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The Tip Off Classic began back in January of 2004.  The Breakdown staff wanted to showcase teams from across the state and provide unique, competitive matchups.  We also wanted to have top-rated teams with state tournaments aspirations.

The experiment worked out so well that now we host the No. 1 single day classic in Minnesota.

The boys and girls Tip Off Classic are run on different Saturdays at the start of December.

2019 Boys' Tip Off Classic schedule

Time Court Team1 Team2
9:30 a.m. Main Totino-Grace Lakeville North
11:00 a.m. Main Champlin Park Waseca
12:45 p.m. Main DeLaSalle Mankato East
2:15 p.m. Main Eastview Wayzata
3:45 p.m. Main Shakopee Hopkins
5:30 p.m. Main Eden Prairie Prior Lake
7:00 p.m. Main East Ridge Park Center
8:30 p.m. Main Cretin-Derham Hall Minnehaha Academy
9:00 a.m. East Mahtomedi Minnetonka
10:30 a.m. East Minneapolis North Lake City
12:15 p.m. East Caledonia Maranatha Christian
1:45 p.m. East Lakeville South Buffalo
3:15 p.m. East BOLD Minneota
5:00 p.m. East Perham Mound Westonka
6:30 p.m. East St. Cloud Apollo Cambridge-Isanti
8:00 p.m. East North St. Paul Spring Lake Park

Varsity games at the Hopkins High School Lindbergh Center. Freshmen, Sophomore/B-squad, and JV games at the Bloomington Jefferson Activity Center. See addresses and maps below.

Hopkins Lindbergh Center

2400 Lindbergh Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55305

Bloomington Jefferson Activity Center

4001 W 102nd St, Bloomington, MN 55437

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Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington

Location: corner of I-494 & France Avenue
3900 American Boulevard West, Bloomington, MN 55437

  • Complimentary shuttle to/from airport, Mall of America, and within a 5-mile radius
  • Complimentary pool and fitness center
  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Bloomington Chophouse and Olive Lounge Bar
  • Starbucks Grab and Go

December 6-8, 2019
Discounted Rates
Group Code: TIPOFF

Booking Link: https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/hi/reservation/book.htm?inputModule=HOTEL&ctyhocn=MSPBWHF&spec_plan=TIPOFF&arrival=20191206&departure=20191208&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

If individuals prefer making their reservation over the phone, they’d be able to call 844-856-8554 using the group code for the applicable dates listed above.

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