Coaches vs. Cancer matchups set

(Photo by Jonathan Hardy/BYU Photo)

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – The National Association of Basketball Coaches and the American Cancer Society® announced today the matchups for the Championship Round of 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 save more lives from cancer and create a world with more birthdays.

On Friday, Nov. 16 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., BYU will take on Florida State at 7 p.m. ET, followed immediately by Notre Dame and Saint Joseph’s. On Saturday, Nov. 17, the consolation game will tip off at 7 p.m. ET, followed by the 2012 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Championship Game. All four games will be televised live on truTV, a part of the Turner Broadcasting System.

Tickets for the Championship Round games at the Barclays Center may be purchased by visiting www.cvcclassic.com or www.barclayscenter.com. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

Semifinal Doubleheader

Barclays Center – Brooklyn, N.Y. • Friday, Nov. 16 – 7 p.m. ET

  • Brigham Young vs. Florida State (truTV)
  • Notre Dame vs. Saint Joseph’s (truTV)

Championship Doubleheader

Barclays Center – Brooklyn, N.Y. • Saturday, November 17 – 7 p.m. ET

  • Consolation Game (truTV)
  • Championship Game (truTV)

About the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic

The 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 Nov. 9-13 with the four hosts advancing to the Championship Rounds, Nov. 16-17, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. 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 $80 million dollars to fund groundbreaking research, provide up-to-date cancer literacy, 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., (www.BlueRidgeSports.com) a sporting events management company based in the Shenandoah Valley city of Winchester, Va. The Championship Rounds of the Classic will take place at Brooklyn, N.Y.’s new sports and entertainment venue, the Barclay’s Center (www.BarclaysCenter.com) and will be aired by Turner Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., on truTV.

About Barclays Center

Scheduled to open in Sept. 2012, Barclays Center will be a major sports and entertainment venue in the heart of Brooklyn, N.Y. Developed by Brooklyn-based real estate developer Forest City Ratner Companies, and designed by the award-winning architectural firms AECOM (www.aecom.com/architecture) and SHoP Architects (www.shoparc.com), Barclays Center will have one of the most intimate seating configurations ever designed into a modern multi-purpose arena, with unparalleled sightlines and first-class amenities. Barclays Center will offer approximately 18,000 seats for basketball and up to 19,000 seats for concerts, and will also have 100 luxury suites, four bars/lounges, three clubs, and a restaurant.

Barclays Center will host an extensive variety of events, including premier concerts, monthly major professional boxing cards, top college basketball, family shows, professional hockey, and NETS Basketball. Current programming alliances with Barclays Center include Golden Boy Promotions, IMG, Feld Entertainment, Lagardère Unlimited, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

In addition to Barclays, the naming rights partner, Founding Partners for Barclays Center include Cushman & Wakefield, EmblemHealth, Foxwoods Resort Casino, MetroPCS, and Stolichnaya. Other sponsors include: Anheuser-Busch, The Coca-Cola Company, Haier America, HighPoint Solutions, Phillips-Van Heusen, Tyco, and Willis.

Located atop one of the largest transportation hubs in New York City, Barclays Center will be accessible by 11 subway lines and the Long Island Rail Road.