Back to the Garden for Boston college hoops teams

BOSTON (AP) Six Boston-area college basketball teams are coming back to the TD Garden for the Coaches vs. Cancer tripleheader.

The three Nov. 16 games will feature Boston College against UMass, Harvard against Holy Cross and Northeastern vs. Boston University. It's the second year of the event at the Celtics' home.

Coaches and players said at media day Wednesday it's an honor to play on the same floor as the NBA teams they grew up watching. Boston College coach Jim Christian says he played in one game at the old Boston Garden and still remembers all the details.

Pointing at the championship banners, Harvard coach Tommy Amaker says, ''That's the ultimate dream for anybody that's playing basketball.''

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