The Utes will play UNLV in the MGM Grand Showcase on Dec. 20
July 23, 2014
LAS VEGAS – Utah men's basketball will play UNLV in the second annual MGM Grand Showcase on Dec. 20. The high-profile doubleheader is sponsored by Coaches vs. Cancer, an initiative spearheaded by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (www.nabc.com) and the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org).
Both games of the showcase will be nationally televised with the Utes and Rebels topping off at 8:30 p.m. PT on ESPN2. Oklahoma and Washington get things started at 6 p.m. PT on ESPNU.
The MGM Grand Garden Arena is the home to the annual Pac-12 Tournament so the Utes will get some more experience at this particular venue while taking on a former Western Athletic Conference (1996-99) and Mountain West Conference (1999-2011) rival. For the Rebels, this marks their first game at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, which sits one mile from the school’s campus.
A portion of every ticket sold for the MGM Grand Showcase will directly benefit Coaches vs. Cancer. The program provides critical mission outreach while raising funds in support of the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving efforts to help people stay well and get well, fund groundbreaking research into cancer’s causes and cures, and fight back through legislative action at the local, state, and national levels. Since 1993, high school and college coaches across the country have raised more than $87 million to support the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer.
Reggie Minton, NABC deputy executive director, said, “Our NABC coaches have championed the Coaches vs. Cancer program for 20 years now. We are very appreciative for the support we receive for this initiative in the hope of finding a cure for cancer.”
TICKETS AND EVENT INFO
Tickets for both events are on sale now at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
About Coaches vs. Cancer:
The Coaches vs. Cancer program empowers coaches, their teams, and communities to join the fight against cancer by participating in awareness efforts, advocacy programs, and fundraising activities. Guided by the Coaches vs. Cancer Council, participating coaches help people with cancer today and to find cures to end the disease tomorrow, and have raised more than $87 million to help the American Cancer Society’s mission.