Belfast Basketball Classic Hall of Fame 2018

NCAA Division I College basketball came back to Belfast, Northern Ireland for 2018. The Sport Changes Life Foundation (SCLF) in partnership with the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (BHOF) and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) has hosted its second ‘Belfast Classic’ in The SSE Arena, Belfast on November 29th, 30th and 1 December 2018.

The tournament was broadcast live across America.

The 2018 event featured an expanded field to eight schools. The schools competed in two four-team brackets, with University campus round games in America leading into two tournament brackets in Belfast aptly named ‘Samson’ and ‘Goliath’ after the iconic Harland and Wolfe cranes in the Titanic quarter shipyard of Belfast.

The field for the 2018 event was as follows: University at Albany (America East Conference), University at Buffalo (Mid-American Conference), Dartmouth College (Ivy League), LIU Brooklyn (Northeast Conference), Marist College (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Horizon League), University of San Francisco (West Coast Conference) and Stephen F. Austin State University (Southland Conference).

Click the link below to watch the CBS documentary “Northern Ireland – Made for Sport”


Event 2018

Highlights 2017