US college basketball returns to SSE Arena in Belfast from 29 November – 1 December for the second ever Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I tournament will be broadcast live across America, with eight schools competing this year in an expanded competition.
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Teams include:
  • University at Albany (America East Conference)
  • University at Buffalo (Mid-American Conference)
  • Dartmouth College (Ivy League)
  • LIU Brooklyn (Northeast Conference)
  • Marist College (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference)
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Horizon League)
  • University of San Francisco (West Coast Conference)
  • Stephen F. Austin State University (Southland Conference).
Games on Thursday 29 November
  • Game 1 - Marist vs. Dartmouth, 4.30 pm
  • Game 2 - LIU vs. Albany, 7pm
Games on Friday 30 November
  • Game 1 - San Francisco vs. Stephen F. Austin, 10.30am
  • Game 2 - Milwaukee vs. Buffalo, 1pm
  • Game 3 - Consolation Game, 5pm
  • Game 4 - Championship Game, 7.30pm
Games on Saturday 1 December
  • Game 1 - Consolation Game, 1pm
  • Game 2 - Championship Game, 3.30pm
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic is presented by the Sport Changes Life (SCL) Foundation and its partner the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC).
It is held in conjunction with Rory McIlroy’s foundation – the Rory Foundation – Aer Lingus, Tourism Northern Ireland, Tourism Ireland, travel package partner Chaka Travel, Velocity World Wide and The SSE Arena, Belfast. 
Tickets & Pricing
  • General Admission (tiered seating/unreserved) £10.00
  • Floor Seating £20.00-£45.00
  • Family Pass £25.00

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