UNC in 2009 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic

North Carolina, California, Syracuse and Ohio State will tipoff the next men's basketball season in the 2009 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Championship Round tickets will go on sale tomorrow at noon.

Tickets may be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at (212) 307-7171 or through Ticketmaster.com.

The 2009 tournament will include a 12-team field with games at four regional sites (North Carolina, California, Ohio State and Syracuse) between November 9-13. Championship round games will be played on November 19 & 20.

The four regional hosts will play two games at home and then automatically advance to the Championship Rounds in New York City, regardless of the regional results.

All other participants will automatically advance to play a round-robin series at one of two other sub-regional sites. Thus, every participating team will be guaranteed four games.

Match-ups for the Championship Rounds, as well as the other teams participating in the 2009 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic will be announced at a later date.

The four schools playing in New York City have combined for seven NCAA Basketball Championships and 109 trips to the NCAA Tournament. And their head coaches have combined for more than 2,100 career wins to date.

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