Lincoln Memorial and West Texas A&M Added to 2022 SCB National HOF Classic

June 28, 2022

Kansas City, MO – Small College Basketball is pleased to announce that Lincoln Memorial University and West Texas A&M have been added to the 2022 SCB National Hall of Fame Classic. The 2022 SCB National Hall of Fame Classic is scheduled to take place in Lakeland, FL on November 5th and 6th. This year’s event will take place on the campus of Florida Southern College, inside of Jenkins Fieldhouse. The event will also be supported by Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing. John McCarthy had this to say about the addition of Lincoln Memorial and West Texas A&M to the 2022 SCB National Hall of Fame Classic:


“We’re thrilled to add two of the top basketball programs in NCAA Division II basketball to the 2022
SCB Hall of Fame Classic! This is awesome! Lincoln Memorial and West Texas A&M met in the
2019 SCB Hall of Fame Classic, and it was an overtime thriller. They then met in the NCAA Division
II National Semi-Finals in 2021, and had another classic buzzer-beater to send West Texas A&M to
the National Championship game. These are two terrific teams with outstanding coaches (Tom
Brown at West Texas A&M and Jeremiah Samarrippas at Lincoln Memorial), and I really look
forward to seeing them compete in November.”


Lincoln Memorial finished the 2021-22 campaign with a record of 26-5. The Railsplitters won the
South Atlantic Conference regular season, before falling in the semifinals of the conference
tournament. The Railsplitters earned an at-large bid to the 2022 NCAA Tournament, and reached
the Round of 32. LMU will tip off the SCB National Hall of Fame Classic against Valdosta State on
Saturday November 5th. On Sunday the 6th the Railsplitters will go up against Alabama – Huntsville.
Head Coach Jeremiah Samarrippas had this to say about participating in the SCB National Hall of
Fame Classic:


"We are grateful and honored to participate in the SCB Hall of Fame Classic to start our season,”
stated Samarrippas. “This classic is loaded with some of the nation’s elite D2 programs and is by far
the most prestigious in-season event in the country. We’d like to thank John McCarthy and Small
College Basketball for the opportunity to return and represent LMU on a national stage."


The West Texas A&M Buffaloes finished the 2021-22 campaign with a record of 29-7. After earning
the number two seed in the Lone Star Conference tournament, the Buffaloes went on to win three
straight games to claim the tournament championship. The Buffaloes picked up a victory in the first
round of the NCAA Tournament, before falling to Black Hills State. To open the SCB National Hall of
Fame Classic the Buffaloes will take on Northwest Missouri State at 8:00 pm on Saturday November
5th. On Sunday November 6th the Buffaloes will take on the host Florida Southern. Head Coach Tom
Brown spoke on the significance of participating in the SCB National Hall of Fame Classic:


“We are grateful to be invited back to the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame Classic,” stated
Brown. “In my experience, I believe the HOF Classic is the premier tip-off event to start the NCAA D2
season. We are looking forward to the incredibly high level of competition that this classic offers our
squad. The last time we played in the Hall of Fame Classic was in 2019. We are excited to make the
trip to the Sunshine State in early November!”

The event will include five games on Saturday and Sunday. Below are the updated matchups for this
year’s event. For more information on the National Hall of Fame Classic and Small College
Basketball please head to smallcollegebasketball.com.

Saturday, November 5, 2022
11:00 Hillsdale vs. Dallas Baptist
1:15 Nova Southeastern vs. Alabama-Huntsville
3:30 Lincoln Memorial vs. Valdosta State
5:45 Flagler vs. Florida Southern
8:00 West Texas A&M vs. NW MO State


Sunday, November 6, 2022
11:00 Lincoln Memorial vs. Alabama-Huntsville
1:15 Nova Southeastern vs. Dallas Baptist
3:30 Valdosta State vs. Hillsdale
5:45 West Texas A&M vs. Florida Southern
8:00 NW MO State vs. Flagler