Harris Stowe and Lincoln U. to meet in Inaugural Show-Me State HBCU...

Harris Stowe and Lincoln U. to meet in Inaugural Show-Me State HBCU Basketball Classic

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The basketball programs at Harris-Stowe State University and Lincoln University have teamed up for a special weekend of sports and activities.

The two institutions will meet in the inaugural Show-Me State HBCU Basketball Classic, which will be held at Harris-Stowe’s Emerson Gymnasium on Saturday, Nov. 21. Tip off time is at 2 p.m.

The basketball games are just a small part of what will be a weekend full of activities on the Harris-Stowe campus. On Friday, Nov. 20, Harris-Stowe will be hosting its Senior Day from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. More than 800 students from 5 area high schools will be on campus for Senior Day. That same morning, the members of both basketball teams will be delivering food baskets to students at Griffith Elementary School and Koch Elementary School, which are part of the Ferguson-Florissant and Riverview Gardens School Districts, respectively.

“Harris-Stowe’s Athletics department is playing a critical role in the University’s revitalization and we are looking forward to an exciting weekend with the Lincoln University family,” said Jamaal Mayo, Harris-Stowe’s Athletic Director. “Athletic competition has always been a way to bring communities together and having Coach John Mosely and LU’s basketball program join us in our community outreach enhances the comradery between our universities.”

There will be a Show-Me State HBCU Classic Prep Rally at the Emerson Gymnasium at 1 p.m. Friday’s activities will conclude with an Alumni Networking Event at the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel at 8 p.m. Admission for this event is $10.

Saturday’s activities will begin with a Presidential Tailgate at the Jet Banks Courtyard, beginning at 11 a.m.  Admission for the event is $10. Admission for the Saturday’s basketball games is $15 for general admission and $5 four students.

The weekend will conclude with the official HBCU Classic Official After-Party, featuring DJ Biz Markie at the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel, beginning at 9 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $35 in advance and $45 at the door.

Harris Stowe’s program is led by first-year coach Alfred Williams, who spent the past six seasons as an assistant coach at Xavier (LA). The Hornets opened the season with two victories.

Lincoln University is a member of the powerful Midwest Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA), which is one of the top NCAA Division II Conferences in the country. One of Lincoln’s top players is former Lutheran North standout Anthony Virdure, who was junior college All-American at Mineral Area College.

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