UMass basketball: Florida State replaces BC as final team in Naismith Hall of Fame Showcase

Florida State head coach Leonard Hamilton watches his team during the 2024 Atlantic Coast Conference tournament  in Washington.

Florida State head coach Leonard Hamilton watches his team during the 2024 Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Washington. AP FILE

By GARRETT COTE

Staff Writer

Published: 06-05-2024 3:33 PM

Less than a week after the Boston College men’s basketball team dropped out of the 2024 Naismith Hall of Fame Basketball Showcase, the final spot for the three-team round-robin tournament has been filled by another Atlantic Coast Conference program.

The Hall of Fame announced in a press release on Wednesday afternoon that Florida State will take the Eagles’ spot, joining UMass and Temple in an east-coast clash at Mohegan Sun in late November.

While tip times have yet to be decided, the schedule of the event is officially set – securing UMass its first Power 6 opponent in its non-conference slate. On Friday, Nov. 22, the Minutemen will take a back seat to watch the Seminoles and Owls play in Game 1 of the tournament. UMass then plays Temple the next day, followed by a matchup with Florida State that Sunday.

All games are held at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., and tickets go on sale starting Friday, Sept. 6.

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