This is a busy weekend for Division-III basketball in the area, as Stevenson will host its second Hoopsville National Invitational Classic Friday through Sunday.
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The classic is the biggest on-campus men’s basketball tournament in Division-III and the second-largest event of its kind behind only the D3hoops.com Classic held in Las Vegas.
Five of the 10 teams in the field qualified for last year’s NCAA tournament, and three reached the Elite 8. The field includes Birmingham-Southern, Cabrini, Keystone, La Verne, Middlebury, Ohio Wesleyan, Salisbury, St. Mary’s (Md.), Stevenson, and Trinity (Texas). Each team will play two games.
“Stevenson is honored to host several of the nation’s top collegiate basketball student-athletes, coaches, and teams in what has undoubtedly become the premier early season basketball event in Division III,” said Stevenson coach Gary Stewart, who founded the event. “The participating teams are from some of the most prestigious conferences throughout the country and offer a breadth of diversity and strength that will lend itself to a compelling weekend of basketball.”
For tickets and info go to hoopsville.eventbrite.com or call Mike Gohlinghorst, assistant athletic director, at 443-352-4064.
Hoopsville National Invitational Classic
2013 Schedule -- Home team listed first
Friday, Nov. 22
Ohio Wesleyan vs. La Verne - noon
Keystone vs. Trinity (Texas) - 2 p.m.
Birmingham-Southern vs. Salisbury - 4 p.m.
Stevenson vs. Middlebury - 6 p.m.
St. Mary's (Md.) vs. Cabrini - 8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 23
La Verne vs. Keystone - 3 p.m.
Stevenson vs. Birmingham-Southern - 5 p.m.
Trinity (Texas) vs. Ohio Wesleyan - 7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 24
Middlebury vs. St. Mary's (Md.) - 1 p.m.
Cabrini vs. Salisbury - 3 p.m.