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press release/August 12, 2013
PHILADELPHIA – The La Salle men’s basketball team will host Quinnipiac at 9 AM on ESPN2 on Tuesday, November 12 in the Sixth Annual ESPN College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon, it was announced today. The contest will be one of more than a dozen games over 24 hours.
“The College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon is a highly creative idea that has become extremely popular,” La Salle head coach Dr. John Giannini said. “Its 24 hours of hoops caters to the nation’s die-hard basketball fans and kicks off the season. We are thrilled to be a part of it and welcome the basketball viewing nation to Gola Arena for an exciting contest.
“Quinnipiac returns many top players from a winning team. Its talented, veteran squad will be a very challenging opponent for us.”
This will mark the second time La Salle has participated in the Tip-Off Marathon. In 2010, the Explorers visited Baylor.
La Salle and Quinnipiac have met one time, with the Explorers taking an 82-71 victory on December 30, 202 at Gola Arena.
The Blue and Gold return four starters from last year’s Sweet 16 team that finished #24 in the final USA Today/Coaches’ Poll.
Season tickets are on sale now by calling 215-951-1999 or emailing [email protected]. Prices are $350 for VIP seating (requires Explorer Fund donation), $275 for the gold plan and $200 for the blue plan. Young alumni (2009-13 La Salle graduates) and La Salle faculty/staff can pay $175 for the gold plan or $100 for the blue plan.