Day 2 of the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic featured four games broadcast on the ESPN family of networks and a great crowd to witness the final day of the weekend-long tournament. The announced attendance came after the second game which saw Providence top Notre Dame 75-74 before 6,513 fans.
UMass and Florida State lead off the day with a noon start televised live on ESPNU. As this game was immediately followed by Providence-Notre Dame, attendance was announced after the second game. A crowd of 6,000-plus fills out the 9,323-seat Mohegan Sun Arena enough to create good atmosphere, making the second day of the tournament another off-the-court success.
|The 9,323-seat Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut|
The eight-team, two-day tournament was played as the Tip-Off Classic between 1979 and 2005 at the Springfield Civic Center/MassMutual Center. Having the tournament at Mohegan Sun allows fans to come from all over the region and enjoy all that the resort casino has to offer, making the Tip-Off Tournament more enticing to fans visiting from areas throughout the Northeast.
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