Springfield, Mass. - December 26, 2016 - The Springfield College men's and women's basketball programs will be hosting the Hampton Inn West Springfield/Naismith Classic basketball tournaments over the holiday break on December 30 and 31.
For the women, this marks the 22nd annual tournament, while the men will be hosting the Classic for the 30th year. Hampton Inn West Springfield will serve as the official sponsor for the eighth-straight year.
The action will kick off on Friday, December 30 at 1:00 p.m. when the Connecticut College men's basketball program will square off with UMass Dartmouth for the opening game of the tournament. Following suit, the Springfield College men's basketball team will host Elizabethtown at 3 p.m., the Springfield College women's basketball team will host Middlebury at 5:30 p.m. and Roger Williams women's basketball will tip off with Framingham State at 7:30 p.m.
On Saturday, December 31, the day will begin with the Men's Consolation Game at 12 p.m., followed by the Women's Consolation Game at 2 p.m., then the Men's Championship Game at 4:30 p.m. and the Women's Championship Game at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, December 30