Patrick's Arkansas to Compete in Hall of Fame Classic
Arkansas Coach & Associate Head Coach
Arkansas Associate Head Basketball Coach David Patrick and his team, Cincinnati, Illinois, and Kansas State Ė are four Menís Basketball programs that have combined to win three NCAA titles and reach 21 Final Fours Ė will compete at the 2021 Hall of Fame Classic Powered by ShotTracker November 22nd Ė 23rd at T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Mo.
The Hall of Fame Classic Powered by ShotTracker is part of Kansas Cityís Hall of Fame Weekend, which also includes the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2021 induction celebration. The 2021 Hall of Fame Classic will mark the eventís 21st season of operation in Kansas City.
Arkansas and Illinois finished sixth and eighth, respectfully, in last seasonís Ferris Mowers Coaches Poll after the Illini earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and Arkansas received a No. 3 seed and reached the Elite Eight.
Cincinnati, meanwhile, has made NCAA Tournament berths in nine of the past 10 full seasons, and Kansas State has reached the Big Dance nine times since 2008.
Arkansas, Cincinnati, and Illinois will each be making their first appearances at the Hall of Fame Classic, while K-State last participated in the event in 2015.
The Hall of Fame Classic Semi-Finals will take place on the evening of November 22nd at T-Mobile Center, followed by the consolation and championship games on November 23rd. Specific matchups and game times will be announced later. All four games will air on ESPN networks.