12 Teams Prepare For 2013 CCA Division II TipOff Classic

WALNUT CREEK -- Match-ups and times for the 2013 CCA Division II Tip-Off West Coast Classic have been announced.

The twelve-team field, including six men's and six women's teams, will be held November 8-10 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.

There are seven collegiate conferneces across the nation being represented, including the California Collegiate Athletic Association, Pacific West, Great Northwest Athletic Conference, Heartland Conference, Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, MidAmerica Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, and Great Lakes Valley Conference.

Participating institutions for the women are Cal State East Bay, Emporia State, University of Indianapolis, Montana State University-Billings, Pittsburg State, and Concordia-St. Paul. Emporia State, Concordia-St. Paul and Indianapolis all participated in the NCAA tournament last season.    

The Greyhounds and Golden Bears fell in the first round of the Midwest Regional and Central Regionals, while the Emporia State Hornets made it to the Central Region quarterfinal round but were knocked out of the NCAA tournament with a 74-75 final score against Augustana (S.D.).

The men's field includes Cal State Dominguez Hills, Seattle Pacific, Minnesota State University-Mankato, Lindenwood, Texas A&M International, and Alaska Anchorage.  Seattle Pacific and Minnesota State-Mankato made their mark in the NCAA West and Central Region Tournaments.  The Falcons fell in the West Region title game to the 2012 NCAA Champion Western Washington, while the Mavericks also lost in the title game of the Central Region to Winona State.

Tournament format calls for six games, including three women's and three men's contests to be over three days.  

Individual game tickets are currently available and can be purchased by calling 888-877-4445 (option 3) or visiting www.gettravel.com/tipoff.  All tournament passes (18 games) can be purchased as well as daily session tickets (6 games).  Tickets to a welcome dinner at ESPN Zone can also be purchased.  Complete information on the 2013 CCA Division II West Coast Classic can be found by logging on to www.goccaa.org.


2013 CCA Division II TipOff West Coast Classic Schedule
Friday, November 8, 2013  
9:00 a.m. Emporia State vs. University of Indianapolis
11:15 a.m. Pittsburg State vs. Montana State-Billings
1:30 p.m. Cal State East Bay vs. Concordia-St. Paul
4:00 p.m. Texas A&M International vs. Minnesota State-Mankato
6:15 p.m. Lindenwood vs. University of Alaska-Anchorage
8:30 p.m. Seattle Pacific vs. CS Dominguez Hills
Saturday, November 9, 2013  
9:00 a.m. Minnesota State-Mankato vs. University of Alaska-Anchorage
11:15 a.m. Seattle Pacific vs. Lindenwood
1:30 p.m. CS Dominguez Hills vs. Texas A&M International
4:00 p.m. University of Indianapolis vs. Montana State-Billings
6:15 p.m. Concordia-St. Paul vs. Pittsburg State
8:30 p.m. Emporia State vs. Cal State East Bay
Sunday, November 10, 2013  
9:00 a.m.  Pittsburg State vs. University of Indianapolis
11:15 a.m.  Concordia-St. Paul vs. Emporia State
1:30 p.m.  Montana State-Billings vs. Cal State East Bay
4:00 p.m.  Lindenwood vs. Minnesota State-Mankato
6:15 p.m.  Texas A&M International vs. Seattle Pacific
8:30 p.m.  University of Alaska-Anchorage vs. CS Dominguez Hills