Stevenson To Host 3rd Annual Hoopsville National Invitational Classic


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The biggest on-campus basketball tournament in NCAA Division I, II or III will be happening right here in Maryland. The 3rd Annual Hoopsville National Invitational Classic presented by Buffalo Wild Wings will be held November 21-23 at Stevenson University.

The tournament will feature 10 teams , six of which were ranked at No. 13 or higher in the Top 25 last season and five who participated in the 2014 Division III NCAA Tournament. Teams are Catholic, Cabrini, Chicago, Gwynedd Mercy, Mary Hardin-Baylor, Purchase, Randolph-Macon, Stevenson, Wittenberg and WPI.

The biggest game on paper will be on Saturday as  Purchase takes on Cabrini. Each team won 26 games a year ago and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament.

Host school Stevenson had 21 wins last season and won the ECAC Division III Southeast Championship.

The tournament tips off on Friday, Nov. 21 when Catholic meets Gwynedd Mercy at 4:00 p.m. The entire schedule is:

Friday, November 21

Catholic University vs. Gwynedd Mercy University – 4:00pm

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor vs. Randolph Macon College – 6:00pm

University of Chicago vs. Stevenson University – 8:00pm

Saturday, November 22  

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute vs. Wittenburg University – 2:00pm

SUNY-Purchase College vs. Cabrini College – 4:00pm

Gwynedd Mercy University vs. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor  – 6:00pm

Randolph Macon College vs. University of Chicago – 8:00pm

Sunday, November 23

Wittenberg University vs. Stevenson University – 1:00pm

Cabrini College vs. Worcester Polytechnic Institute 3:00pm

Catholic University vs. SUNY-Purchase College 5:00pm

* Home teams listed in bold

A Three-Day Pass is $15.00.  $7.00 will get you in on a daily basis.