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Hoops for Hope Classic Finals to be Played in Vallarta

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July 31, 2012

As part of the inaugural Hoops for Hope Classic, 8 college basketball teams will be playing the final rounds at the Puerto Vallarta International Convention Center, November 24-25, 2012.

O’Fallon, Mo. — Basketball Organizer PlanBC3, LLC and the National Urea Cycle Disorders Foundation have announced pairings for the inaugural Hoops for Hope Classic to be held this season at campus sites with finals in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

This event will consist of eight men’s teams: Alcorn State, Arkansas-Little Rock, Jacksonville, Missouri State, Rider, Southern Methodist, South Carolina, and Wisconsin-Milwaukee. All teams will play two games at campus sites Nov. 11, 19 and 21 with Missouri State, UALR, South Carolina and SMU serving as hosts for the preliminary rounds.

All eight teams will then play two additional games, Nov. 24-25 at the Puerto Vallarta International Convention Center in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

The event is sponsored by the Missouri Valley Conference and proceeds will be used to raise awareness, support and research for the National Urea Cycle Disorders Foundation. The event is being coordinated by Plan BC3, LLC and Triple Threat Travel, LLC.

All-inclusive fan travel packages are available at or by calling Triple Threat Travel at (314) 757-7554. Four and five-night packages are available with airfare departure options from Springfield, Kansas City and St. Louis.

All packages include game tickets, resort accommodations and unlimited food and beverages at the resorts as well as Mexican culture, modern resort amenities, state-of-the-art playing facilities, and great college basketball.

Missouri State's complete 2012-13 non-conference schedule is not yet finalized and will be released at a later date.

2012 Hoops for Hope Classic Schedule
Start times will be announced at a later date.

November 11
Wisconsin-Milwaukee at South Carolina

November 19
Jacksonville at Missouri State
Wisconsin-Milwaukee at UALR
Alcorn State at SMU
Rider at South Carolina

November 21
Alcorn State at Missouri State
Jacksonville at UALR
Rider at SMU

November 24
Traveling Team Division
Alcorn State vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Jacksonville vs. Rider
Host Team Division
South Carolina vs. Missouri State

November 25
Traveling Team Division Finals
Traveling Team Division Third Place
Host Team Division Finals