Men's Hoops to Compete in Basketball Hall of Fame Invitational
The Army West Point Men's Basketball team was selected as one of eight teams to compete in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on December 13, 2020 at the Barclays Center. The one-day quadruple-header will feature Penn State vs. Florida, Purdue vs. West Virginia, Stanford vs. Georgia Tech and Army vs. Princeton.
"It is an amazing opportunity for our Men's Basketball program to be a part of an event like the Basketball Hall of Fame Invitational," Army West Point Director of Athletics Mike Buddie said. "Playing at the Barclays Center will be a tremendous experience for our Cadets and we look forward to seeing them compete."
"It's an honor for our program to play in the Basketball Hall of Fame Invitational at Barclays Center," Lee Anderson Head Men's Basketball Coach Jimmy Allen added. "Having the opportunity to play in a venue like Barclays Center and against a quality opponent like Princeton will be great for our program."
Army and Princeton have squared off a total of 36 times and this will be their first neutral site matchup since Mike Krzyzewski coached the Black Knights to a 53-52 victory on December 29, 1979 in Honolulu, Hawaii, at the Rainbow Classic. Army is 2-1 all-time against the Tigers in neutral site contests.
The last time the two sides met on the hardwood was on November 20, 2009 when the Cadets bested the Tigers, 56-52, at Jadwin Gymnasium in Princeton, N.J.
The December non-league contest will mark the first-ever game at the Barclays Center for Army. Read more.