime lead.  Upstate stretched that lead to 26 with 15:25 remaining.  With 8:31 left, Niagara still trailed by 20 when they made a strong charge.  The Purple Eagles went on a 25-9 run capped by a Marvin Jordan three pointer cutting the deficit to four and making the score 73-69 with 2:50 left.  But Niagara made only two field goals the rest of the way, and Upstate held on for the nine point win  

Senior forward Torrey Craig led USC Upstate (2-2) in scoring with 25 points and also pulled down nine rebounds.  The Spartans also got key contributions from junior guard Ty Greene’s 16 points and senior forward Jodd Maxey’s 13 boards.  Niagara (1-2) had a strong showing from junior guard Antoine Mason, who led all scorers with 31, and senior guard Marvin Jordan who had 11. 

USC Upstate 83, Niagara 74  (Box Score;  Game Recaps:  USC Upstate ; Niagara)


The second matchup at the MAC Center saw the home crowd endure a rough first half shooting performance by both squads, but ultimately leave happy as Kent State improved their record to 4-1 with a 72-59 win over Western Carolina.

The Golden Flashes and the Catamounts began the game with difficulties getting the ball into their respective baskets.  The visiting Catamounts went 9-for-32 (28.1%), and 1-for-7 (14.3%) from behind the arc in the first period.  The Flashes were even less comfortable on their own floor going 8-for-29 (27.6%) from the field and missed all eight of their three point attempts.  But the Flashes were able to capitalize on ten more free throw attempts and took a 27-22 lead into the break.

Both teams shot better than 40% in the second half which was close for the first five minutes of the period before Kent State started to pull away and ultimately stretched its lead to 19 before finishing with the 13 point victory.  The difference in the contest was the 13 additional free throws the Golden Flashes shot and made compared to the Catamounts.

Western Carolina (3-3) was led by senior forward Tawaski King’s 17 points, and senior guard Brandon Boggs added 12.  Kent State got a career high 17 points from senior Mark Henniger, and junior guard Kris Brewer chipped in with 12 points as well.

Kent State 72, Western Carolina 59  (Box Score;  Game Recaps:  Kent State ; Western Carolina)

 


The evening began in Portland with an amazing exhibition of three point shooting in the first half by Columbia who held off a late game charge by North Texas to win 70-66.  The Mean Green held the advantage in the paint (30-22) and turned the Lions over 16 times, but it was not enough overcome the 12-for-22 (54.5%) three-point shooting Columbia unleashed.

Columbia took a 39-29 halftime behind an unheard of 11-for-15 (73.3%) from behind the arc.  The second half went back and forth for the first five minutes before the Mean Green made a run and cut a 12 point Lion lead to two with 5:45 remaining.  Columbia extended the lead out to 11 again with 2:44 to go, and North Texas made one last charge before running out of time.

Columbia (2-2) was led in scoring by a pair of sophomore guards.  Maodo Lo dropped in 23 to lead all scorers behind 5-7 three point shooting, and Grant Mullins added 18 of his own going 4-for-9 from behind the arc.  North Texas (2-2) saw senior guards Vertrail Vaughns and Alzee Williams score 18 and 12 to lead the Mean Green scoring.

Columbia 70, North Texas 66  (Box Score;  Game Recaps:  North Texas ; Columbia)


The evening concluded in the Pacific Northwest with a battle between the Portland Pilots and the Idaho Vandals.  Using a fast start, Portland took a large lead early and extended that lead in the second half on its way to an easy 88-74 home victory.

The Pilots came out strong and took a 30-10 lead with a short jumper by senior forward Ryan Nicholas with 8:12 remaining in the first half.  Idaho mounted a good run of their own at the Vandals outscored the Pilots 21-11 over that last 8:12 to cut the lead to ten at the half, 41-31.  But Portland again came out of the locker room and took control of the game by extending its lead to as much as 24 before the Vandals finished with a late game push in the closing minutes.

Portland (2-2) was led by junior center Thomas van der Mars who notched a double-double with 15 points and 12 boards.  Freshman guard Alec Wintering chipped in 14 to aid in the Pilot attack.  Idaho (2-2) was paced by senior forward Stephen Madison who returned to his hometown to lead all scorers with 19.

Portland 88, Idaho 74  (Box Score;  Game Recaps:  Portland ; Idaho)


For more information on the 2013 Philips Norelco Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, please visit www.cvcclassic.com and follow us on twitter @CVCClassic.

About the Philips Norelco Coaches vs. Cancer Classic

The Philips Norelco 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 9-18 with the four hosts advancing to the Championship Rounds, November 22-23, 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. 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 Philips Norelco 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.

Philips Norelco 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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