Coaches vs. Cancer® Classic Field Finalized

--truTV to televise all four Championship Round Games--



October 1, 2012

Contact: Amber Godfrey 804-677-2911 ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )


BROOKLYN, NYThe National Association of Basketball Coaches and the American Cancer Society® announced today that the field for the 2012 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, an annual basketball event hosted by the Coaches vs. Cancer program to support the American Cancer Society’s mission to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays, has been set.


Brigham Young, Florida State, Notre Dame and Saint Joseph’s will serve as the four Regional Round hosts for this year’s Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, with the opening round games beginning on November 9th.  Each team will begin play on campus before advancing to the Championship Rounds – televised live on truTV - on November 16-17 atBarclaysCenter inBrooklyn,NY. 


JoiningBrigham Young,FloridaState, Notre Dame andSaint Joseph’s in the 2012 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic areBuffalo,Evansville,GeorgiaState, Monmouth, South Alabama,TennesseeState,Western Illinoisand Yale. EvansvilleandGeorgiaStatewill serve as Sub-regional Round hosts for games played November 15-21.


TruTV, a part of the Turner Broadcasting System, will televise the four Championship Round games.  The Semifinal Doubleheader featuring Brigham Young and Florida State will be aired at 7:00pm (ET), followed by Notre Dame and Saint Joseph’s.  The next evening, the Consolation Game will be shown at 7:00pm (ET), followed by the Championship Game. 


Tickets for the Championship Round games at BarclaysCentermay be purchased by visiting or Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.



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)



Philadelphia Regional Round

Hagan Arena – Philadelphia, PA

Monday, November 12 – 7:00 PM ET

Yale at Saint Joseph’s


Provo Regional Rounds

Marriott Center – Provo, UT

Friday, November 9 – 9:00 PM ET

Tennessee State at Brigham Young

Tuesday, November 13 – 9:00 PM ET

Georgia State at Brigham Young




South Bend Regional Rounds

Joyce Center – South Bend, IN

Saturday, November 10 – TBD

Evansville at Notre Dame

Mon, November 12 – 7:00 PM ET

Monmouth at Notre Dame


Tallahassee Regional Rounds

Donald Tucker Center – Tallahassee, FL

Friday, November 9 – 7:00 PM ET

South Alabama at Florida State

Mon, November 12 – 7:00 PM ET

Buffalo at Florida State





Atlanta Subregional Rounds

GSU Sports Arena – Atlanta, GA

Monday, November 19 – 4:00 PM ET

Tennessee State vs. South Alabama

Monmouth vs. Georgia State

Tuesday, November 20 – 4:00 PM

South Alabama vs. Monmouth

Tennessee State vs. Georgia State

Wednesday, November 21 – 12:00 PM ET

Monmouth vs. Tennessee State

South Alabama vs. Georgia State


Evansville Subregional Rounds

Ford Center – Evansville, IN.

Thursday, November 15 – 7:05 PM ET

Buffalo vs. Evansville

Friday, November 16 – 5:00 PM ET

Western Illinois vs. Buffalo

Yale vs. Evansville

Saturday, November 17 – 5:00 PM ET

Buffalo vs. Yale

Western Illinois vs. Evansville

Sunday, November 18 – 2:00 PM ET

Yale vs. Western Illinois at Oakland City, IN




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 newBarclaysCenter inBrooklyn,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 ofBrooklyn, and will be aired on TruTV by Turner Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.


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