|Date||Home Team||Away Team|
|01.12.2017||Manhatten Jaspers||70||Holy Cross Crusaders||54|
|01.12.2017||Towson Tigers||67||La Salle Explorers||60|
|3rd Place Playoff|
|02.12.2017||La Salle Explorers||58||Holy Cross Crusaders||54|
|02.12.2017||Towson Tigers||56||Manhattan Jaspers||55|
Ireland’s Cian Sullivan, a native of Kerry lined out for La Salle Explorers in the NCAA Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic at the SSE Arena over the 1st to 2nd December 2017. The four team tournament featured teams from Philadelphia, Pennsylvaia (La Salle Explorers – Atlantic 10 Conference), Towson, Maryland (Towson Tigers – Colonial Athletic Association), Worcester, Massachusetts (Holy Cross Crusaders – Patriot League) and the Bronx, New York City, New York (Manhattan Jaspers – Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). The Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame is based in Springfield, Massachusetts, where Basketball was invented.
Towson Tigers won the Event with a narrow 56-55 win over Manhattan Jaspers in the Final after defeating Sullivan’s La Salle Explorers in the Semi-Finals. La Salle finished third with a victory over Holy Cross Crusaders.
 Belfast Basketball Classic Wayback Machine (2017) scl_logo16-200 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20180610153857im_/http://www.belfastbasketballclassic.com//wp-content/uploads/2017/03/scl_logo16-200.png [Accessed 23 March 2021]
 Basketball Ireland (2017) KERRY NATIVE CIAN SULLIVAN STARTS FOR LA SALLE IN BELFAST [Internet] Available from: http://www.basketballireland.ie/news-detail/10032588/ [Accessed 9 December 2017]
 Baltimore Sun (2017) State Basketball roundup (Dec. 2): Morsell gives Towson men Belfast title [Internet] Available from: http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/college/basketball/mens/bs-sp-state-hoops-roundup-1203-20171202-story.html [Accessed 9 December 2017]
 Holy Cross (2017) MEN’S BASKETBALL: Floyd Scores Career-High 15 Points IN 58-54 Loss to La Salle [Internet] Available from: http://www.goholycross.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=917391&SPID=157228&DB_LANG=C&ATCLID=211688143&DB_OEM_ID=33100 [Accessed 23 March 2021]
 Holy Cross (2017) MEN’S BASKETBALL: Holy Cross Falls to Manhattan in Belfast Classic Opener [Internet] Available from: https://goholycross.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=917391&SPID=157228&DB_LANG=C&ATCLID=211687987&DB_OEM_ID=33100 [Accessed 23 March 2021]
 Belfast Basketball Classic (2017) Teams [Internet] Available from: http://www.belfastbasketballclassic.com/teams [Accessed 9 December 2021]
Thanks to Jim Naughton
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