May 27, 2009
BRIDGEPORT, CT - Sacred Heart University will be part of an exciting new event in the State of Connecticut when college basketball fans will converge on the city of Bridgeport on November 13 for the first Connecticut 6 Classic, a men's basketball tripleheader. The Connecticut 6 is set for the next three years with this year's tripleheader being played at Arena at Harbor Yard. The second and third years of the Connecticut 6 will take place at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville.
The Classic will include Central Connecticut State University, Fairfield University, University of Hartford, Quinnipiac University, Sacred Heart University, and Yale University. The announcement was made by Fairfield University Director of Athletics Eugene P. Doris on behalf of the six participating schools during a news conference at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn.
The tripleheader will include three games with Sacred Heart playing Yale in the first game, followed by a match up between Fairfield and Central Connecticut in game two. The night concludes when Hartford and Quinnipiac take the court for the third contest. Game times are set for 5:30, 7:30, and 9:30 pm.
College basketball fans have become accustomed to seeing basketball's best at both venues over the years. Arena at Harbor Yard has hosted three NCAA Women's Basketball Championship tournaments over the last six years, while the Mohegan Sun Arena has hosted high school and college basketball tournaments, Boston Celtics preseason games and is home of the WNBA's Connecticut Sun.
Ticket prices are set at $12 for adults and $5 for students. Fans can contact any of the six participating schools for ticket information.