March 15, 2006
PRINCETON, N.J. - The Loyola College men's basketball team has been selected as one of 16 teams to play in next year's 2K Sports College Hoops Classic, it has been announced by event officials.
The tournament, which benefits Coaches vs. Cancer, will feature four regional sites of competition before the Championship Round takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York City on November 16 and 17.
St. John's, Maryland, Michigan State and Texas have been selected to host the regional rounds, which will take place November 7-11.
The Greyhounds are one of three Maryland schools to participate in the tournament, joining the Terrapins and the United States Naval Academy.
2K Sports will be the title sponsor of the Event for the second straight year. 2K Sports develops and publishes the popular and highly acclaimed 2K series of sports video games, including the "College Hoops 2K" series. 2K Sports is known for delivering the most innovative and realistic sports stimulation gaming experience to fans every year.
The Coaches vs. Cancer program, created by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, exists to leverage the strength, community leadership and celebrity of our country's basketball coaches to raise awareness and reduce cancer risk through education programs while raising funds for Coaches vs. Cancer. Since 1996, the Event has raised approximately $3.3 million for the benefit of Coaches vs. Cancer.
Tickets for the regional rounds will be available through the host school's box office. On-sale dates for individual game tickets will be announced in the near future.
The Greyhounds ended the 2005-2006 season with a 15-13 record, marking the program's first winning season in 12 years.