August 8, 2013
Updated details on Coaches Vs. Cancer Championship
Hokies to play Michigan State in semifinal round

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- The National Association of Basketball Coaches and the American Cancer Society announced Thursday the matchups for the championship round of the 2013 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, an annual basketball event put on by the Coaches vs. Cancer program. The event will benefit the American Cancer Society to support its mission to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

On Friday, Nov. 22, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., Oklahoma will take on Seton Hall at 7 p.m. ET, followed immediately by Virginia Tech and Michigan State. On Saturday, Nov. 23, the consolation game will tip off at 7 p.m. ET, followed by the 2013 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic championship game. All four games will be exclusively televised live on truTV, a part of the Turner Broadcasting System.

Tickets for the championship round games at Barclays Center are available and may be purchased through,, or by calling 800-745-3000. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

The complete tournament field for the 2013 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic will be announced at a later date.

For more information on the 2013 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, please visit and follow us on twitter @CVCClassic.

2013 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Championship Rounds

Semifinal Doubleheader

Barclays Center – Brooklyn, N.Y.

Friday, Nov. 22 – 7 p.m. ET

Oklahoma vs. Seton Hall (truTV)

Virginia Tech vs. Michigan State (truTV)

Championship Doubleheader

Barclays Center – Brooklyn, N.Y.

Saturday, Nov. 23 – 7 p.m. ET

Consolation Game (truTV)

Championship Game (truTV)

About the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic

The Coaches vs. Cancer Classic ( 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. 9-18 with the four hosts advancing to the Championship Rounds, November 22-23, at 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 ( is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society ( and the National Association of Basketball Coaches ( 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 $87 million dollars to fund groundbreaking research, provide up-to-date cancer information, advocate for public health policies and deliver services to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

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