Coaches vs. Cancer hosts revealed; include Arizona Wildcats, St. John’sby Javier Morales on Mar. 08, 2011, under Sports
St. John’s, Arizona, Texas A&M, and Mississippi State will tip-off the 2011 college basketball season in the 2K Sports Classic (also known as the Coaches vs. Cancer event), which culminates with the championship rounds at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Nov. 17-18.
Championship Round tickets will go on sale Wednesday at 9 a.m., Tucson time. They can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 866-448-7849 or through Ticketmaster.com.
The format for the 2011 2K Sports Classic features 12 teams from across the nation competing in the 17th annual event with St. John’s, Arizona, Texas A&M, and Mississippi State hosting regional round games from Nov. 7-11. The four hosts will then advance to the Championship Rounds, Nov. 17-18, at New York’s Madison Square Garden, while the remainder of the field will participate in subregionals held at campus sites.
Arizona will feature at least four people with New York City ties: assistant coach Book Richardson, juniors Lamont “MoMo” Jones and Kevin Parrom and freshman Sidiki Johnson.
Matchups for the Championship Rounds, as well as the entire bracket for the 2011 2K Sports Classic, will be announced at a later date.
The Coaches vs. Cancer program, a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), exists to leverage the strength and community leadership of the nation’s basketball coaches to raise awareness and reduce the risk of cancer while raising funds for the American Cancer Society’s fight to save lives from cancer. Since 1995, the event has raised nearly $5 million for the benefit of Coaches vs. Cancer.