The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Monday the field of teams for the fourth annual Basketball Hall of Fame Classic presented by Citi, a premier college basketball showcase held in conjunction with STAPLES Center on Saturday, December 21, 2019.
The one-day doubleheader will feature LSU vs. the University of Southern California and Utah vs. San Diego State.
“We are excited about participating in this year’s Basketball Hall of Fame Classic at the STAPLES Center,” said LSU Coach Will Wade. “We look forward to bringing our team out West for the second straight season and to our matchup with USC on what will be a great day of college basketball in Los Angeles.”
“Now in its fourth year, the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic is a wonderful opportunity for college hoop fans to catch a doubleheader in one of the most iconic basketball venues in the world,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. “In partnership with Citi, AEG and STAPLES Center, we look forward to hosting another terrific college showcase and providing an exceptional experience to fans and our participating teams.”
“STAPLES Center and AEG are incredibly excited to have the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic return to downtown Los Angeles and STAPLES Center for the fourth consecutive year,” Lee Zeidman, President, STAPLES Center, Microsoft Theater and L.A. LIVE. “We look forward to hosting this exciting event and welcoming collegiate basketball teams and fans from around the country to STAPLES Center and L.A. LIVE.”
Tickets for the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic will go on-sale to the general public on Thursday, June 6th, 2019 at Noon CT via AXS.com, by phone at 888-929-7849 and the STAPLES Center box office. Citi is the official presale credit card of the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic. As such, Citi card members will have access to purchase presale tickets on June 4th and 5th.
Game times and television broadcast information will be released at a later date.
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is proud to continue its relationship with Learfield IMG College for sponsorship representation of its portfolio of collegiate events. This year’s series of collegiate events will be announced in the coming weeks.
“We have really enjoyed our association with the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic,” said Coach Andy Enfield of USC. “This will be our fourth consecutive season competing in the event and it has provided us with a great opportunity to face high-quality opponents and get national exposure for our team early in the season.” – Andy Enfield, USC
(Press Release Provided by LSU Athletics)