FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2014, file photo, Mount St. Joseph's Lauren Hill laughs with a teammate before her first NCAA college basketball game, against Hiram University, at Xavier University in Cincinnati. The 19-year-old freshman basketball player died at
Tom Uhlman, File
August 26, 2015

The schools that helped Lauren Hill realize her dream of scoring a basket in a college game will honor her with a season-opening event in November.

Xavier will host the ''Lauren Hill Tipoff Classic'' on the court where she scored her first basket a year ago. The Mount St. Joseph University freshman died from brain cancer in April. Her public memorial also was held at Xavier's Cintas Center.

Hill used her last months to raise money for cancer research and to remind people that life is precious.

She played her first game against Hiram College on Nov. 2. Hiram will visit again as part of a Nov. 14 doubleheader, with proceeds going to cancer research. Xavier's women's team will play Evansville.


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