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Tip Off Classic times released!

By Tim Kolehmainen, Breakdown Sports USA, 11/03/14, 9:15PM CST


Dozens of great pairings from our boys' and girls' Tip Off Classics are on tap

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The Breakdown Sports Tip Off Classics are THE premier

high school basketball events in the state

Dozens of top teams and more than two hundred college prospects hit the courts at our girls’ and boys’ Tip Off Classics on Dec. 6 and Dec. 13, 2014


CLEAR LAKE, Minn. (Nov. 4, 2014) – For the last 11 years, BREAKDOWN SPORTS has brought high school basketball fans across Minnesota the best teams and match-ups at our annual Tip Off Classics. This year, we've brought together more of the top programs that you've come to expect, with 15 great games on each Saturday. Our lineup includes the defending girls' state champions in Class 4A (Eastview) and Class 3A (Park Center) and the defending boys' state champions in Class 4A (Lakeville North) and Class 3A (DeLaSalle). 

It’s sure to be an instant classic — and two days no basketball fan will want to miss.

The girls’ Tip Off Classic begins our schedule on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 at Hopkins High School’s Lindbergh Center. We’re featuring 11 girls’ games and four boys’ games (see schedule below).

The boys’ Tip Off Classic will be held the following Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 at Minnetonka High School. We’re featuring 15 boys’ games (see schedule below).

The Tip Off Classics feature more than 200 college prospects, including several who have already committed to D1 programs. 

The Tip Off Classic began back in January 2004. The BREAKDOWN staff wanted to showcase teams from across the state and provide unique, competitive match-ups that might not otherwise be seen, including top-rated teams with state tournament aspiration squaring off. The experiment worked out so well that now The BREAKDOWN now hosts the No. 1 single-day classic in Minnesota. 

BREAKDOWN SPORTS USA and our annual publications are Minnesota's No. 1 resource for players, coaches, fans and sports enthusiasts.  We are a full-service high school sports company, offering season preview publications, in-season premier events, off-season leagues, great photography and an extensive website with news and notes. 

We're in our 13th year of covering boys’ and girls’ basketball and seventh in girls’ volleyball and boys’ hockey.  The goal of the BREAKDOWN is simple: We want to offer players, coaches and fans a complete sports resource and experience that they will never forget.

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No press or media credentials will be accepted at the gate. If you are interested in covering the event please contact Justin Hegna at 612-454-1440 or email to receive a media pass. All photography or video taken at the event is for editorial purposes only. No resale of photographs or reproduction of images will be allowed without the written consent of Breakdown Sports USA, Inc.

Girls' Tip Off Classic pairings - Dec. 6, 2014 at Hopkins

Time Court Home Team Visiting Team
9:30 a.m. Lindbergh Simley Foley
11:00 a.m. Lindbergh Park Center Delano
12:45 p.m. Lindbergh Minnetonka Roseville
2:15 p.m. Lindbergh Minnetonka (boys) Rice Lake, WI (boys)
3:45 p.m. Lindbergh Apple Valley (boys) Waukee, IA (boys)
5:30 p.m. Lindbergh DeLaSalle (boys) North Scott, IA (boys)
7:00 p.m. Lindbergh Hopkins Eastview
8:30 p.m. Lindbergh Hopkins (boys) Iowa City West (boys)
10:30 a.m. East Elk River Rochester JM
12:00 p.m. East Pelican Rapids Dover-Eyota
1:45 p.m. East Mankato Loyola Minneota
3:15 p.m. East Rogers White Bear Lake
4:45 p.m. East Lakeville North St. Michael-Albertville
6:30 p.m. East Mt. Iron-Buhl Blooming Prairie
8:00 p.m. East Eden Prairie Champlin Park

Boys' Tip Off Classic pairings - Dec. 13, 2014 at Minnetonka

Time Court Home Team Visiting Team
9:30 a.m. West Hill-Murray Minneapolis Patrick Henry
11:00 a.m. West Orono Eagan
12:45 p.m. West Lakeville North Minneapolis North
2:15 p.m. West Maple Grove Hopkins
3:45 p.m. West Eden Prairie Stillwater
5:30 p.m. West Cretin-Derham Hall Champlin Park
7:00 p.m. West Minnetonka Chanhassen
8:30 p.m. West DeLaSalle Apple Valley
10:30 a.m. East Farmington Holy Family Catholic
12:00 p.m. East Benilde-St. Margaret's Simley
1:45 p.m. East Braham Crosby-Ironton
3:15 p.m. East Breck Redwood Valley
4:45 p.m. East St. Cloud Cathedral Minnehaha Academy
6:30 p.m. East Tartan Rosemount
8:00 p.m. East Roseville Armstrong