SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – A trip to the western part of Massachusetts was in order for the Hall of Fame National Invitational. Traditionally held at the MassMutual Center downtown, this time around it was held primarily at Western New England University and Springfield College, both just a short drive from one another.
Friday night and some of Saturday included some showcase games between some of the event’s top teams, many of whom had a bye in the bracket play and thus would otherwise play their first games much later than everyone else. By Saturday afternoon, bracket play had begun in earnest.