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 HOOP NOTES - The tournament director was Lee Williams, who is also the Executive Director of the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in Springfield, into which Bob Cousy, Bob Petit, and Abe Saperstein were recently inducted ... Persons who had tickets to the first round of the tourney were allowed to tour the Hall of Fame free of charge ... Two of the outstanding highlights of the Hall of Fame are "Pistol Pete's saggy socks", both of them ... Each game the Redmen appeared in was a sellout (2600 is capacity) as a lot of people from the Springfield area came to get a look at Mr. Erving ... He didn't let them down ... This tournament was originally created with the hopes of having it held in [[springfield_civic_center|Springfield's new civic center]], but that place is still under construction and won't even be ready in time for next year's Hall of Fame affair ... That tourney will be held in AIC's place, Butova Memorial Gymnasium, and the field will comprise AIC, Springfield College, Ball State, Bucknell, Morris Harvey, Assumption College, Boston University, and St. Peter's College ... It was strange to realize that UMass was playing a team, Colgate, in the finals that trailed an AIC team for most of its first round game, eventually winning the game by only two points, 88-86, and that was in overtime ... Recall that the Redmen have already defeated AIC this year, by an unbelievable 93-40 margin ... George Groom, a 6'2 junior forward, was St. Mike's best player against UMass, scoring 15 points, 14 in the first half ... Colgate is a class aggregate, one which entered the tourney at 3-2, left at 5-3, and proved its mettle, especially in its semi-final victory at the hands of talented LIU squad ... Three players come to mind when one talks about Colgate, they are Les Bingham, a 6'1 senior guard, Ward, a 6'4 senior forward and Nick Scaccia, a 6'6 senior forward ... These three scored 16, 18, and 17 points respectively in the title game with the Redmen ... The tournament championship was UMass' second holiday crown in as many years, the Redmen having nabbed first place in last year's Gem City Tournament in Erie, Pennsylvania. HOOP NOTES - The tournament director was Lee Williams, who is also the Executive Director of the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in Springfield, into which Bob Cousy, Bob Petit, and Abe Saperstein were recently inducted ... Persons who had tickets to the first round of the tourney were allowed to tour the Hall of Fame free of charge ... Two of the outstanding highlights of the Hall of Fame are "Pistol Pete's saggy socks", both of them ... Each game the Redmen appeared in was a sellout (2600 is capacity) as a lot of people from the Springfield area came to get a look at Mr. Erving ... He didn't let them down ... This tournament was originally created with the hopes of having it held in [[springfield_civic_center|Springfield's new civic center]], but that place is still under construction and won't even be ready in time for next year's Hall of Fame affair ... That tourney will be held in AIC's place, Butova Memorial Gymnasium, and the field will comprise AIC, Springfield College, Ball State, Bucknell, Morris Harvey, Assumption College, Boston University, and St. Peter's College ... It was strange to realize that UMass was playing a team, Colgate, in the finals that trailed an AIC team for most of its first round game, eventually winning the game by only two points, 88-86, and that was in overtime ... Recall that the Redmen have already defeated AIC this year, by an unbelievable 93-40 margin ... George Groom, a 6'2 junior forward, was St. Mike's best player against UMass, scoring 15 points, 14 in the first half ... Colgate is a class aggregate, one which entered the tourney at 3-2, left at 5-3, and proved its mettle, especially in its semi-final victory at the hands of talented LIU squad ... Three players come to mind when one talks about Colgate, they are Les Bingham, a 6'1 senior guard, Ward, a 6'4 senior forward and Nick Scaccia, a 6'6 senior forward ... These three scored 16, 18, and 17 points respectively in the title game with the Redmen ... The tournament championship was UMass' second holiday crown in as many years, the Redmen having nabbed first place in last year's Gem City Tournament in Erie, Pennsylvania.
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