Countdown to the MAAC Championships Has Begun!

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Let’s Go!– THE COUNTDOWN TO THE MAAC MEN’S AND WOMEN’S

BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN MARCH HAS BEGUN

The first men’s in league game was played last night and the women start in league on January 3

(Springfield, MA – November 29, 2012)— Last night in a thrilling first in league conference basketball game, the Iona College Gaels won (83-72) against the Niagara Purple Eagles in New Rochelle NY. The first women’s in league game will be played on Thursday, Jan. 3 with the Manhattan College Jaspers vs. the Saint Peters Peacocks in Jersey City NJ.

It takes 99 games to determine the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Basketball Champion in both the Men’s and Women’s leagues. Once the conference games begin, each of the 10 teams plays each other team twice for a total of 90 games.  There are 9 tournament games played during the March championships to be held for the second year in a row at the MassMutual Center in Springfield MA, resulting in a total of 99 games being played.

“We can feel the excitement building from last night’s game in New York all the way up here in the Birthplace of Basketball,” commented Global Spectrum’s Matt Hollander, General Manager of the MassMutual Center.  “The All Session tickets are on sale now for the 2013 MAAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships being held right here from March 7-11, 2013.”

The 2013 MAAC Men’s & Women’s Basketball Championship All Session passes start at just $99 at all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800.745.3000 or at the MassMutual Center Box Office.  Each All Session pass includes a ticket to all 9 sessions (18 games) and a one-day pass to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.  Visit www.MAACachusetts.com  or call 413.787.6610 for more details.

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