Tigers Basketball A Part Of ESPN's Hoops Marathon In November
Aug. 5, 2014
BRISTOL, Conn. – For the fifth time since the event’s inception in November of 2008, the University of Memphis is scheduled to be a part of the annual ESPN 24-hour College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon.
Memphis and Wichita State are slated to play the 1 p.m. (CT)/2 p.m. (ET) contest Nov. 18 on ESPN in Sioux Falls, S.D. The match-up will be played on Heritage Court at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls. Tickets for the Nov. 18 encounter go on sale Friday, Aug. 8 at 12 p.m. (CT) via ticketmaster.com.
This is the second-straight season the Sanford Pentagon is hosting an NCAA Division I match-up. Last November, Wisconsin defeated St. John’s 86-75.
The November trip to South Dakota will be the first in Tigers basketball history.
The following are a few facts about Memphis’ history in the seventh-annual ESPN 24-hour College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon:
• The Tigers previously played in the event in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Memphis is one of two American Athletic Conference men’s teams playing in the ESPN 24-hour College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon. SMU is scheduled to meet Gonzaga in a 10 p.m. (CT) contest Nov. 17. The Connecticut women’s squad, the 2014 NCAA champion, will play Stanford at 8 p.m. (CT) Nov. 17.
The ESPN 24-hour College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon begins Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. with two games. The Baylor and Kentucky women’s teams (ESPN2) and the Miami, Fla., and Florida men’s teams (ESPNU) start the marathon Nov. 17.
The Nov. 18 Memphis-Wichita State meeting will be the 20th between the two programs, but the first since the 1982-83 season. The Tigers hold a narrow 10-9 lead in the series. Eleven of the 19 previous match-ups came in the late 1960s through the mid-1970s when Memphis and Wichita State both were Missouri Valley Conference members.
The cornerstone of the Sanford Sports Complex in Sioux Falls, S.D., is the Sanford Pentagon, a 160,000-square-foot, five-sided facility featuring nine basketball courts, including the 1950s/1960s-inspired Heritage Court. For more information, visit sanfordpentagon.com.