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Pioneer Valley Tip-Off

  • Curry Hicks Cage - UMass Amherst 181 Presidents Drive Amherst, MA, 01002 United States (map)

The Pioneer Valley Tip-Off, proudly presented by Dick's Sporting Goods, is a regional high school basketball showcase that takes place on the UMass campus in mid-December. Played at the historic Curry Hicks Cage -- the former home to UMass Basketball legends including Julius Irving, Lou Roe, and and coach John Calipari -- the event is slated for its 3rd annual showcase this December 13-14. Included in the year's field are several rivalries local to the Pioneer Valley, the 2-time Division 1 State Champs Putnam Beavers, and programs from Central Massachusetts such as St. Peter Marian and Fitchburg High School. The event is executed thanks to the hard work of motivated students in the Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management, the support of several local businesses, and the cooperation of dozens of school administrators.