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The BYU Basketball team will help break in a gleaming new hardwoods palace when it plays Florida State in the 2012 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, November 16th at Barclays Center, new home of the NBA's Brooklyn Nets.


The tournament's organizers today formalized the opening night matchups, with the Cougars and Seminoles to be followed to the court by Notre Dame and St. Joseph's. Winners will meet in the tourney title game on Saturday, November 17th, while the losers will play in the Saturday night consolation game.

The official announcement can be found below, while the 2012-13 BYU Basketball schedule has been updated in our BYU Sports Menu.


KANSAS CITY, MO - The National Association of Basketball Coaches and the American Cancer Society announced today the matchups for the Championship Round of the 2012 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.

On Friday, November 16th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, Brigham Young will take on Florida State at 7:00pm ET, followed immediately by Notre Dame and Saint Joseph's. On Saturday, November 17th, the Consolation Game will tip off at 7:00pm ET, followed by the 2012 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Championship Game. All four games of the 2012 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at Barclays Center will be televised live on truTV.

Tickets for the Championship Round games at Barclays Center may be purchased by visiting or



Semifinal Doubleheader

Barclays Center - Brooklyn, NY

Friday, November 16 - 7:00 PM ET

Brigham Young vs. Florida State (truTV)

Notre Dame vs. Saint Joseph's (truTV)


Championship Doubleheader

Barclays Center - Brooklyn, NY

Saturday, November 17 - 7:00 PM ET

Consolation Game (truTV)

Championship Game (truTV)


About the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic

The Coaches vs. Cancer Classic ( is one of the most prestigious early-season college basketball tournaments. Twelve schools will compete in the event, with four of those teams serving as regional hosts. Regional round action takes place November 9-13, 2012 with the four hosts advancing to the championship rounds on November 16-17, 2012 at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The remainder of the field will participate in a round-robin series at one of two sub host sites.

A nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society ( and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (, the Coaches vs. Cancer program ( empowers basketball coaches, their teams, and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer. The program leverages the personal experiences, community leadership and professional excellence of basketball coaches nationwide to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living, through year-round fundraising activities and advocacy. Since 1993, the initiative has raised more than $85 million to fund groundbreaking research, provide up-to-date cancer information, advocate for public health policies, and deliver services to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

The Coaches vs. Cancer Classic is produced by Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc. ( a sporting events management company based in the Shenandoah Valley city of Winchester, Virginia. The championship round of the Classic will take place at Barclays Center (, a brand-new sports and entertainment venue in the heart of Brooklyn, and will be aired on TruTV by Turner Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.


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